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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)
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 6:50 AM
By Sara Moniuszko, Jenna Milliner-Waddell, Ambar Pardilla

12 Winter & Holiday Events Around the DC Area

Make your holiday season merrier with these local (and not-so-local) parades and events.View gallery »

Saturday, Aug 3, 2019 at 12:10 PM
By Jocelyn Rubin, NBC Washington

Top 10 Virginia Getaways for Summer

Whether you're going for a last-minute day trip, a weekend escape or a lengthy vacation, Virginia can give you the wide open outdoors that your office plant just can’t match.View gallery »

  • Virginia Beach
  • The Historic Triangle
  • Busch Gardens
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM
By Sara Moniuszko, Jenna Milliner-Waddell

11 Winter & Holiday Festivals Around the DC Area

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

Thursday, Jul 23, 2015 at 3:00 PM
By William Shermaniii

Your Summer DMV Concert Roundup

There are countless performances to look forward to this summer in the D.C. area. Do something nice for your ears and check out a concert from our hand-picked list of artists coming to town who you won't...View gallery »

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Friday, May 8, 2015 at 6:57 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: WWII Planes Soar Above National Mall

The planes flew at a low 1,000-foot altitude over the National Mall to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. Hundreds of veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial to watch the historic...View gallery »

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Monday, May 4, 2015 at 12:36 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: 2015 Funk Parade on U Street

Thousands lined the streets of D.C. on Saturday for this year's Funk Parade, an all-day fair and festival that celebrates funk, D.C. and U Street.View gallery »

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Friday, May 8, 2015 at 4:01 PM
By Sarah Pixley

PHOTOS: Running of the Chihuahuas at the D.C. Wharf

The 4th annual Running of the Chihuahuas (AKA #Chirace2015) took place this Sunday at the Wharf in D.C. It was a day to show the world just how fast your chihuahua could run. The winner this year:...View gallery »

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Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 1:51 PM
By Margaret Voelzke

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Educate Yourself: Chocolate & Wine Classes in Va.

Artfully Chocolate in Alexandria offers several tasty classes for those interested in a hands-on experience (because who doesn't want more time with chocolate?). Read »

Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 12:40 PM
By Camille Moore

Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington

Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington

More than 3,000 wine lovers are expected to meet up Sunday, Oct. 12 for the Societa da Vinci Vendemmia Wine Festival in Wilmington. 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.