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  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- FIRST COLONIAL CHICK-FIL-A
    7:30 AM-9:30 AM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- FIRST COLONIAL CHICK-FIL-A

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

    Location: 45150 1st Colony Way . California, MD

    Details: Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town! Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable morning with Santa and his Elves!

    Event Type:Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages Welcome

    Cost: FREE event (food extra)

    Event Link

  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
    7:30 AM-11:00 AM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: DECEMBER 1 , 2018

    Time:  7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Breakfast with Santa + our 25 Days ’til Christmas party is a fun, memorable event for local children! Join us for a yummy pancake breakfast, crafts, and face painting–then the party begins!

    The doors of our food court will open at 7:30 AM on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Upon entry, each child will receive a “jingle bell” bracelet and a festive party hat. Parents/guardians will receive a holiday ticket that contains coupons or discounts from our retailers. Be sure to keep your ticket stub because you may win a gift card prize that will be given away at the end of the breakfast event (around 10:00 am, you must be present to win). Five (5) American Express gift cards ranging in value from $25 to $100 will be awarded. Parents could also win one of four bracelets from Pandora Jewelry!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND HOLIDAY BAZAAR
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND HOLIDAY BAZAAR
    Date: 12/1/2018
    Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (02:00 Duration)
    Location: William B. Wade Elementary 2300 Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf, MD. 20603
    Details: 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar (Craft Fair) and Winter Wonderland. Come shop our Holiday Bazaar with 40+ Vendors/crafters. You will find many unique items. This is a great place to kick off your holiday shopping. We will also have breakfast with Santa and many other fun activities for the kids for a small fee. There is no charge to shop at the Bazaar.
    Event Type: Holiday
    Age Group:All Ages
  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA COW
    9:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA COW

    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM -10:30 AM

    Location: Chick-fil-A Waldorf

    Details: Come for breakfast and meet Santa Cow and enjoy some fun activities.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: Kids of All Ages

    Cost: Free event, food not included.

  • HOLIDAY TRAIL
    9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    HOLIDAY TRAIL

    Date: November 30 – December 2, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Various Locations:

    Details: See Flier for details on events.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $

    Event Link

     

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  • FULL DOME SHOW AT THE JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/01/2018-12/09/2018

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    Location: James E.Richmond Science Center
    Description: James E. Richmond Science Center previews a full dome show every 1ST & 3RD Saturday.

    WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

    Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
    Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
    Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

    FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS

    Doors Open» 9:00 a.m.
    Fulldome Shows» 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.
    Exploration Stations» 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Event Type: Family
    Age Group(s): All Ages
    Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free
    Registration: Purchase tickets online

  • OPEN BARN- GREENWELL
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636

    25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636

    OPEN BARN

    Date: First Saturday of the month
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Greenwell Foundation
    Details: Join us for Open Barn! This designated time serves as an opportunity for the community to come meet us and explore the programs we offer. Open Barn runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon and is open to the whole family!
    Event Type: Family Program
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/01/2018-12/02/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • MAKERS MARKET
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    MAKERS MARKET

    Date/Time:

    Holiday Maker’s Markets: 9:00am-2:00pm on the the following days:
    Saturday, November 3
    Saturday, December 1
    Saturday, December 8
    Saturday, December 15
    Saturday, December 22

    Time:

    Location: Annmarie Garden

    Details: Join us for one (or all) of our five indoor HOLIDAY Markets! Each Market will feature a different selection of vendors offering a variety of gifts for all the loved ones on your list! All the markets are indoors.

    Cost: Admission is free.

    EVENT LINK

  • COCOA, COOKIES & CRAFTS – AR WORKSHOP
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/01/2018

    COOKIES & CRAFTS AR WORKSHOP

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: SESSION 1 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM/ SESSION 2 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    Location: AR Workshop, 317 Charles St. La Plata, MD 20646

    Details: Join AR Workshop for a festive and family-friendly Cocoa, Cookies & Crafts DIY workshop session to make any of our (totally kid-friendly) NEW HOLIDAY WOOD ORNAMENTS for just $5 each! (Given the 1.5 hour time slot, up to 6 ornaments is recommended per person). Registration for this event is REQUIRED to guarantee your spot.Payment can be made when you attend the event. Choose your ornament designs and paint colors at the workshop! While you’re here, enjoy cookies, cocoa, and check out all of our holiday home decor, jewelry, accessories and last-minute Christmas gift ideas!

    Event Type:Craft

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $5

    Event Link

    *Each attending guest must register to participate, including children. **This special event is not eligible for promotions or coupons.

     

  • TINY ELF WORKSHOP
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/01/2018

    TINY ELF WORKSHOP

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM

    Location: Hollywood Recreation Center

    Details: Santa’s coming to town early! We welcome all our Tiny Elves to our Santa’s Workshop. Children will all get to tell Santa what they would like for the Holiday and even get a professional photo! Holiday themed activities and crafts will be available. Parents must attend with their child and pre-register their child.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: 0-5

    EVENT LINK

  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – ST LEONARD
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – ST COLUMBA

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: St Columba School, Oxon Hill, MD

    Details: Join us for the 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa Christmas Market Place on Sat. Dec. 1. 2018. Pancake Breakfast served from 9am to 12 noon.
    Admission to Craft fair free. Photos with Santa until 12 noon.
    Over 25 vendors, face painting, kids crafts, door prizes all day.
    Fun day for the whole family.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Cost: Tickets $10.00 for adults and $5.00 ages 10 yrs to 5yrs old. 4 and under free.

    EVENT LINK

     

     

     

  • HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Location: Serenity Farm, Benedict, MD

    Details: Crafts, gifts, baked goods, etc. Visits from Santa from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Face painting and kids crafts too!

    Cost: FREE

     

  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- ACCOKEEK VFD
    9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- ACCOKEEK VFD

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

    Location: 16111 Livingston Rd.

    Details: Enjoy a tasty breakfast and pictures with Santa.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Event Link

     

     

  • HOME DEPOT WORKSHOP
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    12050 Jefferson Farm Pl Waldorf, MD 20601

    12050 Jefferson Farm Pl Waldorf, MD 20601

    HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP- SLED WITH REINDEER

    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Home Depot Waldorf

    Details: Dash through the snow in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model sleigh pulled by a reindeer. Once your sleigh is complete, you and your musher can decorate it with paint and stickers and put imagination to work towing gifts around town. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

  • WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    9:30 AM-10:45 AM
    12/01/2018-01/02/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    Date : Most Saturdays & Sundays (Always check Pump It Up site first)
    Time : 9:30 AM – 10:40 AM
    Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
    Details : WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    Cost: $9.90 per child
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

  • 41 ST ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    41 ST ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL (BASE ACCESS ONLY)

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: PAX DRILL

    Details:

    • Let us help you with your Holiday shopping this year. All vendors selling hand-crafted gifts, art, and decorations as well as home-made treats.
    • Crafts and activities available for children.
    • Food and Beverage availabel for purchase in the Bowling Center.

    Event Link

     

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
    Times: SUNDAYS-12:00 PM – 6:00 PM/ Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY LINK
  • HERITAGE CHOCOLATES – MARSHMALLOW CHRISTMAS TREE
    10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    Date: December 1, 2018
    Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Heritage Chocolates, Leonardtown, MD
    Details: Heritage Chocolate’s is starting the Christmas season full of Holiday cheer! Bring the whole family down to the shop to decorate our house-made marshmallow, chocolate-dipped Christmas Trees! We’ll have all the toppings to trim your trees ♥ Each Marshmallow tree is $2.50. While you’re there, pick up some treats and get a head start on your holiday shopping! We’ll have the shelves fully stocked! Hope to see you there!
    Event Type: Workshop
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $2

    EVENT LINK

  • FESTIVAL OF TREES- ST MARY’S
    10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    FESTIVAL OF TREES- ST MARY’S

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California, MD

    Details: In addition to lavishly decorated trees, there will be live entertainment, holiday music, and activities for children, including snacks and photos with Santa on Dec. 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost to enter is FREE!

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE entry

    Event Link

  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- SWAN POINT
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

    Location: Swann Point Country Club

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All Ages

    Event Link

     

  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • 25 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS PARTY
    10:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: DECEMBER 1 , 2018

    Time:  10:30 – 12:00

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Start the countdown to the BIG DAY at our 25 Days ’til Christmas Party! Families will be treated to a FREE holiday concert when GRAMMY nominated children’s band, Milkshake performs near Macy’s Home Store court! The party starts around 10:30 AM, children & families can dance & rock out to Milkshake Trio’s festive tunes until 11:30 AM. Then, more festive activities continue…including coloring/art activities! This event is free and open to the community, there is no limitation on attendees. Register & get FREE tickets at eventbrite.com: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25-days-til-christmas-party-tickets-52191538296

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

     

  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
    11:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

    Date: November 30-December 2, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Dr. Mudd House

    Details: The 16th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The museum will open at 11 am and close at 8 pm. The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Reservations are not required. This year we will have music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War Soldiers, and a walking tour of the house. The house will be decorated as it would have been in the Victorian Period.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: Summerseat Farm

    Details: Please join us Saturday, Dec 5th for our Christmas Open House. Kids can visit with, and have photos taken with SANTA. There will be crafts for the kids, holiday snacks and drinks. Bundle up and enjoy a hayride and have a visit with the farm animals. $5.00 per family. We look forward to seeing you all!

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: Kids of All Ages

    Event Link

  • COLONIAL CHRISTMAS
    11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    COLONIAL CHRISTMAS

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location:  Historic St. Mary’s City- Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

    Details: Celebrate Christmas the way the first Marylanders did with a walking tour of holiday traditions. Tours depart hourly, beginning at 11am. The final tour departs at 3pm. Admission.

    Event Type: Winter Festival

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $$

    Event Link

  • PAINT A SANTA MASON JAR
    11:30 AM-3:30 PM
    12/01/2018

    PAINT A SANTA MASON JAR

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center – The event will be held close to the Macy’s Home Store & Kohl’s Corridor.

    Details: Wonderfully Made 4 You Private Paint Parties will be here at St. Charles Towne Center helping us usher in the holiday season! Celebrate with us by painting either a Santa Mason Jar or a Festive Ornament!

    Event Type: Holiday/Craft

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: This is event is only $5 for children and $10 for adults/parents. Payment is made directly to Wonderfully Made 4 You Private Paint Parties at the event.

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    12:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    Date: November 17, 2018 -January 5, 2019 (WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL DEC 9)
    Place: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
    Price: Cost of Admission to park/ FREE to Season Pass Holders
    Information: Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Enjoy kid-friendly, thrill rides, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, meet Santa Claus in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a Christmas photo. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family. CHRISTMAS TOWN PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

  • SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
    12:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018- January 1, 2019
    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

  • SANTA WORKSHOP
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    SANTA WORKSHOP

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: 12:00 PM

    Location: Hollywood Recreation Center

    Details: Santa’s coming to town early! We welcome all our Tiny Elves to our Santa’s Workshop. Children will all get to tell Santa what they would like for the Holiday and even get a professional photo! Holiday themed activities and crafts will be available. Parents must attend with their child and pre-register their child.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: 6 AND UP

    EVENT LINK

  • HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING & FIREWORKS
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC 
    Date: November 16, 2018 – December 22, 2018
    Place: National Harbor
    Price: FREE
    Information: 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. Extras such as: ICE display, train rides and Build A Bear have a fee. Every Saturday there will be a tree lighting ceremony and fire works.

    12-2 pm- *Santa at the Carousel 12-2 pm * Santa at the Capital Wheel 4:45 pm Holiday Movie: 5:30 pm Tree Light Show and Fireworks

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All (Kid Friendly)

    Cost: Most activities are FREE (Wheel & Carousel $)

    Event Link

  • CHESAPEAKE BEACH – LIGHT UP THE TOWN
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    CHESAPEAKE BEACH LIGHT UP THE TOWN

    Dates/Times:

    • November 25, 2018: 4:30 PM Holiday Lighting Ceremony
    • December 1, 2018: 12:00 PM Holiday Parade
    • December 16, 2018: Dusk Luminaria Event
    • December 20, 2018: 7:00 PM Award Ceremony

    Location: Chesapeake Beach

    Details: See Flyer

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Event Link

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    12:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • MAKE BREAK- NOV- DEC SCHEDULE
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    MAKE BREAK

    Date: Saturday’s 1-3 PM / Sunday’s 2-4 PM

    Location: Michael’s Craft Store, Waldorf Store

    Details: Enjoy a fun craft provided by Michael’s Craft store.

    • Nov 3 – Decorate A Mini Tree
    • Nov 10 – Christmas Ornament
    • Nov 11 – Snowman Jar
    • Nov 17 – Christmas Wreath
    • Dec 1 – Ginger Bread House
    • Dec 2 – Ginger Bread Slime
    • Dec 8 – Try Me Day
    • Dec 9 – Design A Frame
    • Dec 15 – Christmas Shirts

    Cost: FREE

    Michaels’ Craft Store

     

  • ST CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS JUNGALBOOK
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    JUNGALBOOK

    Performances:

    Friday November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    Sunday December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

    Tickets: Adults $8/ Students/Senior Citizens/Military $5

    Event Link

  • MAKE BREAK- NOV- DEC SCHEDULE
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    MAKE BREAK

    Date: Saturday’s 1-3 PM / Sunday’s 2-4 PM

    Location: Michael’s Craft Store, Waldorf Store

    Details: Enjoy a fun craft provided by Michael’s Craft store.

    • Nov 3 – Decorate A Mini Tree
    • Nov 10 – Christmas Ornament
    • Nov 11 – Snowman Jar
    • Nov 17 – Christmas Wreath
    • Dec 1 – Ginger Bread House
    • Dec 2 – Ginger Bread Slime
    • Dec 8 – Try Me Day
    • Dec 9 – Design A Frame
    • Dec 15 – Christmas Shirts

    Cost: FREE

    Michaels’ Craft Store

     

     

  • WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
    4:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
    Date: November 2018- January 1, 2019 (Friday, Sat, Sun)
    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

  • SANTA’S WORKSHOP- PARENTS NIGHT OUT
    4:30 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    SANTA’S WORKSHOP- PARENTS NIGHT OUT
    Enjoy an evening out, while we entertain the kids!

    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

    Time: 4:30-9:00 PM
    Location : St. Andrew’s Church Parish Hall- 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Rd• Leonardtown, MD 20650

    Details: Dinner, Visit with Santa, Movie & Festive Fun!

    Registration: Required

    Event Type: Parent’s Night Out

    Age Group: Age 2+ potty trained
    Cost: $20 per child & $10 each additional child.
    Event Link

     

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
    Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
    Price: Free
    Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/01/2018

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
    Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

  • FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
    Date: Thanksgiving – December 23, 2018 *Closed Christmas*
    Place: 45850 Flat Iron Farm, Great Mills, MD
    Price: FREE
    Information: Enjoy a drive-through lights display that the whole family will enjoy.  The lights display is free, additional cost for pictures with Santa and pony rides. OPENING For the 2018 Christmas Season On Thanksgiving Night at 5pm.! Santa 6 pm Fri.&Sat nights until
    12-14 then Every night thru Dec.23RD

  • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
    Place: Sandy Point State Park
    Price: $15 Per Car
    Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

  • ZOO LIGHTS
    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    ZOO LIGHTS
    Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
    Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
    Price: Free admission
    Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

  • FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE

    Date: December 1-21, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Location: Streets around Mechanicsville

    Details: See flier for printable schedule

    The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 1 to December 21. Santa will be riding on the biggest and brightest Fire Engine we have. An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system.

    Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 – 6:30 PM and may last up until 9:00 PM. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens. Our crews will cover as many streets within the subdivisions as possible.

    Please check the following schedule to see if Santa Claus will be available in your subdivision. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area.

    If you have any questions, please contact Station 2 at (301) 884-4709 or click here to e-mail us. On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a very Safe and Merry

    Event Type: Santa Sighting

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    5:30 PM-9:30 PM
    12/01/2018

    BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
    Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
    Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

  • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- HUGHESVILLE VFD
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    SANTA RUN -HUGHESVILLE VFD

    Date: November 30, 2018 – December 16, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: See Flier

    Details:

    Santa wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Parents are reminded that it will be dark outside and difficult for Santa and his helpers to see everyone clearly. Please hold the children tight until the fire trucks stop moving.  Santa also wants to tell everyone that he cannot get to every street because of the size of the fire trucks. Santa’s elves have tried to identify streets that Santa can turn around on.  Santa and his elve’s will arrive with a parade of fire trucks and ambulances at the locations listed above between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday and 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

    NOTE: Santa runs will be cancelled due to weather and emergencies without notice. Santa will attempt to re-schedule cancelled routes, but will be busy preparing for Christmas! Please continue to check this schedule for any changes!! If you live on a new street, it will most likely be covered in the day that covers streets around you.

    Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

    Age Group: All AGes

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
    Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
    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.

  • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
    Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
    Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
    Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

  • LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS

    Date: Thanskgiving weekend through out December

    Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Location: Streets throughout La Plata

    Details: It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we can escort Santa through our first due response area. This is the full listing of where and when he will be visiting the La Plata area with our Volunteers. Please check our page frequently as inclement weather and emergency responses can impact the schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate the holiday season!

    UPDATE: Areas scheduled for 11/24 will be visited on 12/16 due to inclement weather

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
    Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
    Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
    Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

  • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    Date: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
    Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
    Event Type: Performance/Concert
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

  • CHRISTMAS CAROL
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    PTP PRESENTS  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Date: November 23- December 16, 2018

    Time: Friday & Saturday Shows 7:00 PM/ Sunday 3:00 PM

    Location: Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata MD

    Details: Don’t miss this holiday classic.

    Event Type:Entertainment

    Age Group: All Ages (Best for school aged and older)

    Cost: $

    Event Link

  • ST CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS JUNGALBOOK
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    JUNGALBOOK

    Performances:

    Friday November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    Sunday December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

    Tickets: Adults $8/ Students/Senior Citizens/Military $5

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS BELLS
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2018

    CHRISTMAS BELLS

    Date/ Time:

    Performances run November 30 – December 16
    Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
    Sundays at 3:30 PM
    Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

    Location: Newtowne Players

    Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

    Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

    Adults $15
    Seniors/Students/Military $12
    Children $10

    Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

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      7:30 AM-9:30 AM
      12/01/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- FIRST COLONIAL CHICK-FIL-A

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM

      Location: 45150 1st Colony Way . California, MD

      Details: Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town! Mark your calendars and join us for a memorable morning with Santa and his Elves!

      Event Type:Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages Welcome

      Cost: FREE event (food extra)

      Event Link

    • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
      7:30 AM-11:00 AM
      12/01/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

      Date: DECEMBER 1 , 2018

      Time:  7:30 AM – 11:00 AM

      Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

      Details: Breakfast with Santa + our 25 Days ’til Christmas party is a fun, memorable event for local children! Join us for a yummy pancake breakfast, crafts, and face painting–then the party begins!

      The doors of our food court will open at 7:30 AM on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Upon entry, each child will receive a “jingle bell” bracelet and a festive party hat. Parents/guardians will receive a holiday ticket that contains coupons or discounts from our retailers. Be sure to keep your ticket stub because you may win a gift card prize that will be given away at the end of the breakfast event (around 10:00 am, you must be present to win). Five (5) American Express gift cards ranging in value from $25 to $100 will be awarded. Parents could also win one of four bracelets from Pandora Jewelry!

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND HOLIDAY BAZAAR
      8:00 AM-10:00 AM
      12/01/2018
      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND HOLIDAY BAZAAR
      Date: 12/1/2018
      Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (02:00 Duration)
      Location: William B. Wade Elementary 2300 Smallwood Drive West, Waldorf, MD. 20603
      Details: 7th Annual Holiday Bazaar (Craft Fair) and Winter Wonderland. Come shop our Holiday Bazaar with 40+ Vendors/crafters. You will find many unique items. This is a great place to kick off your holiday shopping. We will also have breakfast with Santa and many other fun activities for the kids for a small fee. There is no charge to shop at the Bazaar.
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      Age Group:All Ages
    • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA COW
      9:00 AM-10:30 AM
      12/01/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA COW

      Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM -10:30 AM

      Location: Chick-fil-A Waldorf

      Details: Come for breakfast and meet Santa Cow and enjoy some fun activities.

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: Kids of All Ages

      Cost: Free event, food not included.

    • HOLIDAY TRAIL
      9:00 AM-6:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      HOLIDAY TRAIL

      Date: November 30 – December 2, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Various Locations:

      Details: See Flier for details on events.

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: $

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    • FULL DOME SHOW AT THE JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER
      9:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/01/2018-12/09/2018
      5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602
      5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

      Date: 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS
      Time: 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
      Location: James E.Richmond Science Center
      Description: James E. Richmond Science Center previews a full dome show every 1ST & 3RD Saturday.

      WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

      Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
      Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
      Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

      FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS

      Doors Open» 9:00 a.m.
      Fulldome Shows» 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.
      Exploration Stations» 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

      Event Type: Family
      Age Group(s): All Ages
      Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free
      Registration: Purchase tickets online

    • OPEN BARN- GREENWELL
      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/01/2018
      25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636
      25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636

      OPEN BARN

      Date: First Saturday of the month
      Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Location: Greenwell Foundation
      Details: Join us for Open Barn! This designated time serves as an opportunity for the community to come meet us and explore the programs we offer. Open Barn runs from 9:00 a.m. to noon and is open to the whole family!
      Event Type: Family Program
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
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      9:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/01/2018-12/02/2018
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

      INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
      Date: OPEN DAILY
      Time: ALL DAY
      Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
      Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
      Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: VARIES
      Registration: Drop-In

    • MAKERS MARKET
      9:00 AM-2:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      MAKERS MARKET

      Date/Time:

      Holiday Maker’s Markets: 9:00am-2:00pm on the the following days:
      Saturday, November 3
      Saturday, December 1
      Saturday, December 8
      Saturday, December 15
      Saturday, December 22

      Time:

      Location: Annmarie Garden

      Details: Join us for one (or all) of our five indoor HOLIDAY Markets! Each Market will feature a different selection of vendors offering a variety of gifts for all the loved ones on your list! All the markets are indoors.

      Cost: Admission is free.

      EVENT LINK

    • COCOA, COOKIES & CRAFTS - AR WORKSHOP
      9:00 AM-12:30 PM
      12/01/2018

      COOKIES & CRAFTS AR WORKSHOP

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: SESSION 1 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM/ SESSION 2 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

      Location: AR Workshop, 317 Charles St. La Plata, MD 20646

      Details: Join AR Workshop for a festive and family-friendly Cocoa, Cookies & Crafts DIY workshop session to make any of our (totally kid-friendly) NEW HOLIDAY WOOD ORNAMENTS for just $5 each! (Given the 1.5 hour time slot, up to 6 ornaments is recommended per person). Registration for this event is REQUIRED to guarantee your spot.Payment can be made when you attend the event. Choose your ornament designs and paint colors at the workshop! While you’re here, enjoy cookies, cocoa, and check out all of our holiday home decor, jewelry, accessories and last-minute Christmas gift ideas!

      Event Type:Craft

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: $5

      Event Link

      *Each attending guest must register to participate, including children. **This special event is not eligible for promotions or coupons.

       

    • TINY ELF WORKSHOP
      9:00 AM-11:00 AM
      12/01/2018

      TINY ELF WORKSHOP

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM

      Location: Hollywood Recreation Center

      Details: Santa’s coming to town early! We welcome all our Tiny Elves to our Santa’s Workshop. Children will all get to tell Santa what they would like for the Holiday and even get a professional photo! Holiday themed activities and crafts will be available. Parents must attend with their child and pre-register their child.

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: 0-5

      EVENT LINK

    • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - ST LEONARD
      9:00 AM-11:00 AM
      12/01/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – ST COLUMBA

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Location: St Columba School, Oxon Hill, MD

      Details: Join us for the 18th Annual Breakfast with Santa Christmas Market Place on Sat. Dec. 1. 2018. Pancake Breakfast served from 9am to 12 noon.
      Admission to Craft fair free. Photos with Santa until 12 noon.
      Over 25 vendors, face painting, kids crafts, door prizes all day.
      Fun day for the whole family.

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All

      Cost: Tickets $10.00 for adults and $5.00 ages 10 yrs to 5yrs old. 4 and under free.

      EVENT LINK

       

       

       

    • HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR
      9:00 AM-2:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

      Location: Serenity Farm, Benedict, MD

      Details: Crafts, gifts, baked goods, etc. Visits from Santa from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Face painting and kids crafts too!

      Cost: FREE

       

    • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- ACCOKEEK VFD
      9:00 AM-11:00 AM
      12/01/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- ACCOKEEK VFD

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

      Location: 16111 Livingston Rd.

      Details: Enjoy a tasty breakfast and pictures with Santa.

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Event Link

       

       

    • HOME DEPOT WORKSHOP
      9:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/01/2018
      12050 Jefferson Farm Pl Waldorf, MD 20601
      12050 Jefferson Farm Pl Waldorf, MD 20601

      HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP- SLED WITH REINDEER

      Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

      Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Location: Home Depot Waldorf

      Details: Dash through the snow in our hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a model sleigh pulled by a reindeer. Once your sleigh is complete, you and your musher can decorate it with paint and stickers and put imagination to work towing gifts around town. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.

    • WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
      9:30 AM-10:45 AM
      12/01/2018-01/02/2019
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

      WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
      Date : Most Saturdays & Sundays (Always check Pump It Up site first)
      Time : 9:30 AM – 10:40 AM
      Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
      Details : WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
      Cost: $9.90 per child
      Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

      ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

    • 41 ST ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
      10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      41 ST ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL (BASE ACCESS ONLY)

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

      Location: PAX DRILL

      Details:

      • Let us help you with your Holiday shopping this year. All vendors selling hand-crafted gifts, art, and decorations as well as home-made treats.
      • Crafts and activities available for children.
      • Food and Beverage availabel for purchase in the Bowling Center.

      Event Link

       

    • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
      10:00 AM-6:00 PM
      12/01/2018
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      Times: SUNDAYS-12:00 PM – 6:00 PM/ Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
      Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
      Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
      Event Type: Free Play
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
      Registration: Drop- In Welcome
      FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY LINK
    • HERITAGE CHOCOLATES - MARSHMALLOW CHRISTMAS TREE
      10:00 AM-2:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      Date: December 1, 2018
      Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
      Location: Heritage Chocolates, Leonardtown, MD
      Details: Heritage Chocolate’s is starting the Christmas season full of Holiday cheer! Bring the whole family down to the shop to decorate our house-made marshmallow, chocolate-dipped Christmas Trees! We’ll have all the toppings to trim your trees ♥ Each Marshmallow tree is $2.50. While you’re there, pick up some treats and get a head start on your holiday shopping! We’ll have the shelves fully stocked! Hope to see you there!
      Event Type: Workshop
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: $2

      EVENT LINK

    • FESTIVAL OF TREES- ST MARY'S
      10:00 AM-4:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      FESTIVAL OF TREES- ST MARY’S

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

      Location: Southern Maryland Higher Education Center, California, MD

      Details: In addition to lavishly decorated trees, there will be live entertainment, holiday music, and activities for children, including snacks and photos with Santa on Dec. 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Cost to enter is FREE!

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE entry

      Event Link

    • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- SWAN POINT
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

      Location: Swann Point Country Club

      Details: See Flier

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All Ages

      Event Link

       

    • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
      10:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

      Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

      Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • 25 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS PARTY
      10:30 AM-12:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

      Date: DECEMBER 1 , 2018

      Time:  10:30 – 12:00

      Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

      Details: Start the countdown to the BIG DAY at our 25 Days ’til Christmas Party! Families will be treated to a FREE holiday concert when GRAMMY nominated children’s band, Milkshake performs near Macy’s Home Store court! The party starts around 10:30 AM, children & families can dance & rock out to Milkshake Trio’s festive tunes until 11:30 AM. Then, more festive activities continue…including coloring/art activities! This event is free and open to the community, there is no limitation on attendees. Register & get FREE tickets at eventbrite.com: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/25-days-til-christmas-party-tickets-52191538296

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

       

    • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
      11:00 AM-8:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

      Date: November 30-December 2, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

      Location: Dr. Mudd House

      Details: The 16th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The museum will open at 11 am and close at 8 pm. The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Reservations are not required. This year we will have music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War Soldiers, and a walking tour of the house. The house will be decorated as it would have been in the Victorian Period.

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
      11:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

      Location: Summerseat Farm

      Details: Please join us Saturday, Dec 5th for our Christmas Open House. Kids can visit with, and have photos taken with SANTA. There will be crafts for the kids, holiday snacks and drinks. Bundle up and enjoy a hayride and have a visit with the farm animals. $5.00 per family. We look forward to seeing you all!

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: Kids of All Ages

      Event Link

    • COLONIAL CHRISTMAS
      11:00 AM-3:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      COLONIAL CHRISTMAS

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

      Location:  Historic St. Mary’s City- Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686

      Details: Celebrate Christmas the way the first Marylanders did with a walking tour of holiday traditions. Tours depart hourly, beginning at 11am. The final tour departs at 3pm. Admission.

      Event Type: Winter Festival

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: $$

      Event Link

    • PAINT A SANTA MASON JAR
      11:30 AM-3:30 PM
      12/01/2018

      PAINT A SANTA MASON JAR

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

      Location: St. Charles Towne Center – The event will be held close to the Macy’s Home Store & Kohl’s Corridor.

      Details: Wonderfully Made 4 You Private Paint Parties will be here at St. Charles Towne Center helping us usher in the holiday season! Celebrate with us by painting either a Santa Mason Jar or a Festive Ornament!

      Event Type: Holiday/Craft

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: This is event is only $5 for children and $10 for adults/parents. Payment is made directly to Wonderfully Made 4 You Private Paint Parties at the event.

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
      Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
      Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
      Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

    • BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
      12:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
      Date: November 17, 2018 -January 5, 2019 (WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL DEC 9)
      Place: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
      Price: Cost of Admission to park/ FREE to Season Pass Holders
      Information: Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Enjoy kid-friendly, thrill rides, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, meet Santa Claus in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a Christmas photo. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family. CHRISTMAS TOWN PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

    • SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
      12:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018- January 1, 2019
      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

    • SANTA WORKSHOP
      12:00 PM-2:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      SANTA WORKSHOP

      Date: December 1, 2018

      Time: 12:00 PM

      Location: Hollywood Recreation Center

      Details: Santa’s coming to town early! We welcome all our Tiny Elves to our Santa’s Workshop. Children will all get to tell Santa what they would like for the Holiday and even get a professional photo! Holiday themed activities and crafts will be available. Parents must attend with their child and pre-register their child.

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: 6 AND UP

      EVENT LINK

    • HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING & FIREWORKS
      12:00 PM-5:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC 
      Date: November 16, 2018 – December 22, 2018
      Place: National Harbor
      Price: FREE
      Information: 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. Extras such as: ICE display, train rides and Build A Bear have a fee. Every Saturday there will be a tree lighting ceremony and fire works.

      12-2 pm- *Santa at the Carousel 12-2 pm * Santa at the Capital Wheel 4:45 pm Holiday Movie: 5:30 pm Tree Light Show and Fireworks

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All (Kid Friendly)

      Cost: Most activities are FREE (Wheel & Carousel $)

      Event Link

    • CHESAPEAKE BEACH - LIGHT UP THE TOWN
      12:00 PM-2:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      CHESAPEAKE BEACH LIGHT UP THE TOWN

      Dates/Times:

      • November 25, 2018: 4:30 PM Holiday Lighting Ceremony
      • December 1, 2018: 12:00 PM Holiday Parade
      • December 16, 2018: Dusk Luminaria Event
      • December 20, 2018: 7:00 PM Award Ceremony

      Location: Chesapeake Beach

      Details: See Flyer

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All

      Event Link

    • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
      12:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/01/2018
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

      LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
      Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
      Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

      **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

      Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

      Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    • MAKE BREAK- NOV- DEC SCHEDULE
      1:00 PM-3:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      MAKE BREAK

      Date: Saturday’s 1-3 PM / Sunday’s 2-4 PM

      Location: Michael’s Craft Store, Waldorf Store

      Details: Enjoy a fun craft provided by Michael’s Craft store.

      • Nov 3 – Decorate A Mini Tree
      • Nov 10 – Christmas Ornament
      • Nov 11 – Snowman Jar
      • Nov 17 – Christmas Wreath
      • Dec 1 – Ginger Bread House
      • Dec 2 – Ginger Bread Slime
      • Dec 8 – Try Me Day
      • Dec 9 – Design A Frame
      • Dec 15 – Christmas Shirts

      Cost: FREE

      Michaels’ Craft Store

       

    • ST CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS JUNGALBOOK
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      JUNGALBOOK

      Performances:

      Friday November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
      Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
      Sunday December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

      Tickets: Adults $8/ Students/Senior Citizens/Military $5

      Event Link

    • MAKE BREAK- NOV- DEC SCHEDULE
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      MAKE BREAK

      Date: Saturday’s 1-3 PM / Sunday’s 2-4 PM

      Location: Michael’s Craft Store, Waldorf Store

      Details: Enjoy a fun craft provided by Michael’s Craft store.

