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5 hours ago
By Yan Shi

Tour MGM's Casino, Restaurants, Christmas Decor

Come take a sneak peek inside the MGM National Harbor before it opens Thursday... View gallery »

Friday, Nov 18, 2016 at 4:24 PM

Find DC-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Find DC-Area Ice Skating Rinks

Grab your friends, family or special date and lace up your skates! We've picked out the top ice skating rinks in D.C., Maryland and Virginia for you to explore. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 12:31 PM
By Lexie Schapitl

Georgetown GLOW Tucks Lighting Displays Into Neighborhood

Georgetown’s annual light art exhibition returns Friday, and this year you can... View gallery »

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 4:40 PM
By Jenna Milliner-Waddell, Chelsea Cirruzzo, Lexie Schapitl

15 Fall Getaways in Driving Distance of DC

We love everything about fall getaways: the stunning foliage, the apple treats... View gallery »

6 hours ago

Panda House Reopens as Bei Bei Recovers From Surgery

Panda House Reopens as Bei Bei Recovers From Surgery

The National Zoo's panda cub, Bei Bei, is as cute as ever as he returns to the public eye Monday. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 4:14 PM
By Sara Moniuszko, Lexie Schapitl

15 DMV Concerts You Won't Want to Miss This Fall/Winter

Looking for some fun? Or maybe the perfect holiday gift? We checked local venues... View gallery »

Thursday, Dec 1, 2016 at 11:17 AM

Mariah Carey Headlines New Year's Eve Lineup in Times Square

Mariah Carey Headlines New Year's Eve Lineup in Times Square

Mariah Carey is set to ring in 2017 with a live performance in Times Square as the headliner for "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" on ABC. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 at 7:11 AM

Universal Studios Adding Nintendo-Themed Area

Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts jointly announced Tuesday that new attractions are coming to Orlando, Hollywood and Osaka, Japan as "expansive, highly themed environments." "Imagine the fun of stepping... Read »

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM
By Sara Moniuszko, Jenna Milliner-Waddell

11 Winter & Holiday Festivals Around the DC Area

Make your holiday season even more merry with these local (and not-so-local)... View gallery »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 4:06 PM
By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Lexie Schapitl

Top 16 Holiday Displays & Ceremonies in the DC Area

Looking for a little sparkle this holiday season? Check out these D.C.-area... View gallery »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Media. When she's not snapping photos of a ridiculous amount of objects, she spends her time enjoying the splendor of D.C. life. Send her tips and ideas: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.