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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS- MORMON TEMPLE

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12/06/2018 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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  • 12/12/2018 10:00 AM - 12/12/2018 7:00 PM

    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 4x6 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

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  • 12/12/2018 12:00 PM - 12/12/2018 10:00 PM

    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

  • 12/12/2018 12:00 PM - 12/12/2018 4:00 PM

    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.

  • 12/12/2018 5:00 PM - 12/12/2018 9:30 PM

    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.

  • 12/12/2018 5:00 PM - 12/12/2018 9:00 PM

    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!

  • 12/12/2018 5:00 PM - 12/12/2018 10:00 PM

    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.

  • 12/12/2018 5:30 PM - 12/12/2018 9:30 PM

    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).

  • 12/12/2018 6:00 PM - 12/12/2018 9:00 PM

    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.

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  • 12/12/2018 6:00 PM - 12/12/2018 9:00 PM

    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.

  • 12/12/2018 6:00 PM - 12/12/2018 8:00 PM

    ELF WORKSHOP

    Date: December 12, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: James E Richmond Science Center in St. Charles High School

    Details: This event is a Playful Parent event held to promote learning through play. Your little Elf will get the chance to test out entertaining and educational toys, engage in fun activities and make holiday themed crafts. There will be door prizes and giveaways too! over 12 different companies have donated toys as giveaways for this event to help raise awareness about educational toys on the market. This is a play with a purpose event. $2 from each ticket will go towards helping The Playful Parent raise money for a mobile children's museum.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Cost: $6 Per Person Ages 4 and up, FREE for ages 3 and under. JER Science Center will be selling tickets the day of the event. They have requested cash; however, accept credit. Price includes admission to the full dome showing of Let It Snow, toy testing, activities and awesome door prizes!!

    Registration: Please RSVP email theplayfulparent@yahoo.com

  • 12/12/2018 6:00 PM - 12/12/2018 10:00 PM

    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.

  • 12/13/2018 5:30 PM - 12/13/2018 9:00 PM

    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

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  • 12/13/2018 8:00 PM - 12/13/2018 10:00 PM

    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

  • 12/14/2018 4:00 PM - 12/14/2018 10:00 PM

    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

  • 12/14/2018 5:00 PM - 12/14/2018 8:00 PM

    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

  • 12/14/2018 5:00 PM - 12/14/2018 8:00 PM

    WHOVILLE (BASE ACCESS ONLY)

    Date:December 14 & 15, 2018

    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: NRC Solomons Club 9

    Details: Get into the Holiday spirit with a walk through WhoVille. We are partnering with CYP to bring WhoVille to life over the course of two fun filled nights. The Grinch, Cindy Loo Who and Mayor of WhoVille will be there to take pictures with everyone!

    DECEMBER 14 & 15
    5-8 p.m. | NRC Solomons Club 9
    *Open to all with base access.

    For more details visit: www.navymwrsolomons.com/events

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/14/2018 5:30 PM - 12/14/2018 8:00 PM

    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

  • 12/14/2018 6:00 PM - 12/14/2018 8:00 PM

    FUN WITH FROSTY

    Date: December 14, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00  PM

    Location: Walter J. Mitchell Elementary School, La Plata, MD 20646

    Details: This year we are hosting an evening event for the Holiday's called FUN with Frosty. Please be sure to mark you calendars!!! More information to come!

    Event Type: Winter Holiday/PTO Fundraiser

    Age Group: Kids of All Ages

    Cost: Price TBA

    Event Link

  • 12/14/2018 6:00 PM - 12/14/2018 9:00 PM

    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

  • 12/14/2018 6:00 PM - 12/14/2018 8:00 PM

    WINTERS FEST

    Date: December 14, 2018

    Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

    Details: Higdon families come see Santa at our Winter Festival We will be sending out forms in the Thursday to pre purchase food and/or crafts. We will be having a silent auction for classroom decorated trees, wreaths and baskets. Lots of fun and a good cheer with your Higdon families.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group:All Ages

    Cost: Small Fee

    Registration: Register in advanced

    Event Link

  • 12/14/2018 7:00 PM - 12/14/2018 9:00 PM

    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

  • 12/15/2018 8:00 AM - 12/15/2018 12:00 PM

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA CLAWS

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: Blue Crabs Club House

    Details: Come celebrate the Holidays with our Mascot "Pinch" and Santa himself!
    Enjoy a Hot Breakfast and Hot Cocoa along with crafts for Pinch's favorite Blue Crabs fans. While your at the Ballpark you can shop our Holiday Sale in the Crab Shack Team Store.
    Bring an unwrapped toy to benefit The Children's Aide Society and receive 2 Free 2019 Game Tickets.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: Kids of all ages

