***ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK WITH EVENTS FOR DATES, TIMES AND INFORMATION. SOMETIMES THEY CHANGE OR ARE CANCELED WITHOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE PLAYFUL PARENT***
- 0101.December.SundayCHUCK E CHEESEhttps://www.chuckecheese.com/deals-offers/sensory-sensitive-sundays3241 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-sundaysEDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTERhttp://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397130 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**
Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/https://theplayfulparent.org/event/family-skate-night-2/
PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULEDates/Times:
Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603Details: Open Skate schedule for Capital Club House. Please keep in mind that this is a recurring event; always check the Capital Club House calendar first before attending.Cost: Admission $8 Rentals $4https://theplayfulparent.org/event/santa-photo-time/
- Sunday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
- Monday Closed
- Tuesday 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
- Wednesday 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
- Thursday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM & 2:30 – 4:30 PM
- Friday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
- Saturday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
SANTA PHOTO TIME
Location:St. Charles Towne Center- Waldorf, MD
Santa is returning to St. Charles Towne Center from his long nap at the North Pole! Visit him in Macy’s Court! (Remember, Santa Breaks to Feed His Reindeer Throughout the Day…Monday through Friday 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM & 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM; Sunday: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM).
His schedule is below, however you can always skip the line and register for your photos in advance at: https://www.santasfastpass.com/scheduling/5912-st-charles-towne-center
Santa Photo Schedule:
Week of November 11th to November 17th:
Friday, November 15th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 16th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 17th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Week of November 18th to November 24th:
Monday, November 18th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 20th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 21st from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, November 22nd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, November 24th from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Week of November 25th to December 1st:
Monday, November 25th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, November 26th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 27th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 28th CLOSED (Santa will not be at St. Charles Towne Center for Thanksgiving Day)
Friday, November 29th from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday, December 1st from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Week of December 2nd to December 8th:
Monday, December 2nd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday, December 3rd from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday, December 4th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Thursday, December 5th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, December 6th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 7th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Sunday, December 8th from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Week of December 9th to December 15th:
Monday, December 9th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Tuesday, December 10th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Wednesday, December 11th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Thursday, December 12th from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM
Friday, December 13th from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 14th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 15th from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Week of December 16th to December 22nd:
Monday, December 16th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, December 17th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Wednesday, December 18th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Thursday, December 19th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday, December 20th from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, December 21st from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Sunday, December 22nd from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Monday, December 23rd from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wednesday, December 25th CLOSEDhttps://theplayfulparent.org/event/holiday-market-and-exhibit/HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBITDates: November 1 through December 15, 2019
Time: The Gallery (art for sale) and Gift Shop is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Mattawoman Creek Art Center, Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road, Marbury, MD
Cost: Free (Open to the Public)
Mattawoman Creek Art Center presents, “Holiday Market and Small Works Exhibition.” Featuring artists MCAC Member and Non-Member in arts and crafts. The Artist Reception is November 3, 2019, from 1-4 p.m. For more information, call Mattawoman Creek Art Center at 301-743-5159 (office is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.), visit www.mattawomanart.org, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out our Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/mattawomanart/https://theplayfulparent.org/event/christmas-dolls-and-trains-exhibit-2/
CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
Date: December 1-January 1 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas)
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
Details: Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting and recapture or share your youth by running the model trains.
This year’s exhibit will be all about Christmases in St. Mary’s County and how it has been celebrated by locals in the past. Visitors can try their hand as a conductor by running some of the model trains, play with dolls, write Santa a letter, read a Christmas story, and more.
The Black-eyed Susan Doll Club of Southern Maryland will have collections of antique and modern dolls on display. The life-like, hand-crafted felt creations of doll maker, R. John Wright,will be featured. There will also be an exhibit highlighting popular dolls and from the Victorian Era,1920’s, 1950’s and 1980’s.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will setup their train-set and dollhouses for the Christmas season.
Look for “Holiday Touch Zones.” Operate an O scale and a G scale Lionel train sets. Touch and learn about the different types of dolls children played with long go.
