***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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  • 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/01/2019

    3241 Plaza Way, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

  • 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/01/2019-12/04/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBIT
    Dates: 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 mattawomanart@aol.com.

    Check out our Facebook page at:  www.Facebook.com/mattawomanart/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    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.

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2019-01/01/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    12/01/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/01/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2019-12/31/2019

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/01/2019

    SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF

    Date: Sunday’s

    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

    Cost:

    • $3 GAMES OF BOWLING
    • $3 FOR A $6 ARCADE CARD

    Event Link

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  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date :  Most Monday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s (Always check their calendar or call 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. ***

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2019-01/02/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/02/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2019-01/01/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/02/2019

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    OUR SKY TONIGHT

    Date: FIRST MONDAY OF EACH MONTH (2ND MONDAY ON HOLIDAYS)

    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/

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  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

     

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2019-01/03/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/03/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2019-01/02/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:30 PM-7:00 PM
    12/03/2019

    Tuesday Story Nights

    Date: First Tuesday of the month

    Time: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: Charles County- La Plata Branch

    Details: Join Ms. Kate for Tuesday Story Nights! Children will listen to books being read and do finger plays! This story time encourages early literacy for it’s audience, toddlers! This program serves as a transition between Cuddle Time and Preschool Story Time and includes a simple craft at each session. Recommended for ages 2-5!

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: 2 – 5

    Cost: FREE

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  • 9:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/04/2019

    TODDLER PLAY GROUPS – SCHEDULE

    Date/Time:

    The following Playgroups will be held November – December:

    • J.P. Ryon Elementary School from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
    • Arthur Middleton Elementary School 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
    • Indian Head Elementary School, the playgroups meet 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

    Details: Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding Fall Toddler Playgroups for children 18 months to 4 years old who live in Charles County. Children and their parents can engage in hands-on play, story time and participate in school readiness activities. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at 301-934-7444 or jharris@ccboe.com.

    Event Type: Parent Support/Toddler Fun

    Age Group: 18 Months – 4 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date :  Most Monday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s (Always check their calendar or call 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. ***

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2019-01/04/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/04/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2019-01/03/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    PARENT RESOURCE CLASS- IEP 101

    Date: December 4, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: St. Marys Board of Education- 23160 Moakley St. Leonardtown, MD

    Details: An over view of the IEP progress report: A primer for parents

    Event Type: Parent Support

    Age Group: Adult

    Cost: FREE

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/04/2019

    ELF WORKSHOP

    Date: December 4, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: James E Richmond Science Center in St. Charles High School – 5305 Piney Church Rd. Waldorf, MD 20602

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

    Event Type: Winter Festivities

    Age Group: All

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

    Registration: Please RSVP email theplayfulparent@yahoo.com

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  • 9:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/05/2019

    TODDLER PLAY GROUPS – SCHEDULE

    Date/Time:

    The following Playgroups will be held November – December:

    • J.P. Ryon Elementary School from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
    • Arthur Middleton Elementary School 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
    • Indian Head Elementary School, the playgroups meet 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

    Details: Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding Fall Toddler Playgroups for children 18 months to 4 years old who live in Charles County. Children and their parents can engage in hands-on play, story time and participate in school readiness activities. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at 301-934-7444 or jharris@ccboe.com.

    Event Type: Parent Support/Toddler Fun

    Age Group: 18 Months – 4 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
    12/05/2019

    ARTFUL PLAYHOUSE- PLAY GROUP THURSDAY

    Date: Thursday October Schedule

    Time: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    Location: 22725 Duke Street, Leonardtown, MD

    Details: Playhouse Playgroup is for children 1-5 years old. Perfect for families with children of multiple ages to attend class together! Invitations to create and play are set up for you and your child to explore at their own pace.

    Event Type: Play Group

    Ages: 1-5

    Cost: $18 a class or $75 for all 6 days

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2019-01/05/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    WINTERFEST TREE LIGHTING – PAX

    Date: December 5, 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: PAX MWR

    Details: WinterFest 2019 will include fulldome winter holiday shows, hands-on winter-themed activities, a hot cocoa cafe, and much more!
    https://www.ccboe.com/sciencecenter/winterfest-2019/

    Sampling of Hands-on Activities:
    Snowman Challenge
    Penguin Races
    Magic Ice
    Holiday Lights Science
    Frosty Art
    Snow storm in a Globe
    Winter Photo Keepsakes

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/05/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2019-01/04/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/05/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

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  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

     

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/06/2019

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    TOTSICLES
    Date: FRIDAY’S ONGOING (Call first on holiday’s to double check the schedule)
    Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
    Description: A half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
    Location: Capital Club House
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $10 (2018 Price Change)
    More Information: https://www.charlescountyparks.com

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date :  Most Monday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s (Always check their calendar or call 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. ***

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2019-01/06/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    HOME SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL DAY

    Date: FRIDAYS – November 8, 2019 – December 13, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Eagle’s Nest Farm

    Details: Free introduction meet the ponies, crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, maybe we will have pony rides on November 8, 2019. November 15th program starts.

