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McLean to Host Holiday Crafts Show

The McLean Community Center’s 32nd Annual McLean Holiday Crafts Show features an exciting mix of handmade items that express a fresh, new take on the traditional. Expect to see bonsai and bamboo trees, sculpted exotic eggshells, hand-dyed batik and all-natural salad dressings, along with the wreaths, ornaments and stained glass windows.

Holiday Shopping Event Supporting The Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna

Volunteers from the Shepherd’s Center of Oakton-Vienna (SCOV) took a break from the fundraising event to gather in front of the Talbot’s store at the Tyson’s Center Mall.

Great Falls Celebration of Lights on Saturday

The 24th Annual Celebration of Lights will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6, 5:30-8 p.m. at the Great Falls Village Centre Hill (behind the Post Office). The schedule of events includes:

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‘Great Falls in the Evening’ at Katie’s Coffee

Great Falls photographer, Walt Lawrence, opens a new exhibit at Katie’s Coffee. The exhibit entitled “Great Falls in the Evening” opened on Dec. 1 and runs through the month of December.

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Potomac: Clara Barton Center To Host Craft Show

From artists to authors to crafters.

The Clara Barton Craft Show is a “must-do” for one-of-a-kind holiday gifts as well as the perfect present for that “hard-to-buy-for person” – or the “I can’t think of anything for him or her – and they won’t give me any suggestions” person.

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Great Falls Studios to Host Holiday Art Show and Sale

Show and Sale Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 13-14 at the Center for Education at Wolf Trap.

Holiday shoppers, fine art collectors, Secret Santas and even good Saint Nick, don’t miss “Art meets Architecture”, Great Falls Studios’ Annual Holiday Art Show and Sale on Saturday, Dec. 13 and Sunday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days, at The Center for Education at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna.

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Potomac: Shops Prepare for the Holidays

A variety of gift ideas.

The interior of Cabin John Mall is one of Potomac’s best kept secrets for holiday gift shopping.

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A Show With Great Heart in Herndon

“A Charlie Brown Christmas” at Industrial Strength Theatre.

It's that time of year. Time to "try to catch snowflakes on your tongue" as a live edition of that animated favorite, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" comes to the Industrial Strength Theater by way of Herndon's NextStop Theatre.

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Arlington: ‘The Nutcracker’ In Rehearsal

Dancers were a-flutter on stage as fairies, soldiers, dancing princesses, mice, princes and the rest of the cast of “The Nutcracker” prepared for the upcoming BalletNova holiday show.

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Gilbert and Sullivan's “H.M.S. Pinafore” from Virginia Opera at GMU Center for the Arts.

Fresh as ever in a world in which "things are seldom what they seem" the irreverent comic musical, "H.M.S. Pinafore" from the franchise of Gilbert and Sullivan will soon dock at the Center for the Arts. It is helmed by the Virginia Opera.

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Celebration of Lights in Great Falls

Traditional festival kicks off the holiday season on Dec. 6.

The village will kick off the holiday season with an age old tradition: Celebration of Lights. The festival, which includes a tree lighting by Santa and Mrs. Claus and a live nativity, will take place on the Village Green on Dec. 6 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Great Gadsby in Alexandria

A weekend at Alexandria’s Gadsby Tavern

Supposedly, The Hunt Ball at the historic Gadsby’s Tavern in Alexandria took place the evening of Nov. 22, 2014. But inside, there was nothing to indicate it was not Nov. 22, 1800.

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People At Work: Crafting a Floral Centerpiece in Alexandria

The art of flower arrangement

Scott Marchand puts hanging amaryllis in the green foam oasis rings. “See how it is giving it a kind of cascading look. I put my greens in first, “ he says. “This is going to be an open, airy floral arrangement in fall tones as a centerpiece for a table.

Arlington: Synetic Stages ‘Beauty and the Beast’

Brings classic French fairy tale to life using silent, movement-based adaptation.

Synetic Theater is staging the French fairy tale, "Beauty and the Beast," Dec. 3 through Jan. 11.

Nick Cabrejos To Perform at The Empire Nightclub

Singer/songwriter Nick Cabrejos, 24, of Singleton’s Grove in Centreville will perform on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 12 p.m. at The Empire Nightclub and The Alchemy Room, 6355 Rolling Road, Springfield.