The Holiday Guide to NoVA


The winter season has begun! There are parking spots to fight for, gifts to wrap, relatives to visit, parties to throw, kids to keep busy, treats to prepare, and hopefully, snow angels to make! The pros here at NVM have put together a holiday guide that will be there with you every step of the way as you do all these festive things and much, much more. Check back every day for new additions to the guide!




Fairfax | Arlington | Alexandria 
Falls Church | Loudoun 
Fredericksburg | Stafford  
Culpeper Prince William 

Manassas Fauquier




Christmas Dining Guide
Where to make your Christmas reservations this year.

New Year’s Dining Guide
Where to eat your last meal of 2012.


And a Guide to New Year’s Winery Bashes!




Stocking Stuffers 
Wino Accessories
Beer Accessories
Health Nut Gifts 
Cocktail Accessories 
Beauty Gift Sets 
Stylish Gifts 
Infinite Jewelry
The Extravagant 
Pampering Gifts 
Something Romantic 
What People Really Want 
Etsy Gifts for Kiddos 
Host/Hostess Gifts 
Holiday Craft Market 
Crafty Gifts 
Great Gifts for Teachers
Sentimental Gifts
Sporty Gifts
For the Technology Fan
Something Funny





Crunch this now!
Candy Cane White Chocolate Bark 

Scoop this now!
Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding 

Roast this now! 
Roasted Brussels Sprouts 

Butter this now! 
White Fruit Cake

Cook this now!
Beef Tenderloin with Cranberry Chutney 

Pour this now!
Apple Schider 

Toast this now! 
Captain’s Cinnamon Toast Cocktail 

Shake this now! 
Italian Reindeer Cocktail

Pop this now!
Popcorn Squares 

Drink this now!
Apple Sidecar

Heat this now! 
Hot Brandy Eggnog 

Sip this now! 
Irish Cream Caramel Appletini


Other Festive Things to Do in NoVA

See the Lights | Winter Runs | Winter Crafts for Kids | “Nutcracker” Performances | Ice Skating at RTC  | Celebrate Internationally | Christmas Tree Farms | Hit the Slopes | Cook with Cinnamon | Hand-Make the Perfect Christmas Card | 5 Must-Watch Holiday Movies | The Lineup of Holiday TV Classics  | New Year’s 5Ks

Decorate Your Home for the Holidays

Q&A with Caryn Cramer | Tips from Lauren Nicole Designs | Build the Perfect Bar Cart for Your Holiday Party | Holiday Crafts for Kids

More Holiday Tips from NoVA Pros

Holiday Tips from America’s Supernanny | How One Local Trainer Stays Fit During the Holidays | Where to Get Your Party Dress | How to Host a Virginia Wine Party | Guide to  NoVA Malls | What Santa Wants for Christmas | Style Report: Ring in the New Year in This Attire | Resolutions Hit List | Apps for Post-Holiday Returns

Christmas Music Showdown: Who Did It Best?