    Event Type: Educational

    Age Group: School Aged

    Cost: $20 per session/$70 4- Sessions

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2019-01/05/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/06/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    GRINCH FIRST FRIDAY

    Date: December 6, 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM

    Location: ARTFUL PLAY HOUSE

    Details: Holiday art projects for kids!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    WINTERFEST INDIAN HEAD

    ***BASE ACCESS EVENT ONLY***

    Date: December 6, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Indian Head Base – 3838 Strauss Ave, Indian Head, Maryland 20640

    Details: Come out for fun, pics with Santa, tree lighting and so much more!
    Open to patrons with base access.
    For more information, contact Community Recreation at 301-744-4850.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP

    Date: December 6, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: Town of Indian Head

    Details: Fee includes 1 house set, icing bullets & icing bags.  Students bring their own decorations! Pre-registration & payment required.  Call 240-375-4061 or email karen@townofindianhead.org

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $13/single or $15/pair (each additional person $2.00, maximum four persons per house)

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    PTP PRESENT ELF

    Dates: November 22 – December 15, 2019

    Time:  Friday and Saturday (8 p.m.); Sunday (3 p.m.)

    Location:  Port Tobacco Players Theater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata, MD

    Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Seniors (age 60+), Youth (to 18), and Military (with ID)

    ***TICKETS SELL OUT FAST/ DO NOT SHOW UP EXPECTING TICKETS DAY OF EVENT***

    (Holiday Musical) ​Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

     

    For more information, call the Box Office at 301-932-6819, or purchase tickets online at www.ptplayers.com.

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/06/2019

    CHRISTMAS CAROL

    DateTime:

    • December 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 8:00 PM
    • December 8 & 15 @  3:00 PM

    Location: Black Box Theater, Indian Head, MD

    Details: ***NON TRADITIONAL VERSION*** The Indian Head Black Box Players are Proud to Present this fun Holiday Romp Join us as we follow the Farndale Avenue Estate Townswomen as they attempt to put on A Christmas Carol. You’re sure to laugh this Holiday Season. Don’t miss this performance directed by JR Cook.
    Tickets are on sale now.
    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Adult: $15 Senior/Student/Military: $12

    Link

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  • 7:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center

    Details:  Breakfast with Santa + our 19 Days ’til Christmas party is a fun, memorable event for local children & their families! Join us for a FREE 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 7, 2019. Upon entry, each child will receive a “jingle bell” shaker or bracelet and a festive party hat. Parents/guardians will receive a ticket. Be sure to keep your ticket stub because you may win prizes from our retailers or awarded gift cards that will be given away at the end of the breakfast event (around 10:00 am, you must be present to win).

    See link for registration and details.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 8:00 AM-9:30 AM
    12/07/2019

    DINNER WITH SANTA COW

    Date: December 7,2019

    Time: 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Location: Chick-fil-A- – Waldorf, MD

    Details: Join us for a memorable breakfast and fun activities with Santa Cow! Crafts while supplies last and food is not included.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/07/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Location: Chick-fil-A – California, MD

    Details: Mark your calendars and join us for a morning filled with Chick-n-Minis, music and of course Santa Claus!!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

     

     

  • 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/07/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: Blue Crabs Stadium  – 11765 Saint Linus Dr, Waldorf, Maryland 20602

    Details: Come get into the holiday spirit at the baseball diamond! Breakfast, pictures with Santa and more! Tickets are only $7!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $7

    Link

  • 8:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/07/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: St. Mary’s Bryan Town – 13735 Notre Dame Pl, Bryantown, Maryland 20617

    Details:  8 am, 9 am, or 10 am seatings available..Only $6/person
    Seating is limited; Buy your tickets today! Breakfast includes French toast and sausage with a beverage (juice, milk or coffee). PLEASE RESERVE BY TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3rd by returning the form to St. Mary’s School before tickets sell out!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Only $6/person

    Link

  • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/07/2019

    TINY ELF WORKSHOP

    Date: December 7, 2019

    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

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    HOLIDAY HORSE OPEN HOUSE

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Greenwell Foundation

    Details: Bring the camera, you’re the photographer! This is a free family event.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    12/07/2019

    COOKIES WITH SANTA

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time:

    • 9:00 AM  0-3 YEARS OLD
    • 10:15 AM ALL AGES
    • 11:30 AM  ALL AGES

    Location: My Gym – Waldorf MD

    Details: Tales, Elves & Reindeer Rides w/Jingle Bells! Join us for a wonderful holiday time with, games, activities, cookies and of course pictures with Santa & Elves

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $20 Member/$22 Non-Member

    Link

  • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/07/2019

    MEET SANTA AND MAKE ORNAMENTS

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: AR Workshop- La Plata

    Details:  Listen to festive tunes, make a holiday ornament and meet santa.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    HOME DEPOT BUILD- ADVENT CALENDAR

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: HOME DEPOT – WALDORF

    Details: Create your own countdown to the holidays, and have a blast with your child while doing it. Kids develop hands-on skills with sanding, nailing and applying stickers. With help from parents and store associates, your child will make a merry memory this holiday season. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 9:30 AM-12:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    PANCAKES WITH SANTA

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 9:30 am & 11:30 AM

    Location: Hilton Garden

    Details: ***SOLD OUT!!!***

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM  & 2:00 pm Sessions

    Location: CALVERT LIBRARY – PRINCE FREDERICK AND FAIRVIEW BRANCHES

    Details: Come and celebrate the holiday season by building a small gingerbread house. Each child is asked to bring a bag of any edible item to share with the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    FESTIVAL OF TREES- ST MARY’S

