Once my husband and I started a family, we knew we wanted to turn seasonal activities into family traditions.

Traditions are special. They create dates on our calendars to look forward to, and they make memories that generate nostalgia.

The day after Thanksgiving, my husband, daughter D and I headed to The Durham Museum for holiday fun and the community countdown to the lighting of the region’s largest indoor tree. D saw Santa, decorated a cookie and sipped milk before we made our way to the Great Hall along with legions of other