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The holiday season is here and we are so excited! We are so lucky to live in an area rich with activities and outings of all kinds. In honor of the most wonderful time of the year, we've put together a list of local events to check out this month. Our 'Tis The Season: 25 Holiday Sightings, Winter Wonders & Festive Celebrations list features parades, festivals and so much more. If you attend one of these events, share your photos and stories with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Wishing you and your family well!

"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.

Click here for more holiday crafts, decorations, gift ideas, activities, recipes and more!   

During the holidays season, make-up gives you a chance to do something fun, new and creative, and this year's hot make-up trends offer lots of options for creating exciting new looks. For a dressy, black tie event, you may want a more dramatic, glamorous look, but for neighborhood get-togethers or outdoor activities, a more natural, wholesome look works better. No matter the occasion, here are some tips to achieve your best possible holiday make-up look.

Matcha is a finely milled green tea leaf powder that has been part of Japanese history and culture for centuries. It is consumed simply by mixing with almost-boiling water and can also be enjoyed as an ingredient in lattes, smoothies, ice cream, baking and more. Because you consume the entire leaf, the health benefits of matcha are amplified as compared to regular steeped tea.... 

Dec. 12
Royal Farms Arena
201 Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 

Dec. 11
Where: Warner Theatre DC
513 13th St.
Washington, D.C.

Dec. 12
Where: ArtSpace Falls Church
410 South Maple Ave.
Falls Church, VA

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Mom Review: Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic    
Mom Reviewer: Pamela Prado    
The one of a kind Disney magic brings beloved characters to life with Disney On Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic. You'll see classic characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy throughout the show, but also new Disney favorites such as Elsa, Anna and Olaf. The show starts off with a bang and keeps up the lively momentum throughout the night. The timeless Disney music really brings the characters to life and keeps the show moving at a lively pace. The skaters 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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