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Thursday, Nov 15, 2018 at 11:25 AM
By Carissa Dimargo

Photos: 'Charlie Brown Christmas' Opening at Nat'l Harbor

Stunning ice sculptures in a winter wonderland will once again inhabit Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor, Maryland, this holiday season. This year's theme, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," will...View gallery »

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Monday, Nov 12, 2018 at 5:48 PM

Large Scale Rocket Launch to Be Visible From DC Area

Large Scale Rocket Launch to Be Visible From DC Area

East Coast residents who awake early Thursday morning and look eastward may be able to see a rocket blasting into space. Read »

Friday, Nov 9, 2018 at 8:15 AM

Virginia Opens New State Park in Stafford County

Virginia Opens New State Park in Stafford County

The 38th state park in Virginia has officially opened in Stafford County. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2018 at 11:46 PM
Exhibit Features Artifacts From Wreckage of WWI Naval Ship

Exhibit Features Artifacts From Wreckage of WWI Naval Ship

The National Museum of the U.S. Navy has opened a new exhibit related to the World War I cruiser USS San Diego. The ship sank in July of 1918 off the coast of Long Island and is the only major U.S. Watch »

Monday, Oct 8, 2018 at 7:25 AM
By Carissa DiMargo, Sophia Barnes, Brianna Crummy

2018 Fall Fests: H Street, Emporiyum, Music & More

Here's our guide to the best autumn festivals in the D.C. area.View gallery »

  • H Street Festival, Oct. 13
  • Taste of the Harvest, Oct. 13
  • OPUS Merriweather, Oct. 13
Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 10:28 AM
By Erica Jones

Get Spooked at These DC-Area Haunted Houses & Trails

Halloween is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than scaring the pants off yourself? From haunted houses to creepy trails, these spooky attractions are sure to leave you trembling. View gallery »

  • Madhaunter's Madhouse
  • Field of Screams
  • Shocktober
Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Stunning 'Ice Castles' Slated for Wisconsin Lake

The stunning, internally-lit life-size castles, made by hand each winter by a Utah-based sculptor and his team, are slated to open in Lake Geneva at the end of December.View gallery »

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Friday, Oct 19, 2018 at 3:30 PM
By Brianna Crummy, Carissa DiMargo

DC Halloween Goals: Zombie Walk, Ghost Tours, Spooky Sites

From a zombie walk to an Edgar Allen Poe tour to ghost tours, here's what the D.C. area has to offer this Halloween... if you dare.View gallery »

  • Dia de los Muertos in Petworth, Nov. 2
  • High Heel Race, Oct. 30
  • GWAR Pop-Up Bar, open through Halloween night
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 at 7:15 AM
Get a Taste of the Country at This Silver Spring Farm

Get a Taste of the Country at This Silver Spring Farm

You might not realize it, but there is a taste of country life nestled away in busy Silver Spring. News4's Molette Green went to Heyser Farms, where they were busy churning out some fresh cider.  Watch »

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:49 AM

Ruby Slippers to Go Back on Display at Smithsonian Museum

Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" will be back on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History Friday, the museum says. 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.