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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

    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

    HOME DEPOT WORKSHOP

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

    FULL DOME SHOW AT THE JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER

    9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/01/2018-12/09/2018
    JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER
    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
    GREENWELL FOUNDATION
    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
    JBA COMMUNITY COMMONS
    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

    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

     

     

     

    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.

    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

     

     

    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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    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

     

    WAKE UP AND GO JUMP- PUMP IT UP

    9:30 AM-10:45 AM
    12/01/2018-01/02/2019
    PUMP IT UP
    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
    FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY
    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, 3443 Rockefeller Dr. 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
    THEY NOW HAVE A SECOND LOCATION FOR PARTIES

    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
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    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 SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

    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.

    See Full Schedule for specials and entertaining events:

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/01/2018
    KENNEDY CENTER
    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
    CHUCK E CHEESE
    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
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    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
    JBA COMMUNITY COMMONS
    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
    PUMP IT UP
    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
    FAMILY PLACE TO PLAY
    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, 3443 Rockefeller Dr. 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
    THEY NOW HAVE A SECOND LOCATION FOR PARTIES

    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

    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).

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    FREE PERFORMANCES EVERYDAY- KENNEDY CENTER

    6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/02/2018
    KENNEDY CENTER
    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 SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

    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.

    See Full Schedule for specials and entertaining events:

    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

  • 03
    03.December.Monday

    INDOOR PLAY IDEAS

    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/03/2018-12/04/2018
    JBA COMMUNITY COMMONS
    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
    PUMP IT UP
    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. ***

    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
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    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 SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

    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.

    See Full Schedule for specials and entertaining events:

    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
    KENNEDY CENTER
    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
    JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTER
    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/

  • 04
    04.December.Tuesday

    INDOOR PLAY IDEAS

    9:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/04/2018-12/05/2018
    JBA COMMUNITY COMMONS
    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 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

    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
    UNIQUE SPORTS ACADEMY
    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

    NATURE DISCOVERY TIME

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2018
    GREENWELL FOUNDATION
    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.

    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

     

    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.

    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

    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

     

    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
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    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/

    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

    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

     

    KIDS NIGHT- TEXAS ROAD HOUSE

    5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/04/2018
    TEXAS ROAD HOUSE (LA PLATA)
    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-

    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.

    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.

    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
    KENNEDY CENTER
    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 SPECIAL EVENTS SCHEDULE

    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.

    See Full Schedule for specials and entertaining events:

    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