It’s the most wonderful time of the year again, and we’ve filled our annual Holidays special issue with all the splendor this season entails, bringing you ample inspiration for your own merriment. Take a peek inside some of our region’s most beautiful homes dressed in all their Yuletide glory, and get ideas to deck your own halls. As you gather with those near and dear, we’ve packed these pages with myriad entertaining tips—from full table settings to festive finishing touches. It wouldn’t be the holidays without indulgent fare, and we’ve included menus for a hearty Christmas Eve feast and a tasty buffet for an ornament exchange party, along with a collection of luscious desserts. Savor these joyous days as we draw around home and hearth to bask in the warm camaraderie of Christmas and look toward a bright new year ahead.