Browsing Category : Winter Wanders

Winter Walk of Lights


Cold, fresh air awaits. Step into holidays by taking your family for a walk among over 750,000 magical lights. An annual display with several years of crafted expansion, Meadowlark Botanical Gardens knows how to present a magnificent display. It’s one of the best Christmas light experiences in the D.C. area, making it worth the drive. Come Prepared Dress for the…

ChristmasTown Holiday Tradition


When our little family moved to Virginia, we didn’t REALLY consider the impact that living so far away from our loved ones would have during the holidays. We had to get creative and come up with new, cost-effective family holiday traditions to help make up for the lack of family. That was when we discovered ChristmasTown at Busch Gardens. Years…

Four Things to Know | Visiting the National Christmas Tree


When the tree in your back yard lights up the world, it calls like a beacon to all nearby to make this annual pilgrimage. Living so close to DC, if you haven’t been to the National Christmas Tree, it means that you haven’t yet experienced the siren’s song. She has been quieter in recent years, (Where did Santa’s North Pole…

Haymarket Annual Gingerbread House Competition


How long has it been? Every year, the opportunity presents itself while you’re out and about, and every year you say, “That’s okay, we’ll do it next year.” You’re not prepared. You just don’t think of it until you see it, there, right in front of you. Well, here it is, a big fat gingerbread house reminder. And lucky for you,…