Arlington, VA

Crystal City is planning a series of events to help make the dead of winter a bit livelier.

The Crystal City 1K Wine Walk — which combines light exercise with moderate drinking — will be back for a second year. The event proved popular enough that it’s being expanded. The wine walk will now be held on two consecutive days: Saturday, Jan. 14 and Sunday, Jan. 15. Participants will be led on a one kilometer indoor course under the streets of Crystal City, with wine and snack stations set up along the way.

The following weekend, Crystal City will hold its inaugural 1K Beer Walk. Featuring the same general format as the wine walk, the beer walk will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22.

Wine and beer walkers will each be given 20 tickets for sips and snacks, and will each receive a “race” t-shirt.

In February, the annual Crystal Couture fashion show will return to the former underground food court at 1750 Crystal Drive.

Promising “five nights of trunk shows, runway shows, music, open bar, free snacks, free makeovers from makeup artists and hair stylists and chats with wardrobe stylists,” the event will take place from 6:00 to 10:00 each night from Feb. 7 to 11. Admission is free.

Organizers say this year’s event will feature more shopping opportunities and up to 50 percent off designer fashions.

Disclosure: Crystal City BID is an ARLnow.com advertiser

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