    Date: December  7, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

    Location: University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland, 44219 Airport Road California, MD 20619

    Details: IIn addition to lavishly decorated trees and wreaths, there will be live entertainment, shopping, and activities for children, photos with Santa and face painting on Dec. 7, 2019, 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

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    HOLIDAY SHOWING OF THE GRINCH

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Location: RC Lexington Exchange Theater, – 44800 Oak Crest Rd, California, Maryland 20619

    Details: Join us for a FREE holiday screening of last year’s blockbuster hit THE GRINCH! Start, or continue, the tradition of seeing a classic holiday film on the big screen!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    HOLIDAY TRAIL

    Date/Time/Location/Event: See Link for schedule Link

    Details: Charles County’s holiday tradition continues in 2019 with the Annual Charles County Holiday Trail. This event features Charles County’s leading historical sites and art venues. Step back in time for a historical Christmas, listen to carolers in period appropriate clothing, purchase goods from various local vendors, or just enjoy local art. The Charles County Holiday Trail is sure to have something for everyone. Days, times and cost varies for each location. Please see the complete list of locations and event information below. This event will be rain or shine. Please check with individual sites the day of the event to see if there are any weather-related closings.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

     

  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    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: This light-hearted tour of the Town Center follows a newly freed servant (and his fellow colonists) as he employs holiday traditions and the goodwill of the season to try to win a young lady’s heart.

    Tours depart hourly:  11:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

    Event Type: Winter Festival

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $10 adult; $9 senior; $6 youth; free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members

    Event Link

  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    CHRISTMAS AT SUMMERSEAT FARM

    Date:December 7, 2019

    Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: Summerseat Farm  – 26655 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville MD 20659

    Details: Summerseat Farm’s Annual Christmas Open House is Saturday, December 7, from 11:00 to 2:00 pm. It is held at the historic Summerseat Farm House, which will be beautifully decorated for the Christmas season. Donation is $10.00 per family.

    Enjoy holiday cookies and cider, visits and photos with Santa (your camera), Christmas music, a Christmas raffle, Craft Room for the kids where they’ll make their own ornament to take home, Manor House tours, hay rides, visits with the farm animals, including seeing our buffalo, with an opportunity for the kids to feed a snack to the animals.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

    Location: MICHAEL’S CRAFT STORE

    Details: Come and celebrate the holiday season by building a small gingerbread house. Each child is asked to bring a bag of any edible item to share with the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBIT
    Dates: 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 mattawomanart@aol.com.

    Check out our Facebook page at:  www.Facebook.com/mattawomanart/

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2019-01/07/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    HOLIDAY PARADE AT NORTH BEACH

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 12:00 PM

    Location: North Beach Boardwalk – 8916 Chesapeake Avenue
    North Beach, MD 20714

    Details: the Annual Pat Carpenter Holiday Parade draws spectators from afar! The boardwalk is lined with hundreds of people viewing the parade. The best part is when the jolly-old-fat man arrives by fire truck! Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with children and give them a special treat. Tell the kids to bring their wish list to share with Santa! Warm up around the campfire as you enjoy refreshments!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    SANTA WORKSHOP

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: Hollywood Rec Center

    Details: Attention Parents: Do the holidays create stress and shrinking amounts of time to complete the gift list? Imagine taking a day to shop without the kids.

    Hollywood Recreation Center will be transformed into an elves’ workshop equipped to create homemade gifts and cards. Not only will you get a few solid hours of kid-free shopping, your kids will have their very own gifts to share with family and friends.

    To top it off, each child will receive their very own professional photo with Santa. A pizza lunch will be provided. Sign up early, spaces will fill quickly (must pre-register).

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: For ages 5-14,

    Registration Link

    Cost: $25 Kid/ $5 Additional Kid

    Link

  • 1:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    COLONIAL CHRISTMAS

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Location: Smallwood Retreat Center  – Rt 224, Marbury, Maryland 20658

    Details: Get into the spirit of the season and enjoy an afternoon at Smallwood Retreat House.  Travel back through centuries to experience the holiday season during colonial times.  Smallwood Retreat House was the home of General William Smallwood.  Tour the house and learn more about General Smallwood’s life and times.  In addition to the Christmas decorations made with greens and fruits, you can also enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of the colonial kitchen where costumed volunteers prepare recipes authentic to the period.  Once outside the house, you are invited to indulge in hot cider and cookies around the fire while Revolutionary War interpreters outfitted in period clothing provide a “taste” of life during the War for Independence.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Location: MICHAEL’S CRAFT STORE

    Details: Come and celebrate the holiday season by making a Holiday TSHIRT

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

     

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    SWIM WITH SANTA- WADE POOL

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Wsde Pool –

    Details: Whether you’ve been naughty or nice…bring your swimsuit and join Santa in the pool for holiday fun and games. Activities include above water or submerged picture with Santa, water games, and an arts and crafts station. Pictures with Santa begin at 2:15p!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $8 Per Person

    Registration Link

    Link

     

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    A NEVERLAND CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Date: December 7-15, 2019

    Time:

