Home for the Holidays
Posted on December 17, 2018

Closeup of red bauble hanging from Christmas tree

A collection of my favorite recipes and activities to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.


I have been enamored with the Christmas season ever since I was a little girl. As soon as the weather turns the slightest bit chilly I am ready to pop in the Christmas music, bust out the decorations, and fire up the oven to bake my favorite treats!


This year, I will be celebrating the holidays at home with some of my favorite traditions, and hopefully finding a few new ones as I explore the local offerings Uptown.


FOOD


For several years now I have been making this traditional Figgy Pudding recipe. Not just for dessert, I suggest eating it for breakfast with your coffee!


Wassail anyone? Try this recipe for spiked Mulled Cider in your crockpot. It will keep you warm and toasty all afternoon.


We call these cookies Snowballs at my house. They are also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies. They are perfect cookies to make in large batches and gift to friends and neighbors.


FUN


Feeling Crafty? How about making some beautiful Swedish Paper Stars to hang in your windows.


Nothing says Winter like Ice Skating! I like to go to the rink in Bryant Park, and then wander the Holiday Market to pick up a few unique gifts.


Relive childhood memories, and support a local theater program at the The Pied Piper Children’s Theater production of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" at Holy Trinity Church in Inwood.


Step back in time at a Victorian Christmas Party at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.


Did you know that the author of the poem A Visit from Saint Nicholas, better known as "’Twas the Night Before Christmas" was from New York, and is buried at the Trinity Church Cemetery on 155th Street? Attend the 108th annual reading of the poem at the Church of the Intercession, followed by a procession to Clement Clark Moore’s grave.


Feel free to give some of these ideas a try, or share some of your own traditions with me on Facebook. Wishing everyone a joyous Holiday, and a very Happy New Year!
~ Cherie


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