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By Carissa Dimargo

Photos: Grinch Is Star of 2019's ICE! at National Harbor

Explore Who-ville (and its northern suburbs) in ice sculpture form during this year's ICE! at Gaylord National Harbor, which is featuring "How The Grinch Stole Christmas." Maybe your heart will even...View gallery »

  • ICE at Gaylord Natl Harbor 2019 (1)
  • ICE at Gaylord Natl Harbor 2019 (2)
  • ICE at Gaylord Natl Harbor 2019 (4)
Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 at 1:37 AM

900-Pound Swarovski Crystal Now Atop 2019 Rock Center Tree

A 900-pound Swarovski crystal star was raised by a crane and secured to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Wednesday morning. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019 at 10:47 AM

Why Starbucks Picked Chicago to House its Largest Roastery

The world’s largest Starbucks is coming to Chicago - in November. The Starbucks Reserve Roastery is scheduled to open Nov. 15 on the Magnificent Mile, the Chicago Tribune reported. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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By Chris Cioffi

15 Unsung Museums of the DC Area

If you've been to the Air & Space Museum just one too many times... this list is for you.View gallery »

  • National Capital Trolley Museum
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine
  • Freer|Sackler
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:25 AM

Conjure Details for Christmas at Wizarding World

Conjure Details for Christmas at Wizarding World

The magical dates have been revealed for the enchanting experience at Universal Studios Hollywood and Orlando. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at 2:06 PM

Going Somewhere? Some Places Offer Trips to the Unknown

Going Somewhere? Some Places Offer Trips to the Unknown

When Dena Espenscheid answered an advertisement on social media offering a weekend vacation to an unknown destination, her sister warned her she was going to get kidnapped. As it turns out, not only was... Read »

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 1:10 PM
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By Erica Jones

Best Places to See Fall Foliage in the DC Area

As the beautiful fall colors reach their peak, here are some of the best places to get breathtaking views of the changing leaves.View gallery »

  • national mall fall
  • shenandoah national park final
  • sugarloaf mountain final
Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Revealed! This Is Your 2019 Rock Center Christmas Tree

Ladies and gentlemen, the 2019 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree has been chosen. The Norway spruce, which will be the 88th tree to grace the Plaza for the annual weeks-long display, will come from the village... Read »

Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 8:48 AM

Many DC-Area Haunted Houses Open Through Nov. 2-3

Many DC-Area Haunted Houses Open Through Nov. 2-3

Halloween's on a Thursday this year, but the D.C. area has a solid offering of scream-your-head-off thrills even after the big day is over. Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2019 at 5:56 AM

Virginia Film Festival to Feature More Than 150 Films

Virginia Film Festival to Feature More Than 150 Films

The festival will open with a screening of "Just Mercy," the true story of attorney Bryan Stevenson and his defense of Walter McMillian, a man wrongfully imprisoned for the murder of a white woman. 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: info (at) trueiconmedia (dot) com.
Carissa DiMargo Carissa DiMargo is an editor and writer for NBC Washington. Follow her on Twitter @dcscene.