    • 12/7 and 12/14 @ 2pm and 7pm;
    • 12/8 and 12/15 @ 2pm

    Location: Long Beach Community Center

    Details: Enjoy a fun holiday show.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    12/07/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 4:00 PM

    Location: Eldorado Farm- Mechanicsville, MD

    Details: Join us for our Second Annual Christmas at the Farm on December 7th, from 4-8p.m. Pictures with Santa and the horses, crafts for the kids, meet the Eldorado animals and enjoy a Christmas movie by the fire. Fun for all ages!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    WINTERS EVE

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Accokeek Foundation

    Details: Celebrate the season at the Accokeek Foundation’s annual Winter’s Eve celebration! Tour the National Colonial Farm by candlelight while its halls are decked for the holidays, listen to caroling around the bonfire, and enjoy roast-your-own-chestnuts.

    Visit the crafting tent to create earth-friendly holiday gifts and make a wreath from farm-fresh greenery. Warm up with a trip to the hot cocoa bar, and don’t forget to stop by the Visitor Center to shop National Colonial Farm souvenirs and one-of-a-kind gifts from local artists.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE ENTRY / TICKETS FOR ACTIVITIES  T(ickets cost $1/each, OR you can purchase tickets in bundles to save. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Ticket Bundles:
    5 tickets: $5/12 tickets: $10/25 tickets: $20.) Ticketed activities cost between 2 and 10 tickets each and include most of the DIY craft activities. Refreshments (hot cocoa, popcorn, cookies, etc.) can also be purchased using tickets

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/07/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2019-01/06/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
    12/07/2019

    SOLOMON’S CHRISTMAS WALK & BOAT PARADE

    Date: December 7, 2019

    Time:  5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Solomon’s Island, MD

    Details: Celebrate the spirit of the holidays as you stroll luminaria-lit streets. Enjoy holiday decorations, craft bazaar, children’s activities, puppet show, Santa’s arrival by fire truck & the Lighted Boat Parade. 35th year.

    6:30pm Santa delivered to gazebo by SVFD. Christmas tree & gazebo lights on.

    6:30pm approx. Lighted Boat Parade at Riverwalk approx. 7pm.
    Patuxent High School Jazz Band performing Christmas Music.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    PTP PRESENT ELF

    Dates: November 22 – December 15, 2019

    Time:  Friday and Saturday (8 p.m.); Sunday (3 p.m.)

    Location:  Port Tobacco Players Theater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata, MD

    Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Seniors (age 60+), Youth (to 18), and Military (with ID)

    ***TICKETS SELL OUT FAST/ DO NOT SHOW UP EXPECTING TICKETS DAY OF EVENT***

    (Holiday Musical) ​Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

     

    For more information, call the Box Office at 301-932-6819, or purchase tickets online at www.ptplayers.com.

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    CHRISTMAS CAROL

    DateTime:

    • December 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 8:00 PM
    • December 8 & 15 @  3:00 PM

    Location: Black Box Theater, Indian Head, MD

    Details: ***NON TRADITIONAL VERSION*** The Indian Head Black Box Players are Proud to Present this fun Holiday Romp Join us as we follow the Farndale Avenue Estate Townswomen as they attempt to put on A Christmas Carol. You’re sure to laugh this Holiday Season. Don’t miss this performance directed by JR Cook.
    Tickets are on sale now.
    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Adult: $15 Senior/Student/Military: $12

    Link

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/07/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

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  • 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/08/2019

    CARING SANTA

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM –  10:00 AM

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center- Waldorf, MD

    Details: Please join us for a private photo experience for children with special needs and their families. Children will have the opportunity to visit with Santa and have their photo taken with him. We will make the 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: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2019-12/11/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    CHRISTMAS COOKIES

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time:

    GINGER BREAD HOUSE: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    CHRISTMAS COOKIES – 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Location: Spider Hall Farm

    Details:  Come celebrate the Holiday Season with Decorating Christmas Cookies. Leave the mess here and let Amanda from Cakes by Amanda, take care of all your supplies to have your child decorate Christmas Cookies.

    Amanda will bake your child their very own Christmas Cookies and she will bring all the supplies to decorate it right here in the Farm Stand. Leave with a complete homemade decorated Christmas Cookies.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Ticket Link

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    HOLIDAY TRAIL

    Date/Time/Location/Event: See Link for schedule Link

    Details: Charles County’s holiday tradition continues in 2019 with the Annual Charles County Holiday Trail. This event features Charles County’s leading historical sites and art venues. Step back in time for a historical Christmas, listen to carolers in period appropriate clothing, purchase goods from various local vendors, or just enjoy local art. The Charles County Holiday Trail is sure to have something for everyone. Days, times and cost varies for each location. Please see the complete list of locations and event information below. This event will be rain or shine. Please check with individual sites the day of the event to see if there are any weather-related closings.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

     

  • 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: Swan Point Country Club

    Details: Join us Sunday, December 8th from 10:30 AM – 1 PM to have breakfast with Santa!
    Come spend the morning with Santa & enjoy a great buffet! You are welcome to take photos with Santa. Let the kids drop off their “wish list” to Santa.

    Make reservations by calling 301.259.0047, Ext. 14 or on OpenTable.com

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost:

    Members:
    Kids – $5
    Adults – $10

    Non-members:
    Kids – $7
    Adults – $12

    Link

  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBIT
    Dates: 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 mattawomanart@aol.com.

