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5 Best Eating And Drinking Events This Weekend

It’s the last weekend before Christmas. Live it up via music, ugly sweaters, and lots of candy canes, and/or by participating in one of our picks for the best eating, drinking, and merrymaking events this weekend.

12/19/2014

A New Jersey soldier gave his kids a Christmas surprise when he came home from a deployment to Kuwait. (Credit:CBS2)

New Jersey Soldier Gives Son And Daughter The Ultimate Christmas Surprise

The Christmas list for Reilly and Braddock Archibald isn’t a long one. This year, they have just one request for Santa at the Christmas Caverns in Fairfield.

12/12/2014

United Airlines treats children to flight from Newark to North Pole. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

United Airlines Takes Children On Flight From Newark To ‘North Pole’

The children, many of whom have or are recovering from a serious illness, are patients at University Hospital and Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

12/10/2014

A hangar at John F. Kennedy Airport turned into the North Pole for some Bronx schoolchildren on Wednesday, Dec. 3. (Credit: CBS2)

JFK Hangar Transformed Into North Pole For Bronx Kids

It was an extraordinary day for a group of students in the Bronx Wednesday, as they took the trip of a lifetime to the North Pole – if only in their imaginations.

12/03/2014

The Elf on a Shelf is used to encourage children to behave around Christmas and year-round. (Credit: CBS2)

Seen At 11: Promoting Good Behavior With The Elf On A Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf is on the move – with elves checking on your kids to see if they’ve been naughty or nice.

12/02/2014

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Special African-American Santa Holds Court At Macy’s

Crowds in the know have been drawn to Macy’s to see the “special Santa,” an African-American Santa Claus tucked away in Santaland at the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square.

12/23/2013

Santa Claus Returns To Yonkers Orphanage He Once Called Home

Andrew Malcolm visits the Andrus Center each year dressed as Santa Claus and bearing gifts. The white-bearded man used to live at the orphanage from 1941-48.

12/18/2013

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Not All New Yorkers Are Feeling Merry As SantaCon Approaches

An annual bar crawl known as SantaCon that features people dressed as Santa Claus drinking their way through the city has been blamed for stopping traffic, clogging streets, and wreaking havoc around Manhattan.

12/12/2013

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Holiday Celebrations Underway In Yonkers

Santa and Mrs. Claus were on hand for the festivities, the couple watched as Emanuel Ringers and Yuletide Carolers put on live performances.

11/16/2013

Santa hugs a boy at a Christmas dinner hosted by Engine 277, Ladder 112 of the Fire Department of New York on Dec. 25, 2011 in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NORAD Tracking Santa’s Progress

When will Santa hit the Tri-State Area? It’s hard to say exactly. By midday Monday, he was flying over Pakistan, according to NORAD.

12/24/2012

Children wait for a fantasy flight to the North Pole at Newark Liberty Airport. (credit: CBS 2)

Sick Children Take Fantasy Flight To Santa’s Workshop From Newark Airport

Nearly 40 deserving children and teens — all dealing with health problems at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and University Hospital — anxiously awaited a visit to Santa and a day filled with magic.

12/12/2012

The merry-go-round that was destroyed outside the Magnoni home in Bethpage (credit: Arnaldo Magnoni)

Grinch Steals Christmas From Autistic Child On Long Island

NYPD officer Arnaldo Magnoni said his 7-year-old son loved the colorful inflatable merry-go-round that spun around with Santa Claus on it. That is, until the holiday decoration was cut into pieces and left on the ground.

12/05/2012

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A Tour Of America’s Roadside Attractions – Part 2

Continuing our journey a little further east, check out part two of our state-to-state guide to America’s roadside attractions!

07/11/2012

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Stamford Fire Officials Provide Chilling Details Of Christmas Day Blaze

Mayor Michael Pavia says preliminary information shows the blaze was related to the fireplace and was nothing more than a tragic accident.

12/27/2011

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Santa Claus Sacked At Hoboken, N.J. Elementary School

Picture day with Santa is a long-standing tradition at Calabro Elementary School. But this year, one parent, who is Jewish, pointed out other traditions weren’t being represented. She complained — and Santa was shown the door.

12/20/2011

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