<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Dining, shopping and nightlife]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/entertainment/the-scene http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usSun, 11 Dec 2016 04:58:44 -0500Sun, 11 Dec 2016 04:58:44 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Seen at MGM National Harbor's Opening Night]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 18:23:11 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/CroppedGettyImages-628684044+%281%29.jpg
Didn’t make it to the opening night of MGM National Harbor? Check out some photos of the highlights!

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<![CDATA[15 Christmas & Winter Weekend Getaways]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:37 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/Lancaster+winter.jpg
You could spend winter bundled up at home... or you could go to these spas, resorts, historic locations or even a water park! Check out our favorite winter getaways within easy driving distance from the

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<![CDATA[DC Hosts Will Earn $3.5M Inauguration Weekend, Airbnb Says]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:48:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TLMD-airbnb-shutterstock_425224819.jpg
Airbnb is projecting that hosts in the D.C. metro area will earn over $3.5 million in income from inauguration weekend reservations.]]>
<![CDATA[Top 12 Holiday Lighting Displays in the DC Area]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 17:22:58 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/longwood64219_Exhibition_Hall_Traub_Daniel2.jpg
Looking for a little sparkle this holiday season? Check out these D.C.-area winter lights displays, parades and more.

Photo Credit: Daniel Traub]]>
<![CDATA[You Can See These John Glenn Artifacts in DC Museums]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 14:36:03 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AP_610111057.jpg
Celebrate the life of John Glenn by taking a journey through his life and accomplishments in one of these D.C.'s museums.

Photo Credit: Associated Press]]>
<![CDATA[11 Winter & Holiday Festivals Around the DC Area]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 16:31:45 -0500 When: Now through Jan. 1
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland)
Price: $17- $36 (just for ICE!)
Through the holiday season into the New Year, experience Christmas at the Gaylord National Harbor, featuring options like ICE! (a nine-degree journey through international Christmas traditions), the Village of the North Pole, breakfast with Charlie Brown and friends, an Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt, a laser show, the Potomac Express Train and more. You'll find a complete winter wonderland close to home.]]>
When: Now through Jan. 1
Where: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Maryland)
Price: $17- $36 (just for ICE!)
Through the holiday season into the New Year, experience Christmas at the Gaylord National Harbor, featuring options like ICE! (a nine-degree journey through international Christmas traditions), the Village of the North Pole, breakfast with Charlie Brown and friends, an Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt, a laser show, the Potomac Express Train and more. You'll find a complete winter wonderland close to home.]]>

Make your holiday season even more merry with these local (and not-so-local) winter festival getaways.

Photo Credit: Gaylord National Resort]]>
<![CDATA[MGM National Harbor Filled to Capacity on Opening Night]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 19:40:22 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Casino+Crowd.jpg
It's finally here! The $1.4 billion MGM National Harbor casino and resort opened its doors 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Photo Credit: Tracee Wilkins/NBCWashington
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<![CDATA[5 Awesome Holiday Markets in the DMV]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:55:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Downtown-HolidayMarket-51.jpg
Finding the perfect gifts for the holidays doesn't have to mean long lines, crowded shops and impossible parking lots.

Photo Credit: Downtown Holiday Market]]>
<![CDATA['The Nutcracker' Opens Next Week in Manassas]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:02:20 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017016555_1200x675_829168707656.jpg
The holiday classic "The Nutcracker" opens next week at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. NBC4's Barbara Harrison is joined by some of the performers of Manassas Ballet Theatre to talk about the show.]]>
<![CDATA[Find DC-Area Ice Skating Rinks]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:24:55 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_5767.JPG
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.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington]]>
<![CDATA[Delta Latest Airline to Upgrade Its Snacks]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:14:05 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/delta-snacks.jpg
If it's true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline? Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Learn How to Make Intricate Fruit Carvings]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:11:50 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017016569_1200x675_829179971838.jpg
Playing with your food can be art! NBC4's Barbara Harrison learns how to make beautiful fruit arrangements with Fruit Art USA's Irene Dele-Adejumo.]]>
<![CDATA[Washington Nationals' Winterfest Returns This Weekend ]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:07:07 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017002700_1200x675_828127299508.jpg
The Washington Nationals' annual fan festival features player autographs, fan clinics, a mascot homerun derby and more. Nationals Chief Marketing Officer Valerie Camillo and fan-favorite Screech stopped by News4...]]>
<![CDATA[Nat'l Homebrewing Association Holds 1st Capitol Hil Contest]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:06:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000017002757_1200x675_828134979880.jpg
Competition Director John Moorhead joined News4 to talk about the rise of homebrewing in the DC area.]]>
<![CDATA[Photo of Fake 'Happy Hour Playset' Sparks Online Outrage]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:30:08 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/fisher-price-photo2_blurred-faces-2.jpg
An online backlash over a supposed “happy hour playset” for kids has proven to be misplaced since the item in question doesn’t exist. After a Facebook user posted a photo Tuesday that showed the set – complete...]]>
<![CDATA[Calling All Foodies: MGM National Harbor to Offer Top Restaurant Options]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:11:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/marcus+restaurant+MGM+National+Harbor.jpg
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...