    Check out our Facebook page at:  www.Facebook.com/mattawomanart/

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/08/2019-01/08/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    HOT COCOA WITH SANTA AND TOY DRIVE

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location: LAST DROP

    Details: It’s that time of year again to have some hot cocoa with Santa Claus! Come out with the kids and enjoy an afternoon of hot cocoa while we run the Toys for Tots & Canned Food Drive.

    Be sure to bring your camera phones so you can take pictures with Santa!

    FAMILY and KID-FRIENDLY EVENT

    Admission Fee:
    1 toy donation for Toys for Tots OR canned food to be donated to our local food pantry.

    Hoot Studio Photography will be on-site to provide professional photo sessions. Please inquire about pricing by sending them a message on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hootstudiophotography and to book your time slot.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    SANTA COMES TO KOHLS LEGO EVENT

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Kohl’s Department Store- St. Charles Towne Center

    Details: I saw a flier while at the mall.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

     

  • 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Newburg VFD

    Details:  Visit with Santa, enjoy food and snacks, games and prizes and pictures with Santa.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: Town of Indian Head

    Details: Fee includes 1 house set, icing bullets & icing bags.  Students bring their own decorations! Pre-registration & payment required.  Call 240-375-4061 or email karen@townofindianhead.org

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $13/single or $15/pair (each additional person $2.00, maximum four persons per house)

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    SCUBA WITH SANTA

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 12:00 PM  – 4:00 PM

    Location: Edward T. Hall Aquatic Center- Prince Frederick, MD

    Details: Join Southern Maryland Divers and SCUBA with Santa!

    FREE with paid admission to the Edward T Hall Aquatic Center. This community event offers you the chance to experience scuba and get your picture taken with Santa underwater!

    You don’t have to be certified to attend but if you are already certified, you are welcome to join us for some pictures. Atendees will be enrolled in the PADI Discover Scuba course for FREE. Over about an hour, you will experience scuba in water that is shallow enough to stand in. During this short course, you will have your picture taken in SCUBA gear with Santa. Pictures will be provided to all that attend for free download.

    There is no fee for this experience and all that attend will be credited for taking the PADI Discover Scuba course. All gear is provided at no charge.

    WALK-INS ONLY! – No reservations will be taken and we are limited to 8 participants per hour time slot. Due to required paperwork and preperation time, please arrive 45 minutes prior to the time slot you wish to partake in. If you do not arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the time slot, you will have to wait until the next slot. Walk-ins will be served on a first come, first served basis.

    Minimum age is 10 years old. Certain medical conditions may exclude you from participating. Participants under the age of 18 MUST have an adult on site to sign the waivers and paperwork. If you would like a copy of the pictures taken, you must provide us with a good email address to contact you.

    Please contact us with any questions not answered in the above text. No reservations will be taken. Walk-ins only.
    info@SoMdDivers.com

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE EXTRAVAGANZA

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: Christ Church – Rt. 6 La Plata, MD

    Details:  All children are welcome to come any time between 1 and 5 decorate a gingerbread house to take home for the holidays – and enjoy fun and refreshments as they do. Free of charge! Tours of the historic church are offered for adults – part of the Charles County Holiday Trail. Reservations are requested at link below or by calling 301-392-1051.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    CHRISTMAS CAROL

    DateTime:

    • December 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 8:00 PM
    • December 8 & 15 @  3:00 PM

    Location: Black Box Theater, Indian Head, MD

    Details: ***NON TRADITIONAL VERSION*** The Indian Head Black Box Players are Proud to Present this fun Holiday Romp Join us as we follow the Farndale Avenue Estate Townswomen as they attempt to put on A Christmas Carol. You’re sure to laugh this Holiday Season. Don’t miss this performance directed by JR Cook.
    Tickets are on sale now.
    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Adult: $15 Senior/Student/Military: $12

    Link

  • 3:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    OLD TYME HOLIDAY GATHERING
    Date: Sunday December 8, 2019

    Time: 3 PM to 6 PM
    Location: La Plata Town Hall
    Details: The sounds and spirit of the season bring friends and neighbors together for an
    afternoon of good cheer.  Join us for holiday music, activities, refreshments, and a visit from Santa! Get full event details at www.townoflaplata.org. Schedule is subject to change.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

     

  • 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    12/08/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/08/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/08/2019-01/07/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF

    Date: Sunday’s

    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

    Cost:

    • $3 GAMES OF BOWLING
    • $3 FOR A $6 ARCADE CARD

    Event Link

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2019

    Date: December 8, 2019

    Time: 6:30 P,M

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center

    Details:

    Spread holiday cheer with a special story time and singing with Santa at St. Charles Towne Center! Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will perform favorite tunes on the ukulele, while his favorite elf reads a seasonal story. In addition, guests can look forward to *a milk and cookie snack, crafts, balloon twisting and even a special gift from Jolly Old St. Nick! This event will take place on the lower level of the mall in front of Kohl’s on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 8PM. The event starts at 6:30 PM with children enjoying their snack, crafts and balloon twisting…then, Santa arrives and even more fun begins.

    *All snacks, crafts, and gifts are while supplies last. Parents must accompany their child and be present while event is taking place.

