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Boston Area’s Best Places To Take Photos With Santa

It doesn’t hurt to ask. Santa won’t mind. Just be sure you’ve been good this year. Some say Santa already knows what’s on your gift list even before you ask. But just to be sure, here’s a preview of the winter wonderland spots he’s chosen in and around Boston before the coming holiday of gift giving. You may only have time for a quick photo or a visit with his elves this year, but a quick whisper in his ear could be the magic ingredient for what you’re hoping for. Note: Each Santa sighting listed here offers a $20 photo package.

12/07/2013

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Your Guide to Thanksgiving on CBSBoston.com

Everything Thanksgiving from turkey tips to which area restaurants are open for dinner, plus Turkey Day travel strategies that will get you over the river and through the woods to Grandma’s house in a snap.

11/15/2013

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Boston Area’s Best Christmas Tree Cutting Experiences

Pre-wrapped Christmas trees have a tendency to almost explode into the room after the twine has been cut. If size and height is crucial to fitting a tree into a designated spot for Christmas, take a look at some of these wonderful venues of home-grown trees. Tree cutting for the holiday is an old-time family tradition. It is recommended to come out early as tree farms tend to sell out each season.

11/15/2013

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This Year’s Greatest Gifts in One Place

Have you started your holiday shopping list yet? Save yourself time, stress and money by checking out our holiday hints!

11/14/2013

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Kid-Friendly Crafts For Thanksgiving

While older children often want to be helpful in making preparations for the Thanksgiving feast, what can little ones—those not ready for kitchen duty—do to contribute to the holiday? They can make decorations—placemats, place cards, flower pots and crafts projects—to dress up the table and make the feast day even more festive. Here are five such simple crafts kids can make on Thanksgiving.

11/13/2013

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Tips For Traveling Over Thanksgiving Weekend

In a matter of weeks, Americans across the nation will be traveling to visit loved ones for the Thanksgiving holiday. Although the vast majority of Americans will be traveling by car and staying in the home of family or friends, the nation’s airports will be packed with holiday travelers and hotels boost rates to maximize corporate profits. For those who haven’t yet purchased airfare or made hotel reservations, are there still ways to keep travel expenses down? The following are five tips for traveling during Thanksgiving weekend.

11/12/2013

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Best Boston Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

Leave the shopping, cleaning and cooking to some of the best chefs in Boston this Thanksgiving. Join your family and friends for a memorable meal featuring turkey, sides, desserts and plenty of wine and cocktails to wash it all down. Whether you are in search of an all-inclusive buffet that can accommodate guests of all ages or an intimate dinner by the fireplace, there are Thanksgiving events going on all throughout Boston at the following locations.

11/11/2013

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Ask A Boston Chef: The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

The modern Thanksgiving tradition dates back to 1621, when the Puritans celebrated a successful harvest right here in Massachusetts. In the nearly 400 years since that first celebration, turkey has become the centerpiece of the celebratory meal.

11/10/2013