      • Nov 3 – Decorate A Mini Tree
      • Nov 10 – Christmas Ornament
      • Nov 11 – Snowman Jar
      • Nov 17 – Christmas Wreath
      • Dec 1 – Ginger Bread House
      • Dec 2 – Ginger Bread Slime
      • Dec 8 – Try Me Day
      • Dec 9 – Design A Frame
      • Dec 15 – Christmas Shirts

      Cost: FREE

      Michaels’ Craft Store

       

       

    • WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
      4:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
      Date: November 2018- January 1, 2019 (Friday, Sat, Sun)
      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

    • SANTA'S WORKSHOP- PARENTS NIGHT OUT
      4:30 PM-9:00 PM
      12/01/2018
      SANTA’S WORKSHOP- PARENTS NIGHT OUT
      Enjoy an evening out, while we entertain the kids!

      Date: Saturday, December 1, 2018

      Time: 4:30-9:00 PM
      Location : St. Andrew’s Church Parish Hall- 44078 St. Andrew’s Church Rd• Leonardtown, MD 20650

      Details: Dinner, Visit with Santa, Movie & Festive Fun!

      Registration: Required

      Event Type: Parent’s Night Out

      Age Group: Age 2+ potty trained
      Cost: $20 per child & $10 each additional child.
      Event Link

       

    • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
      Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
      Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
      Price: Free
      Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

    • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
      5:00 PM-9:30 PM
      12/01/2018

      WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
      Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
      Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
      Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

    • FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
      5:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
      Date: Thanksgiving – December 23, 2018 *Closed Christmas*
      Place: 45850 Flat Iron Farm, Great Mills, MD
      Price: FREE
      Information: Enjoy a drive-through lights display that the whole family will enjoy.  The lights display is free, additional cost for pictures with Santa and pony rides. OPENING For the 2018 Christmas Season On Thanksgiving Night at 5pm.! Santa 6 pm Fri.&Sat nights until
      12-14 then Every night thru Dec.23RD

    • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
      Place: Sandy Point State Park
      Price: $15 Per Car
      Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

    • ZOO LIGHTS
      5:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      ZOO LIGHTS
      Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
      Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
      Price: Free admission
      Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

    • FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE
      5:30 PM-9:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE

      Date: December 1-21, 2018

      Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

      Location: Streets around Mechanicsville

      Details: See flier for printable schedule

      The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 1 to December 21. Santa will be riding on the biggest and brightest Fire Engine we have. An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system.

      Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 – 6:30 PM and may last up until 9:00 PM. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens. Our crews will cover as many streets within the subdivisions as possible.

      Please check the following schedule to see if Santa Claus will be available in your subdivision. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area.

      If you have any questions, please contact Station 2 at (301) 884-4709 or click here to e-mail us. On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a very Safe and Merry

      Event Type: Santa Sighting

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      5:30 PM-9:30 PM
      12/01/2018

      BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
      Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
      Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

    • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- HUGHESVILLE VFD
      5:30 PM-8:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      SANTA RUN -HUGHESVILLE VFD

      Date: November 30, 2018 – December 16, 2018

      Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

      Location: See Flier

      Details:

      Santa wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Parents are reminded that it will be dark outside and difficult for Santa and his helpers to see everyone clearly. Please hold the children tight until the fire trucks stop moving.  Santa also wants to tell everyone that he cannot get to every street because of the size of the fire trucks. Santa’s elves have tried to identify streets that Santa can turn around on.  Santa and his elve’s will arrive with a parade of fire trucks and ambulances at the locations listed above between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday and 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

      NOTE: Santa runs will be cancelled due to weather and emergencies without notice. Santa will attempt to re-schedule cancelled routes, but will be busy preparing for Christmas! Please continue to check this schedule for any changes!! If you live on a new street, it will most likely be covered in the day that covers streets around you.

      Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

      Age Group: All AGes

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
      Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
      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.

    • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
      Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
      Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
      Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

    • LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS

      Date: Thanskgiving weekend through out December

      Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

      Location: Streets throughout La Plata

      Details: It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we can escort Santa through our first due response area. This is the full listing of where and when he will be visiting the La Plata area with our Volunteers. Please check our page frequently as inclement weather and emergency responses can impact the schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate the holiday season!

      UPDATE: Areas scheduled for 11/24 will be visited on 12/16 due to inclement weather

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
      Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
      Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
      Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

    • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/01/2018
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

      FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      Date: Monday – Friday
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
      Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
      Event Type: Performance/Concert
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
      Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    • CHRISTMAS CAROL
      7:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      PTP PRESENTS  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

      Date: November 23- December 16, 2018

      Time: Friday & Saturday Shows 7:00 PM/ Sunday 3:00 PM

      Location: Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata MD

      Details: Don’t miss this holiday classic.

      Event Type:Entertainment

      Age Group: All Ages (Best for school aged and older)

      Cost: $

      Event Link

    • ST CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS JUNGALBOOK
      7:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      JUNGALBOOK

      Performances:

      Friday November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
      Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
      Sunday December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

      Tickets: Adults $8/ Students/Senior Citizens/Military $5

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS BELLS
      8:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/01/2018

      CHRISTMAS BELLS

      Date/ Time:

      Performances run November 30 – December 16
      Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
      Sundays at 3:30 PM
      Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

      Location: Newtowne Players

      Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

      Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

      Adults $15
      Seniors/Students/Military $12
      Children $10

      Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

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  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – BAY DISTRICT
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – BAY DISTRICT

    Date: December 2, 2018

    Time: 8:00 – 12:00

    Location: Bay District VFD

    Details:
    Menu will be: Waffles, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage Biscuits and Gravy, Fried Potatoes, Scalloped Apples

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Cost: ?

    Come out and have breakfast with Santa Claus!

    EVENT LINK

     

  • SENSORY SENSITIVE SUNDAYS (CHUCK E CHEESES)
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/02/2018

    3241 Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3241 Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Sensory Sensitive Sundays
    Date: First Sunday of the month
    Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    Location: Participating Chuck E. Cheese’s location including Waldorf, MD
    Details: Chuck E. Cheese’s opens it’s doors two hours early the first Sunday of the month for a special sensory sensitive play time. Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. They now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Their trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.
    The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes:
    1. Less crowding and noise
    2. Dimmed lighting
    3. Show and music turned off or down
    4. Limited appearances by Chuck E.
    5. Food and games are offered
    Link: https://www.chuckecheese.com/deals-offers/sensory-sensitive-sundays

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/02/2018-12/05/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • CARING SANTA
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/02/2018

    CARING SANTA

    Date: December 2,  2018

    Time:  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. St. Charles Towne Center will make necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/02/2018-12/03/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • HOLIDAY TRAIL
    9:00 AM-6:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    HOLIDAY TRAIL

    Date: November 30 – December 2, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Various Locations:

    Details: See Flier for details on events.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $

    Event Link

     

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  • WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    9:30 AM-10:45 AM
    12/02/2018-01/03/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    Date : Most Saturdays & Sundays (Always check Pump It Up site first)
    Time : 9:30 AM – 10:40 AM
    Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
    Details : WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    Cost: $9.90 per child
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
    Times: SUNDAYS-12:00 PM – 6:00 PM/ Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY LINK
  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- NEWBURG
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- NEWBURG VFD

    Date: December 2, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Location: Newburg Volunteer Fire Department

    Details: Newburg VFD is hosting a breakfast with Santa. Special time with Santa to take  photos with Santa! Fun holiday themed crafts!

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Cost: $6

    Registration: click on event link and scroll to bottom of the page

    Event Link

     

     

  • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
    11:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

    Date: November 30-December 2, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Dr. Mudd House

    Details: The 16th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The museum will open at 11 am and close at 8 pm. The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Reservations are not required. This year we will have music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War Soldiers, and a walking tour of the house. The house will be decorated as it would have been in the Victorian Period.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Event Link

  • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- COBB ISLAND VFD
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    SANTA RUN -COBB ISLAND VFD

    Date: DECEMBER 2, 2018

    Time: 12:00 PM

    Location: See Flier

    Details:

    Santa will be making his rounds with the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department & EMS and his Elves on Sunday, December 2, 2018 beginning at 12:00 noon!

    We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens.

    NOTE: He will be coming down main streets (not every individual one)

    Santa will travel this route:
    Wicomico Beach Road
    Cuckolds Creek
    Anchorage Acres
    Hatton Creek
    Swan Point
    Rock Point
    Hill Road
    Chigger City
    Cobb Island

    Keep an eye out and listen for the music and meet Santa at the end of the street!

    The Officers and Members of the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Thank You for your support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

    Age Group: All AGes

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

     

  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE- ST CLEMENTS
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE- ST CLEMENTS

    Date: December 2, 2018

    Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: St. Clements Museum

    Details: Enjoy the opening of the holiday exhibit inside the museum. Get a jump on your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store. Enjoy refreshments, games and face painting. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the museum.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE ADMISSION.

    Event Link

  • SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
    12:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018- January 1, 2019
    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

  • BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    12:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    Date: November 17, 2018 -January 5, 2019 (WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL DEC 9)
    Place: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
    Price: Cost of Admission to park/ FREE to Season Pass Holders
    Information: Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Enjoy kid-friendly, thrill rides, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, meet Santa Claus in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a Christmas photo. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family. CHRISTMAS TOWN PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

  • CALVERT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    CALVERT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE

    Date: December 2, 2018

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Location: Fox Run Shopping Center- 735 Solomons Island Rd N, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

    Details:Welcome the holiday season with an old fashioned parade. See floats, firetrucks, high school bands, ROTC marching units, police cars and youth from local 4-H, Scout troops and church groups, Elvis and Santa. Rain Date: December 9, 2018

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group:All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • ST CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS JUNGALBOOK
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    JUNGALBOOK

    Performances:

    Friday November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
    Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
    Sunday December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

    Tickets: Adults $8/ Students/Senior Citizens/Military $5

    Event Link

  • OLDE TYME HOLIDAY GATHERING
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    OLDE TYME HOLIDAY GATHERING

    Date: December 2, 2018

    Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Location: Town Hall, La Plata, MD

    Details: Celebrate the season with music, children’s activities,
    refreshments, horse-drawn carriage rides by Suttler Post Farm and visit from Santa. Get your picture taken at the Hold that Pose Photo Booth!

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
    4:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
    Date: November 2018- January 1, 2019 (Friday, Sat, Sun)
    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

  • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
    Place: Sandy Point State Park
    Price: $15 Per Car
    Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
    Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
    Price: Free
    Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

  • ZOO LIGHTS
    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    ZOO LIGHTS
    Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
    Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
    Price: Free admission
    Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/02/2018

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
    Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

  • FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE

    Date: December 1-21, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Location: Streets around Mechanicsville

    Details: See flier for printable schedule

    The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 1 to December 21. Santa will be riding on the biggest and brightest Fire Engine we have. An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system.

    Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 – 6:30 PM and may last up until 9:00 PM. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens. Our crews will cover as many streets within the subdivisions as possible.

    Please check the following schedule to see if Santa Claus will be available in your subdivision. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area.

    If you have any questions, please contact Station 2 at (301) 884-4709 or click here to e-mail us. On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a very Safe and Merry

    Event Type: Santa Sighting

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- HUGHESVILLE VFD
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    SANTA RUN -HUGHESVILLE VFD

    Date: November 30, 2018 – December 16, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: See Flier

    Details:

    Santa wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Parents are reminded that it will be dark outside and difficult for Santa and his helpers to see everyone clearly. Please hold the children tight until the fire trucks stop moving.  Santa also wants to tell everyone that he cannot get to every street because of the size of the fire trucks. Santa’s elves have tried to identify streets that Santa can turn around on.  Santa and his elve’s will arrive with a parade of fire trucks and ambulances at the locations listed above between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday and 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

    NOTE: Santa runs will be cancelled due to weather and emergencies without notice. Santa will attempt to re-schedule cancelled routes, but will be busy preparing for Christmas! Please continue to check this schedule for any changes!! If you live on a new street, it will most likely be covered in the day that covers streets around you.

    Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

    Age Group: All AGes

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    5:30 PM-9:30 PM
    12/02/2018

    BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
    Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
    Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

  • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
    Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
    Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
    Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

  • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
    Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
    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.

  • SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF
    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF

    Date: Sunday’s

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: AMF Waldorf

    Details: The fun begins after 6pm! Discover the most entertaining way to end your weekend—with $3 games and arcade card deals all night long.

    Subject to lane availability

    Event Type: Family Fun

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost:

    • $3 GAMES OF BOWLING
    • $3 FOR A $6 ARCADE CARD

    Event Link

  • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    Date: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
    Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
    Event Type: Performance/Concert
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

  • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
    Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
    Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
    Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

  • LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS

    Date: Thanskgiving weekend through out December

    Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Location: Streets throughout La Plata

    Details: It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we can escort Santa through our first due response area. This is the full listing of where and when he will be visiting the La Plata area with our Volunteers. Please check our page frequently as inclement weather and emergency responses can impact the schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate the holiday season!

    UPDATE: Areas scheduled for 11/24 will be visited on 12/16 due to inclement weather

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS IN REVERSE
    6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    CHRISTMAS IN REVERSE

    Date: December 2, 2018

    Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: First Baptist Church of Waldorf

    Details: Instead of ending with the nativity, Christmas in Reverse starts at the manger then “rewinds” to give details on the events leading to the first Christmas. And long before the characters gather back at the manger, you will be touched by God’s reason for sending Jesus. It’s time to “rewind” and take a look at Christmas in Reverse!

    Event Type: Holiday Show

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS CAROL
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    PTP PRESENTS  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Date: November 23- December 16, 2018

    Time: Friday & Saturday Shows 7:00 PM/ Sunday 3:00 PM

    Location: Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata MD

    Details: Don’t miss this holiday classic.

    Event Type:Entertainment

    Age Group: All Ages (Best for school aged and older)

    Cost: $

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS BELLS
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/02/2018

    CHRISTMAS BELLS

    Date/ Time:

    Performances run November 30 – December 16
    Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
    Sundays at 3:30 PM
    Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

    Location: Newtowne Players

    Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

    Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

    Adults $15
    Seniors/Students/Military $12
    Children $10

    Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

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      8:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – BAY DISTRICT

      Date: December 2, 2018

      Time: 8:00 – 12:00

      Location: Bay District VFD

      Details:
      Menu will be: Waffles, Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Sausage Biscuits and Gravy, Fried Potatoes, Scalloped Apples

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All

      Cost: ?

      Come out and have breakfast with Santa Claus!

      EVENT LINK

       

    • SENSORY SENSITIVE SUNDAYS (CHUCK E CHEESES)
      8:00 AM-10:00 AM
      12/02/2018
      3241 Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD 20602
      3241 Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD 20602

      Sensory Sensitive Sundays
      Date: First Sunday of the month
      Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
      Location: Participating Chuck E. Cheese’s location including Waldorf, MD
      Details: Chuck E. Cheese’s opens it’s doors two hours early the first Sunday of the month for a special sensory sensitive play time. Chuck E. Cheese’s is proud to support families who have children with autism and special needs. They now offer a sensory-friendly experience on the first Sunday of every month. Their trained and caring staff is there to make sure each guest has a fun filled visit.
      The Sensory Sensitive Sundays experience includes:
      1. Less crowding and noise
      2. Dimmed lighting
      3. Show and music turned off or down
      4. Limited appearances by Chuck E.
      5. Food and games are offered
      Link: https://www.chuckecheese.com/deals-offers/sensory-sensitive-sundays

    • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
      8:00 AM-8:00 PM
      12/02/2018-12/05/2018
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

      LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
      Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
      Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

      **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

      Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

      Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    • CARING SANTA
      8:00 AM-10:00 AM
      12/02/2018

      CARING SANTA

      Date: December 2,  2018

      Time:  8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

      Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

      Details: Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. St. Charles Towne Center will make necessary adjustments to the environment to support the sensory, physical and other developmental needs of children of all abilities for this special event.

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
      9:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/02/2018-12/03/2018
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

      INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
      Date: OPEN DAILY
      Time: ALL DAY
      Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
      Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
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    • HOLIDAY TRAIL
      9:00 AM-6:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      HOLIDAY TRAIL

      Date: November 30 – December 2, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Various Locations:

      Details: See Flier for details on events.

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      Age Group: All Ages

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    • WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
      9:30 AM-10:45 AM
      12/02/2018-01/03/2019
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

      WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
      Date : Most Saturdays & Sundays (Always check Pump It Up site first)
      Time : 9:30 AM – 10:40 AM
      Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
      Details : WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
      Cost: $9.90 per child
      Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

      ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

    • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
      10:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

      Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

      Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
      10:00 AM-6:00 PM
      12/02/2018
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
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      Registration: Drop- In Welcome
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      11:00 AM-2:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- NEWBURG VFD

      Date: December 2, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

      Location: Newburg Volunteer Fire Department

      Details: Newburg VFD is hosting a breakfast with Santa. Special time with Santa to take  photos with Santa! Fun holiday themed crafts!

