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Eva Ulz

Happy 2012!

Some familiar and unfamiliar New Year's traditions, as well as the best music writing of the last year.

Tonight, a lot people will stay up late to celebrate the New Year in all sorts of ways, including by watching the ball drop in Times Square. But New Year’s celebrations weren’t always as we know them today.

Christmas History and Traditions

People flock to New York City during Christmastime for a variety of reasons, including to see the main attraction--the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree. But, when and how did that tradition begin?

From the tree at Rockefeller Center to the elaborate department store holiday window displays, Christmastime in New York City is a big deal. And it’s been a big deal here for a long time.