    Cost: See Ticket Link

    Event Link

  • 12/15/2018 8:00 AM - 12/15/2018 12:00 PM

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - PRINCE FREDERICK VFD

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 8:00 - 12:00

    Location: Prince Frederick VFD

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Cost: Admission by Donation

    EVENT LINK

     

     

  • 12/15/2018 9:00 AM - 12/15/2018 12:30 PM

    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.

     

  • 12/15/2018 10:00 AM - 12/15/2018 12:00 PM

    MARY MATULA COCOA WITH SANTA

    Date:  December 15, 2018

    Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

    Location: Mary Matula Elementary School, Radio Station Rd. La Plata MD

    Details: Holiday Craft fair and pictures with Santa!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $1 for pictures with Santa or donation of winter hat, scarf or gloves.

     

  • 12/15/2018 11:00 AM - 12/15/2018 1:00 PM

    MR & MRS CLAUS ON THE SQUARE

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Location: Leondardtown Square

    Details: Bring your wishlists and your cameras for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Event is FREE and open to the public.

    Event Type:Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/15/2018 12:00 PM - 12/15/2018 10:00 PM

    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

  • 12/15/2018 12:00 PM - 12/15/2018 5:00 PM

    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

  • 12/15/2018 12:00 PM - 12/15/2018 3:00 PM

    MILK & COOKIES WITH SANTA- RUNNING HARE VINEYARD

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: Running Hare Vineyard, Prince Frederick, MD

    Details: The Mark Frisco Team of Century 21 New Millennium and C&F Mortgage Corporation Invite you to a FREE family friendly indoor event on December 15th from 12-3 pm at Running Hare Vineyard!!

    **Free picture with Santa, Delicious cookies, Music and much more!**

    Registration: Please RSVP by December 13th through The Mark Frisco Team's Facebook page. You can also give us a call (443- 486-5145) or email us at team@somdteam.com.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids

    Cost: FREE indoor event

    Event Link

  • 12/15/2018 12:00 PM - 12/15/2018 2:00 PM

    SANTA IS COMING TO THE CHARLESTON

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: The Charleston, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Bring your camera and join us for a jolly good time! Santa will be making his way to The Charleston on December 15th for pictures, ornament decorating, and more! Bring the little ones and their letters to Santa!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/15/2018 1:00 PM - 12/15/2018 4:00 PM

    CHRISTMAS STEAM PARTY

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Location: 44174 AIRPORT VIEW Dr, California, Maryland 20619

    Details: Discover U Children’s Museum Presents- STEAM Christmas Party!
    Join us this December for fun-filled STEAM Family Christmas Activities.
    Christmas Tree Raffle
    Milk & Cookies
    Take pictures with Santa & MORE

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $5 Per Kid/ 3 and under FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/15/2018 1:00 PM - 12/15/2018 3:00 PM

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: DECEMBER 15 , 2018

    Time:  1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Local children are invited to St. Charles Towne Center to celebrate the season by decorating a gingerbread cookie! They start by choosing a cookie and icing packet, then they can top it as creatively as they would like. Afterwards, they & their parents can enjoy & top a cup of hot cocoa at our hot cocoa bar! This event will be held in Macy's Court on December 15 from 1-3pm (WHILE SUPPLIES LAST).

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/15/2018 2:00 PM - 12/15/2018 4:00 PM

    SWIM WITH SANTA

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 2:00 - 4:00 PM

    Location: Lackey Pool

    Details: Whether you’ve been naughty or nice…bring your swimsuit and join Santa in the pool for holiday fun and games. Activities include above water or submerged picture with Santa, water games, and an arts and crafts station. Pictures with Santa begin at 2:15p!
    Online Registration: http://bit.ly/2QlmSJC
    All Ages
    Admission Fee: $8/person

  • 12/15/2018 3:30 PM - 12/15/2018 5:00 PM

    BOWL WITH SANTA

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 3:30 PM

    Location: Lord Calvert Bowling

    Details: Bowl with Santa includes 2 hours of bowling, snack, gift bag and craft. Santa will be available to take pictures so please bring your camera! $14.50 per person

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $14.50 Per Person

    Event Link

  • 12/15/2018 4:00 PM - 12/15/2018 8:00 PM

    CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Eldorado Farm, Mechanicsville, MD

    Detail: See Flier

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE Admission

    EVENT LINK

  • 12/15/2018 5:00 PM - 12/15/2018 8:00 PM

    DINNER WITH SANTA COW

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Chick-fil-A LaPlata

    Details: Santa Cow will be here ready for a special Christmas photo. Dine with us from 5pm - 8pm and enjoy a delicious dinner and a fun craft.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: Kids of All Ages

    Cost: Free event, food not included.