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All

      Cost: $6

      Registration: click on event link and scroll to bottom of the page

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    • VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS
      11:00 AM-8:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

      Date: November 30-December 2, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

      Location: Dr. Mudd House

      Details: The 16th Annual Victorian Christmas Celebration will be held at the Dr. Samuel Mudd Home on December 2nd and 3rd, 2017. The museum will open at 11 am and close at 8 pm. The price of admission will be $8.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Reservations are not required. This year we will have music, refreshments, Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus, Civil War Soldiers, and a walking tour of the house. The house will be decorated as it would have been in the Victorian Period.

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

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    • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- COBB ISLAND VFD
      12:00 PM-2:00 PM
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      SANTA RUN -COBB ISLAND VFD

      Date: DECEMBER 2, 2018

      Time: 12:00 PM

      Location: See Flier

      Details:

      Santa will be making his rounds with the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department & EMS and his Elves on Sunday, December 2, 2018 beginning at 12:00 noon!

      We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens.

      NOTE: He will be coming down main streets (not every individual one)

      Santa will travel this route:
      Wicomico Beach Road
      Cuckolds Creek
      Anchorage Acres
      Hatton Creek
      Swan Point
      Rock Point
      Hill Road
      Chigger City
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      Keep an eye out and listen for the music and meet Santa at the end of the street!

      The Officers and Members of the Cobb Island Volunteer Fire Department and EMS, Thank You for your support and wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

      Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

      Age Group: All AGes

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

       

    • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
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      CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
      Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
      Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
      Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

    • HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE- ST CLEMENTS
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE- ST CLEMENTS

      Date: December 2, 2018

      Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

      Location: St. Clements Museum

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      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE ADMISSION.

      Event Link

    • SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
      12:00 PM-10:00 PM
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      SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018- January 1, 2019
      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

    • BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
      12:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
      Date: November 17, 2018 -January 5, 2019 (WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL DEC 9)
      Place: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
      Price: Cost of Admission to park/ FREE to Season Pass Holders
      Information: Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Enjoy kid-friendly, thrill rides, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, meet Santa Claus in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a Christmas photo. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family. CHRISTMAS TOWN PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

    • CALVERT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      CALVERT ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PARADE

      Date: December 2, 2018

      Time: 2:00 PM

      Location: Fox Run Shopping Center- 735 Solomons Island Rd N, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

      Details:Welcome the holiday season with an old fashioned parade. See floats, firetrucks, high school bands, ROTC marching units, police cars and youth from local 4-H, Scout troops and church groups, Elvis and Santa. Rain Date: December 9, 2018

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group:All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • ST CHARLES HIGH SCHOOL PRESENTS JUNGALBOOK
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      JUNGALBOOK

      Performances:

      Friday November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 PM
      Saturday December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
      Sunday December 2, 2018 @ 2:00 PM

      Tickets: Adults $8/ Students/Senior Citizens/Military $5

      Event Link

    • OLDE TYME HOLIDAY GATHERING
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      OLDE TYME HOLIDAY GATHERING

      Date: December 2, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

      Location: Town Hall, La Plata, MD

      Details: Celebrate the season with music, children’s activities,
      refreshments, horse-drawn carriage rides by Suttler Post Farm and visit from Santa. Get your picture taken at the Hold that Pose Photo Booth!

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
      4:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
      Date: November 2018- January 1, 2019 (Friday, Sat, Sun)
      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

    • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
      Place: Sandy Point State Park
      Price: $15 Per Car
      Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

    • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
      Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
      Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
      Price: Free
      Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

    • ZOO LIGHTS
      5:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      ZOO LIGHTS
      Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
      Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
      Price: Free admission
      Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

    • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
      5:00 PM-9:30 PM
      12/02/2018

      WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
      Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
      Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
      Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

    • FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE
      5:30 PM-9:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE

      Date: December 1-21, 2018

      Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

      Location: Streets around Mechanicsville

      Details: See flier for printable schedule

      The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 1 to December 21. Santa will be riding on the biggest and brightest Fire Engine we have. An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system.

      Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 – 6:30 PM and may last up until 9:00 PM. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens. Our crews will cover as many streets within the subdivisions as possible.

      Please check the following schedule to see if Santa Claus will be available in your subdivision. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area.

      If you have any questions, please contact Station 2 at (301) 884-4709 or click here to e-mail us. On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a very Safe and Merry

      Event Type: Santa Sighting

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- HUGHESVILLE VFD
      5:30 PM-8:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      SANTA RUN -HUGHESVILLE VFD

      Date: November 30, 2018 – December 16, 2018

      Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

      Location: See Flier

      Details:

      Santa wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Parents are reminded that it will be dark outside and difficult for Santa and his helpers to see everyone clearly. Please hold the children tight until the fire trucks stop moving.  Santa also wants to tell everyone that he cannot get to every street because of the size of the fire trucks. Santa’s elves have tried to identify streets that Santa can turn around on.  Santa and his elve’s will arrive with a parade of fire trucks and ambulances at the locations listed above between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday and 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

      NOTE: Santa runs will be cancelled due to weather and emergencies without notice. Santa will attempt to re-schedule cancelled routes, but will be busy preparing for Christmas! Please continue to check this schedule for any changes!! If you live on a new street, it will most likely be covered in the day that covers streets around you.

      Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

      Age Group: All AGes

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      5:30 PM-9:30 PM
      12/02/2018

      BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
      Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
      Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

    • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
      Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
      Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
      Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

    • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
      Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
      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.

    • SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF
      6:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF

      Date: Sunday’s

      Time: 6:00 PM

      Location: AMF Waldorf

      Details: The fun begins after 6pm! Discover the most entertaining way to end your weekend—with $3 games and arcade card deals all night long.

      Subject to lane availability

      Event Type: Family Fun

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost:

      • $3 GAMES OF BOWLING
      • $3 FOR A $6 ARCADE CARD

      Event Link

    • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/02/2018
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

      FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      Date: Monday – Friday
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
      Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
      Event Type: Performance/Concert
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
      Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
      Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
      Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
      Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

    • LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS

      Date: Thanskgiving weekend through out December

      Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

      Location: Streets throughout La Plata

      Details: It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we can escort Santa through our first due response area. This is the full listing of where and when he will be visiting the La Plata area with our Volunteers. Please check our page frequently as inclement weather and emergency responses can impact the schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate the holiday season!

      UPDATE: Areas scheduled for 11/24 will be visited on 12/16 due to inclement weather

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS IN REVERSE
      6:30 PM-8:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      CHRISTMAS IN REVERSE

      Date: December 2, 2018

      Time: 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

      Location: First Baptist Church of Waldorf

      Details: Instead of ending with the nativity, Christmas in Reverse starts at the manger then “rewinds” to give details on the events leading to the first Christmas. And long before the characters gather back at the manger, you will be touched by God’s reason for sending Jesus. It’s time to “rewind” and take a look at Christmas in Reverse!

      Event Type: Holiday Show

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS CAROL
      7:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      PTP PRESENTS  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

      Date: November 23- December 16, 2018

      Time: Friday & Saturday Shows 7:00 PM/ Sunday 3:00 PM

      Location: Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata MD

      Details: Don’t miss this holiday classic.

      Event Type:Entertainment

      Age Group: All Ages (Best for school aged and older)

      Cost: $

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS BELLS
      8:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/02/2018

      CHRISTMAS BELLS

      Date/ Time:

      Performances run November 30 – December 16
      Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
      Sundays at 3:30 PM
      Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

      Location: Newtowne Players

      Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

      Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

      Adults $15
      Seniors/Students/Military $12
      Children $10

      Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

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  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/03/2018-12/04/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date : Most M/W/F (Always check Pump It Up site first)
    Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
    Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
    Cost: $5.00 per child
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: Monday – Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
    Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
    Price: Free
    Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

  • ZOO LIGHTS
    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    ZOO LIGHTS
    Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
    Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
    Price: Free admission
    Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/03/2018

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
    Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

  • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
    Place: Sandy Point State Park
    Price: $15 Per Car
    Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

  • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    5:30 PM-9:30 PM
    12/03/2018

    BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
    Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
    Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

  • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
    Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
    Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
    Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

  • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
    Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
    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.

  • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    Date: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
    Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
    Event Type: Performance/Concert
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

  • OUR SKY TONIGHT FREE SHOW (JER SCI CENTER)
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/03/2018

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    OUR SKY TONIGHT

    Date: First Monday of the Month

    Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: James E Richmond Science Center, St Charles High School, Waldorf MD Description:

    Details: Come out to the planetarium for a new monthly planetarium sky shows, highlighting each month’s featured constellations, stars, and planets. FREE! No ticket required. Presented by Educational Systems Federal Credit Union.

    Event Type: Family

    Age: All ages

    Cost: FREE Registration: Walk- in welcome

    Information: http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/

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    • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
      9:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/03/2018-12/04/2018
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

      INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
      Date: OPEN DAILY
      Time: ALL DAY
      Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
      Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
      Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: VARIES
      Registration: Drop-In

    • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
      10:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/03/2018

      SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

      Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

      Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/03/2018
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

      Little Jumpers
      Date : Most M/W/F (Always check Pump It Up site first)
      Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
      Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
      Cost: $5.00 per child
      Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

      ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

    • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
      10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      12/03/2018
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      Date: Monday – Thursday
      Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
      Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
      Event Type: Free Play
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
      Registration: Drop- In Welcome
      https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
    • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/03/2018

      CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
      Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
      Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
      Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

    • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
      12:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/03/2018
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

      LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
      Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
      Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

      **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

      Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

      Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/03/2018

      41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
      Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
      Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
      Price: Free
      Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

    • ZOO LIGHTS
      5:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/03/2018

      ZOO LIGHTS
      Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
      Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
      Price: Free admission
      Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

    • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
      5:00 PM-9:30 PM
      12/03/2018

      WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
      Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
      Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
      Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

    • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/03/2018

      LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
      Place: Sandy Point State Park
      Price: $15 Per Car
      Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

    • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      5:30 PM-9:30 PM
      12/03/2018

      BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
      Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
      Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

    • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/03/2018

      AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
      Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
      Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
      Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

    • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/03/2018

      BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
      Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
      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.

    • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/03/2018
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

      FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      Date: Monday – Friday
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
      Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
      Event Type: Performance/Concert
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
      Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    • OUR SKY TONIGHT FREE SHOW (JER SCI CENTER)
      7:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/03/2018
      5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602
      5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

      OUR SKY TONIGHT

      Date: First Monday of the Month

      Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

      Location: James E Richmond Science Center, St Charles High School, Waldorf MD Description:

      Details: Come out to the planetarium for a new monthly planetarium sky shows, highlighting each month’s featured constellations, stars, and planets. FREE! No ticket required. Presented by Educational Systems Federal Credit Union.

      Event Type: Family

      Age: All ages

      Cost: FREE Registration: Walk- in welcome

      Information: http://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/

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  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/04/2018-12/05/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • TODDLER TIME – SKYZONE
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    4390 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD 20695

    4390 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD 20695

    Date:  Every Tuesday & Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Crain Highway, White Plains, MD
    Details: Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Visit their website or Facebook Page to find out about special seasonal Toddler Time Events
    Event Type: Parent/child
    Age Group: Walking to 5 years old
    Registration: Walk-in welcome!
    Cost: $10 Toddler, $8 Additional Toddler, $7 Parent
    Information: SKYZONE TODDLER TIME LINK

  • NATURE DISCOVERY TIME
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636

    25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636

    Date: Every Tuesday (September 25, 2018- May 7, 2019)
    Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
    Location: Outdoor Classroom at Clubhouse One
    Details: You and your child are invited to meet us at the Greenwell Foundation, every Tuesday morning, for outdoor discoveries and learning, from September to May. Activities include: Sensory Play, Games, Songs, Art, Music, Stories, Seasonal Activities, Dance, and More. Age Group: up to 6 years old
    Cost: $5 per child
    Registration: Not required. Children attend with their adult
    Directions: Enter Greenwell State Park on Rosedale Manor Drive, go straight on the gravel, dirt road, between the fields, and take your first right. Park in the lot straight ahead and look for us in the outdoor classroom on the left.
  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • DROP IN FREE PLAY- UNIQUE SPORTS
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    DROP IN FREE PLAY
    Date: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Description: Come join Unique Gym for their drop in free play. Lots of fun for your little ones including, obstacle courses, foam pit, trampoline time. These are just some of the activities your child will enjoy. Parent participation is required during floor activities. No registration required to participate in the fun.
    Location: Unique Sports Academy
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $5 for one hour/ $10 for two hours per child.
    More Information: www.uniquesportsacademy.com

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: Monday – Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
  • CFA STORY TIME WITH MRS. MIRANDA
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM
    12/04/2018

    CFA STORY TIME WITH MRS. MIRANDA

    Dates: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month

    Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Location: Chick-fil-A La Plata

    Details: Bring your little ones to Story Time with Mrs. Miranda & Usborne Books & More. Enjoy stories that encourage, educate and allow your child to use their imagination and complete a fun, easy craft. Come build community with other moms and young children!

    Event Type: Kids

    Age Group: Designed for ages 2-5 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

     

  • TODDLER TIME WITH SANTA AND FRIENDS
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    TODDLER TIME WITH SANTA AND FRIENDS

    Date: December 4, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Skyzone – White Plains, MD

    Details: Come celebrate our Winter Extravaganza! Santa will be here with his workshop, Frosty is planning on having a snowball fight (not real snowballs), Buddy the Elf and the Grinch might stop by to visit.

    Please go online and buy your tickets now before they sell out!

    We are kindly asking for donations for one of our 3 charities this winter: Toys for Tots-new unwrapped toy, Southern Maryland Food bank-non perishable food, Children’s Aid Society- “snowman gear”, Coats, hats, gloves, socks, scarfs, shoes.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: 5 and under

    Cost: $

    Event Link

  • SEA SQUIRTS- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
    10:15 AM-11:00 AM
    12/04/2018

    SEA SQUIRTS- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
    Date: December 4, 2018
    Time: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Location: Calvert Marine Museum- 14200 Solomons Island Road S. Solomons, MD 20688
    Cost: FREE; drop-in program
    Details: This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. 10:15 – 10:45 AM. Space is limited. If the session is full, another program will be offered at 11:00 AM.
    Event Type: Educational
    Age Group: Drop- In program for children 18 months to three years and their caregivers.

  • STEM STORY TIME: FORCES
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    STEM STORY TIME: FORCES

    Date: December 4, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Location: Charles County Library -Potomac Branch

    Details: Join the library for a fun story, song and hands-on experiments to learn about gravity and magnetism!

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: 2-5 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    Registration: Not Required- Walk-In Welcome

    Event Link

     

  • PURE PLAY – PD BROWN
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    PURE PLAY – PD BROWN

    Date: Tuesday, December 04, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: CCPL / P.D. Brown Branch

    Description: Play is an important part of a child’s growth and development. Join us for this session of unstructured play time where we’ll provide the tools for your child to explore their creativity and use their imagination.
    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: Recommended for ages 3-9.

    Registration: Tickets are required and will be issued starting 1 hour before the program starts. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • HOME SCHOOL JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    LAST ONE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

    Date: Most Tuesday’s & Thursday’s (Always Check first)

    Time: 11:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Location:  Pump it Up Waldorf

    Details:  Vome enjoy a special  open  jump available for children and parents that home school. Come join us at Pump It Up for a few hours of jumping, socialization, and creative time. Be sure to call ahead!

  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • NATIONAL COOKIE DAY
    3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    NATIONAL COOKIE DAY

    Date: December 4, 2018

    Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center

    Details: December 4 is National Cookie Day. Simon has partnered with the Safe + Fair Food Company to help spread holiday cheer with complimentary cookies! In celebration of National Cookie Day on Tuesday, December 4th, cookies will be provided for distribution at/near the Santa Set between 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Some of our retailers will also have free cookies outside of their stores and these retailers will be listed here closer to the event date.

    Event Link

     

  • REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP – LEGO STORE
    3:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP – VIP MONTHLY MINI BUILD

    Date: December 4-5, 2018

    Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: LEGO STORE- Arundel Mills Mall & Westfield Annapolis Mall

    Details:  Come build this LEGO® Reindeer Sleigh model and take it home for FREE after!

    Please note that you are registering for a building event. Guests must participate in the event to receive the free set. Guests will not be permitted to collect the set and immediately leave and may not pick the set up at a later date or time.

    Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One registration with a maximum of 4 children per household. One free set per child. Due to safety restrictions, this event is open to children ages 6-14 only.

