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Santa and his reindeer ski into Old Town Alexandria's waterfront at 1 p.m. on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

Weekend Guide

Have Yourself a Merry Christmas Weekend ‘Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the city, residents were leaving, oh what a pity. But if you are in town this weekend and not in the shopping malls trying to finish your holiday shopping, there are a few things to do in
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A few DMV restaurants will be open Christmas Day, so make your reservations early. (Photo: Thinkstock)A few DMV restaurants will be open Christmas Day, so make your reservations early. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Holiday Dining

Restaurants Offer Christmas Eve, Day Meals Many area restaurants are offering special Christmas menus. Most are available on Christmas Eve, but a few where noted are also open on Christmas day. If you don’t want to cook, check out these options to give you more time to enjoy your
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Out-of-town relatives or friends are often asked to babysit over the holidays. Have you adequately prepared them to deal with an emergency? (Photo: Stock)

Christmas Vacation

Is Your Holiday Babysitter Prepared? As parents tackle their holiday lists, one item may be especially important – finding a babysitter. Parents may ask friends or relatives, including those from out-of-town, to watch their young children while they shop, attend holiday functions
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