Wednesday, November 21, 2012
What do you and your family do on a holiday weekend?
Thanksgiving weekend is upon us. Sure, we all know what the actual holiday has in store, most commonly a feast and some football viewing (the Washington Redskins play the Dallas Cowboys at 4:15 p.m. Thursday). But if you have holiday house guests, there is lots more time to fill. What do you suggest? Shopping? A hike at Great Falls National Park? A trip to see the monuments and museums in DC? Help your neighbors out by suggesting some of your favorite day trips or other local outings. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Watch the ceremony online or visit the tree throughout the holiday season.
The National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony ticket lottery has closed, but people around the country and the world can still watch it online Thursday, Dec. 6 starting at 4:30 p.m. According to the National Park Service (NPS) website: "This year, experience the magic of the National Christmas Tree Lighting any time you want without ever leaving your home. Watch the pre-show and tree lighting ceremony starting at 4:30 pm ET on Thursday, Dec. 6. And following the live online stream, the show will be available anytime on-demand right here." NPS planted the new tree on the Ellipse in late October just before Hurricane Sandy hit; the previous tree died of transplant shock. The new National Christmas Tree, a 28-foot-tall Colorado blue spruce …
Monday, October 8, 2012
What do you think of holiday items being displayed in stores in October?
Ahh, fall has begun. The leaves are starting to turn, kids are starting to think about Halloween costumes, Starbucks offers its pumpkin spice lattes, and…Christmas trees are in stores. No, we're not kidding. A Patch editor shopping at BJ’s in Alexandria last weekend spotted...Christmas trees being sold. Yes, big, sparkly Christmas trees. It was warm enough at the time to be wearing shorts. Retailers like Target are starting to sell Christmas trees online. It's easy to find Christmas countdowns on Twitter and even Christmas tree farms starting to peddle their wares. So, Patch readers, what do you think? The temperatures have started to get colder, but how early is too early to start thinking about Christmas or for stores to display holiday…