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As the holidays get into full swing, we hope you’ll turn to 209 Magazine for ideas on how to make the most of the season.

We have a host of holiday happenings on the Calendar of Events and a preview of Christmas music coming from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. Looking for a last-minute Christmas or New Year’s present? Check out the Treats of the Season feature and you’ll discover a host of holiday-themed pastries, candies and one-of-a-kind edibles — all made in the 209.

While many will be celebrating the holidays this time of year, a few will be focused on only one thing — their upcoming wedding day. 209 Magazine has put together a special Wedding Guide 2020 for all those couples (and mothers and fathers of the brides and grooms, best men, maids of honor and crazy Aunt Kathys) who are in the midst of planning their very special day.

The Wedding Guide offers tips on updated etiquette (yes, you still have to send ‘thank you’ cards), trends for 2020 and a look at couples who photograph other couples’ special days.

As 2019 comes to a close and we enter a new decade, it’s the perfect time to reflect on all the good times over the past year, while making plans for the new year. We hope that you’ll make 209 Magazine part of your life in 2020 and beyond. Happy New Year!

Hank Vander Veen
Publisher, 209 Magazine