    GO HERE TO RSVPhttps://santastory.app.rsvpify.com/

     EVENT DATE DEC 8

    See link for registration and details.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

     

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  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date :  Most Monday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s (Always check their calendar or call 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. ***

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/09/2019-01/09/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/09/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/09/2019-01/08/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/09/2019

    HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS CONCERT – PF LIBRARY

    Date: December 9, 2019

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Location: Prince Frederick Library

    Details: It’s a holiday tradition–Visit the library for a concert and sing-along! Very popular vocalists Emily Bowen Mudd, Nathan Bowen, Jennifer Edelen and Peter Crews will be accompanied by the talented Sandy Griese and will share some of their favorite tunes to get you in the holiday frame of mind. The concert will culminate in a whole family sing-along with a side of hot cocoa!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

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  • 9:49 AM-11:30 AM
    12/10/2019

    MOMMY & ME COFFEE AND YOGA

    Date: December 10, 2019

    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    Location:  The Lobby Coffee Bar- 6201 Solomons Island Rd. Huntingtown, MD 20639

    Details: Bring you + your little to The Lobby December 10th from 10:30-11:30A for mommy and me coffee + yoga! Be sure to come equipped with your blocks, straps, + mats. 🙂
    *Age Limit – Babies + Toddlers*

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

     

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/10/2019-12/11/2019

    TIME TRAVELING KIDS

    Date: 2nd Tuesday of the Month

    Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: Jefferson Patterson

    Details: At this storytime, children will hear stories that will transport them back in time.  Activities relating to the story’s theme will be provided.

    Event Type: Educational

    Age Group: 2-5

    Cost: FREE

    Registration: Required,  click here to register.

     

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/10/2019-01/10/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/10/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/10/2019-01/09/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/10/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

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  • 9:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/11/2019

    TODDLER PLAY GROUPS – SCHEDULE

    Date/Time:

    The following Playgroups will be held November – December:

    • J.P. Ryon Elementary School from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
    • Arthur Middleton Elementary School 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
    • Indian Head Elementary School, the playgroups meet 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

    Details: Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding Fall Toddler Playgroups for children 18 months to 4 years old who live in Charles County. Children and their parents can engage in hands-on play, story time and participate in school readiness activities. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at 301-934-7444 or jharris@ccboe.com.

    Event Type: Parent Support/Toddler Fun

    Age Group: 18 Months – 4 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date :  Most Monday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s (Always check their calendar or call 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. ***

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    WEEKLY STORY TIME

    Date: Wednesday’s & Friday’s

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Location: White Rabbit Children’s Book Store

    Details: Come in on Wednesdays or Fridays for story-time. Themes and ages vary to accommodate attendees.

    Wednesday & Friday at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm (except Holidays)

    Event Type: Story Time

    Age Group:All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/11/2019-01/11/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/11/2019-01/10/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/11/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    SANTA VISITS NICOLLETTIS

    Date: December 11 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Nicolletti’s Pizza

    Details: Santa will be visiting Nicolletti’s Pizza Wednesday December 11th from 5pm to 8pm. Bring the family out for dinner and to get your picture taken by Beth Graeme Photography.

    PSA: The photographs taken are compliments of Nicolletti’s and will be delivered via Facebook Album within 72 hours of the event. Our guests can save their free photographs from that album. This is our only method of delivery. We respect your privacy and do not tag or name any of our guests. Please if you wish to not be a part of the online social media album, kindly tell the photographer to not photograph you or your children. Thank you.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    DINNER WITH SANTA AT BERT’S DINER

    Date: December 5, 11 & 18, 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Bert’s Diner – 28760 Three Notch Rd.  Mechanicsville, MD 20659

    Details: Come visit Santa at Bert’s 50s Diner while you enjoy dinner or dessert.  Make a homemade ornament to take home with you.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE activities/Food for sale

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    SWEET ORNAMENT WORKSHOP

    Date: December 11, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: CHARLES COUNTY LIBRARY – POTOMAC BRANCH

    Details: Join us in making ornaments inspired by our favorite sweet treats such as snow cones and cupcakes. Recommended for ages 6-11.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/11/2019

    DIY UGLY T – SHIRT

    Date: December 11, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: Port Tobacco Recreation Center

    Details: Have fun making a festive holiday sweater

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

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  • 9:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/12/2019

    TODDLER PLAY GROUPS – SCHEDULE

    Date/Time:

    The following Playgroups will be held November – December:

    • J.P. Ryon Elementary School from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
    • Arthur Middleton Elementary School 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
    • Indian Head Elementary School, the playgroups meet 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

    Details: Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding Fall Toddler Playgroups for children 18 months to 4 years old who live in Charles County. Children and their parents can engage in hands-on play, story time and participate in school readiness activities. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at 301-934-7444 or jharris@ccboe.com.

    Event Type: Parent Support/Toddler Fun

    Age Group: 18 Months – 4 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
    12/12/2019

    ARTFUL PLAYHOUSE- PLAY GROUP THURSDAY

    Date: Thursday October Schedule

    Time: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    Location: 22725 Duke Street, Leonardtown, MD

    Details: Playhouse Playgroup is for children 1-5 years old. Perfect for families with children of multiple ages to attend class together! Invitations to create and play are set up for you and your child to explore at their own pace.