Photo Credit: NBCWashington]]>
<![CDATA[Target Reissues Menorah Recall Over Fire Hazard Concerns]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:55:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/menorah11.jpg
With Hanukkah several weeks away, Target is reminding customers it has recalled thousands of menorahs because they post a fire hazard.

Photo Credit: Target]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Location Tracking Aims to Add Safety at Cost of Privacy]]> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 05:39:01 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/uber14.jpg
The popular ride-sharing app Uber launched a new update, allowing the company to track its users’ location at all times, even when it’s not in use.

Photo Credit: TELEMUNDO 48 ]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Is Selling a Stone for $85]]> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:58:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nordstrom+stone.jpg
For just $85, your pet rock memories from childhood can come back to life -- all thanks to Nordstrom. The department store recently added a "unique rock" or "medium wrapped leather stone," to its website.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom]]>
<![CDATA[Tour MGM's Casino, Restaurants, Christmas Decor]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:59:48 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/IMG_4993edit.jpg
Come take a sneak peek inside the MGM National Harbor before it opens Thursday night. More than 6,000 construction workers helped create the new casino, and around 4,000 jobs will be filled inside.

Photo Credit: Brittany Johnson]]>
<![CDATA['A Christmas Carol' Brings Holiday Spirit to D.C.'s Ford's Theatre]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 13:19:26 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016978960_1200x675_826027587736.jpg
This production of the Dickens classic includes festive singing and dancing. You can come see the show through Dec. 31.]]>
<![CDATA[Ballerina Misty Copeland Launches Dancewear Line ÉGAL]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-527358950.jpg
Ballerina Misty Copeland, who is known for breaking body stereotypes in the dance world, has launched her line of dancewear apparel.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Gift Guide: What to Get for the Friend Who Has Everything]]> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 10:53:13 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/2016-12-06_0845.jpg
You only have three more weeks to get your shopping done! Fashion and lifestyle expert Arienne Thompson has ideas for everyone on your list, including the friend who has everything.]]>
<![CDATA[2 Million Pounds of Sculptures at ICE! ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:12:55 -0500 This year's ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National features sculptures of international Christmas celebrations.]]> This year's ICE! exhibit at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National features sculptures of international Christmas celebrations.]]> http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/ICE%21-sculptures.jpg
Walk through a chilly winter wonderland during ICE! at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.
More than two million pounds of ice were used to make the hand-carved sculptures.

Photo Credit: Gaylord National Resort]]>
<![CDATA[Panda House Reopens as Bei Bei Recovers From Surgery]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:34:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/15390974_10154742033417902_1490342462652870703_n.jpg
The National Zoo's panda cub, Bei Bei, is as cute as ever as he returns to the public eye Monday.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian’s National Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Style Code Live Host's Holiday Gift Guide]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:43:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016966803_1200x675_825091139821.jpg
From flashing sneakers to cat headphones and a car keys tracker, Amazon’s Style Code Live host Frankie Grande shares his Holiday Gift Guide.]]>
<![CDATA[Obamas, Celebs Celebrate Nat'l Christmas Tree Lighting]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:58:04 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/167*120/GettyImages-627062618_master.jpg
A star-studded lineup joined the Obama family at the 94th annual National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony Thursday night on the White House Ellipse.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Washington Monument to Remain Closed Until 2019 ]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:56:30 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/washington+monumentphotorenovation.png
The Washington Monument is not expected to reopen to visitors until 2019 after a string of elevator issues caused it to close indefinitely in August.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[Boats Light Up for Holiday Waterfront Parade]]> Sat, 03 Dec 2016 19:37:23 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Snowman+Decoration.jpg
Dozens of boats were decked out in holiday lights and decorations for the Parade of Lights at D.C.'s Southwest Waterfront Saturday night. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos From the Kennedy Center Honors]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:45:17 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16339160253255.jpg
Actor Al Pacino, rock band the Eagles, pianist Martha Argerich, gospel singer Mavis Staples and singer-songwriter James Taylor receive the Kennedy Center Honors for influencing American culture through...

