Christmas is upon us and this year a lot of our favorite events are back on the schedule. After last year's limited holiday activities and many online events, so many of us are ready for in person activities, (obviously keeping...
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...
Ready for family fun at outdoor and indoor ice skating rinks? Us too! There are lots of opportunities in the Washington, DC area! Nearly all locations require advanced timed tickets. If you are looking for winter events and adventures...
Thinking about preschool but not sure where to begin? There are tons of online resources available (including our Comprehensive Preschool Guide!), which are a great start. But, you'll never really know for sure if a school is the best fit...
With the welcome return to (mostly) in-person schooling, we once again face tough decisions about which preschools will be the best for our children. Fortunately, our region is home to some of the best preschools in the nation. From free...
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...
All aboard! Very few things excite both my son and daughter quite like a train.  And, the DC area has no shortage of full scale and miniature trains for kids to explore. This guide includes three categories of train attractions....
Even with Covid, there are several options for your little train engineer to enjoy holiday trains in and around Washington, DC this holiday season.  Many of the trains featured in the DC Area Moms' Trains to See, Trains to Ride:...
November is a time to celebrate the peak of fall and all the good things that the holiday season brings, including precious time with your family. If you are looking for fun things to do in November, here are...
Our 2021 Halloween Events Guide is brought to you by Sam Sheibani. Buying or selling a home can seem like a challenge, especially in the current market conditions. Add to that juggling work from home, kids, and busy schedules, I...
This month, we share our favorite five carbs from Trader Joe's — in case you're also eating your feelings. By Amanda Holliday and Becky Bowman The end of summer 2021 has been stressful. From back-to-school prep with COVID worries to the...
This guide is brought to you in partnership with City Bonfires, the personal, portable, reusable, locally made bonfire. These bonfires are a great way to make memorable fall memories together. And they make a great gift too! October brings an end...
We are STILL in a pandemic, so please be mindful of others and stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you plan to meet friends at a Pumpkin Patch, be sure to communicate expectations regarding children and...
One of my family's favorite fall traditions (between all the upcoming holidays and events going on) is apple picking season. We recently visited Butler's Orchard to pick some delicious apples. There are a plethora of beautiful orchards to choose...

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Where to Get a Photo With Santa in the Washington, DC...

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Christmas is just a few weeks away, and Santa’s social calendar is totally booked with events in and around Washington, DC despite the ongoing...