    Event Type: Play Group

    Ages: 1-5

    Cost: $18 a class or $75 for all 6 days

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/12/2019-01/12/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN

    Date: December 12 & 19, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM

    Location: White Rabbit Children’s Book Store- 23415 Three Notch Road, Unit 2032, California, MD

    Details: Come in at 1pm on Thursday for “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” craft!

    Link

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/12/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/12/2019-01/11/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/12/2019-12/14/2019

    LEGO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

    Date: December 12, 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM

    Location: White Rabbit Book Store – 23415 Three Notch Road, Unit 2032, California, Maryland 20619

    Details: Come in on Thursday at 5pm for Lego Christmas Craft. Bring your own Legos, or use ours for a $5 Craft Fee, but you take the ornament with you. Basic set pieces for most ornaments

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $5

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    TEEN GIFT MAKER LAB

    Date: December 12, 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM -& 6:00 PM

    Location: St Mary’s County Library – Lexington Park

    Details: It’s the season of giving so this is your chance to make something special for someone special. We have all the materials and instructions, you can just come in and make gifts to take with you. Choose from jewelry, home deco, keepsakes, or spa boutique. No experience needed and no registration required.First hour 5-6pm for teens 13-18, second hour 6-7pm for tweens 8-12.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    SANTA COMES TO TOWN

    Date: December 12,  2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location:  35794 Aviation Yacht Club Rd. Mechanicsville, MD 20659

    Details: Join in the fun for annual cookies and crafts at the Aviation Yacht Club.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages/Kids

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    TREE LIGHTING – CHAPTICO

    Date: December 12, 2019

    Time: 6-8 PM

    Location: Chaptico Market

    Details: The Annual Chaptico Christmas Lighting is December 12, 2019 at 6:00pm
    Santa Clause arrives at 6:30pm.
    Chaptico Market will provide music, cookies, hot chocolate and tea.
    Come see a great performance by Michael J. Mattingly & Chay Deaver, singing all the famous Christmas carols.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
    12/12/2019

    WINTER FESTIVAL

    Date: December 12, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Higdon Elementary School

    Details: It’s that time of year again!! Our annual Winter Festival is coming very soon. Be on the lookout for this flyer to come home. Please feel free to print this flyer and send it in with your student. Event open to students.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 7:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/12/2019

    WINTER MELODIES CONCERT

    Date:

    • December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    • December 14 2019 @ 6:30 PM
    • December 15, 2019 @ 3:30 PM

    Location: Peace Lutheran Church- Waldorf MD

    Details: Join us for our Renaissance Dinner and Concert featuring many traditional and uplifting Christmas favorites. Get into the Holiday Spirit with beautiful works like “Jubilate Deo” and singing along (quietly!) to “I Saw Three Ships” and “The Holly and the Ivy”.
    Like more current selections? How about Ringing in the Season with “Jingle Bells” or “Silver Bells”!  Our featured work for the concert will “Shout for Joy – A Suite of Christmas Spirituals”.  Featuring such wonderful songs as “Mary Had A Baby” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain”, you will leave tapping your toes and ready for the Holidays.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Best for Older  Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

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  • All day
    12/13/2019

    HOME SCHOOL DAY

    Date: Monthly Event – 2nd Friday of the Month

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Location: Humane Society

    Details: Register for the following homeschool days that include educational programming and lunch.

    Event Type: Educational

    Age Group: K-8th Grade

    Cost: $15 Per Child

    Event Link

  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

     

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/13/2019

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    TOTSICLES
    Date: FRIDAY’S ONGOING (Call first on holiday’s to double check the schedule)
    Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
    Description: A half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
    Location: Capital Club House
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $10 (2018 Price Change)
    More Information: https://www.charlescountyparks.com

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    109 Post Office Road B, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Little Jumpers
    Date :  Most Monday’s, Wednesday’s & Friday’s (Always check their calendar or call 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. ***

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    WEEKLY STORY TIME

    Date: Wednesday’s & Friday’s

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Location: White Rabbit Children’s Book Store

    Details: Come in on Wednesdays or Fridays for story-time. Themes and ages vary to accommodate attendees.

    Wednesday & Friday at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm (except Holidays)

    Event Type: Story Time

    Age Group:All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/13/2019-01/13/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    HOME SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL DAY

    Date: FRIDAYS – November 8, 2019 – December 13, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Eagle’s Nest Farm

    Details: Free introduction meet the ponies, crafts, cookies, hot chocolate, maybe we will have pony rides on November 8, 2019. November 15th program starts.

    Event Type: Educational

    Age Group: School Aged

    Cost: $20 per session/$70 4- Sessions

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    A NEVERLAND CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Date: December 7-15, 2019

    Time:

    • 12/7 and 12/14 @ 2pm and 7pm;
    • 12/8 and 12/15 @ 2pm

    Location: Long Beach Community Center

    Details: Enjoy a fun holiday show.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    KRIS KRINGLE MARKET

    Date/Time:

    • December 13 , 2019 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • December 14 , 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • December 15 , 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Fair Grounds

    Details: Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village. The McConchie School House will also be open. The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats.We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks! The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will be held on Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm. The fireworks will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Admission $3.00

    Facebook Event Link

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/13/2019-01/12/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/13/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    HOLIDAY SWIM – MINUTE TO WIN IT!

