Holidays and Celebrations

Meteorologist Scott Withers

Celebrating National Weatherperson's Day

The day honors people in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting and broadcast meteorology, as well as volunteer storm spotters and observers.

 | Scripps News Staff and Scott Withers

The Greentone acapella group performs at the Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin.

In Review: 24 Days of Christmas Series

Christmas may be over, but here are some of the most memorable people, places and practices from our 24 Days of Christmas series.

 | Scripps News Staff

A person wearing a Santa Claus outfit gestures at a Christmas fair.

The Science Of Santa Claus

Bruce Hall's latest children's book attempts to answer the hypothetical science behind Santa Claus.

 | Casey Mendoza

White House Christmas Ornaments

Why Christmas Ornaments At The White House Are Special

The White House might be known as the People's House, but it's also home for presidents and their families.

 | Willie James Inman

Scenes from Enchant Christmas

Discover The Christmas Magic At 'Enchant'

Enchant Christmas hopes to create special moments for around 1.2 million visitors across four cities.

 | Haley Bull

Holiday wreaths made of military uniforms

Staff Sergeant Transforms Military Uniforms Into Holiday Decor

Air Force Staff Sergeant Nicole Zettlemoyer got the idea to turn uniforms into wreaths while visiting her mother during her chemotherapy treatment.

 | Terace Garnier

A nutcracker for decoration

Botanical Garden In Nashville Shines For The Holidays

The former estate of the Cheek family was built in 1929. It's now a 55-acre botanical garden and art museum.

 | Stephanie Sandoval

Tractor-trailers delivering wreaths

Truckers Volunteer To Deliver Wreaths Honoring Fallen Service Members

The Wreaths Across America program coordinates a wreath-laying ceremony every December at 3,100 locations in the U.S. and abroad.

 | Amber Strong

A sidewalk chalk drawing of Charlie Brown

Florida Dad Uses Chalk Art To Celebrate Christmas

Brian Morris decorates the sidewalk outside his house with iconic Christmas characters.

 | Scripps News Staff

A man is silhouetted against Christmas lights reflected off a pond as he walks through a park

The Best Holiday Lights And Decor From Coast To Coast

Newsy's Jason Bellini takes a look at some of the best holiday light displays at homes around the country.

 | Jason Bellini


Reindeer Ranch Offers Real-Life Comet, Blitzen and Vixen

Hardy's Reindeer Ranch in Rantoul, Illinois, offers a close-up look at what Santa's helpers are really like.

 | Lauren Magarino

Visitors at the Adventure Aquarium

Dive Into An Underwater Winter Wonderland

An aquarium in New Jersey features a diving Santa and an underwater Christmas tree.

 | Axel Turcios and Mai Nolasco-Carranza

A family chooses a Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree Rental Business Creates Growth Opportunities

The trees are reused, compared to the millions of trees cut down in the U.S. each year that often end up in landfills.

 | Jason Bellini

Aladdin the Christmas Camel at Mount Vernon, Va.

Camel Keeps 200-Year-Old Christmas Tradition Alive

Aladdin the Christmas Camel is staying at Virginia's Mount Vernon for the winter, continuing a tradition started by George Washington.

 | Bianca Facchinei

Singers in a cave

Cave's Natural Acoustics Amplify A Cappella Group's Christmas Concert

The greenTONE a cappella group has been performing holiday carols at Wisconsin's Cave of the Mounds since 2010.

 | Cat Sandoval

A street sign for Bedford Falls Blvd.

'It's A Wonderful Life' Celebrates 75th Anniversary

A festival in New York featured appearances by six original cast members, a groundbreaking for expansion of the museum and several bell ringings.

 | Casey Mendoza

Christmas lights display

New Orleans Holiday Tradition Shines 1 Million Lights

Celebration in the Oaks has been a holiday tradition for more than 30 years and features more than 2 miles of lights and holiday displays.

 | Tammy Estwick

Holiday window display

Holiday Window Displays Return To New York City Stores

Every holiday season, some of the largest department stores in Manhattan present lavish window displays to bring people together and spread joy.

 | Axel Turcios

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw

U.S. Coast Guard Ship Brings Christmas Trees To Chicago Families

The journey reenacts the odyssey made by the original Christmas tree ship in the 1900s, the schooner Rouse Simmons.

 | Meg Hilling

Owner of Simon's Tavern, Scott Martin

An Inside Look At How Scandinavian Christmas Glögg Is Made

It's a staple in Swedish households and a neighborhood favorite at one of the oldest bars in Chicago.

 | Lauren Magarino

Hallmark winter holiday movies

Hundreds Of Holiday Movies Hitting The Small Screen This Season

Companies like Hallmark, Lifetime, AMC and more have a whole new slate of holiday themed films just in time for the season.

 | Casey Mendoza

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree

90th Annual Lighting Of The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

The 79-foot Norway spruce is adorned with more than 50,000 multicolored lights and topped with a 900-pound Swarovski crystal star.

 | Axel Turcios

21-year-old River Beck with Santa

Sensory Santa Helps People With Special Needs Celebrate Holiday Season

People with autism might prefer less stimulation, but Santa Claus believes all of us share the same need to be seen, loved and cared for.

 | Isabella Basco

The Tom Turkey float moves down Sixth Avenue during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Returns

After being crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the holiday tradition returned in full Thursday, though with precautions.

 | AP

Christmas market in Frankfurt, Germany.

Christmas Markets Open With Caution In Frankfurt, Germany

European markets are usually bustling with holiday shoppers but things have been modified this year due to a surge in COVID cases.

 | AP

Ali Shon Kelly

Montanans Call On Lawmakers To Honor Indigenous Peoples' Day

Earlier this year, two bills that would have established Indigenous Peoples' Day in Montana failed.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

A woman holds a sign for Indigenous Peoples Day during a demonstration and march

The Shift From Columbus Day To Indigenous Peoples Day

Christian Bryant dives into how people are reflecting on Indigenous Peoples Day and what mask mandates look like on tribal lands.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden gestures on the North Lawn of the White House

President Biden Declares Indigenous Peoples' Day

The goal is to shift the Columbus Day holiday to an appreciation of Native peoples.

 | AP

Black Hawk helicopter drops recycled fir trees into the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge.

Recycled Christmas Trees In New Orleans Protect Wildlife And People

Helicopters are dropping thousands of Christmas trees into the Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge to protect marsh land from severe weather.

 | Tammy Estwick