Weekly events, articles and contests from Washington FAMILY Magazine


"Nutcracker" Performances all season long!

Are you looking forward to seeing "The Nutcracker" this year? There are tons of local, wonderful and talented companies and theatres putting on the show! Click the link below for performances in MD, VA and D.C.

Local Indoor and Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks

Do your kids love ice skating? There are so many amazing and beautiful local ice skating rinks, both indoor and outdoor! Check out this list to find one near you!  Most are open through February or March. Check the individual websites for their open and close dates. 

Click here for more Winter crafts, activities and recipes!   

It's that time of year again: Time for family, time for festive cheer, time for giving, and yes, time for the dreaded family holiday travel adventure. Most parents cringe at the idea of a long-distance road trip - being in confined quarters with backseat sibling battles over who gets to sit where, who gets to choose the next movie and who gets to play with what toy. There's always at least one passenger complaining about being too hot, too cold, too bored or too hungry. And of course, there's the quintessential question asked over and over... 
A holiday-ready home is filled with small touches that celebrate the season. Welcome guests with these easy DIY projects that lend an extra special feel to your home.
Extend a warm greeting with a faux fur wreath that dresses up the front door, such as this design from the crafting experts at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores. Then, put some... 

Dec. 3
Ford's Theatre
511 10th St., NW
Washington, D.C. 

Dec. 5
Where: The Children's Theatre at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
Willowtree Plaza
5 Willowdale Dr.
Frederick, MD

Dec. 5
Where: Arlington Historical Museum
1805 S. Arlington Ridge Rd.
Arlington, VA

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Mom Review: NeriumAD Day and Night Creams   
Mom Reviewer: Debbie Williams   
I'm at a certain (ahem) point in my life that "Anti-Aging" products catch my attention. So when I was sent samples of the NeriumAD Day and Night Creams, I was eager to test them out.

First off, let me warn you that these products are pricey. A 1-ounce bottle of the night cream is $110. Their website doesn't sell the Day Cream separately-you have to buy it with the night cream-for $165 for both. The products are... to read the rest, click here! 
We have been running the Best for FAMILIES survey in our magazine for more than 20 years! This year, we surveyed thousands of DMV moms and dads in over 200 categories and rounded up tens of thousands of votes. Take a "scroll" down this list for access to the D.C. area's Best for FAMILIES restaurants, retail, activities, trips and more!

Check our Facebook page for a ton of fantastic contests coming up where you can win tickets to fun and local events near you! Be sure to "Like" us so you don't miss out!
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