With MLK day here, I'm gearing up for ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with my four-year-old son. We've talked about Dr. King before, but I think this will be the first year he'll understand how important...
Do you want to go outdoor ice skating this winter? Here are four options! Several other outdoor ice skating rinks are closed for the year due to the COVID pandemic. These locations require advanced timed tickets. If you are...
One of my true loves is the Christmas season. And for my family, that means an extended celebration of the twelve days of Christmas. This year, our usual celebrations are topsy-turvy, and gatherings and activities are cancelled. The approaching winter...
This holiday season is truly bittersweet. No matter what the holidays mean to you, the end of the year usually brings families together through traditions and togetherness. And while the pandemic continues, we still crave all of that—especially to...
'Tis the season for uniform Buffalo check pajamas, holiday music streaming through Alexa, and all of the peppermint mochas one can handle. This also means that family photo time is here, not to mention scoring the perfect holiday cards....
Hanukkah is a holiday of miracles. It was a miracle that the Maccabees found oil in the Temple after its destruction. It was a miracle that a very small amount of oil lasted for eight nights until new oil...
It seems like it was yesterday when I was updating this Christmas Tree Lightings guide. Making plans to attend as many of my favorite Christmas events as possible. We have been doing things very differently this year. Tree lightings...
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, try this very simple Thanksgiving turkey craft with your kids. Find your paper plates and sponges! It's going to get cheerful and colorful in your household this week. Hooray for this Thanksgiving Turkey Craft! It's...
The holidays are upon us and we are thrilled to host Deck the Walls: A Virtual Wreath Making Event! Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 3 starting at 8:00 pm. This event is the perfect way to kick off...
Christmas is just a few weeks away, and Santa’s social calendar is totally booked with events in and around Washington, DC despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Although he brings joy to children everywhere especially on Christmas day, Santa is spreading...
With large gatherings and holiday travel on hold, the holidays aren't going to look like most of us had hoped this year. But, that doesn't mean they won't be special!  We've updated this year's gift guide to include some very...
Christmas is a season full of traditions. One tradition that I have carried from childhood is that every year, my family gets a real Christmas tree.  For me, the smell of Christmas is the rich scent of an evergreen tree....
Last year, for the first time ever, we cut down our own Christmas tree at a local tree farm. I still don't know who had more fun—myself, my husband, or our kid! While the whole experience only took 6...
This holiday season will be merry and bright in a very different way. While some holiday light displays are still scheduled to happen at the time of this guide's publishing, things change quickly. Please continue to check each event's...

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March Guide to Family-Friendly Reopenings and Events

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Health and safety concerns in our communities have caused many typical family-friendly events and activities to be canceled or closed. This month, we have...