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Shop for last-minute gifts, sing along to “Messiah,” sip Hanukkah cocktails and watch a Christmas classic.

Mark your calendars: Our critics pick the best the holidays have to offer.

  • Washington Post Staff
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  • Events
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  • Nov 23
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Washington Post critics give their picks for the best of the season.

The Shaw bar will sport "intense" decorations, seasonal cocktails and kitschy happy hours. And "Manischewitz pong."

From stage to cinema and bar to boat, our critics pick the best holiday events around D.C.

  • Going Out Guide staff
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  • Weekend
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  • Nov 26, 2014
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Eat, drink and cook your way through the festive season.

International Christmas Bazaars offer gifts, music and tastes of home

Proceeds from the tour help fund association events and local nonprofits.

Grab an axe and try your hand at tree-cutting.

An Edvard Munch-themed tree lights up at Union Station -- because nothing says Christmas like existential angst, does it?

  • The Reliable Source
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  • Dec 3, 2013
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