    Event Type: Holiday Fun

    Age Group: 6-14

    Cost: FREE

    Registration Link

  • KIDS NIGHT- TEXAS ROAD HOUSE
    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    103 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646

    103 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646

    KIDS NIGHT- TEXAS ROADHOUSE
    Date: Every Tuesday
    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Location: Texas Roadhouse, La Plata, MD
    Description: Round up the lil’ Roadies and join us for our Legendary Kid’s Night:
    $1.99 Kid’s Meal, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Arts & Crafts, Andy Armadillo and THE
    Balloon Nerd!!! Kid’s Night is a ton of fun for the whole family so mosey on down to Texas Roadhouse! Please contact us at the restaurant to learn more specific details about this exciting night. *Limit 2 offers per 1 Adult Entree Purchased. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer. Valid at this location only. Not valid on holidays.*
    Event: Family
    Age: All Ages
    Cost: Activities free, kids meals $1.99, Adult entrees see menu
    Information: https://www.texasroadhouse.com/restaurant-

  • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
    Place: Sandy Point State Park
    Price: $15 Per Car
    Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/04/2018

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
    Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

  • ZOO LIGHTS
    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    ZOO LIGHTS
    Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
    Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
    Price: Free admission
    Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
    Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
    Price: Free
    Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

  • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    5:30 PM-9:30 PM
    12/04/2018

    BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
    Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
    Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

  • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
    Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
    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.

  • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    Date: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
    Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
    Event Type: Performance/Concert
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

  • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
    Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
    Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
    Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

  • ANNUAL TREE LIGHT CEREMONY
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/04/2018

    Annual Tree Lighting Program

    Tuesday, December 4, 2018
    7:00pm
    Village Green Pavilion

    Holiday music from the bands and choruses from I.H. Elementary, General Smallwood & H.E. Lackey students, refreshments, Santa & more!!

    FREE admission – everyone welcome!

    For more info: 240-375-4061

  • More events
    • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
      9:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/04/2018-12/05/2018
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

      INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
      Date: OPEN DAILY
      Time: ALL DAY
      Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
      Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
      Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: VARIES
      Registration: Drop-In

    • TODDLER TIME - SKYZONE
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      4390 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD 20695
      4390 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD 20695

      Date:  Every Tuesday & Thursday
      Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Location: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Crain Highway, White Plains, MD
      Details: Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Visit their website or Facebook Page to find out about special seasonal Toddler Time Events
      Event Type: Parent/child
      Age Group: Walking to 5 years old
      Registration: Walk-in welcome!
      Cost: $10 Toddler, $8 Additional Toddler, $7 Parent
      Information: SKYZONE TODDLER TIME LINK

    • NATURE DISCOVERY TIME
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636
      25420 Rosedale Manor Ln, Hollywood, MD 20636
      Date: Every Tuesday (September 25, 2018- May 7, 2019)
      Time: 10:00 AM -11:30 AM
      Location: Outdoor Classroom at Clubhouse One
      Details: You and your child are invited to meet us at the Greenwell Foundation, every Tuesday morning, for outdoor discoveries and learning, from September to May. Activities include: Sensory Play, Games, Songs, Art, Music, Stories, Seasonal Activities, Dance, and More. Age Group: up to 6 years old
      Cost: $5 per child
      Registration: Not required. Children attend with their adult
      Directions: Enter Greenwell State Park on Rosedale Manor Drive, go straight on the gravel, dirt road, between the fields, and take your first right. Park in the lot straight ahead and look for us in the outdoor classroom on the left.
    • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
      10:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

      Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

      Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • DROP IN FREE PLAY- UNIQUE SPORTS
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602
      109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

      DROP IN FREE PLAY
      Date: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
      Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
      Description: Come join Unique Gym for their drop in free play. Lots of fun for your little ones including, obstacle courses, foam pit, trampoline time. These are just some of the activities your child will enjoy. Parent participation is required during floor activities. No registration required to participate in the fun.
      Location: Unique Sports Academy
      Event Type: Parent/Child
      Age Group(s): 2-5
      Registration: Not Required
      Cost: $5 for one hour/ $10 for two hours per child.
      More Information: www.uniquesportsacademy.com

    • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
      10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      Date: Monday – Thursday
      Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
      Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
      Event Type: Free Play
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
      Registration: Drop- In Welcome
      https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
    • CFA STORY TIME WITH MRS. MIRANDA
      10:00 AM-10:30 AM
      12/04/2018

      CFA STORY TIME WITH MRS. MIRANDA

      Dates: 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the Month

      Time: 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

      Location: Chick-fil-A La Plata

      Details: Bring your little ones to Story Time with Mrs. Miranda & Usborne Books & More. Enjoy stories that encourage, educate and allow your child to use their imagination and complete a fun, easy craft. Come build community with other moms and young children!

      Event Type: Kids

      Age Group: Designed for ages 2-5 Years Old

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

       

    • TODDLER TIME WITH SANTA AND FRIENDS
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      TODDLER TIME WITH SANTA AND FRIENDS

      Date: December 4, 2018

      Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

      Location: Skyzone – White Plains, MD

      Details: Come celebrate our Winter Extravaganza! Santa will be here with his workshop, Frosty is planning on having a snowball fight (not real snowballs), Buddy the Elf and the Grinch might stop by to visit.

      Please go online and buy your tickets now before they sell out!

      We are kindly asking for donations for one of our 3 charities this winter: Toys for Tots-new unwrapped toy, Southern Maryland Food bank-non perishable food, Children’s Aid Society- “snowman gear”, Coats, hats, gloves, socks, scarfs, shoes.

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: 5 and under

      Cost: $

      Event Link

    • SEA SQUIRTS- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
      10:15 AM-11:00 AM
      12/04/2018
      SEA SQUIRTS- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
      Date: December 4, 2018
      Time: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
      Location: Calvert Marine Museum- 14200 Solomons Island Road S. Solomons, MD 20688
      Cost: FREE; drop-in program
      Details: This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. 10:15 – 10:45 AM. Space is limited. If the session is full, another program will be offered at 11:00 AM.
      Event Type: Educational
      Age Group: Drop- In program for children 18 months to three years and their caregivers.

    • STEM STORY TIME: FORCES
      11:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      STEM STORY TIME: FORCES

      Date: December 4, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM

      Location: Charles County Library -Potomac Branch

      Details: Join the library for a fun story, song and hands-on experiments to learn about gravity and magnetism!

      Event Type: Library

      Age Group: 2-5 Years Old

      Cost: FREE

      Registration: Not Required- Walk-In Welcome

      Event Link

       

    • PURE PLAY - PD BROWN
      11:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      PURE PLAY – PD BROWN

      Date: Tuesday, December 04, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Location: CCPL / P.D. Brown Branch

      Description: Play is an important part of a child’s growth and development. Join us for this session of unstructured play time where we’ll provide the tools for your child to explore their creativity and use their imagination.
      Event Type: Library

      Age Group: Recommended for ages 3-9.

      Registration: Tickets are required and will be issued starting 1 hour before the program starts. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • HOME SCHOOL JUMP- PUMP IT UP
      11:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      LAST ONE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

      Date: Most Tuesday’s & Thursday’s (Always Check first)

      Time: 11:00 PM – 1:00 PM

      Location:  Pump it Up Waldorf

      Details:  Vome enjoy a special  open  jump available for children and parents that home school. Come join us at Pump It Up for a few hours of jumping, socialization, and creative time. Be sure to call ahead!

    • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
      Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
      Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
      Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

    • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
      12:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

      LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
      Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
      Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

      **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

      Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

      Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    • NATIONAL COOKIE DAY
      3:00 PM-6:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      NATIONAL COOKIE DAY

      Date: December 4, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

      Location: St. Charles Towne Center

      Details: December 4 is National Cookie Day. Simon has partnered with the Safe + Fair Food Company to help spread holiday cheer with complimentary cookies! In celebration of National Cookie Day on Tuesday, December 4th, cookies will be provided for distribution at/near the Santa Set between 3:00 – 6:00 PM. Some of our retailers will also have free cookies outside of their stores and these retailers will be listed here closer to the event date.

      Event Link

       

    • REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP - LEGO STORE
      3:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP – VIP MONTHLY MINI BUILD

      Date: December 4-5, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

      Location: LEGO STORE- Arundel Mills Mall & Westfield Annapolis Mall

      Details:  Come build this LEGO® Reindeer Sleigh model and take it home for FREE after!

      Please note that you are registering for a building event. Guests must participate in the event to receive the free set. Guests will not be permitted to collect the set and immediately leave and may not pick the set up at a later date or time.

      Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One registration with a maximum of 4 children per household. One free set per child. Due to safety restrictions, this event is open to children ages 6-14 only.

      Event Type: Holiday Fun

      Age Group: 6-14

      Cost: FREE

      Registration Link

    • KIDS NIGHT- TEXAS ROAD HOUSE
      5:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      103 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646
      103 Drury Dr, La Plata, MD 20646

      KIDS NIGHT- TEXAS ROADHOUSE
      Date: Every Tuesday
      Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      Location: Texas Roadhouse, La Plata, MD
      Description: Round up the lil’ Roadies and join us for our Legendary Kid’s Night:
      $1.99 Kid’s Meal, Ice Cream Sundae Bar, Arts & Crafts, Andy Armadillo and THE
      Balloon Nerd!!! Kid’s Night is a ton of fun for the whole family so mosey on down to Texas Roadhouse! Please contact us at the restaurant to learn more specific details about this exciting night. *Limit 2 offers per 1 Adult Entree Purchased. Dine in only. Not valid with any other offer. Valid at this location only. Not valid on holidays.*
      Event: Family
      Age: All Ages
      Cost: Activities free, kids meals $1.99, Adult entrees see menu
      Information: https://www.texasroadhouse.com/restaurant-

    • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
      Place: Sandy Point State Park
      Price: $15 Per Car
      Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

    • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
      5:00 PM-9:30 PM
      12/04/2018

      WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
      Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
      Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
      Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

    • ZOO LIGHTS
      5:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      ZOO LIGHTS
      Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
      Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
      Price: Free admission
      Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

    • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
      Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
      Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
      Price: Free
      Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

    • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      5:30 PM-9:30 PM
      12/04/2018

      BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
      Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
      Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

    • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
      Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
      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.

    • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/04/2018
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

      FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      Date: Monday – Friday
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
      Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
      Event Type: Performance/Concert
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
      Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
      Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
      Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
      Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

    • ANNUAL TREE LIGHT CEREMONY
      7:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/04/2018

      Annual Tree Lighting Program

      Tuesday, December 4, 2018
      7:00pm
      Village Green Pavilion

      Holiday music from the bands and choruses from I.H. Elementary, General Smallwood & H.E. Lackey students, refreshments, Santa & more!!

      FREE admission – everyone welcome!

      For more info: 240-375-4061

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  • ARCADE WEDNESDAY AMF
    9:00 AM-10:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    ARCADE WEDNESDAY AMF

    Date: Wednesday’s

    Time: All Day

    Location: AMF Waldorf

    Details: 2X THE ARCADE PLAY EVERY WEDNESDAY!

    Get DOUBLE the arcade play with half-price games! Make your arcade credits go further and enjoy 50% more fun with discounts on EVERY game in our state-of-the-art arcade. Spend less and play more—all day, every Wednesday!

    Event Type: Family Fun

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost:

    • Our best arcade deal
    • 50% off the price of each game
    • Half-price games = double the arcade play!

    Event Link

  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/05/2018-12/06/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: Monday – Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
  • LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date : Most M/W/F (Always check Pump It Up site first)
    Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
    Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
    Cost: $5.00 per child
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

  • HOMESCHOOL STEM CLUB
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

    3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

    HOME SCHOOL STEM
    Date: First Wednesday of the Month
    Time: 11:00 AM
    Location: Charles County Public Library – Potomac Branch
    Details: Once a month we will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for early elementary age homeschool students. Join us for fun, learning, and socializing.
    Event Type: School Age
    Age Group: 5-9
    Registration: Online
    CCPL CALENDAR LINK

  • SOLOMON ISLAND WALK
    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    SOLOMON ISLAND 34TH CHRISTMAS WALK

    Dates/Time:

    • December 5, 2018- Tree Decorating
    • December 7, 2018- Christmas Market
    • December 8, 2018- Christmas Market

    Details: See Flyer

    Event Type:Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All  Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • HOMESCHOOL STEM CLUB
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

    3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

    HOME SCHOOL STEM
    Date: First Thursday of the Month
    Time: 2:00 PM
    Location: Charles County Public Library – Potomac Branch
    Details: Once a month we will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for early elementary age homeschool students. Join us for fun, learning, and socializing.
    Event Type: School Age
    Age Group: 5-9
    Registration: Online
    CCPL CALENDAR LINK

  • HOMESCHOOL STEM CLUB
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

    3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

    HOME SCHOOL STEM
    Date: First Thursday of the Month
    Time: 2:00 PM
    Location: Charles County Public Library – Potomac Branch
    Details: Once a month we will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for early elementary age homeschool students. Join us for fun, learning, and socializing.
    Event Type: School Age
    Age Group: 5-9
    Registration: Online
    CCPL CALENDAR LINK

  • REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP – LEGO STORE
    3:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP – VIP MONTHLY MINI BUILD

    Date: December 4-5, 2018

    Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: LEGO STORE- Arundel Mills Mall & Westfield Annapolis Mall

    Details:  Come build this LEGO® Reindeer Sleigh model and take it home for FREE after!

    Please note that you are registering for a building event. Guests must participate in the event to receive the free set. Guests will not be permitted to collect the set and immediately leave and may not pick the set up at a later date or time.

    Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One registration with a maximum of 4 children per household. One free set per child. Due to safety restrictions, this event is open to children ages 6-14 only.

    Event Type: Holiday Fun

    Age Group: 6-14

    Cost: FREE

    Registration Link

  • SANTA VISITS NICOLLETTIS
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    SANTA VISITS NICOLLETTIS

    Date: December 5, 2018

    Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Nicollettis – California, MD

    Details: Santa will be visiting Nicolletti’s Pizza Wednesday December 5th from 4pm to 8pm. Bring the family out for dinner and to get your picture taken by Beth Graeme.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE EVENT (Food is $)

    Event Link

  • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
    Place: Sandy Point State Park
    Price: $15 Per Car
    Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

  • ZOO LIGHTS
    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    ZOO LIGHTS
    Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
    Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
    Price: Free admission
    Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/05/2018

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
    Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
    Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
    Price: Free
    Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

  • CHRISTMAS TREE OF LIFE
    5:30 PM-7:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    CHRISTMAS TREE OF LIFE

    Date: December 5, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: Charles

    Join the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation in illuminating the ceremonial Christmas Tree of Life and luminaries in the healing garden to honor those, living or deceased, who have touched your life. The Foundation acknowledges the names of all donors and their honorees in a commemorative program and invites the community to attend the holiday illumination ceremony on Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30pm in the Healing Garden on the grounds of the Medical Center. Following the ceremony, guests will enjoy a dessert reception and festive holiday music. For more information or to purchase a light, luminary or angel please visit www.crmcfoundation.org or call 301-609-4132.

  • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    5:30 PM-9:30 PM
    12/05/2018

    BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
    Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
    Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

  • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
    Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
    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.

  • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
    Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
    Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
    Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

  • FULL DOME SHOW AT THE JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    Location: James E.Richmond Science Center
    Description: James E. Richmond Science Center previews a full dome show every 1ST & 3RD Saturday.

    WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

    Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
    Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
    Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

    FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS

    Doors Open» 9:00 a.m.
    Fulldome Shows» 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.
    Exploration Stations» 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Event Type: Family
    Age Group(s): All Ages
    Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free
    Registration: Purchase tickets online

  • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
    Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
    Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
    Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

  • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    Date: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
    Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
    Event Type: Performance/Concert
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

  • DIY SCARVES
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/05/2018

    DIY SCARVES
    Date: 12/5/18
    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

    Location: Charles County Public Library- Potomac Branch

    Details: Keep warm this winter; learn how to create a no-sew scarf out of fleece.

    Event Type: Library
    Age Group: 6 -14

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

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    • ARCADE WEDNESDAY AMF
      9:00 AM-10:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      ARCADE WEDNESDAY AMF

      Date: Wednesday’s

      Time: All Day

      Location: AMF Waldorf

      Details: 2X THE ARCADE PLAY EVERY WEDNESDAY!

      Get DOUBLE the arcade play with half-price games! Make your arcade credits go further and enjoy 50% more fun with discounts on EVERY game in our state-of-the-art arcade. Spend less and play more—all day, every Wednesday!

      Event Type: Family Fun

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost:

      • Our best arcade deal
      • 50% off the price of each game
      • Half-price games = double the arcade play!

