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Hanukkah, Christmas, Winter Solstice, Kwanzaa, Krampusnacht, Saint Nicholas' Day, Festivus, Yule, Chalica and other December holidays involving giving, gratitude, faith, family and the like. 

“Yule” want to check out these three local events that celebrate Winter Solstice, the longest night of the year. more

Dec 12, 2016 11:00 AM A & E 1 Comments

Nine events to get you in the holiday spirit, from family-friendly festivities to heathenesque headbangers. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:48 PM A & E

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Laura Frazier/Raspberry Lane Pho

Quiet Santa offers a serene meet-and-greet for kids with autism. The popularity of meeting Old Saint Nick has put the all-volunteer program near capacity. more

Nov 23, 2016 5:00 AM Emphasis

All types of nonprofit agencies from across Dane County are looking for assistance through the Holiday Wish List, a special collection of holiday-related volunteer & donation opportunities designed to help you help others. more

Nov 17, 2016 2:40 PM Isthmus Giving

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David Douglass

Experiences are hard to wrap — but they can put the bow on the holidays. From intro to beekeeping to knitting lessons, how-tos are fun-to-haves. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving

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Carolyn Fath

Elaborate projects come to life with the help of makerspaces like Sector67 and the Bodgery. You may even find some of them under the tree. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving

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David Douglass

Your loved one will have to slow down for as long as it takes to unwrap these helpful enablers. Keep ’em happy and healthy on the road to success. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving

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David Douglass

Isthmus gift guide 2016: Gifts to give the design snob in your life, without fear of rejection. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving

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David Douglass

Isthmus gift guide 2016: What to give the adventurous soul in your life, from beneath the sea to “from sea to shining sea.” more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving

It may be Victorian, but the Christmas pudding is a boozy affair just right for 21st-century celebrations. It’s sure to be a sensation, flaming or not. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving

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David Douglass

Isthmus gift guide 2016: What to give the person who’d rather snuggle on the couch than leave home. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Isthmus Giving

There’s some junk, but excellent seasonal stuff as well. Here are my favorites and least favorites. more

Dec 22, 2015 1:25 PM Citizen Dave

All types of nonprofit agencies from across Dane County are looking for assistance through the Holiday Wish List, a special collection of holiday-related volunteer & donation opportunities designed to help you help others. more

Nov 23, 2015 1:19 PM Isthmus Giving

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Ashley Seil Smith

Here’s help for making a complete plan for hosting a winter cocktail party. Trust us: It makes it easier to relax and enjoy the fun. more

Nov 19, 2015 4:53 PM Isthmus Giving

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Alexandra Cohn

Isthmus gift guide 2015: How to make the cook in your life head straight for the kitchen (and cook you something delicious) more

Nov 19, 2015 4:52 PM Isthmus Giving

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Alexandra Cohn

You spend a lot of time with these folks. Sometimes more than with your own family members. Still, impersonal and improbable is the way to go with workplace presents. more

Nov 19, 2015 4:50 PM Isthmus Giving

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Alexandra Cohn

Get them awesome gifts. Sibling rivalry demands it. more

Nov 19, 2015 4:50 PM Isthmus Giving

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Alexandra Cohn

These people at least are easy to buy for. Find suggestions for fanwear, games, books and collectibles in our 2015 gift guide. more

Nov 19, 2015 4:49 PM Isthmus Giving

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Alexandra Cohn

Nov 19, 2015 4:49 PM Isthmus Giving