Holiday

With lighted windmills, glowing Christmas trees lining Main Street, and a lone tree with blue lights in Town Pond, East Hampton Village seems like a holiday village out of a storybook. But even without seeing the village in holiday dress, visitors...
You have paddled out and now sit on your surfboard waiting for waves, the sun low in the sky despite the noon hour. The air temperature is 35 degrees Fahrenheit, the ocean about the same. Your mind wanders. You’re here only by virtue of the...
    Of all the joys and wonders and gifts of the Yuletide season, the Christmas stocking has to be one of the best. In our family, the Christmas stocking may have been the most exciting, most anticipated ritual of the whole, entire...
    After stockpiling dried flowers and seed heads  in fall and gathering  evergreen boughs of all kinds, members of the Garden Club of East Hampton spray on sparkling color,  make bows, and gather small ornaments for a...
    Hanukkah comes early this year, surprising almost everyone by coinciding with Thanksgiving — for the first time since 1888. The eight-day Jewish holiday takes place on the 25th day in the month of Kislev on the Hebrew...
In Tuxpan, a village in Michoacan, Mexico, where Beatriz Rivas grew up and where her three grown sons were born, the streets are alive with songs and merriment in the nine days leading up to Christmas, as the whole town joins in a tradition known as...