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Friday, Jan 5, 2018 at 11:30 AM
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By Abigail Vesoulis

Get Active This Winter: Ski, Skate and Snowboard Near DC

Fight the urge to hibernate this winter by getting active at a nearby winter sports resort or ice skating rink.View gallery »

  • 2 wharf ice rink dc crop
  • Wharf Ice Skating
  • watergate ice skating
Thursday, Nov 30, 2017 at 6:50 AM
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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 »

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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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
Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016 at 4:31 PM
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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 »

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 at 4:14 PM
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By Sara Moniuszko, Lexie Schapitl

15 DMV Concerts You Won't Want to Miss This Fall/Winter

Looking for some fun? Or maybe the perfect holiday gift? We checked local venues for the best concerts happening between now and the end of the year. (Didn't see your fave? Tweet us @DCscene!)View gallery »

  • STRFKR
  • Mike Posner and JoJo
  • Third Eye Blind
Thursday, Jan 3, 2013 at 9:28 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Try Snow Gear Before You Buy It

Try Snow Gear Before You Buy It

Willi's Demo Days at Seven Springs Mountain Resort aims to bring out the die hard skiers for a day of try it and buy it Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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By Caprice Singletary

Snowtubing: When Laziness and Fun Collide

Snowtubing: When Laziness and Fun Collide

Close your eyes and reflect on the time when life was carefree. A time when you actually appreciated the snow, days off from school, and oh yeah… snow tubing. Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

1st-Time Skiers Luck Out at Bryce Resort

1st-Time Skiers Luck Out at Bryce Resort

First-time skiers get special attention at Bryce Resort in Virginia. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 12:27 AM
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By Sarah Pixley

Dog-Sledding: Yes, You Can

Dog-Sledding: Yes, You Can

Experience the thrill of four-paw driving at Husky Power Dog Sledding. Read »

Thursday, Dec 22, 2011 at 2:21 PM
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By Sarah Pixley

Winter Lights at Seneca Creek Park

Winter Lights at Seneca Creek Park

Gaithersburg celebrates its 16th season of the Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek Park. Read »

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Worth the Trip dishes up details on travel deals, far-out events (literally), getaway ideas and more. Whether you're hitting the road for a long weekend or barely crossing the Beltway, Worth the Trip finds the best reasons to stay close to home... just not TOO close. (Sign up for the e-letter here.)

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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.