The holiday season in America has become a truly commercialized affair. Nowhere was that more apparent than last weekend, with almost the entire time centered around shopping. From Black Friday to Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, the kickoff to the holiday season is and has been a rush to snatch up the cheapest TVs and the newest game consoles.
But there is a lot more to the holidays than the gifts you give. The holiday season is a time to relax and unwind. To celebrate festivities and enjoy camaraderie and community.
Thankfully, this weekend, one neighborhood in Virginia is kicking off its holiday month with events that having nothing to do with heading to the mall or the web.
Thanksgiving week has arrived and most of us are ready to wrap up our short workweek and enjoy a long weekend filled with turkey feasts, football and family.
If the tryptophan doesn’t leave you in a lazy nap filled coma, and you’re looking for an excuse to get out of the house this weekend I’ve discovered a hidden gem in Old Town Alexandria.
Tis the season to be jolly… and unfortunately in DC… to be stuck in Holiday shopping madness! Since I know I’m not the only one trying to avoid the mall mayhem, my Holiday gift to you is my top three “mall alternatives” list; helping you find the perfect gifts for anyone on your list while steering clear of the crowds.
When the thermometer drops and the wind turns brisk, many people head indoors for the comfort of a soft couch and a crackling fire. But some places are made for visiting when the mercury is low and jackets, scarves, and mittens are a must. In the D.C. area, no winter season is complete without an evening out in Old Town Alexandria.