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BOTANICAL GARDENS HOLIDAY DISPLAY
Date: November 24, 2021– January 2, 2022 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
Place: US Botanical Garden- Washington, DC
Information: The United States Botanic Garden will feature an outdoor holiday display in 2021. Festive adornments, winterberries, lighted trees and shrubs, and conifers and greenery on display. Don’t miss the popular train display!
B&O RAILROAD HOLIDAY TRAIN RIDES
Date: November 19, 2021– December 31, 2021 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
Place: B&O Railroad in Baltimore, MD
Price: $ Price Depends on adventure
Information: Nothing is more magical than a holiday train ride. Weather you take an adventure on the Polar Express or visit during the Holiday train display you are sure have a memorable time.
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays and now (Saturday’s 9:00 AM -11:00 AM)
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Saturday’s 9:00 AM -11:00 AM)
Details: Toddler time is back with a new program now known as Little Leapers! Little Leapers is a fun, high-energy play adventure, created for parents and little ones to enjoy together. You’ll love watching your child bounce, climb, and explore in a safe environment while interacting with similar age children and learning about sharing, teamwork, and other important social skills. Bond, make memories, and watch your Little Leaper thrive.
Age Group: Children 5 years old and under.
MAJESTIC LAND SCHEDULE
Location: St. Charles Towne Center- Waldorf, MD (Lower Level)
Details: Visit the kingdom of family fun. Majesticland is a safe, fun, and a uniquely different one-stop-shop of family entertainment that offers a world of new excitement and creates memories to last a lifetime. Geared towards children 12-years-old and under, our family entertainment center offers a variety of entertainment activities that will have your little ones never wanting to leave! Featuring indoor play area for young kids and arcade type games for older kids.
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING FEAST
Date: November 25, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Lucianna’s Steakhouse Parking Lot- 3331 Plaza Way. Waldorf, MD 20603
Details: Free Community Thanksgiving meal in honor of Joe Gressis.
CHARLES COUNTY THANKSGIVING FEAST
Date: November 25, 2021
Time: 12:00PM – 3:00PM
Location: Israel Total Ministry’s – Waldorf, MD
Details: All are welcome to come out and receive a delicious full course to-go Thanksgiving meal.
INDOOR MINIATURE GOLF SCHEDULE
Location: Scary Strokes- Technology Dr. Waldorf, MD
Details: Our center provides entertainment at affordable prices for the entire family. Play a round of indoor miniature golf under our blacklights and immerse yourself in an experience unlike you’ve never played before. Lots of fun arcade games available as well.
LIGHTS ON THE BAY
Date: November 24, 2021– January 1, 2022 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
Place: Sandy Point State Park
Price: $20 Per Car
Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 24th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available for purchase to make your experience even more amazing.
WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
Date: November 20, 2021- January 9, 2022
Place: 13710 Central Ave, Upper Marlboro, MD
Price: Park Admission
Information: This dazzling, winter spectacular will make your holiday shine with more than a million glittering lights, holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, visits with Santa and theme park rides! PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE
BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
Date: November 19, 2021– January 2, 2022 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
Price: $10 per person/ Ages 3 and under FREE
Information: Walk thru this beautiful display of holiday lights that features more than a million colorful lights. Following your walk among the lights, warm up inside the Conservatory and enjoy a colorful display of holiday poinsettias, flowering plants and evergreens.
Dates: DAILY SPECIALS
Times: Times Varies
Location: AMF Waldorf, MD
Details: The bowling alley is back open and offering family specials.
WALDORF SKATE CENTER- OPEN SKATE
Tuesday & Thursday Evening 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday Evening 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday Afternoon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saturday Evening 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Roller-skating is one way for kids to get some exercise and it’s something the whole family can do. Waldorf Roller Skating Center Roller and Inline Skating Rink offers open skating, where the rink is open to the public, as well as private access to the skating rink for events such as a birthday party. The rink offers rentals for regular roller skates and you are free to bring your own regular or inline skates. For beginners, skating classes are available for kids and adults of all ages. ***Always call first or check site before attending event***
Family Night (Tuesday & Thursday Night)
$4.00 for Admission + $1.00 Skate Rental
Afternoon Skate Sessions
$7.00 for Admission + $2.00 Skate Rental
Evening Skate Session
$8.00 for Admission + $2.00 Skate Rental
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