holiday happenings

November 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Westfield Montgomery Mall Offering Physically Distanced Photos With Santa

Westfield Montgomery Mall announced on its Instagram page that it will be offering physically distanced photos with Santa Claus Nov. 27 through Dec. 24. Montgomery Mall posted on social media that photos with Santa are by appointment only; there will be no walkup photos allowed to avoid crowding. Because of the coronavirus, Santa will not […]

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November 16, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Behind the Scenes: Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

Did you know it takes between ten and twelve people six weeks to create the annual Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg? Winter Lights Festival is a 3.5 mile drive past more than 380 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes. Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, and the North Pole are […]

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November 14, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Traffic on American Legion Bridge

Google: Best, Worst Thanksgiving Travel Times in Maryland

Are you travelling this Thanksgiving? Google has determined the best and worst times to travel on Maryland’s roads for the holiday and shared the information on their Mapping Thanksgiving web page. The internet search services giant has mapped out traffic and search trends for major cities, including the Baltimore/Washington D.C. region. It will come as […]

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November 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Urges Residents to Recycle During the Holidays (VIDEO)

The holidays are right around the corner and Montgomery County’s Department of Environmental Protection is asking all residents to recycle. Lorna Virgili has more. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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December 30, 2015 | Staff Writer

Photos of the Month

From vultures in Poolesville to Santa in Cabin John to the line of people waiting to see the latest Star Wars movie to Toys for Tots, it’s been a big month for photos on the MyMCMedia website. We want to thank everyone who shared an image, below:

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December 24, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Councilmember Katz Celebrates “Star Wars” Movie Release with Flashback Friday Picture (PHOTO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz is celebrating the release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Councilmember Katz posted a Gazette cover from 1999 in honor of the premiere, where he and Deputy Director of the Planning Department Rose Krasnow are dressed as Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia. “The Gazette newspaper called Rose Krasnow, who was […]

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December 24, 2015 | Staff Writer

Call SoberRide (VIDEO)

During the holiday season, the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP) is offering a free, cab ride service for drivers who have been drinking. Find out more about SoberRide in this week’s Transportation Update: Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming.

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December 23, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Beware of Charity Scams this Holiday Season

Maryland Secretary of State John Wobensmith is reminding residents to beware of misleading practices this holiday season. “The holiday season inspires a spirit of generosity to help those in need, but unfortunately, scam artists are also stepping up their efforts to take advantage of that generosity. It is important for all Marylanders to be vigilant […]

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December 23, 2015 | Willie James Inman

10 Places to Eat on Christmas Day (PHOTO)

Looking for a bite to eat this Christmas? I’ve got you covered. For the first post of “Take a Bite,” I put together a list of local restaurants open on Christmas Day to get your holiday munchies fix after watching A Christmas Story on repeat all day. Below are a few places you can check […]

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December 23, 2015 | Staff Writer

Holiday Rides Program Offers Alternative to Drinking and Driving

In an effort to help prevent drunk driving in Montgomery County, the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) is partnering with a local transportation service to offer $20 gift cards towards a designated driver this holiday season. The Holiday Rides Program is available now through January 1, 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration […]

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