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  • Cut-Your-Own Christmas Tree Guide

    For many, picking out the perfect live Christmas Tree is not only a long-held family tradition,


  • Holiday Train Exhibits

    Trains and railroad displays have always contributed to the spirit of the holidays. Children are mesmerized


  • Holiday Light Shows

    If you were to think of one thing that distinguishes the winter holiday season from all



Holiday-Inspired Events

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Living Nativity Scenes 2014

Upcoming nativity scenes: (See past events at bottom of page) Living Nativity at the Festival of Lights at the Mormon

New Year’s Eve Events & Opportunities for Families

Family Day New Year’s Eve Party at the Zone Ashburn Connect: Online | Facebook | Twitter The Zone in Ashburn is

Tysons Corner Center Winterfest

This December, Tysons Corner Center will offer a unique outdoor artisan holiday market coupled with imported German Handicrafts artisan, Kathe

Chanukah Celebration at Mosaic Distric

Join the JCC of Northern Virginia, area synagogues and the community as we celebrate the holiday together by lighting candles,

Family Day NYE Party at the Zone in Ashburn

the Zone is hosting New Year’s Eve parties for families all-day on December 31st and adults-only after 9 pm. Call

Magic Toy Shop Puppet Show

Bring your holiday guests and join master puppeteer Bob Brown in a holiday production of the ‘Magic Toy Shop.’ Join

Breakfast with Santa at Manassas Park Community Center

They’ve checked in with Santa, and it seems he’s available next Saturday for breakfast at the Manassas Park Community Center. So,

The Ballet Theatre of Ashburn Presents: The Nutcracker

The Ballet Theatre of Ashburn  is a community ballet company established to bring dance performances to the residents of Loudoun County!

Free & Cheap

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Free Holiday Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

Cozy up to a holiday tradition and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the festively decorated Village at Leesburg, including

Free Holiday Movie Camp at the Alamo

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at One Loudoun in Ashburn is hosting it’s popular Almo Kids Camp over the winter break!

Ask Dr. Mike

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How to Discuss Racism with your Children in the Aftermath of Ferguson

Protests regarding the grand jury’s decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18 year old Michael Brown

Ask Dr. Mike: Effects of Fighting in Front of Your Children

Dear Dr. Mike, “What are the effects of fighting in front of your children? My husband and I are going

Co-Parenting Successfully through the Holiday Season: 4 Tips to Consider

Fall has arrived and so too has the holiday season. This is generally a time for families to come together;

Talking To Your Children About Ebola: 4 Tips To Consider

With the death of Mr. Thomas Duncan and news that a second health care worker in Texas was just diagnosed

Ask Julie, a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

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Ask Julie: Social Skills in Young Children

Dear Julie, “My child is in pre-school and we recently had his parent/teacher conference.  His teachers indicated that he was

Ask Julie: Gift Ideas for Children with Speech and Language Delays

Dear Julie, “Are there any specific games or toys that you can recommend for children with speech and language delays?

Ask Julie: That Tricky “th” Sound!

Dear Julie, “My 5 year old daughter cannot say the sound “th”. For example, she says “free” for “three” and

Interesting Reads & Links

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UGA Study Finds It’s Mean Boys, Not Mean Girls, Who Rule at School

Debunking the myth of the “mean girl,” new research from the University of Georgia has found that boys use relational

5 Reasons to Embrace the Outdoor Classroom

by Jennie Hashemi, MEd, Head of School, Village Green Day School at Lowes Island Preschool teachers share a basic understanding that children

Are You Having Thanksgiving In The Happiest U.S. State For Turkey Day?

There’s some U.S. states you want to have Thanksgiving in and some you don’t — and it’s not just whether