      Event Link

    • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
      9:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/05/2018-12/06/2018
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

      INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
      Date: OPEN DAILY
      Time: ALL DAY
      Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
      Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
      Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: VARIES
      Registration: Drop-In

    • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
      10:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

      Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

      Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
      10:00 AM-3:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      Date: Monday – Thursday
      Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
      Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
      Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
      Event Type: Free Play
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
      Registration: Drop- In Welcome
      https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
    • LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

      Little Jumpers
      Date : Most M/W/F (Always check Pump It Up site first)
      Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
      Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
      Cost: $5.00 per child
      Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

      ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

    • HOMESCHOOL STEM CLUB
      11:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640
      3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

      HOME SCHOOL STEM
      Date: First Wednesday of the Month
      Time: 11:00 AM
      Location: Charles County Public Library – Potomac Branch
      Details: Once a month we will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for early elementary age homeschool students. Join us for fun, learning, and socializing.
      Event Type: School Age
      Age Group: 5-9
      Registration: Online
      CCPL CALENDAR LINK

    • SOLOMON ISLAND WALK
      12:00 PM-2:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      SOLOMON ISLAND 34TH CHRISTMAS WALK

      Dates/Time:

      • December 5, 2018- Tree Decorating
      • December 7, 2018- Christmas Market
      • December 8, 2018- Christmas Market

      Details: See Flyer

      Event Type:Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All  Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
      Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
      Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
      Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

    • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
      12:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

      LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
      Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
      Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

      **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

      Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

      Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    • HOMESCHOOL STEM CLUB
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640
      3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

      HOME SCHOOL STEM
      Date: First Thursday of the Month
      Time: 2:00 PM
      Location: Charles County Public Library – Potomac Branch
      Details: Once a month we will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for early elementary age homeschool students. Join us for fun, learning, and socializing.
      Event Type: School Age
      Age Group: 5-9
      Registration: Online
      CCPL CALENDAR LINK

    • HOMESCHOOL STEM CLUB
      2:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640
      3225 Ruth B Swann Dr, Indian Head, MD 20640

      HOME SCHOOL STEM
      Date: First Thursday of the Month
      Time: 2:00 PM
      Location: Charles County Public Library – Potomac Branch
      Details: Once a month we will have a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activity for early elementary age homeschool students. Join us for fun, learning, and socializing.
      Event Type: School Age
      Age Group: 5-9
      Registration: Online
      CCPL CALENDAR LINK

    • REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP - LEGO STORE
      3:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      REINDEER LEGO WORKSHOP – VIP MONTHLY MINI BUILD

      Date: December 4-5, 2018

      Time: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

      Location: LEGO STORE- Arundel Mills Mall & Westfield Annapolis Mall

      Details:  Come build this LEGO® Reindeer Sleigh model and take it home for FREE after!

      Please note that you are registering for a building event. Guests must participate in the event to receive the free set. Guests will not be permitted to collect the set and immediately leave and may not pick the set up at a later date or time.

      Quantities are limited to approximately 120 per store per night and time reservations are on a first come first serve basis. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. One registration with a maximum of 4 children per household. One free set per child. Due to safety restrictions, this event is open to children ages 6-14 only.

      Event Type: Holiday Fun

      Age Group: 6-14

      Cost: FREE

      Registration Link

    • SANTA VISITS NICOLLETTIS
      4:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      SANTA VISITS NICOLLETTIS

      Date: December 5, 2018

      Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

      Location: Nicollettis – California, MD

      Details: Santa will be visiting Nicolletti’s Pizza Wednesday December 5th from 4pm to 8pm. Bring the family out for dinner and to get your picture taken by Beth Graeme.

      Event Type: Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE EVENT (Food is $)

      Event Link

    • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
      Place: Sandy Point State Park
      Price: $15 Per Car
      Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

    • ZOO LIGHTS
      5:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      ZOO LIGHTS
      Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
      Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
      Price: Free admission
      Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

    • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
      5:00 PM-9:30 PM
      12/05/2018

      WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
      Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
      Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
      Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

    • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
      Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
      Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
      Price: Free
      Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

    • CHRISTMAS TREE OF LIFE
      5:30 PM-7:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      CHRISTMAS TREE OF LIFE

      Date: December 5, 2018

      Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

      Location: Charles

      Join the Charles Regional Medical Center Foundation in illuminating the ceremonial Christmas Tree of Life and luminaries in the healing garden to honor those, living or deceased, who have touched your life. The Foundation acknowledges the names of all donors and their honorees in a commemorative program and invites the community to attend the holiday illumination ceremony on Wednesday, December 5 at 5:30pm in the Healing Garden on the grounds of the Medical Center. Following the ceremony, guests will enjoy a dessert reception and festive holiday music. For more information or to purchase a light, luminary or angel please visit www.crmcfoundation.org or call 301-609-4132.

    • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      5:30 PM-9:30 PM
      12/05/2018

      BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
      Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
      Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

    • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
      Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
      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.

    • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
      Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
      Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
      Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

    • FULL DOME SHOW AT THE JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER
      6:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602
      5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

      Date: 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS
      Time: 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
      Location: James E.Richmond Science Center
      Description: James E. Richmond Science Center previews a full dome show every 1ST & 3RD Saturday.

      WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

      Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
      Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
      Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

      FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS

      Doors Open» 9:00 a.m.
      Fulldome Shows» 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.
      Exploration Stations» 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

      Event Type: Family
      Age Group(s): All Ages
      Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free
      Registration: Purchase tickets online

    • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
      Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
      Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
      Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

    • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/05/2018
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

      FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      Date: Monday – Friday
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
      Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
      Event Type: Performance/Concert
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
      Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    • DIY SCARVES
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/05/2018

      DIY SCARVES
      Date: 12/5/18
      Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

      Location: Charles County Public Library- Potomac Branch

      Details: Keep warm this winter; learn how to create a no-sew scarf out of fleece.

      Event Type: Library
      Age Group: 6 -14

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

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  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/06/2018-12/07/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • TODDLER TIME – SKYZONE
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    4390 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD 20695

    4390 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD 20695

    Date:  Every Tuesday & Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Crain Highway, White Plains, MD
    Details: Toddler Time is a great shared experience for child and parent. A time for your little ones to discover the joy of being active, bouncing under the supervision of their parents, and without interference from the big kids. Visit their website or Facebook Page to find out about special seasonal Toddler Time Events
    Event Type: Parent/child
    Age Group: Walking to 5 years old
    Registration: Walk-in welcome!
    Cost: $10 Toddler, $8 Additional Toddler, $7 Parent
    Information: SKYZONE TODDLER TIME LINK

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: Monday – Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • SEA SQUIRTS- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
    10:15 AM-11:00 AM
    12/06/2018

    SEA SQUIRTS- CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
    Date: December 4, 2018
    Time: 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
    Location: Calvert Marine Museum- 14200 Solomons Island Road S. Solomons, MD 20688
    Cost: FREE; drop-in program
    Details: This program is designed to invite adults and children to discover the museum together through music, stories, and special activities. 10:15 – 10:45 AM. Space is limited. If the session is full, another program will be offered at 11:00 AM.
    Event Type: Educational
    Age Group: Drop- In program for children 18 months to three years and their caregivers.

  • PURE PLAY – LA PLATA
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    PURE PLAY – LA PLATA

    Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: CCPL / La Plata Branch

    Description: Play is an important part of a child’s growth and development. Join us for this session of unstructured play time where we’ll provide the tools for your child to explore their creativity and use their imagination.
    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: Recommended for ages 3-9.

    Registration: Tickets are required and will be issued starting 1 hour before the program starts. Tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis.

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • HOME SCHOOL JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    LAST ONE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR!

    Date: Most Tuesday’s & Thursday’s (Always Check first)

    Time: 11:00 PM – 1:00 PM

    Location:  Pump it Up Waldorf

    Details:  Vome enjoy a special  open  jump available for children and parents that home school. Come join us at Pump It Up for a few hours of jumping, socialization, and creative time. Be sure to call ahead!

  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • CRAFTERNOON & PICTURES WITH SANTA
    4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    CRAFTERNOON & PICTURES WITH SANTA

    Date: December 6, 2018

    Time: 4:00 PM

    Location: Dahlgren Library

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type: Holiday Kids

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
    Place: Sandy Point State Park
    Price: $15 Per Car
    Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/06/2018

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
    Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

  • ZOO LIGHTS
    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    ZOO LIGHTS
    Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
    Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
    Price: Free admission
    Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
    Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
    Price: Free
    Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

  • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    5:30 PM-9:30 PM
    12/06/2018

    BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
    Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
    Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

  • FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE

    Date: December 1-21, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Location: Streets around Mechanicsville

    Details: See flier for printable schedule

    The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 1 to December 21. Santa will be riding on the biggest and brightest Fire Engine we have. An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system.

    Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 – 6:30 PM and may last up until 9:00 PM. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens. Our crews will cover as many streets within the subdivisions as possible.

    Please check the following schedule to see if Santa Claus will be available in your subdivision. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area.

    If you have any questions, please contact Station 2 at (301) 884-4709 or click here to e-mail us. On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a very Safe and Merry

    Event Type: Santa Sighting

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • SNOW SLIME
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    SNOW SLIME

    Date: December 6, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: CCPL/ PD Brown Branch

    Details: Make slime that looks like snow. Take your slime home and have fun with it.

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: Recommended for ages 9-11.

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
    Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
    Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
    Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

  • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
    Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
    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.

  • FULL DOME SHOW AT THE JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: 1ST & 3RD SATURDAYS
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
    Location: James E.Richmond Science Center
    Description: James E. Richmond Science Center previews a full dome show every 1ST & 3RD Saturday.

    WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS

    Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
    Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
    Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

    FIRST & THIRD SATURDAYS

    Doors Open» 9:00 a.m.
    Fulldome Shows» 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.
    Exploration Stations» 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    Event Type: Family
    Age Group(s): All Ages
    Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free
    Registration: Purchase tickets online

  • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
    Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
    Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
    Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

  • LETS LEARN SPANISH! – CCPL WEST
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    10405 Odonnell Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    10405 Odonnell Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    LETS LEARN SPANISH STORYTIME
    Date: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
    Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Waldorf West Library
    Details: Let’s learn Spanish together! Enjoy an English based storytime with some added Spanish words and watch as our Spanish vocabulary grows. We’ll read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. It will be fantástico!
    Event Type: Family Storytime
    Age Group: 3 – 5
    CCPL CALENDAR LINK

  • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    Date: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
    Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
    Event Type: Performance/Concert
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

  • SNOWMAN SLIME
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    SNOWMAN SLIME

    Date: December 6, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Library , PD Brown

    Details: Slime is fun to make and there’s so much you can do with it. Come make snowman slime!

    Event Type: Library Kids Program

    Age Group: 9-11

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS BELLS
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/06/2018

    CHRISTMAS BELLS

    Date/ Time:

    Performances run November 30 – December 16
    Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
    Sundays at 3:30 PM
    Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

    Location: Newtowne Players

    Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

    Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

    Adults $15
    Seniors/Students/Military $12
    Children $10

    Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

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      Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
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      Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

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      Date: Tuesday, December 06, 2018

      Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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      Date: December 6, 2018

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      Location: Dahlgren Library

      Details: See Flier

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      Cost: FREE

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      WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
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      Details: See flier for printable schedule

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      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

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      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
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      Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

      Location: CCPL/ PD Brown Branch

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      Age Group: Recommended for ages 9-11.

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

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      Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
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      Time: 9:00 AM – 12:45 PM
      Location: James E.Richmond Science Center
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      Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
      Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
      Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.

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      Doors Open» 9:00 a.m.
      Fulldome Shows» 9:30 a.m. | 10:45 a.m. | 12:00 p.m.
      Exploration Stations» 9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

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      Age Group(s): All Ages
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      Registration: Purchase tickets online

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      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
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      Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
      Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
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      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/06/2018
      10405 Odonnell Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
      10405 Odonnell Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

      LETS LEARN SPANISH STORYTIME
      Date: FIRST THURSDAY OF THE MONTH
      Time: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
      Location: Waldorf West Library
      Details: Let’s learn Spanish together! Enjoy an English based storytime with some added Spanish words and watch as our Spanish vocabulary grows. We’ll read books, sing songs, dance and make a craft. It will be fantástico!
      Event Type: Family Storytime
      Age Group: 3 – 5
      CCPL CALENDAR LINK

    • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/06/2018
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

      FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      Date: Monday – Friday
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
      Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
      Event Type: Performance/Concert
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
      Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    • SNOWMAN SLIME
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/06/2018

      SNOWMAN SLIME

      Date: December 6, 2018

      Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

      Location: Charles County Library , PD Brown

      Details: Slime is fun to make and there’s so much you can do with it. Come make snowman slime!

      Event Type: Library Kids Program

      Age Group: 9-11

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS BELLS
      8:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/06/2018

      CHRISTMAS BELLS

      Date/ Time:

      Performances run November 30 – December 16
      Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
      Sundays at 3:30 PM
      Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

      Location: Newtowne Players

      Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

      Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

      Adults $15
      Seniors/Students/Military $12
      Children $10

      Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

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  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/07/2018-12/08/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • TOTSICLES
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/07/2018

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    TOTSICLES
    Date: FRIDAY’S ONGOING (Call first on holiday’s to double check the schedule)
    Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM ( FIRST SESSION IS SEPT 28TH)
    Description: A half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
    Location: Capital Club House
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $10 (2018 Price Change)
    More Information: https://www.charlescountyparks.com

  • LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP
    10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date : Most M/W/F (Always check Pump It Up site first)
    Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
    Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
    Cost: $5.00 per child
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

  • DROP IN FREE PLAY- UNIQUE SPORTS
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    DROP IN FREE PLAY
    Date: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Description: Come join Unique Gym for their drop in free play. Lots of fun for your little ones including, obstacle courses, foam pit, trampoline time. These are just some of the activities your child will enjoy. Parent participation is required during floor activities. No registration required to participate in the fun.
    Location: Unique Sports Academy
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $5 for one hour/ $10 for two hours per child.
    More Information: www.uniquesportsacademy.com

  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date: FRIDAYS
    Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • 1STFRIDAYS- JEFFERSON PATTERNSON
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH FREE MAC LAB TOUR

    Date: First Friday of each month

    Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Location: Jefferson Patterson Park
    Details: Year round except for holidays or other State closings.Enjoy a guided tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), a state-of-the-art facility that houses over 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Get up close and personal with our conservators and our collections. (a small fee may be charged for large groups)

    For reservations contact Ed Chaney 
    410-586-8554 or email:ed.chaney@maryland.gov
  • KRIS KRINGLE MARKET
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2018-12/09/2018

    KRIS KRINGLE MARKET

    Date/Time:

    • December 7 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • December 8 @ 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • December 9  @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Fair Grounds

    Details: Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this fifth annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village.The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats. We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks!

    Event Type: Winter Festivity

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $1 Admission

    Event Link

     

  • SOLOMON ISLAND WALK
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    SOLOMON ISLAND 34TH CHRISTMAS WALK

    Dates/Time:

    • December 5, 2018- Tree Decorating
    • December 7, 2018- Christmas Market
    • December 8, 2018- Christmas Market

    Details: See Flyer

    Event Type:Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All  Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
    4:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
    Date: November 2018- January 1, 2019 (Friday, Sat, Sun)
    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

  • MCFAMILY FUN NIGHTS
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    11025 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD 20603

    11025 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD 20603

    MCFAMILY FUN NIGHT
    Date: Every Friday
    Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Location: Waldorf, 11025 Mall Circle, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: McDonalds hosts a great kids night every Friday Night. Most of the kids night are themed for the holidays or to go with the kids meal offered that month. (Check your mobile App for deals! Most Friday’s there are amazing diner specials.)
    Event Type: Kids Night
    Age Group: All Ages
    Information: HAPPY MEAL MENU LINK

  • FIRST FRIDAYS
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    LEONARDTOWN FIRST FRIDAYS

    Date: ( JAN. 5 – DEC. 7 )

    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown Shopping Centers
    Leonardtown, MD 20650

    Details: On the first Friday of every month, historic Leonardtown’s art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to showcase local artists and/or serve specials at their establishments. You are invited to a fun evening of live entertainment, demos, receptions, hands-on activities, and seasonal promotions.

    EVENT LINK

     

  • SELFIES WITH SANTA
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    SELFIES WITH SANTA

    Date:December 7, 2018

    Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Details: Come to meet the best Santa in Southern Maryland! Think your child may be shy? This would be the best time, with no lines and no pressure to see him in action. This is a free event for First Friday. Take out your phone and get all the selfies you want.

