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December 2022: 65 Things to Do This Winter

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Wrap It Up

“Wicked” returns to the Kennedy Center this month. Photograph by Joan Marcus.

“Experience” gifts are all the rage. Here are some of the best for everyone on your list—plus presents you can package to go with them. By Amy Moeller.


Immerse Yourself

Inside the gold-and-yellow glow of a Gustav Klimt experience. Photograph by David Ruano.

From wraparound digital art to touchable TV nostalgia, a new wave of immersive experiences allows audiences to lose—and find—themselves. By Natalie Gontcharova.


65 Reasons to Love Winter

Eat in igloos at the Watergate. Photograph by David Preta.

Lace up skates, dine in an igloo, drink a hot cocktail. Here are places and ways to delight in the season, whether you’re chilling outside or getting cozy indoors. Edited by Daniella Byck.

Photograph courtesy of US Postal Service.


Stamp of Approval: The story behind a striking new postage stamp. By Mimi Montgomery.

Style Report: What people wore at Howard’s homecomingBy Asia Alexander. Photographs by Evy Mages.

How Do Stolen Artifacts Get Returned?: A look inside the Smithsonian’s new policy for the ethical return of stolen artifacts. By Keely Bastow.

Anthrax in Chevy Chase DC: An exhibit revisits a German spy’s secret bioweapons lab in Chevy Chase DC. By Andrew Beaujon.

Where & When

Rare Essence And Trouble Funk. Photograph by Mike Kirby.

Things to Do: Our guide to the month in culture. By Washingtonian Staff.


Francisco Diaz. Photograph by Jeff Elkins

Interview: Washington’s chief medical examiner explains what it’s like to do such a difficult gig. By Sylvie McNamara.

Courting Favor: A DC transplant tries to get involved in the city’s pickup-basketball scene. It turns out to be more complicated than he expected. By William Henagan.

Hounds of LoveAt an annual convention for obsessive greyhound fans, the humans who adore the skinny creatures proved to be a special breed. By Sylvie McNamara.


DC is within driving distance of many ski resorts—for both new and advanced skiers, and non-skiers, too. Photograph by Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Ski Scene: A guide to East Coast ski resorts ideal for all kinds of groups. By Amy Moeller.

Giving Back: Looking to make an impact? Consider a donation to any of these 20 organizations. By Daniella Byck.

Top Lawyers: The area’s best legal talent—including divorce attorneys, criminal defenders, employment lawyers, and estate planners. By Damare Baker.


A shareable spread at Barcelona, one of readers’ favorite date spots. Photograph by Manny Vargas.

The Votes Are In: The results of our 45th annual Readers’ Favorite Restaurants survey. By Washingtonian Staff.

The Year That Was: Eight ways the city’s food scene changed in 2022. By Ann Limpert.


What’s new in National Landing—including this expanded esplanade. Photograph by Evy Mages

The Briefing | National Landing: What to check out in this rapidly changing Virginia neighborhood—and what’s coming. By Damare Baker.

Off the Market: The month’s luxury home sales. By Washingtonian Staff.

Pastry chef Mark Ramsdell on building (and taking apart) the perfect gingerbread house. As told to Amy Moeller.