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Friday, Jan 8, 2016 at 1:28 PM

2016 Health and Fitness Expo

Join us Jan. 9 and 10, 2016 at the Washington Convention Center Read »

Wednesday, Dec 30, 2015 at 6:31 AM

C&O Canal Adds Special Prizes for Jan. 1 Hike

C&O Canal Adds Special Prizes for Jan. 1 Hike

The C&O Canal National Historical Park is sweetening the New Year's Day hiking experience with prizes and social media connections. Read »

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 5:59 AM

Visit D.C.-Area Holiday Light Spectaculars

Visit D.C.-Area Holiday Light Spectaculars

Take advantage of the shorter days and longer nights this season by visiting some of the most spectacular holiday light displays located in D.C., Maryland and Virginia Read »

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 3:10 PM

Free Winter Fun With Georgetown Light Display

Free Winter Fun With Georgetown Light Display

Look no further than Georgetown for free winter fun with the Georgetown GLOW light exhibition by the Georgetown Waterfront Park. Read »

Friday, Dec 18, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Md. Ice Cream Shop Scoops Up "Star Wars" Flavor

Md. Ice Cream Shop Scoops Up "Star Wars" Flavor

A Baltimore ice cream shop has a new flavor that some might say is out of this world. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 1:17 PM

Md.'s Only Ski Resort Announces Weekend Opening

Md.'s Only Ski Resort Announces Weekend Opening

Maryland's only ski resort says it's opening Saturday despite unseasonably warm weather that has hampered snowmaking. Read »

Thursday, Dec 3, 2015 at 3:40 PM

Holidays in the Village of Leesburg

Holidays in the Village of Leesburg

The Village at Leesburg is a little west of D.C. but a big in holiday spirit with a calendar full of cheery events, including free horse-drawn carriage rides. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Winterthur & Longwood Gardens: Holiday Tours

Winterthur & Longwood Gardens: Holiday Tours

Winterthur, a historic museum, garden and library in Delaware, is celebrating the holidays with two all-day holiday tours. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015 at 6:55 PM

Christmas on the Potomac at Nat'l Harbor

Christmas on the Potomac at Nat'l Harbor

Gaylord National is celebrating yet another holiday season on the Potomac with events including the new Frostbite Factory, a live ice-carving zone. Read »

Monday, Nov 23, 2015 at 1:45 PM

Celebrate a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas

Celebrate a Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas

Get in the holiday spirit with a trip to Pennsylvania Dutch and experience a holiday bonfire -- plus cider and cookies, too! Read »

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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: sarah (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
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