    EVENT LINK

  • 12/15/2018 7:00 PM - 12/15/2018 9:00 PM

    NUTCRACKER BALLET

    Date: December 15, 2018

    Time: 7PM

    Location: 1150 Berry Road, Waldorf, MD 20603

    Details: The Studio Cooperative proudly presents The Nutcracker Suite - Holiday Shoppe & Show! We are holding this shoppe and show in order to raise funds for our Nutcracker Suite performance and our continued efforts to bring the arts and culture to the community in Southern Maryland as well as health and wellness. We will have a variety of vendors for visitors to peruse and enjoy. There will be several performances from our dancers of the Nutcracker for your enjoyment, photo booth, gift wrapping table, silent auction, photos with the performers and more! AS WELL AS A 50/50 RAFFLE! So come enjoy the holiday season with us and support our local causes in the process.

    Event Type: Winter Festivities/Entertainment

    Age Group: All

    Cost:

    EVENT LINK

     

  • 12/16/2018 8:00 AM - 12/16/2018 1:00 PM

    BREAKFAST WITH THE GRINCH

    Date: December 16, 2018

    Time: 8:00 AM

    Location: Tall Timbers Marina

    Details: Breakfast with Santa is boring, come to Tall Timbers Marina and you can have breakfast with everyone’s favorite mischievous Christmas character, the Grinch! Mark your calendars and be sure to bring the whole family on Sunday, December 16 from 8 am - 1 pm. And don’t forget to get your photo with the Grinch, suitable for for framing, of course! Real fast buffet is $10.95 per person (includes your photo). To make reservations, please email info@talltimbersmarinasomd.com, include your names, number in your party, requested time, and a contact number.

    EVENT LINK

  • 12/16/2018 1:00 PM - 12/16/2018 3:00 PM

    HOLIDAY JAZZ

    Date: DECEMBER 16, 2018

    Time:  1-3 PM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Enjoy the cool jazz sounds of John G. Lewis while you shop for holiday gifts this season. John G. Lewis is a guitarist, singer, song writer, and bit of a mad-scientist. John was raised in South Bend, IN and began studying guitar while in high school. After graduating from high school he moved to Southern California and began his professional music career as a soloist, singing and accompanying himself on guitar in a variety of venues in and around San Diego. Jealous of the keyboard players who could play left handed bass, he tinkered with and explored various approaches to incorporating a low bottom-end on the guitar. By integrating the guitar/synthesizer, John ultimately developed an innovative approach to the guitar to create an unbelievably full sound. Combing these elements with his silky smooth voice and an eclectic repertoire of Jazz, R&B, and Brazilian grooves - which he performs in English, French, and Portuguese - John’s sound is described as soulful, jazzy and cool. http://www.jlewismusic.com

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

     

  • 12/16/2018 2:00 PM - 12/16/2018 4:00 PM

    AFTERNOON WITH THE GRINCH

    Date: December 16, 2018

    Time: 2- 4PM

    Location: Ruddy Duck

    Details:
    Holiday Crafts in our Private Dining room available from 2-4pm.

    Photos with the Grinch from 2:30 to 3:45pm!
    Photos graciously provided by Southern Maryland Entertainment
    Southern Maryland Entertainment provides an "out of the box" photo booth experience! Book them for your special event or view your photos on their website: www.somdentertainment.com

    Pictures will take place in the bar area with a blue screen. Parents are welcome to take photos of their little ones with the Grinch and will also receive a digital copy of the photo (free of charge) on the spot from Mike with Southern Maryland Entertainment! The photos from SOMD Entertainment will have a beautiful Holiday background imposed to complete this Holiday Photoshoot! Additional Photo Prints will be available for purchase on their website.

    The specific link for purchasing photos will be posted here once the date gets closer!

