The end of the payroll tax holiday means that workers will find less money in their paychecks in 2013 — $1,000 less if you earn $50,000. Make up for the shortfall by taking advantage of these budget-friendly activities, events and happy hour deals offered in the D.C. area.
Let's start with the obvious: Unlike many other major cities, most of Washington's attractions are free, including the bird's-eye view from the top of the Old Post Office Tower.Fritz Hahn/The Washington Post
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump lit the National Christmas Tree for the first time. The program was hosted by television personality Kathie Lee Gifford and actor Dean Cain and featured performances by the Beach Boys, Jack Wagner, Wynonna Judd, Craig Campbell and others.