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Your handy guide to everything holidays & winter in Fairfax County! ❄️
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Fairfax County has 2 totally unique light shows to help you celebrate the season starting on November 8th through New Years!
Enjoy the holidays at George Washington’s estate - daily from November 29- December 31!
Join the festive atmosphere as Lake Anne in Reston welcomes the holiday season on December 7.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
Next happy hour? Try some of the local breweries & brewpubs!
Browse our dining deals to save some dough on your next meal.
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
Fly to Fairfax County!
From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
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Where To Find Santa In Fairfax County

It's that time of year where Santa pays an early visit to all the boys and girls of the world and sees who has been naughty and who has been nice before he returns to the North Pole to make final preparations for his Christmas Eve trek. But where can you catch a glimpse of the jolly old elf to give…

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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 activities 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 your…

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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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Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving

Whether you’re visiting Northern Virginia 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 open for Thanksgiving and are offering…

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Things to Do this November in Fairfax County

November is a transitional month for many – a change in scenery, a change in offices (don't forget to vote!), 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…

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Things to Do this October in Fairfax County

October is one of the most fun-filled months in Fairfax County, filled to the brim with special events, fall festivals and harvest days, month-long celebrations, spooky Halloween activities, and absolutely stunning fall foliage drive tours and viewpoints. We don’t blame you if your calendar fills up…

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Things to Do this July in Fairfax County

Summer is in full swing and July 2019 has a full slate of fun lined up for Fairfax County. Between big holidays and momentous anniversaries, there are a myriad of ways to spend your summer days and nights in the nation’s capital region. Here are a few things to look forward to this month…

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Where to See Independence Day Fireworks in DC Area

Nobody does Independence Day better than the National Capital Region. It's more than just the fireworks, concert, and parade on the National Mall, though. Between our community parades and celebrations, early fireworks shows, and downtown's Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Capital Region…

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Things to Do this June in Fairfax County

June means that it’s officially time for summer in Fairfax County. And with summer comes major festivals, waterpark fun, ice cream, special seasonal events, and all the outdoor concerts and movies you could ever wish for. Here are several ways you can fill your early summer weekends up this month…

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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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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

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