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Winter in Crystal City to Feature Wine, Beer & Fashion

by ARLnow.com November 11, 2011 at 10:50 am 3,307 4 Comments

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.

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  • I hope they really have snacks along the way this time…last time it was all wine and the snacks were only at the end. That was a bit much wine without any nibbles.

  • JimPB

    Will there be a “fashion” component for the 1Ks? If stiletto high heels are part of the “fashion,” the effects of wine and beer consumption at the almost two score of sources of the brews could contribute to some finteresting wobbles and even dramatic falls from the heights.

  • Nicole

    I think you have your dates wrong.. I see on their web site that the Wine walk is on FEB 26 & 27. Can someone please confirm these dates?

  • George

    Crystal Couture – Show & Sale NOT Open Bar, They stated it in their press release, but when you get there it’s not open bar and the Director of Marketing Rob Mandel denies quite arrogantly he ever advertised it or approved it with an open bar when it’s clearly there cached in google on their website and a lot of others. Please correct so they don’t keep benefiting from their false advertising and you are helping them dupe people into going. It was already disappointing enough as a show, but to think you’re gonna at least get a free drink is worse.



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