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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE

11/29/2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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.

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  • 12/06/2019 10:00 AM - 12/06/2019 8:00 PM

    SANTA PHOTO TIME

    Location:St. Charles Towne Center- Waldorf, MD

    Santa is returning to St. Charles Towne Center from his long nap at the North Pole! Visit him in Macy's Court! (Remember, Santa Breaks to Feed His Reindeer Throughout the Day...Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Sunday: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM).

    His schedule is below, however you can always skip the line and register for your photos in advance at: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/5912-st-charles-towne-center

    Santa Photo Schedule:
    Week of November 11th to November 17th:
    Friday, November 15th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Sunday, November 17th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Week of November 18th to November 24th:
    Monday, November 18th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, November 19th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, November 20th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Thursday, November 21st from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Friday, November 22nd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Sunday, November 24th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Week of November 25th to December 1st:
    Monday, November 25th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, November 26th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, November 27th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Thursday, November 28th CLOSED (Santa will not be at St. Charles Towne Center for Thanksgiving Day)
    Friday, November 29th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Sunday, December 1st from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

    Week of December 2nd to December 8th:
    Monday, December 2nd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Tuesday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, December 4th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Thursday, December 5th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Friday, December 6th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
    Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    Sunday, December 8th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Week of December 9th to December 15th:
    Monday, December 9th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    Tuesday, December 10th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    Wednesday, December 11th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    Thursday, December 12th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
    Friday, December 13th from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Sunday, December 15th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

    Week of December 16th to December 22nd:
    Monday, December 16th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Tuesday, December 17th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Wednesday, December 18th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Thursday, December 19th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Friday, December 20th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Saturday, December 21st from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
    Sunday, December 22nd from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

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    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: Town of Indian Head

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    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

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    Date: November 29, 2019 - December 15, 2019

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