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Thursday, Dec 29, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Baltimore's Lewis Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Kwanzaa

Baltimore's Lewis Museum Celebrates 50 Years of Kwanzaa

An event Friday at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum commemorates the creation of Kwanzaa by Maryland native Maulana Karenga. Read »

Monday, Dec 5, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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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, Dec 9, 2016 at 6:23 PM
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By Sara Moniuszko

Seen at MGM National Harbor's Opening Night

Didn’t make it to the opening night of MGM National Harbor? Check out some photos... View gallery »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 10:18 AM

Before You Go All In: Getting to MGM Nat'l Harbor

If you're looking to visit the new MGM National Harbor casino, we’ve broken down what you need to know in order to get there without a hitch. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 at 12:57 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: A Reason for Any Season at Hillwood Estate

A visit to the former residence of businesswoman, socialite, philanthropist and... View gallery »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 2:55 PM
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By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Megan Yoder, Lexie Schapitl

15 Christmas & Winter Weekend Getaways

You could spend winter bundled up at home... or you could go to these spas... View gallery »

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 7:45 PM
Vintage Ugly Sweater Store Rises From the Ashes

Vintage Ugly Sweater Store Rises From the Ashes

Meet the man responsible for many of the ugly Christmas sweaters you're seeing around town. Watch »

Friday, Dec 16, 2016 at 8:59 AM
Christmas Village Features Polar Playground

Christmas Village Features Polar Playground

If you're looking for some holiday fun for the entire family, McLean Bible Church may have the event for you. It's a walk-through attraction with a polar playground, family friendly rides and live... Watch »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:40 PM

MGM National Harbor Filled to Capacity on Opening Night

It's finally here! The $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort opened its doors 10:30 p.m. Thursday. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 6, 2016 at 3:11 PM
Calling All Foodies: MGM National Harbor to Offer Top Restaurant Options

Calling All Foodies: MGM National Harbor to Offer Top Restaurant Options

The long-awaited casino and resort opens to the public on Thursday, and will feature a seafood restaurant, steakhouse, the world's largest chocolate fountain and more! Options range from high-end dining to... Watch »

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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.