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    Christmas at Gaylord National Resort in Washington, D.C.

    Every year the National Harbor offers exciting holiday activities, especially ICE! This year, the wonderland at the Gaylord National Resort showcases Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and you can learn how these incredible ice sculptures are carved. It’s fun for the whole family. ICE! is open daily from November 18th through January 1st, 2018. Tickets cost $32-$39 plus tax for ages 12 and older and $24-$32 plus tax

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    Yuletide Festivities Abound in Washington, D.C.

    Renee Sklarew, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to Washington, D.C., tells us all about the many Yuletide offerings in our Nation’s Capital. It’s that time of year again—when thoughts turn to shopping and sugar cookies. The Nation’s Capital is a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays, and nothing is very crowded. The whole city is lit up, and there is

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    The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2018 is Here!

    The Unofficial Guide to Universal Orlando 2018 arrives just in time for the upcoming holidays. We are celebrating with a GIVEAWAY. But first, here’s more about the guide and what’s new in the 2018 edition. Compiled and written by a former Universal Orlando employee, and based on decades of research from the experts behind the best-selling Unofficial Guide series, The Unofficial

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    Christmas Time at the Magic Kingdom

    With more than 1,300 decorated trees and 8.5 million lights strung throughout Walt Disney World, it is not difficult to get into the spirit of the season at the Kingdom of the Mouse. There is so much to see! Christmas experiences await at every park and resort. In a series of posts, Liliane Opsomer, coauthor of The Unofficial Guide to

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    Guided Christmas Tours at Walt Disney World

    Walt Disney World goes all out to decorate the parks and resorts for the Christmas Season. Have you ever wondered what logistics are involved transforming parks and hotels nearly overnight into a winter wonderland? Find out when you take one of the guided Christmas tours—an unforgettable experience. Disney currently offers two tours. Here is what you need to know. Disney’s