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Christmas in Ilion event bringing in holiday cheer

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Christmas in Ilion 2013 event is set to start on Dec. 8 with a tree lighting and the arrival of Santa in front of the Annunciation Church in the village. Read More »

27th Annual Christmas on Main Street kicks off in Utica

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus were at Union Station in Utica to kick off Christmas on Main St., Saturday. Read More »

Abraham House holds 4th Annual Festival of Wreaths

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Abraham House held its 4th Annual Festival of Wreaths at Valentino's in New Hartford, Sunday. Read More »

Nominations still accepted for Grand Marshal of Utica's St. Patrick's Day Parade

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The annual St. Patrick's Day in the City of Utica will take place a week earlier this year since the holiday falls on a weekend for 2013. Read More »

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus...

In 1897, eight year old Virginia O'Hanlon, at the prodding of her young peers, was beginning to doubt the existence of Santa Claus, something we've all dealt with at some point in our childhood. So, she wrote a letter to the editor of New York's Sun newspaper, and the quick response was printed as an editorial. Read More »

Utica couple known to help needy is holding Holiday give-away

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - George and Kimberly Wands own a produce stand on Mohawk Street in Utica, but they are known in this area for much more than the food items they sell. Read More »

Local churches hold special pre-Christmas Sunday masses

CLINTON, N.Y. (WKTV) - With Christmas just two days away, churches across the world held very special services on this Sunday, including locally. Read More »

WKTV Christmas Cards 2012

All of the employees at WKTV and their families would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Read More »

Santa spends morning with kids in Sauquoit

SAUQUOIT, N.Y. (WKTV) - With just three days until Christmas, Santa is quite busy, but he still managed to take some time on Saturday to meet up with some youngsters in Sauquoit. Read More »

Santa visits Utica Zoo for special event

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The rainy weather did not keep folks from visiting Santa at the Utica Zoo on Sunday. Read More »

Banner year for Holly Days

ILION, N.Y. (WKTV) - It has been a banner year for "Holly Days." The program collects toys year round for children in the Mohawk Valley. Read More »

Toys unstuffed after Stuff The Bus

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The busses we all spent so much time stuffing were unstuffed today! Read More »

Christmas Tree lit as part of New York Mills festivities

NEW YORK MILLS, N.Y. (WKTV) - The 13th annual "Christmas on Main Street" celebration was held Sunday in New York Mills. Read More »

American Legion helps make Christmas season special for area kids

WHITESTOWN, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Whitestown American Legion Post held its annual Children's Christmas Party on Sunday afternoon at the Post on Main Street. Read More »

Area children get a chance to 'Shop with a Cop'

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - About 100 area children received a $100 Gift Card to go shopping at Target Saturday morning. Read More »

Stuff The Bus 2012 visits final stop

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - The employees of WKTV and Roser Communications would like to thank many of those in the community and showed their generosity by giving to the 2012 Stuff The Bus Campaign. Read More »

Toys For Tots Train stops in Oneonta

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Toys For Tots Train made a stop at the Dunkin Donuts in Oneonta on Saturday. Read More »

Utica hotel throws Christmas even for children

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A Utica hotel was transformed into a Christmas paradise for kids on Saturday. The parent company of the Hampton Inn, Visions Hotels, held its annual Day Out with Santa and Friends. Read More »

Josh Kilmer-Purcell discusses Sharon Springs' Victorian Holiday Celebration

Josh Kilmer-Purcell of The Amazing Race and The Fabulous Beekman Boys, stopped by NEWSChannel 2 on Friday to talk with Jenel and Jason about the upcoming Victorian Holiday Celebration in Sharon Springs on Saturday, December 1. Click the video for more. Read More »

Christmas shopping begins at the Sauquoit Valley Craft Show

SAUQUOIT, N.Y. (WKTV) - For more than three decades, many in the Mohawk Valley have begun their Christmas shopping, not at a store, but rather, at a school. Read More »

Pet photo sessions held with Santa Claus to benefit SSHS

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Santa posed with pets of all types and sizes Sunday for holiday pet photos to benefit the Stevens-Swan Humane Society. Read More »

Festival of Wreaths held Sunday, benefits Abraham House

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Plenty of holiday wreaths were purchased Sunday to raise money for the Abraham House in Utica. Read More »

2012 Schultz & Dooley steins unveiled

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Maltcracker the Nutcracker and Porter the Penguin are the newest additions to the F.X. Matt Brewing Company's stein collection. Read More »

Red Kettle Campaign kicked-off with fundraiser gala

ROME, N.Y. (WKTV) - The Salvation Army of Rome has kicked off its annual Red Kettle Campaign with the Make a Change Happen Gala fundraiser dinner in Rome Friday night. Read More »

New Year's Eve celebrations taking place all over Central New York

(WKTV) - New Year's Eve celebrations will taking place all over the nation, and Central New York is no exception. Read More »

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