    Event Type: Family Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost:

    Event Link

  • 12/16/2018 5:00 PM - 12/16/2018 7:00 PM

    CHESAPEAKE BEACH LIGHT UP THE TOWN

    Dates/Times:

    • November 25, 2018: 4:30 PM Holiday Lighting Ceremony at Town Hall
    • December 1, 2018: 12:00 PM Holiday Parade at North Beach
    • December 16, 2018: Dusk Luminaria Event at Chesapeake Village
    • December 20, 2018: 7:00 PM Award Ceremony

    Details: See Flyer

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Event Link

  • 12/16/2018 5:30 PM - 12/16/2018 7:00 PM

    FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY

    Date: December 16, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Location: First Baptist Church of Waldorf

    Details: It’s time to gather once again for our annual Family Christmas party!
    Join our church family and celebrate Christmas during a night of yummy food, fun games and talented performances! Hosted by our favorite associate pastor Randy Stacks and worship leader Jon Kempson!

    Event Type: Family Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

     

     

  • 12/16/2018 6:00 PM - 12/16/2018 8:00 PM

    SNOW PRINCESS NIGHT

    Date: December 16, 2018

    Time:  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Location: Annmarie Gardens

    Details: It's a most magical night at Annmarie Garden In Lights! Bring your camera for a unique photo op with our beautiful Snow Princesses - and take home a unique holiday photo!

    After your visit, tour our spectacular holiday light show, Annmarie Garden In Lights!

    Join us for Annmarie Garden In Lights, a magical holiday light show that takes visitors on a beautiful walk through the glittering woods. As you stroll the protected path, you will be surrounded by spectacular "light sculptures" depicting sea creatures, wintry wonderlands, enchanted gardens, wild animals, outer space, airplanes, pirates, princesses, superheroes, and much more. Don't forget to ask for a "Holiday I Spy" program. After your walk, warm up in the Arts Building where you will find nightly entertainment, beautiful exhibits, great shopping, and a holiday cafe!

    Tonight's entertainment:
    Patuxent High School Jazz Ensemble

    Hardesty Haven Holiday Cafe OPEN NIGHTLY!
    Gift Shop & Ornament Show OPEN NIGHTLY!

    Annmarie Garden In Lights
    November 30, 2018 - January 1, 2019, 6-9pm nightly
    (CLOSED Dec. 3, 4, 24,25)
    No smoking. No pets except on Pet Night (Jan. 1).
    For detailed schedule, visit www.annmariegarden.org.

    Fast Pass tickets for quick entry:http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/garden-lights-magical-light-show

    At the Door Admission (ages 3 & up): $7.00
    Children 2 & under: FREE
    Annmarie Members: FREE

  • 12/16/2018 7:00 PM - 12/16/2018 9:00 PM

    STORY TIME AND SING WITH SANTA

    Date:  December 16, 2018

    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Story-time & Singing with Santa is a fun & interactive event for local children...and a great way to end the night before bedtime! On Sunday, December 16, from 7 PM - 9 PM, children are invited to St. Charles Towne Center to listen to a Christmas story read by one of Santa's Elves, while enjoying milk (a choice of chocolate or white) & a chocolate chip cookie (in a festive treat bag). Santa will join the festivities and play his ukulele and children can join in as he sings holiday songs. A craft is available to make & take and Santa's Elf is also a balloon artist who will create balloon animals & balloon shapes for our little guests. This event is open to a max of 100 children via RSVP only. The first 50 children (physically at the event, whose families have RSVP'd) will receive a copy of the story-time book (signed by Santa). Every child (whose family RSVP'd) will receive a festive headband. This event will be held in Macy's Court, near the Guest Services Kiosk,

    Registration: RSVP at  https://sctcstorytimewithsanta.app.rsvpify.com/

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Young Children

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/19/2018 10:00 AM - 12/19/2018 12:00 PM

    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE- MOMS CLUB

    Date: December 19, 2018

    Time:10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Location: North-East Community Center

    Details: Join Moms Club of Prince Frederick for refreshments, story and crafts.

    Event Type: Moms Support/Hokiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

     

  • 12/21/2018 5:30 PM - 12/21/2018 8:00 PM

    DRAMATIC READING OF POLAR EXPRESS

    Date: December 21, 2018

    Time: 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM

    Location: Chesapeake Railway Museum

    Details: Come hear our own Conductor John as he reads "The Polar Express." Free crafts, games, carols and story. One reading at 5:30pm, duplicate reading at 7:00pm. At the Railway Museum, Friday, December 21.

