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CCPR EVENT CALENDAR
Location: Charles County Maryland Parks & Rec Facilities
Details: From open gym to dance classes and family friendly events to kids courses; Charles County Parks and Recreation has many options.
Age Group: All Ages
Cost: Most Activities have a fee
THE NUTCRACKER- THE WASHINGTON BALLET COMPANY
Date: November 25 – December 30, 2022
Time: Multiple Show Times
Location: Warner Theatre
Details: Experience the magic of The Washington Ballet’s charmingly-DC The Nutcracker!
This celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Join us again with family and friends or start a new holiday tradition with your loved ones. Set to Tchaikovsky’s magical score, this celebrated classic comes to life with intricate, stunning set designs, original period costumes, and over 100 dancers including students and trainees from The Washington School of Ballet. It has become the signature Nutcracker of the nation’s capital. The Washington Ballet’s The Nutcracker will transport audiences of all ages into a winter wonderland that has become a lasting holiday tradition not to be missed.
CHRISTMAS AT THE GAYLORD HOTEL & ICE!
Date: November 20, 2022 – December 31, 2022
Place: National Harbor
Information: There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor. Enjoy the region’s most beautiful Christmas decorations. With thousands of twinkling lights and a 55-foot tall Starlight Christmas tree suspended over our indoor garden atrium, you’ll be filled with holiday cheer. Enjoy Free activities: Nightly Tree lighting, Sunday Holiday movies on the Potomac and more. Extra activities such as: ICE! returns this holiday season! Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice. You’ll see the story of A Christmas Story!™ in larger-than-life sculptures and even plunge down slides made entirely of ice in this Gaylord Hotels original experience.
Date: Tuesdays & Thursdays and now (Saturday’s 9:00 AM -11:00 AM)
Time: Week Days 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.
HISTORIC TRAIN STATION OPEN
Date: First Saturday of the month
September 3, 2022
October 29, 2022
November 26, 2022
December 4, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: La Plata Train Station- Kent Ave. La Plata, MD
Details: Open to accommodate guests visiting town during the Veteran’s Day parade. La Plata’s train station has long been a symbol of the founding and growth of our town. It is also the sole surviving passenger station on the Pope’s Creek Line of the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad. What better place to host a museum dedicated to telling the story of La Plata’s beginning and development and the rise and decline of the Pope’s Creek Line? Step back in time to get a glimpse of the La Plata that was and the events that shaped La Plata’s path! This is the first opening of the Museum since 2019, and new exhibits are on display.
Event Type: Family Fun
Age Group: All Ages
HOUSE OF NERF
Date: First and Forth Saturday
Time: 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Charles County Fair Grounds- La Plata, MD
Details: Southern Maryland House of Nerf LLC is back hosting nerf battle in 2022 and we want you to be there for the foam flinging fun. So gather up your nerf blasters and bring the kids (7 years old and up) to fling some foam. Tickets are $15 at the door or you can order early online and save some money using our ticketing site. And fill out our digital release of liability form as well.
Ages: 7 and up ONLY!
ACTION JAXX- SCHEDULE
Location: Action Jaxx- 3443 Rockefeller Ct. Waldorf , MD
Details: Action Jaxx is a indoor family fun center with indoor play ground, bounce houses and video games.
Cost: $15 per kid
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INDOOR MINI GOLF: SCARY STROKES
Location: Scary Strokes – Waldorf , MD
Details: Enjoy indoor mini golf and arcade.
Event Type: Family Fun
Cost: Vary Depending on age/Price range $5-10 per person/ Military Discounts!
CHICAGO- DATE NIGHT FEATURE
Date: November 15-27, 2022
Time: 7:30 PM Evening Show (Weekend Matinee 2PM)
Location: National Theater
Details: National Theater offers a perfect date night option! After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen. No wonder CHICAGO has been honored with 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards, a Grammy®, and thousands of standing ovations. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary — you’ve got to come see why the name on everyone’s lips is still…CHICAGO.
Tickets: Range in Price- $55+
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