***ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK WITH EVENTS FOR DATES, TIMES AND INFORMATION. SOMETIMES THEY CHANGE OR ARE CANCELED WITHOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE PLAYFUL PARENT***

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    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/