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Things to do and special events to celebrate winter and the holidays in the Virginia and Washington DC region.

Geroge Washington bust, Masonic Memorial

President’s Day Weekend Fun in and Near Northern Virginia

The long President’s Day weekend adds a boost of extra fun to a sometimes bleak month, and provides an opportunity to explore new destinations in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC region. We’ve rounded up presidential destinations and special events that offer fun for all ages over the three-day weekend. NEW in 2018: Tackle real challenges that George Washington faced […]

George Washington Birthday Parade, Photo credit: Tisara Photography

February 2018 Events in Northern Virginia

February 2018 events in Northern Virginia include Valentine’s and President’s Day celebrations, restaurant deals, family fun, and more. Whether you love winter’s chill or can’t wait for warmer times, you’ll find fun local events to keep you entertained during our shortest month. February 2018 Events in Northern Virginia Alexandria Winter Restaurant Week, Jan 26 – Feb 4 […]

Aspen Dale Winery fireplace

Northern Virginia Winter Outings to Stay Warm and Escape the Cold

These winter outings in Northern Virginia will help you fight cabin fever and escape the cold on chilly days in the Washington DC region. Whether you’re dealing with last minute school cancellations or looking for an adults only escape, we’ve got ideas for warm winter fun. Bookmark our list of winter outings in Northern Virginia, […]

First Night, photo: J Clifford for Visit Alexandria

January 2018 Events in Northern Virginia

January 2018 events begin with New Year’s celebrations and First Day hikes, finish out the holiday festival season, offer special MLK Day celebrations, and deliver plenty of winter fun. As Virginians know, winter storms can interfere with weekend plans. Be sure to check ahead for inclement weather closures and bookmark our list of helpful tools for tracking Northern Virginia […]

Trail marker Sky Meadows Virginia

2018 Virginia First Day Hikes Start the New Year Right

On January 1st, America’s State Parks will host special events and guided hikes to kick off the new year with healthy, family-friendly activities. Join in the fun at Virginia First Day Hikes, offering free entry to all Virginia State Parks, special programs, and a photo competition with some nice prizes. Fairfax County Parks are also joining the fun with their […]

Gettysburg Christmas snowmen

Gettysburg Christmas Fun: Top Things to Do on a Holiday Visit

A Gettysburg Christmas offers special holiday events, excellent shopping, and seasonal beauty to inspire a unique and fun Pennsylvania getaway. Most Gettysburg Christmas events return every December, so bookmark our list and tips for future years. Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is best known for the tragic Civil War battle that raged over three days in July. During the […]

Rudolph flies Gaylord National Harbor

December 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

December 2017 events bring holiday parades, markets, tree lightings, and festivals to Northern Virginia for a month of holiday fun. You’ll also find miniature and model trains, interesting history at area parks, and beautiful fireworks to finish the year. December 2017 Events in Northern Virginia Christmas in Middleburg, Middleburg, December 1 – 3   The […]

Rudolph ICE! 2017 Gaylord National Harbor

ICE! 2017 and Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Harbor

ICE! 2017 and Christmas on the Potomac bring an extravaganza of live shows, kids activities, and a beloved holiday tale to Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor. Every year, we look forward to walking through a new themed ice show in Gaylord’s chilly tent. The story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, expertly sculpted in colorful ice, is the […]