Price: $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and underhttps://theplayfulparent.org/event/a-very-retro-christmas-exhibit/
A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT
Date: Every Day through out December (CLOSED Dec 24 & 25)
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Piney Point Light House Museum
Details: Enjoy a family friendly holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper’s quarters. This year’s theme is “A Very Retro Christmas” where visitors can see “retro” exhibits featuring holidays over the years. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting.
Event Type: Holiday
Cost: Adults -$7.00; seniors, students and military – $3.50 and 5 years and under – FREEhttps://theplayfulparent.org/event/holiday-open-house-st-clements/
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE- ST CLEMENTS
Date: December 1, 2019
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.https://theplayfulparent.org/event/christmas-on-the-potomac/
CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC
Date: November 15, 2019 – December 30, 2019
Time: All Day
Location: National Harbor
Details: 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.
Cost: Varies by activityhttps://theplayfulparent.org/event/busch-gardens-christmas-town-3/
BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN
Date: November 2019 -January 5, 2020 (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 GUIDEhttps://theplayfulparent.org/event/newtowne-players-presents-a-seussified-christmas-carol-2/
NEWTOWNE PLAYERS PRESENTS – A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL
Date: November 29, 2019 – December 15, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays 8:00 PM
Saturdays & Sundays 3:30 PM
There are no Thursday performances for this show.
Details: A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is like something Dr. Seuss might have come up with — if he ever had his way with the story.
Event Type: Holiday
Age Group: Kids/All Ages
Cost: General Admission Play: Adults $15, Seniors/Students/Military $12, Children $10
Ticket Link (SHOWS SELL OUT – PURCHASE BEFORE GOING)https://theplayfulparent.org/event/winter-festival-of-lights-at-watkins-regional-park/
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
Date: November 29, 2019-January 1, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 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.https://theplayfulparent.org/event/flat-iron-farm-free-lights-display/
FLAT IRON FARM CHRISTMAS
Date: November 28, 2019 – December 24, 2019 *Closed Christmas*
Time: 5 PM – 9PM
Location: Flat Iron Farm – 45850 Flat Iron Farm, Great Mills, MD
November 28 – December 31: Nightly, 5PM – 9PM: Every night from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve, visitors can drive through the farm, tune radios to 88.7, and watch the lights dance to the music.
November 28 – December 24, Fridays and Saturdays, 5PM – 9PM: Each weekend, on Friday and Saturday, and the full week before Christmas, visitors are invited to park cars and enjoy the Christmas Village. . Fridays & Saturdays, see Lights, Christmas Village, Open Barns, Pony Rides, Pictures with Santa.
- Candy Cane House
- Petting Zoo, Manger Scene
- Train and Tree Display
- Christmas Country Stores
- Handmade crafts, unique gifts and gifts are available for purchase.
- Splendid candies and McCutcheon’s jellies and jams will be on sale at the Candy Cane House.
- Stop by the Large Brick Building to see a collection of John Deere Items and large working train display.
- Visit the Workshop and see Santa
Date: November 22, 2019 – December 29, 2019 *Closed Christmas*
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: National Park – Washington, DC
Details: Unwrap new traditions and make memories big and small as you wind your way through a luminescent land of beautiful arches, larger-than-life sculptures and decadent delights. Welcome to Enchant. Where magical memories are made.
Event Type: Holiday Lights/Family Fun
Price: Admission $https://theplayfulparent.org/event/annmarie-garden-in-lights/
AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS
Date: November 29, 2019 – January 1, 2020 *Closed 12/3, 12/4, 12/24, 12/25*
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: 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.https://theplayfulparent.org/event/sunday-fun-day-at-amf/
SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: AMF Waldorf
Details: The fun begins after 6pm! Discover the most entertaining way to end your weekend—with $3 games and arcade card deals all night long.
Subject to lane availability
Event Type: Family Fun
Age Group: All Ages
- $3 GAMES OF BOWLING
- $3 FOR A $6 ARCADE CARD