    EVENT LINK

  • ZOO LIGHTS
    5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    ZOO LIGHTS
    Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
    Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
    Price: Free admission
    Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

  • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
    5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/07/2018

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
    Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
    Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
    Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

  • FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
    Date: Thanksgiving – December 23, 2018 *Closed Christmas*
    Place: 45850 Flat Iron Farm, Great Mills, MD
    Price: FREE
    Information: Enjoy a drive-through lights display that the whole family will enjoy.  The lights display is free, additional cost for pictures with Santa and pony rides. OPENING For the 2018 Christmas Season On Thanksgiving Night at 5pm.! Santa 6 pm Fri.&Sat nights until
    12-14 then Every night thru Dec.23RD

  • PUBLIC SKATE NIGHT
    5:00 PM-6:30 PM
    12/07/2018

    PUBLIC SKATE NIGHT

    Date: Fridays September 14 – December 21, 2018
    Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
    Cost: Admission $8 Rentals $4 
  • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    LIGHTS ON THE BAY
    Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
    Place: Sandy Point State Park
    Price: $15 Per Car
    Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

  • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
    5:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
    Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
    Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
    Price: Free
    Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

  • FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE
    5:30 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE

    Date: December 1-21, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Location: Streets around Mechanicsville

    Details: See flier for printable schedule

    The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 1 to December 21. Santa will be riding on the biggest and brightest Fire Engine we have. An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system.

    Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 – 6:30 PM and may last up until 9:00 PM. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens. Our crews will cover as many streets within the subdivisions as possible.

    Please check the following schedule to see if Santa Claus will be available in your subdivision. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area.

    If you have any questions, please contact Station 2 at (301) 884-4709 or click here to e-mail us. On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a very Safe and Merry

    Event Type: Santa Sighting

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    5:30 PM-9:30 PM
    12/07/2018

    BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
    Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
    Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

  • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- HUGHESVILLE VFD
    5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    SANTA RUN -HUGHESVILLE VFD

    Date: November 30, 2018 – December 16, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: See Flier

    Details:

    Santa wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Parents are reminded that it will be dark outside and difficult for Santa and his helpers to see everyone clearly. Please hold the children tight until the fire trucks stop moving.  Santa also wants to tell everyone that he cannot get to every street because of the size of the fire trucks. Santa’s elves have tried to identify streets that Santa can turn around on.  Santa and his elve’s will arrive with a parade of fire trucks and ambulances at the locations listed above between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday and 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

    NOTE: Santa runs will be cancelled due to weather and emergencies without notice. Santa will attempt to re-schedule cancelled routes, but will be busy preparing for Christmas! Please continue to check this schedule for any changes!! If you live on a new street, it will most likely be covered in the day that covers streets around you.

    Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

    Age Group: All AGes

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
    Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
    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.

  • FAMILY GAME NIGHT
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    FAMILY GAME NIGHT

    Date: Friday’s

    Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Locations: Henson, Hanson, Somers

    Details: Come out and enjoy a wide variety of games! Dates and times subject to change. Contact the center for schedule.

    Ages: 6 and up

    Cost: $3 Drop -In Fee (REC PASS EVENT)

    EVENT DETAILS

  • KIWANIS WINTER CELEBRATION AND COAT DRIVE
    6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    12/07/2018

    Kiwanis Winter Celebration and Coat Drive
    Date: December 7, 2018 – 6pm – 7:30pm

    Location:
    James E. Richmond Science Center
    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney
    Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Attention K-Kids, Builders Club and Key Club members and their families—
    Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a dome movie and a glimpse of the night sky!

    Admission: Please bring a new or gently used coat OR $5 to support LifeStyles of Maryland.

    RSVP: Please use the following link to reserve your seats. Register at:
    https://bit.ly/2ISYUlK

  • LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS

    Date: Thanskgiving weekend through out December

    Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Location: Streets throughout La Plata

    Details: It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we can escort Santa through our first due response area. This is the full listing of where and when he will be visiting the La Plata area with our Volunteers. Please check our page frequently as inclement weather and emergency responses can impact the schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate the holiday season!

    UPDATE: Areas scheduled for 11/24 will be visited on 12/16 due to inclement weather

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
    Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
    Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
    Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

  • 24TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CLASSES
    6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    24th Annual Gingerbread House Classes

    Friday, December 7th
    6:00pm – 10pm

    Sunday, December 9th
    1:00pm – 5:00pm

    Village Green Pavilion

    Adults & children 5yrs. & older – Class Sizes Limited

    $13/single or $15/pair (each additional person $2, maximum four persons per house)

    Fee includes 1 house set, icing bullets & icing bags – students bring their own decorations!

    Pre-Registration & Payment Required

    Call or email for available class openings!

  • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
    Date: Monday – Friday
    Time: 6:00 PM
    Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
    Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
    Event Type: Performance/Concert
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: FREE
    Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

  • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
    Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
    Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
    Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
    Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

  • CHRISTMAS CAROL
    7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    PTP PRESENTS  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Date: November 23- December 16, 2018

    Time: Friday & Saturday Shows 7:00 PM/ Sunday 3:00 PM

    Location: Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata MD

    Details: Don’t miss this holiday classic.

    Event Type:Entertainment

    Age Group: All Ages (Best for school aged and older)

    Cost: $

    Event Link

  • CHRISTMAS BELLS
    8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    CHRISTMAS BELLS

    Date/ Time:

    Performances run November 30 – December 16
    Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
    Sundays at 3:30 PM
    Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

    Location: Newtowne Players

    Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

    Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

    Adults $15
    Seniors/Students/Military $12
    Children $10

    Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

  • FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
    8:30 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2018

    FAMILY SKATE NIGHT

    Date: Fridays September 14 – December 21, 2018
    Time: 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
    Cost: Admission $8 Rentals $4 (Buy 2 get one FREE special)
  • More events
    • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
      9:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/07/2018-12/08/2018
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762
      1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

      INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
      Date: OPEN DAILY
      Time: ALL DAY
      Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
      Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
      Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: VARIES
      Registration: Drop-In

    • TOTSICLES
      10:00 AM-11:00 AM
      12/07/2018
      3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
      3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

      TOTSICLES
      Date: FRIDAY’S ONGOING (Call first on holiday’s to double check the schedule)
      Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM ( FIRST SESSION IS SEPT 28TH)
      Description: A half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
      Location: Capital Club House
      Event Type: Parent/Child
      Age Group(s): 2-5
      Registration: Not Required
      Cost: $10 (2018 Price Change)
      More Information: https://www.charlescountyparks.com

    • LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP
      10:00 AM-1:00 PM
      12/07/2018
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602
      109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

      Little Jumpers
      Date : Most M/W/F (Always check Pump It Up site first)
      Time : 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
      Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
      Details : This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. If you’re worried about older kids running around the smaller ones, this is the perfect time for your little jumpers. Our designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables. Daycares are more than welcome to participate in Little Jumpers. We ask that if you are going to bring more than 5 participants that you call ahead to let us know.
      Cost: $5.00 per child
      Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

      ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

    • DROP IN FREE PLAY- UNIQUE SPORTS
      10:00 AM-12:00 PM
      12/07/2018
      109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602
      109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

      DROP IN FREE PLAY
      Date: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
      Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
      Description: Come join Unique Gym for their drop in free play. Lots of fun for your little ones including, obstacle courses, foam pit, trampoline time. These are just some of the activities your child will enjoy. Parent participation is required during floor activities. No registration required to participate in the fun.
      Location: Unique Sports Academy
      Event Type: Parent/Child
      Age Group(s): 2-5
      Registration: Not Required
      Cost: $5 for one hour/ $10 for two hours per child.
      More Information: www.uniquesportsacademy.com

    • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
      10:00 AM-7:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

      Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

      Time: All Day

      Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

      Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

      Event Type: Holiday Family

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
      10:00 AM-8:00 PM
      12/07/2018
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
      Date: FRIDAYS
      Time: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
      Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
      Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
      Event Type: Free Play
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
      Registration: Drop- In Welcome
      https://familyplacetoplay.com/ways-to-play/
    • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
      12:00 PM-4:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
      Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
      Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
      Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

    • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
      12:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
      130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

      LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
      Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

      Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
      Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

      **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

      Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

      Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    • 1STFRIDAYS- JEFFERSON PATTERNSON
      1:00 PM-2:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH FREE MAC LAB TOUR

      Date: First Friday of each month

      Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
      Location: Jefferson Patterson Park
      Details: Year round except for holidays or other State closings.Enjoy a guided tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab), a state-of-the-art facility that houses over 8 million artifacts, including collections from every county in Maryland. Get up close and personal with our conservators and our collections. (a small fee may be charged for large groups)

      For reservations contact Ed Chaney 
      410-586-8554 or email:ed.chaney@maryland.gov
    • KRIS KRINGLE MARKET
      4:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/07/2018-12/09/2018

      KRIS KRINGLE MARKET

      Date/Time:

      • December 7 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
      • December 8 @ 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
      • December 9  @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

      Location: Charles County Fair Grounds

      Details: Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this fifth annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village.The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats. We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks!

      Event Type: Winter Festivity

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: $1 Admission

      Event Link

       

    • SOLOMON ISLAND WALK
      4:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      SOLOMON ISLAND 34TH CHRISTMAS WALK

      Dates/Time:

      • December 5, 2018- Tree Decorating
      • December 7, 2018- Christmas Market
      • December 8, 2018- Christmas Market

      Details: See Flyer

      Event Type:Winter Festivities

      Age Group: All  Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
      4:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      WINTERFEST- KINGS DOMINION
      Date: November 2018- January 1, 2019 (Friday, Sat, Sun)
      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

    • MCFAMILY FUN NIGHTS
      5:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/07/2018
      11025 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD 20603
      11025 Mall Cir, Waldorf, MD 20603

      MCFAMILY FUN NIGHT
      Date: Every Friday
      Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
      Location: Waldorf, 11025 Mall Circle, Waldorf, MD 20603
      Details: McDonalds hosts a great kids night every Friday Night. Most of the kids night are themed for the holidays or to go with the kids meal offered that month. (Check your mobile App for deals! Most Friday’s there are amazing diner specials.)
      Event Type: Kids Night
      Age Group: All Ages
      Information: HAPPY MEAL MENU LINK

    • FIRST FRIDAYS
      5:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      LEONARDTOWN FIRST FRIDAYS

      Date: ( JAN. 5 – DEC. 7 )

      Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

      Location: Leonardtown Square and Leonardtown Shopping Centers
      Leonardtown, MD 20650

      Details: On the first Friday of every month, historic Leonardtown’s art galleries, restaurants, cafes, gift shops, antique shops, bookstores, etc. open their doors to showcase local artists and/or serve specials at their establishments. You are invited to a fun evening of live entertainment, demos, receptions, hands-on activities, and seasonal promotions.

      EVENT LINK

       

    • SELFIES WITH SANTA
      5:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      SELFIES WITH SANTA

      Date:December 7, 2018

      Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

      Details: Come to meet the best Santa in Southern Maryland! Think your child may be shy? This would be the best time, with no lines and no pressure to see him in action. This is a free event for First Friday. Take out your phone and get all the selfies you want.

      EVENT LINK

    • ZOO LIGHTS
      5:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      ZOO LIGHTS
      Date: November 23, 2018 to January 1 (except Dec. 24, 25 and 31) 5-9 PM
      Place: Smithsonian’s National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington DC
      Price: Free admission
      Information: Join the thousands of visitors who make ZooLights a part of their annual holiday tradition. A free event, ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

    • WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- WATKINS
      5:00 PM-9:30 PM
      12/07/2018

      WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
      Date: November 23, 2018-January 1, 2019 (5-9:30 pm)
      Place: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
      Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
      Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.

    • FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
      5:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
      Date: Thanksgiving – December 23, 2018 *Closed Christmas*
      Place: 45850 Flat Iron Farm, Great Mills, MD
      Price: FREE
      Information: Enjoy a drive-through lights display that the whole family will enjoy.  The lights display is free, additional cost for pictures with Santa and pony rides. OPENING For the 2018 Christmas Season On Thanksgiving Night at 5pm.! Santa 6 pm Fri.&Sat nights until
      12-14 then Every night thru Dec.23RD

    • PUBLIC SKATE NIGHT
      5:00 PM-6:30 PM
      12/07/2018

      PUBLIC SKATE NIGHT

      Date: Fridays September 14 – December 21, 2018
      Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
      Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
      Details: FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
      Cost: Admission $8 Rentals $4 
    • LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      LIGHTS ON THE BAY
      Date: November 17, 2018 – January 1, 2019 (5pm – 10pm) *Including holidays*
      Place: Sandy Point State Park
      Price: $15 Per Car
      Information: Head to Sandy Point State Park from November 19th to January 1st. Not only will you see Christmas lights, but 3D glasses are available to make your experience even more amazing.

    • FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE
      5:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      41TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT THE MORMON TEMPLE
      Date: November 29, 2018 – January 1, 2019
      Place: Washington, D.C., Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland
      Price: Free
      Information: The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area’s great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors’ Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more! Each performance is presented twice nightly.

    • FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE
      5:30 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      FIRE TRUCK SANTA RUN- MECHANICSVILLE

      Date: December 1-21, 2018

      Time: 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

      Location: Streets around Mechanicsville

      Details: See flier for printable schedule

      The Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad will be bringing Santa Claus into your Neighborhood through the dates of December 1 to December 21. Santa will be riding on the biggest and brightest Fire Engine we have. An Ambulance will occasionally lead, playing Christmas songs on their PA system.

      Santa Runs will begin between 5:30 – 6:30 PM and may last up until 9:00 PM. We ask that if you live in a small court or cul-de-sac, please come to the road that intersects your street when you hear music and sirens. Our crews will cover as many streets within the subdivisions as possible.

      Please check the following schedule to see if Santa Claus will be available in your subdivision. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every street and road in our first due area.

      If you have any questions, please contact Station 2 at (301) 884-4709 or click here to e-mail us. On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, we thank you for your support and wish everyone a very Safe and Merry

      Event Type: Santa Sighting

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      5:30 PM-9:30 PM
      12/07/2018

      BULL RUN FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 21, 2018 -January 6, 2019 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville, VA 20121
      Price: $20-$25 Depending on what night you go.
      Information: Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles illuminated by holiday light displays. Drive the festival route from the comfort of your car; turn out your headlights and just follow the magical glow. After viewing the lights, bring your family and friends to the holiday village to enjoy rides, refreshments, and of course, photos with Santa Claus (holiday village open select nights). The festival happens annually at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville, Virginia.  Monday – Thursday 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday – Sunday and Holidays 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Holidays include November 23, December 24, 25, 31, and January 1).

    • SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUN- HUGHESVILLE VFD
      5:30 PM-8:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      SANTA RUN -HUGHESVILLE VFD

      Date: November 30, 2018 – December 16, 2018

      Time: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

      Location: See Flier

      Details:

      Santa wants everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Parents are reminded that it will be dark outside and difficult for Santa and his helpers to see everyone clearly. Please hold the children tight until the fire trucks stop moving.  Santa also wants to tell everyone that he cannot get to every street because of the size of the fire trucks. Santa’s elves have tried to identify streets that Santa can turn around on.  Santa and his elve’s will arrive with a parade of fire trucks and ambulances at the locations listed above between the hours of 6:00pm and 8:30pm on Friday and 5:30pm to 8:30pm on Saturday and Sunday.

      NOTE: Santa runs will be cancelled due to weather and emergencies without notice. Santa will attempt to re-schedule cancelled routes, but will be busy preparing for Christmas! Please continue to check this schedule for any changes!! If you live on a new street, it will most likely be covered in the day that covers streets around you.

      Event Type: Santa Fire Truck Run

      Age Group: All AGes

      Cost: FREE

      EVENT LINK

    • BROOKESIDE GARDENS OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      BROOKESIDE GARDENS GARDEN OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 16, 2018 – January 1 *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
      Place: Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, Maryland
      Price: $25 per vehicle Sun.-Thurs.; $30 per vehicle Fri.-Sat.
      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.

    • FAMILY GAME NIGHT
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      FAMILY GAME NIGHT

      Date: Friday’s

      Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

      Locations: Henson, Hanson, Somers

      Details: Come out and enjoy a wide variety of games! Dates and times subject to change. Contact the center for schedule.

      Ages: 6 and up

      Cost: $3 Drop -In Fee (REC PASS EVENT)

      EVENT DETAILS

    • KIWANIS WINTER CELEBRATION AND COAT DRIVE
      6:00 PM-7:30 PM
      12/07/2018

      Kiwanis Winter Celebration and Coat Drive
      Date: December 7, 2018 – 6pm – 7:30pm

      Location:
      James E. Richmond Science Center
      5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney
      Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

      Attention K-Kids, Builders Club and Key Club members and their families—
      Join us for an evening of fellowship and fun. There will be refreshments, door prizes, a dome movie and a glimpse of the night sky!

      Admission: Please bring a new or gently used coat OR $5 to support LifeStyles of Maryland.

