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  • Writer's pictureCathy Hertler

Your Guide to December

’Tis the season for holidays, shopping, and more!

Green Monday

It’s one of the busiest online shopping days of the year, so keep an eye out for great deals on last-minute holiday gifts

Hanukkah Begins

For the next eight days, the Festival of Lights will be celebrated with prayers, gifts, and tasty treats like sufganiyot (fried donuts). Hanukkah Sameach!

Winter Solstice

We think of it as the longest night of the year, but many ancient cultures saw today as a joyous occasion marking the beginning of longer days and more sunlight.


Hang up your stockings and put out some cookies for Santa! Here’s hoping for fun with family and friends … and no lumps of coal.

Kwanzaa Begins

With its weeklong focus on values including unity, purpose, creativity, and faith, this holiday honors the best of African American culture.

New Year’s Eve

Goodbye, 2022. Hello, 2023! Tonight, we celebrate the past year and look forward to the year ahead. (Resolutions can wait until tomorrow!)

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