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5 Festive Cocktails to Close Out the Year

The year – and decade – may be coming to a close, but we wanted to leave you with some fun and festive cocktails to celebrate with on New Year's Eve (or any time of year, really!). Several local Fairfax County mixologists and bartenders have selected some of their favorite holiday cocktail recipes…

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Best Places to Spot Wildlife This Winter

Compiled by the Fairfax County Park Authority staff. Whether you’re a nature photographer or simply an animal lover, winter is a great time to spot wildlife in county parks. With the leaves down, birds and animals are easier to see, and some migrating species only call Fairfax County home during the…

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Best Sledding Spots in Fairfax County

It's official - winter is finally here in Northern Virginia! Sledding is a classic winter activity that's both festive and fun for the entire family. Dust off your sleds, bundle up, and head to Fairfax County's slopes for a thrill ride and some fresh air! After working up an appetite, be sure to…

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Where To Find Santa In Fairfax, VA

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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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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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