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/22/2018 10:00 AM - 12/22/2018 12:00 PM

    BREAKFAST WITH EXIT REALTY

    Date: December 22, 2018

    Time: 10 AM - 12 PM

    Location: Exit Realty , Mechanicsville, MD

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids of all ages

    Cost:  FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/22/2018 1:00 PM - 12/22/2018 3:00 PM

    FAMILY FRIENDLY HOLIDAY DIY

    Date: December 22, 2018

    Time: 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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

    Details: Bring the family and join AR Workshop for a Special DIY HoliDIY Family-Friendly Crafting Event! Great for school break entertainment! DIY a door hanger, 6 wood slice ornaments, a naughty or nice sign, or a festive street sign! Special pricing available only at this limited seats workshop!

    Event Type:Craft

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $20-30

    Event Link

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

     

  • 12/22/2018 4:00 PM - 12/22/2018 6:00 PM

    FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY

    Date: December 22, 2018

    Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

    Location: Chick-fil-A LaPlata

    Details: Join our Chick-fil-A Family for an evening of fun. When you dine with us between 4pm - 7pm you will have opportunities to play fun games, create cool custom crafts and take pictures with the Santa Cow and Elf Cow! Dress in your ugliest Christmas Sweater to enter into our contest! Each contestants picture will be loaded to our Facebook page and our fans will vote who was wore the ugliest Christmas sweater. The winner will receive dinner for the family!

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: Kids of All Ages

    Cost: Free event, food not included.

    EVENT LINK

  • 12/23/2018 2:00 PM - 12/23/2018 3:30 PM

    SKATE WITH SANTA

    Date: December 23, 2018

    Time: 1:45 PM - 3:25 PM

    Location: Capital Club House, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Santa is coming to skate Dec 23rd during the 1:45-3:25pm session. There will be elves handing out candy and opportunity for pictures with Santa and Ms Clause in the sleigh rinkside!

    Event Type: Winter Fetivities

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $

    Event Link

  • 12/24/2018 8:00 AM - 12/24/2018 11:00 AM

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - ST LEONARD

    Date: December 24, 2018

    Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Location: St Leonard VFD

    Details: See Flier

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

    Cost: Admission by Donation

     

     

  • 12/24/2018 10:00 AM - 12/24/2018 11:00 AM

    POLAR EXPRESS- FREE MOVIE

    Date: December 24, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Doors open 9:30)

    Location: Flagship Cinema Calvert Village

    Details: On Christmas Eve we will be showing Polar Express for free!! Doors will open at 9:30 AM and the movie will start at 10 AM. Come enjoy the movie with the whole family!

    Event Type: Holiday Family

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 12/27/2018 1:00 PM - 12/27/2018 4:00 PM

    HOLIDAY FAMILY SKATE

    Date: December 27, 2018

    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Location: St. Mary's County Parks and Recreation- Leonard Hall

    Details: Join in the fun at Leonard Hall Recreation Center for a special Holiday Family Skate! Take the afternoon to be with friends and family listening to tunes and getting some old fashioned exercise.

    Cost: $5 per person and skates are available for rental for $2.50.

    Event Link

  • 12/28/2018 5:30 PM - 12/28/2018 9:00 PM

    MOVIE NIGHT & PJ PARTY AT HUMANE SOCIETY

    Date: 4th Friday Monthly

    Time: 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

    Location: 71 Industrial Park. Waldorf, MD

    Details: PARENTS -- Need something to keep the kido's entertained if you need to go shopping, or to a holiday party, or just out on a date??? We've got you covered! Each 4th Friday of the month, the Humane Society of Charles County will host the PJ Party Movie Night for ages 7-14!
    Movie goers will be treated to
    A tour of the shelter
    An Animal Themed Movie
    Pizza, Drinks & Popcorn!!!
    And a Safe, Fun & Educational Place to hang out for 3.5 hours!

    Event Type: Kids Program

    Age Group: Ages 7- 14 Years Old

    Cost:  Admission is just $20.00. Online payments will have a $1.00 service fee.
    Register your Movie Goer Online Here: http://humanesocietycc.org/clubs-camps-more/
    Online Payments can be made here:http://products.humanesocietycc.org/Movie-Night-Ticket-Ages-7-14-MovieNight.htm

     

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