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Holiday Guide 2017

Holiday Guide 2017

Gift ideas, stories, events, recipes and more to brighten your 2017 holiday season

Bang a gong: A look at Pittsburgh-centric holiday traditions

Pittsburghers love a good tradition, and the quirkier, the better

Culinary traditions are a big part of holiday celebrations

“It’s the vanilla ice cream of latkes.”

For those looking to raise a pint of holiday beer this season, the choices are nearly endless

“Fall and winter are our favorite season for beer ,because we have the most diverse beers,”

Nothing says holiday cheer like a pot of mulled wine

There’s not too much that can go wrong by boiling wine.

Pittsburgh bartenders share their favorite holiday cocktails

“Growing up, my family’s version of winter cocktails were always the same cans of Budweiser or Rolling Rock.”

The most thoughtful holiday gifts are the ones you make yourself.

Whether you spend $1,000 or $1.35, it really is the thought that counts.

Want the perfect holiday card? Lose those Steelers jerseys and dial back the creepy

A card with a family serves as a yearly chronicle of how a family has grown and changed.

Leave the red and green at home and wear something sparkly this holiday season

“Mix and match and really think out of the box and play with it.”

Supporting the small businesses that support non-Christmas holidays

“It is about sharing and goodness.”

Explore the region’s business districts to shop small.

You don’t have to suffer through traffic and trudge through giant mall parking lots to find great gifts

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra marks another year of Holiday Pops

“There will be a couple of fun surprises that you don’t want to miss.”

Spice up your holiday gift giving with a Dirty Santa Party

The participant must then choose a new gift, and the cycle continues until there are no gifts left or the police are called.

Culinary delights for the vegetarians around your holiday table

“I love creating comfort and novelty foods that vegans wouldn’t normally have access to”

Explore different holidays and customs at your holiday dessert table

“I think almost every family has some recipe from grandma.”

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