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Made in Fairfax: Your Holiday Gift Guide

Fairfax County is home to an incredible and diverse group of artisan makers – so much so that the Made in Fairfax initiative was born. The Made in Fairfax network aims to be a one-stop-shop for maker businesses and those who want to support them. The Made in Fairfax directory features dozens of…

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Things to Do this December in Fairfax County

'Tis the season in Fairfax County! There are plenty of things to do in Northern Virginia in December. Check out these things to see and events in the Washington, DC area that embrace winter and the holidays. Whether you want to be inside staying warm or enjoying the extra twinkle outside, here is…

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What I'm Thankful For In Fairfax County

thank·ful /ˈTHaNGkfəl/ adjective: pleased and relieved. expressing gratitude and relief. As we enter into the 2020 holiday season, I think it's fair to say that all of us have had the opportunity to reevaluate our personal and professional priorities during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic…

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Shop Local at Our Most Unique Gift Destinations

Each year, two days after Thanksgiving, communities across the nation host Small Business Saturday, celebrating and supporting neighborhood businesses. In Fairfax County, however, your Small Business Saturday is super-sized with unique gifts from iconic museum shops and interesting destinations…

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7 Apple & Pumpkin Beverages to Try for the Holidays

Comfort food and spiced drinks are two of the most beloved parts of the winter holidays – and many holiday recipes are made with two of winter’s favorite ingredients: apples and pumpkins! We know that this year, the holidays may be a little less busy and that your large family gatherings may be a…

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Where to Get Your Thanksgiving Feast

Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia, the Washington D.C area this Thanksgiving or you’re hosting hungry friends and family, let Fairfax County restaurants do the turkey cooking for the holiday (which also means no clean-up for you!). Many popular Fairfax County restaurants are offering great…

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8 Spooky Halloween Home Haunts in Fairfax County

Let’s face it: 2020 has been a pretty scary year. At least, during Halloween week, we can embrace that scariness! And because we have been collectively quarantining for most of the year, people are looking for an alternative – and safe – way to celebrate Halloween. For the first time ever, resident…

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Things to Do this November in Fairfax County

November is a transitional month for many – a change in scenery, a dip in weather, and a shift from pumpkins to turkeys to early holiday decorations. But what doesn’t change in November in Fairfax County is the multitude of events, activities, and entertainment options happening all month long…

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Seasonal Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
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Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
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Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More