      RSVP: Please use the following link to reserve your seats. Register at:
      https://bit.ly/2ISYUlK

    • LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      LA PLATA SANTA FIRE TRUCK RUNS

      Date: Thanskgiving weekend through out December

      Time: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

      Location: Streets throughout La Plata

      Details: It’s the most wonderful time of the year when we can escort Santa through our first due response area. This is the full listing of where and when he will be visiting the La Plata area with our Volunteers. Please check our page frequently as inclement weather and emergency responses can impact the schedule. We look forward to seeing everyone as we celebrate the holiday season!

      UPDATE: Areas scheduled for 11/24 will be visited on 12/16 due to inclement weather

      Event Type: Holiday

      Age Group: All Ages

      Cost: FREE

      Event Link

    • GARDEN IN LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
      Date: November 30, 2018 – January 1, 2019 Nightly (6-9 PM ) *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*Place: Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons
      Price: $7 for ages 3 and over, FREE for kids 2 and under.
      Information: Walk through the wooded path and enjoy lighted vignettes of famous people, places and works of art. Look for hidden treasures in the trees and green shamrocks in each vignette.

    • 24TH ANNUAL GINGERBREAD HOUSE CLASSES
      6:00 PM-8:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      24th Annual Gingerbread House Classes

      Friday, December 7th
      6:00pm – 10pm

      Sunday, December 9th
      1:00pm – 5:00pm

      Village Green Pavilion

      Adults & children 5yrs. & older – Class Sizes Limited

      $13/single or $15/pair (each additional person $2, maximum four persons per house)

      Fee includes 1 house set, icing bullets & icing bags – students bring their own decorations!

      Pre-Registration & Payment Required

      Call or email for available class openings!

    • FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      6:00 PM-7:00 PM
      12/07/2018
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566
      2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

      FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER
      Date: Monday – Friday
      Time: 6:00 PM
      Location: Kennedy Center- Millenium Stage
      Details: See link for schedule of performances. Different musicians, actors, singers and dances each night.
      Event Type: Performance/Concert
      Age Group: All Ages
      Cost: FREE
      Registration: No Ticket RequiredMILLENIUM STAGE EVENT LINK

    • SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      6:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS
      Date: November 22, 2018 -January 1, 2019 Wednesday thru Sunday (6 PM-10PM)
      Place: Symphony Woods at Merriweather Park, Columbia, Maryland
      Price: Wed.-Fri. and Sun. $20, Sat. $25 (cash only)
      Information: The Symphony of Lights is a time-honored Howard County holiday tradition. This family-oriented spectacular is a dazzling display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Proceeds from the event benefit Howard County General Hospital. Lots of new elements this year to include: new course design, new displays, 100% LED lighting, laser show.

    • CHRISTMAS CAROL
      7:00 PM-9:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      PTP PRESENTS  A CHRISTMAS CAROL

      Date: November 23- December 16, 2018

      Time: Friday & Saturday Shows 7:00 PM/ Sunday 3:00 PM

      Location: Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata MD

      Details: Don’t miss this holiday classic.

      Event Type:Entertainment

      Age Group: All Ages (Best for school aged and older)

      Cost: $

      Event Link

    • CHRISTMAS BELLS
      8:00 PM-10:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      CHRISTMAS BELLS

      Date/ Time:

      Performances run November 30 – December 16
      Thursdays – Saturdays at 8PM
      Sundays at 3:30 PM
      Lobby doors open 1 hour prior to the show.

      Location: Newtowne Players

      Details: It’s Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas, and the church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!

      Tickets are now available on our website at www.newtowneplayers.org/tickets

      Adults $15
      Seniors/Students/Military $12
      Children $10

      Group rates are available, contact tickets@newtowneplayers.org

    • FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
      8:30 PM-10:00 PM
      12/07/2018

      FAMILY SKATE NIGHT

      Date: Fridays September 14 – December 21, 2018
      Time: 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
      Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
      Details: FAMILY SKATE NIGHT
      Cost: Admission $8 Rentals $4 (Buy 2 get one FREE special)
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  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
    Date: December 8, 2018
    Time: 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Location: La Plata Town Hall
    Details: ***MUST REGISTER!!! NO DROP INS!!!* Visit with Santa at the Town Hall on Saturday, December 8th.  4 time slots: 8-8:45 am, 9-9:45 am, 10-10:45 am  and 11-11:45 am (25 kids per slot) Town residents can register starting Wednesday, November 7th and the general public registration will open Wednesday, November 14th.
    Please call 301-934-8421 to register.
  • BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- FORREST TECH
    8:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/08/2018

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
    Date: 12/8/2018
    Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Location: 24005 Point Lookout Road, Leonardtown, MD 20650

    Details: Join the students and staff of the Dr. James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center for their annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 8, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., at the school site across from the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. Santa will make his grand entrance at 8:30 a.m.

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by the Forrest Center’s Culinary Arts students. Admission to this event, which includes breakfast, is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children 3 and younger. An omelet bar is available for an additional $2.00.

    Escape the hustle and bustle of the holiday, enjoy some home cooking, and let the little ones check out the face painting, gingerbread cookie and craft rooms. Santa’s Workshop will be available for children to purchase small gifts (most under $10). Forrest Center students will assist the children. The gifts they purchase will be wrapped.

    Remember to get a photo of your child letting Santa know their holiday wishes. If you forget your camera, students from the Forrest Center will photograph your child with Santa for $5. Families may receive up to five poses on a CD.

    Proceeds will benefit the Forrest Center’s SkillsUSA chapter and student programs. The Forrest Center’s SkillsUSA chapter is among the most successful in the state and annually must fundraise over $25,000 to cover the cost of leadership training, chapter activities and regional, state & national competitions. For more information about SkillsUSA, go to: www.skillsusa.org.

    The event may be recorded and presented on SMCPS Channel 96, the school system’s cable channel, and the Internet. For more information, contact Chef Amanda Granados at 301-475-0242, x28210 or aegranados@smcps.org.

  • COCOA, COOKIES & CRAFTS – AR WORKSHOP
    9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/08/2018

    COOKIES & CRAFTS AR WORKSHOP

    Date: December 1, 2018

    Time: SESSION 1 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM/ SESSION 2 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    Location: AR Workshop, 317 Charles St. La Plata, MD 20646

    Details: Join AR Workshop for a festive and family-friendly Cocoa, Cookies & Crafts DIY workshop session to make any of our (totally kid-friendly) NEW HOLIDAY WOOD ORNAMENTS for just $5 each! (Given the 1.5 hour time slot, up to 6 ornaments is recommended per person). Registration for this event is REQUIRED to guarantee your spot.Payment can be made when you attend the event. Choose your ornament designs and paint colors at the workshop! While you’re here, enjoy cookies, cocoa, and check out all of our holiday home decor, jewelry, accessories and last-minute Christmas gift ideas!

    Event Type:Craft

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $5

    Event Link

    *Each attending guest must register to participate, including children. **This special event is not eligible for promotions or coupons.

     

  • MAKERS MARKET
    9:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    MAKERS MARKET

    Date/Time:

    Holiday Maker’s Markets: 9:00am-2:00pm on the the following days:
    Saturday, November 3
    Saturday, December 1
    Saturday, December 8
    Saturday, December 15
    Saturday, December 22

    Time:

    Location: Annmarie Garden

    Details: Join us for one (or all) of our five indoor HOLIDAY Markets! Each Market will feature a different selection of vendors offering a variety of gifts for all the loved ones on your list! All the markets are indoors.

    Cost: Admission is free.

    EVENT LINK

  • INDOOR PLAY IDEAS
    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/08/2018-12/09/2018

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    1442 Concord Ave, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland 20762

    INDOOR PLAYGROUND IDEAS
    Date: OPEN DAILY
    Time: ALL DAY
    Location: VARIOUS LOCATIONS THROUGH OUT SOUTHERN MARYLAND
    Details: SEE INDOOR PLAY GUIDE LINK
    Event Type: INDOOR PLAY
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: VARIES
    Registration: Drop-In

  • SENSORY TIME- SKYZONE
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/08/2018

    SENSORY TIME- SKYZONE

    Date: 2nd Saturday of Every Month

    Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Location: Skyzone, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Enjoy the freedom of jumping in quieter, relaxing environment for those of special needs.

    Cost: $13 Per Person

    Event Link

  • KRIS KRINGLE MARKET
    9:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    KRIS KRINGLE MARKET

    Date/Time:

    • December 7 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • December 8 @ 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • December 9  @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Fair Grounds

    Details: Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this fifth annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village.The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats. We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks!

    Event Type: Winter Festivity

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $1 Admission

    Event Link

     

  • WINTERFEST
    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    WINTERFEST

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 9 AM – 1 PM

    Location: James E Richmond Science Center

    Details:

    Event Type: Holiday/Educational

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: Admission: $10 | Members: $5 | 3 & Under: FREE

    Event Link

  • WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    9:30 AM-10:45 AM
    12/08/2018-01/09/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    Date : Most Saturdays & Sundays (Always check Pump It Up site first)
    Time : 9:30 AM – 10:40 AM
    Location: Pump It Up Waldorf
    Details : WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP
    Cost: $9.90 per child
    Information: https://www.pumpitupparty.com/waldorf-md/calendar/

    ***ALWAYS CHECK THE SCHEDULE OR CALL FIRST TO MAKE SURE LITTLE JUMPERS IS STILL ON THE CALENDAR. ***

  • CHILDREN’S YOGA
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/08/2018

    CHILDREN’S YOGA

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Tripple Springs Farm- 13300 Baden Westwood Rd, Brandywine, MD

    Details: Tripple Springs Farm is hosting an hour outdoor yoga for kids. Relax in nature and good vibes while nourishing your body & spirit. This class is a perfect parent and me opportunity to relax, stretch and exercise together. For more information or to sign up contact: tripplesprings@gmail.com

    Event Type: Sport/Leisure

    Age Group: great for ages 5 and up

    Cost: Suggested Donation of $15

    Event Link

  • SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP
    10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    SANTAS WONDERLAND- BASS PRO SHOP

    Date: November 17, 2018- December 24, 2018

    Time: All Day

    Location: Bass Pro Shop- Arundel Mills Mall

    Details: Have your photo taken with Santa and get a FREE 4×6 print-off, participate in FREE activities such as crafts, toy testing, writing letters to Santa and more.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • OPEN PLAY EVERY DAY
    10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602
    Times: SUNDAYS-12:00 PM – 6:00 PM/ Saturday 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    Location: Family Place to Play, Waldorf, MD
    Details:  Family Place to Play Fun Center is a large indoor playground that can accommodate private parties and also is a great place to bring kids to play. Open Play provides many different ways for kids to be stimulated both physically and mentally.
    Event Type: Free Play
    Age Group: All Ages
    Cost: $11 (2 Hours)/ 2 and under $6.60
    Registration: Drop- In Welcome
    FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY LINK
  • BRUNCH WITH SANTA- BRYANS ROAD VFD
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    BRUNCH WITH SANTA- BRYANS ROAD VFD

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type:Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: Adult $10/Children 3-12 $5/2 and under FREE

    Event Link

  • PICTURES WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS
    11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    PICTURES WITH SANTA AND MRS CLAUS

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Location: Harley-Davidson Hughesville, MD

    Details: Make sure you are on the nice list! Pics with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 11-2. We will have the lovely Sheri taking pics again this year. Pets welcome! Also, get your cookie fix at the H.O.G. Bake Sale!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • BRUNCH WITH SANTA- POTOMAC HEIGHTS
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    BRUNCH WITH SANTA- POTOMAC HEIGHTS

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: POTOMAC HEIGHTS -Volunteer Fire Department

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type:Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: Adult $10/Children 3-12 $5/2 and under FREE

    Event Link

  • KIDS ZONE- JCPENNEYS
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    KIDS ZONE – JCPENNEY’S FALL/WINTER SCHEDULE
    Dates: 2nd Saturday of the Month

    Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Location: JcPenney at St. Charles Towne Center (Waldorf, MD)
    Details:

    • November 10- Nickelodeon Coloring Pack, Stickers & Comic Book!
    • December 8- Create Your Own Nerf Target
    • January 12- Decorate Your Own Calendar

    This is not a drop-off,  kids must be accompanied by an adult.

    Event Type: Kids Program

    Age Group: Most enjoyable for kids ages 2 and Up

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING & FIREWORKS
    12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC 
    Date: November 16, 2018 – December 22, 2018
    Place: National Harbor
    Price: FREE
    Information: 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. Extras such as: ICE display, train rides and Build A Bear have a fee. Every Saturday there will be a tree lighting ceremony and fire works.

    12-2 pm- *Santa at the Carousel 12-2 pm * Santa at the Capital Wheel 4:45 pm Holiday Movie: 5:30 pm Tree Light Show and Fireworks

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All (Kid Friendly)

    Cost: Most activities are FREE (Wheel & Carousel $)

    Event Link

  • LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 
    12:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

  • SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
    12:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    SIX FLAGS HOLIDAY IN THE PARK
    Date: November 23, 2018- January 1, 2019
    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

  • CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT
    12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
    Date: December 1-January 1 (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM) *Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas*
    Place: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
    Price:  $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and under.
    Information: Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century.

  • BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    12:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
    Date: November 17, 2018 -January 5, 2019 (WEEKENDS ONLY UNTIL DEC 9)
    Place: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA
    Price: Cost of Admission to park/ FREE to Season Pass Holders
    Information: Christmas shines brightest at Busch Gardens Christmas Town in Williamsburg, Virginia. The world’s most beautiful theme park is aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America. Enjoy kid-friendly, thrill rides, merry entertainment and dining options. Stay warm with a mug of the park’s signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate, meet Santa Claus in the North Pole and capture an unforgettable memory with a Christmas photo. Most of all, enjoy this most wonderful time of year with friends and family. CHRISTMAS TOWN PLAYFUL PARENT GUIDE

  • MAKE BREAK- NOV- DEC SCHEDULE
    1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    MAKE BREAK

    Date: Saturday’s 1-3 PM / Sunday’s 2-4 PM

    Location: Michael’s Craft Store, Waldorf Store

    Details: Enjoy a fun craft provided by Michael’s Craft store.

    • Nov 3 – Decorate A Mini Tree
    • Nov 10 – Christmas Ornament
    • Nov 11 – Snowman Jar
    • Nov 17 – Christmas Wreath
    • Dec 1 – Ginger Bread House
    • Dec 2 – Ginger Bread Slime
    • Dec 8 – Try Me Day
    • Dec 9 – Design A Frame
    • Dec 15 – Christmas Shirts

    Cost: FREE

    Michaels’ Craft Store

     

  • COOKIES WITH THE CLAUSES
    1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    COOKIES WITH THE CLAUSES

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Location: NRC Solomons Club 9

    Details: Enjoy an afternoon of winter family fun when the Clauses come and visit NRC’s 10th Annual Cookies with the Clauses!

    Registration: Must register by Dec 3, 2018 visit https://www.navymwrsolomons.com/events?fbclid=IwAR1V21M6MyTYHcDIwhJmCOvwSRh0S_h8_C5bMMpD-A6K3TMDHxPdQMeRHjk

    Event Type: Holiday/Military

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $8

    Event Link

     

  • SANTA VILLAGE AT WILDEWOOD
    1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    SANTA VILLAGE AT WILDEWOOD

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 1:00  PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: Santa’s Village Wildewood Shopping Center

    Details: Join us for FREE pictures with Santa and fun activities sponsored by your favorite local businesses!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • MAKE BREAK- NOV- DEC SCHEDULE
    2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    MAKE BREAK

    Date: Saturday’s 1-3 PM / Sunday’s 2-4 PM

    Location: Michael’s Craft Store, Waldorf Store

    Details: Enjoy a fun craft provided by Michael’s Craft store.

    • Nov 3 – Decorate A Mini Tree
    • Nov 10 – Christmas Ornament
    • Nov 11 – Snowman Jar
    • Nov 17 – Christmas Wreath
    • Dec 1 – Ginger Bread House
    • Dec 2 – Ginger Bread Slime
    • Dec 8 – Try Me Day
    • Dec 9 – Design A Frame
    • Dec 15 – Christmas Shirts

    Cost: FREE

    Michaels’ Craft Store

     

     

  • SOLOMON ISLAND WALK
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    SOLOMON ISLAND 34TH CHRISTMAS WALK

    Dates/Time:

    • December 5, 2018- Tree Decorating
    • December 7, 2018- Christmas Market
    • December 8, 2018- Christmas Market

    Details: See Flyer

    Event Type:Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All  Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • WINTERS EVE
    4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2018

    WINTERS EVE

    Date: December 8, 2018

    Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Details: Celebrate the season at the Accokeek Foundation’s annual Winter’s Eve celebration!
    Tour the National Colonial Farm by candlelight while it’s halls are decked for the holida