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Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
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.
Christmas past meets Christmas present at George Washington's estate - through December 31.
Take a mesmerizing night walk in one of Virginia's premiere gardens - through Jan. 6th.
Drive through festive light displays and holiday village - through January 6.
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Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
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The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Holiday Activities in Fairfax County, VA - Ice Skating

Winter In Northern Virginia

Fairfax County’s holiday helpers are busy putting together all the elements of the best season ever! Zambonis are creating ice skating perfection at our ice rinks. Lights are being hung at regional attractions. And retailers are stocking up on gifts at all our world-class shopping venues! Better yet, catch the Metrorail and you'll have complete access to all the festivities in Washington, DC just minutes away. Plan to stay a while, there are plenty of things to do! Want to stay out of the cold, then check out 8 Great Indoor Activities for the Winter near Washington DC!


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DC Area Holiday Traditions

View our list of 10 festive holiday activities for whole families to enjoy that are tried and true Capital Region favorites. While staying in Fairfax County, you're only a short trip away from a number of fun holiday happenings. More
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Winter Indoor Activities

Check out our list of 8 fun things to do indoors this winter that will make you forget all about the chill in the air. From museums to music, we make sure you can still have fun no matter how cold it is outside. More
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Holiday Light Shows

If you're looking for something to brighten up your holidays, then look no further. NOVA Parks presents two unique light shows that have fast become a holiday tradition for thousands of spectators every year. More
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Black Friday Shopping

A holiday tradition for everyone! From shopping destinations with everything under one roof, to antique stores where you can find that special something...you can find them all in Fairfax County. More
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Ice Skating in the Capital Region

Hitting the rink is one of the season's greatest outdoor activities. Fortunately for you, there's a number of fun and picturesque outdoor ice rinks to choose from in and around Fairfax County. More
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Fairfax County Winter Activities

From intimate and inviting venues with live music, to national treasures all decked out in holiday splendor, there's plenty to do in Fairfax County all winter long. More