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Kevin Wolf]]>
<![CDATA[First Family Lights National Christmas Tree]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 06:41:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20161201+National+Christmas+Tree+Lit2.jpg
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have lit the National Christmas Tree for the last time Thursday.

Photo Credit: WRC]]>
<![CDATA[How to Make a Buche de Noel Cake for the Holidays]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:28:08 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016945553_1200x675_823018051922.jpg
The 2016 MetroCooking DC Show happens this weekend, and it's set to be one of the best ever. News4’s Barbara Harrison joins one of the many chefs who will be at the show, Caitlin Dysart, an award-winning pastry...]]>
<![CDATA[Brunch Is on the Menu for DC Restaurant Week]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:14:18 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/shutterstock_198890852.jpg
Rejoice, brunch lovers (meaning, pretty much everyone). The next Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week will include great deals on brunch for the first time at participating restaurants.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock]]>
<![CDATA[White House Christmas Trees Through the Years]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:19:52 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/kennedy-tree.jpg
The White House Christmas tree has been a tradition since the 1800s. The White House Historical Association, founded in 1961 by first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, provided the photos and corresponding captions.]]>
<![CDATA[National Christmas Tree Lightings Through the Years]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:41:29 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/national-christmas-tree-obama-family.jpg
View photos of past star-studded National Christmas Tree lightings on the White House Ellipse.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Georgetown GLOW Tucks Lighting Displays Into Neighborhood]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 12:31:16 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/AetherAndHemera_OnTheWingsOfFreedom03.jpg
Georgetown’s annual light art exhibition returns Friday, and this year you can check out the displays for a full month.

Photo Credit: Aether + Hemera]]>
<![CDATA[Santa's North Pole Home Listed on Zillow]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:31:27 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/p_f_Outside_024.jpg
Popular real estate marketplace company Zillow added a new property listing to their website just in time for the holidays -- Santa Claus' North Pole house. Maison Krin is described as a...

Photo Credit: Zillow]]>
<![CDATA[Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro Reunite for Burger King Ad]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 19:25:46 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/212*120/nd51120735.jpg
Napoleon Dynamite and Pedro are back…for Burger King, that is. Jon Heder and Efren Ramirez reunited for a commercial for Burger King’s new cheesy tots.

Photo Credit: Getty Images
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<![CDATA[White House Decks the Halls for 2016 Holidays]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 12:56:59 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-626407304_master.jpg
It may only be November, but that's not too early to start decorating! The White House is fully decked out in its holiday finest, with 70,000 ornaments, 200,000 cookies and a theme of "The Gift of the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA['Miracle on Seventh Street' Returns This Year]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:24:57 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016900717_1200x675_819929155511.jpg
The pop-up sensation "Miracle on Seventh Street" is back this year with even more holiday cheer -- this year, it's expanded into three adjoining bars: Eat the Rich, Mockingbird Hill and Southern Efficiency.]]>
<![CDATA[Groups Hosts Football Camp for Women ]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:21:43 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/WRC_0000000016916473_1200x675_820968515734.jpg
The Women of Washington Redskins will host "A Day in the Life of an NFL Player: Football Camp for Women" this weekend. Jen Welter, the first female coach in the NFL, will be a special guest at the camp.]]>
<![CDATA[MGM National Harbor Debuts Dec. 8, Traffic, Delays Ahead]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:04:50 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MGM+Grand+Casino+at+National+Harbor.jpg
MGM National Harbor, the first luxury gaming resort in the Capital region, will be opening its doors on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 11 p.m.

Photo Credit: NBCWashington]]>
<![CDATA[Bei Bei Takes His Medicine With Sweet Potatoes]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:50:33 -0500 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Bei+Bei+112716.jpg
The National Zoo is administering Bei Bei’s antibiotics and antacid via sweet potatoes following emergency surgery.

Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Zoo]]>