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Thursday, Dec 6, 2018 at 1:55 PM
By Carissa DiMargo, NBC Washington staff

12 Winter & Holiday Events You Won't Want to Miss

From a water-skiing Santa to a holiday pop-up bar (featuring pandas!) to interactive art exhibits, the D.C. area will have your calendar packed all season long.View gallery »

  • Miracle on Seventh Street (through Dec. 31)
  • Cirque Dreams Holidaze (Dec. 20-23)
  • Downtown Holiday Market (through Dec. 23)
Tuesday, Nov 27, 2018 at 8:43 AM
By Erica Jones

Georgetown GLOW Lights Up Streets of Georgetown Dec.1

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Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 8:53 AM
By Chelsea Cirruzzo, Megan Yoder, Lexie Schapitl

12 Winter Weekend Getaways Near DC

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 theView gallery »

  • Longwood Gardens
  • Omni Homestead Resort
  • Wisp Resort
Saturday, Nov 24, 2018 at 3:13 PM
Look Ahead: US Botanic Garden's Holiday Train Display

Look Ahead: US Botanic Garden's Holiday Train Display

Every holiday season, a line stretches outside the door of the U.S. Botanic Garden when a stunning, lush holiday train exhibit sets up shop inside. This year, you'll find recreations of train stations from... Watch »

Friday, Nov 16, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Beloved Toy Store FAO Schwarz Makes Its Comeback in NYC

Three years after it closed its beloved toy store on Fifth Avenue, FAO Schwarz is making a return to New York. A new FAO opens Friday in Rockefeller Center, about 10 blocks from its former home near Central... Read »

Sunday, Nov 18, 2018 at 8:35 AM
By Carissa Dimargo

Photos: LightUP Fest Brings 1 Million Lights to Loudoun Co.

LightUP Fest is now illuminating the One Loudoun town center in Ashburn, Virginia, bringing brilliant displays comprised of from more than a...View gallery »

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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 »

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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.