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Thursday, Dec 18, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Find D.C.-Area Holiday Light Displays

Find D.C.-Area Holiday Light Displays

Check out the top holiday lighting displays in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Read »

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New Year's Eve Celebration Guide

New Year's Eve Celebration Guide

Do you want to ring in 2015 outdoors on a pier or cradled in the comfort of a luxury hotel? In downtown D.C. or a couple hours out of town? Whatever you want, we've got you covered when it comes to New Year's... Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Your Holiday Market Roundup

Your Holiday Market Roundup

The holiday season is just around the corner. Gather your shopping stamina and holiday cheer, and check out the best markets the area has to offer. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Gov.-Elect Hogan to Light 30-Foot Menorah in Baltimore

Gov.-Elect Hogan to Light 30-Foot Menorah in Baltimore

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan is helping Maryland's Jewish community celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a 30-foot menorah in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Read »

Thursday, Dec 4, 2014 at 10:02 AM

Christmas and History in Fredericksburg, Va.

Christmas and History in Fredericksburg, Va.

The historic town of Fredericksburg, Virginia is never short on holiday cheer. Join in on the many cheery festivities happening this month and beyond. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 at 5:28 PM

A Month of Holiday Fun in Alexandria

A Month of Holiday Fun in Alexandria

Listed as one of the top 10 Christmas-Crazy Towns by HGTV, Alexandria has a lot to offer when it comes to holiday fun. Read »

Monday, Dec 1, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Nearby Slopes Open for the Season

Nearby Slopes Open for the Season

Embrace winter in nearby Pennsylvania, where three almost-local ski and snowboard resorts opened for the season Nov. 28. Read »

Thursday, Nov 27, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Holiday 'Stache Bash in Norfolk

Holiday 'Stache Bash in Norfolk

Although No Shave November is coming to an end, Jake's Place, a Norfolk barber shop, is asking guys to hold off on the clippers and razors for a few more weeks. Read »

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival

Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival

The Richmond Tattoo Arts Festival starts Friday. Read »

Monday, Nov 24, 2014 at 8:37 AM

VRE Santa Train Tickets Now on Sale

VRE Santa Train Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets for the Virginia Railway Express Santa Trains will go on sale Monday at 9 a.m. Read »

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Sarah Pixley Sarah is a freelance photographer and the founder of True Icon Photo. 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: sarah (at) trueiconphoto (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.