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Holiday Happenings

Reagan National Airport Project Journey Update – Fall 2018

November 14, 2018

Reagan National Airport is undergoing major improvements to better serve its customers. Read more about Project Journey construction and impacts on traffic, ground transportation and passenger routes plus tips for Holiday Travel.

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More Than One Million People In The Washington Metro Area To Travel This Thanksgiving, The Most Since 2005

November 14, 2018

Counting blessings and giving thanks, 1.3 million people living in and around Washington, D.C. are expected to venture 50 miles or more from their homes during the extended Thanksgiving holiday travel weekend. Such is the appeal of the fourth Thursday of November each year.

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“A Christmas Carol” Theater Night At The Little Theatre Of Alexandria And Del Ray Artisans

November 13, 2018

Don’t be a Scrooge! Join us all for an evening of Holiday Cheer at The Little Theatre of Alexandria for their legendary performance of “A Christmas Carol” on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018. Del Ray Artisans partners with LTA for an exclusive evening of food, drink, and performance. 

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Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Holiday Shop

November 13, 2018

Treat yourself to the Mount Vernon Unitarian Church Holiday Shop, Saturday, Nov. 17, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1909 Windmill Lane, Alexandria. This annual church bazaar showcases the finest regional artists in fiber arts, photography, wood, paper, metal, glass, and clay and vendors selling orchids and crafts from around the world. 

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Have A Guilt-Free Thanksgiving From Patient First

November 13, 2018

Thanksgiving is a time to count our blessings and indulge in some comfort food.   This is one of the few days during the year when many people do not think twice about going for second helpings of homemade mashed potatoes and turkey.

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AAA: More Than 54 Million Americans To Travel This Thanksgiving, The Most Since 2005

November 8, 2018

A total of 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, AAA is forecasting. This represents a 4.8 percent increase over last year. The 2018 holiday weekend will see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume in more than a dozen years (since 2005), with 2.5 million more people taking to the nation’s roads, skies, rails and waterways compared with last year.

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Travel Tips For A Better Journey Through Washington’s Airports This Holiday Season

November 8, 2018

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and Washington Dulles International Airport are preparing for another record holiday travel season as more people plan to take to the skies between Thanksgiving and the New Year. Advice for navigating Washington, DC’s airports throughout the holidays.

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43rd Annual Alexandria Turkey Trot

November 8, 2018

A Thanksgiving morning tradition, the 43rd annual Alexandria Turkey Trot will take place on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. This fast, flat, USATF-certified five-mile course through the heart of Del Ray is the DC area’s premiere Turkey Trot. Donations of food items and/or cash support ALIVE!, a nonprofit organization serving Alexandria’s needy. 

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City Of Alexandria Announces Schedule Of Services for Veterans Day, November 11-12

November 7, 2018

City of Alexandria government offices, libraries and recreation centers will be open on Monday, Nov. 12. All Veterans Day-related updates and closures are listed below. Resource Recovery: Residential refuse and recycling will be collected according to the City’s normal schedule for the week of Nov. 12 to 16; there will be no "holiday slide.” The Household

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WMATA Extended Metro Shutdown November 9-12

November 6, 2018

There will be no Blue or Yellow line Metrorail trains between the Braddock Rd and Pentagon City stations over Veterans Day weekend Friday, Nov. 9 through Monday, Nov. 12 due to a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority project.

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