    ***Base Access Required***

    Date: December 13, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: NAS Patuxent River Aquatics Center

    Details: Enjoy the weekly Family Fun Night at the NAS Patuxent River Aquatics Center. Special night theme is Holiday Minute-to-Win-it

    Event Type: Family Fun
    Cost: $2 per person
  • 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    HOLIDAY PARENTS NIGHT OUT

    Date: December 13, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

    Location: Pump It Up

    Details: Holiday Jump Party with pizza for the kids while parents enjoy the night off.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 7:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

    Date: December 13, 2019

    Time: 7:00 PM

    Location: Church of Jesus- Later Day Saints – 4560 Padgett Road, White Plains

    Details: Enjoy a holiday concert performance by Children’s Voices of Southern Maryland.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: Free ?

    Link

  • 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    PTP PRESENT ELF

    Dates: November 22 – December 15, 2019

    Time:  Friday and Saturday (8 p.m.); Sunday (3 p.m.)

    Location:  Port Tobacco Players Theater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata, MD

    Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Seniors (age 60+), Youth (to 18), and Military (with ID)

    ***TICKETS SELL OUT FAST/ DO NOT SHOW UP EXPECTING TICKETS DAY OF EVENT***

    (Holiday Musical) ​Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

     

    For more information, call the Box Office at 301-932-6819, or purchase tickets online at www.ptplayers.com.

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/13/2019

    CHRISTMAS CAROL

    DateTime:

    • December 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 8:00 PM
    • December 8 & 15 @  3:00 PM

    Location: Black Box Theater, Indian Head, MD

    Details: ***NON TRADITIONAL VERSION*** The Indian Head Black Box Players are Proud to Present this fun Holiday Romp Join us as we follow the Farndale Avenue Estate Townswomen as they attempt to put on A Christmas Carol. You’re sure to laugh this Holiday Season. Don’t miss this performance directed by JR Cook.
    Tickets are on sale now.
    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Adult: $15 Senior/Student/Military: $12

    Link

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  • 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA – PR VFD

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM

    Location: Prince Frederick VFD

    Details:  Join us for breakfast, crafts, games, and a visit with Santa himself!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: DONATION

    Link

  • 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
    Date: December 14, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM
    Location: La Plata Town Hall
    Details: ***MUST REGISTER!!! NO DROP INS!!!* SOLD OUT
  • 8:30 AM-1:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December  14, 2019

    Time: 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: 4550 Crain Hwy, White Plains, Maryland 20695

    Details: Join The Jones Team of EXIT Landmark Realty for a FREE Breakfast with Santa Event. Bring the kids to get their pictures taken with Santa. Enjoy a delicious breakfast of waffles, hot chocolate and other goodies! Kids will have the opportunity to take home a home made christmas ornament and other treats, while the adults have the opportunity to shop from some on site vendors. Reserve your seat today! Courtesy of The Jones Team and C.L.A Title & Escrow.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    TICKET

    Link

  • 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    WINTERFEST 2019

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: James E Richmond Science Center

    Details:

    Admission Includes

    Hands-on Discovery Lab activities
    Fulldome Show
    Science On a Sphere
    1 Hot Cocoa (additional cups available for purchase)

    Schedule of Events

    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Hands-on Activities
    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Snow Globes on a Sphere
    9:30 a.m. | Let it Snow fulldome show
    9:45 a.m. | Zap! Winter Static Demo
    10:15 a.m. | Brrr! 320° Below Zero Demo
    10:45 a.m. | Light Before Christmas fulldome show
    11:00 a.m. | Brrr! 320° Below Zero Demo
    11:45 a.m. | Zap! Winter Static Demo

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $10 Admission/$5 Members/ FREE 3 and under

    Link

  • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/14/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December  14, 2019

    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: ELITE  – 28967 Three Notch Rd, Mechanicsville, Maryland 20659

    Details:  Come on out and bring the whole family to enjoy your FREE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA! There will be plenty of food for the entire family! Once you’re finished eating, enjoying making ornaments, stickers, Christmas trees and more with your friends and family!

    Again, this event is 100% free! We look forward to seeing you!

    Hosted by Tara DeMarr with Elite Dance Company, LLc, Greg Bennett Jr. with EXIT Here Realty, Erin McDermott with Southern Trust Mortgage and Jennifer Jones with Lakeside Title

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/14/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: 12-14-2019

    Time: 9-11AM

    Location: McDonalds – Bryans Road

    Details: See Flier

     

  • 9:00 AM-10:00 AM
    12/14/2019

    SENSORY TIME- SKYZONE

    Date: 2nd Saturday of Every Month

    Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Location: Skyzone, Waldorf, MD

    Details: Enjoy the freedom of jumping in quieter, relaxing environment for those of special needs.

    Cost: $13 Per Person

    Event Link

  • 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    KRIS KRINGLE MARKET

    Date/Time:

    • December 13 , 2019 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • December 14 , 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • December 15 , 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Fair Grounds

    Details: Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village. The McConchie School House will also be open. The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats.We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks! The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will be held on Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm. The fireworks will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Admission $3.00

    Facebook Event Link

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    PORT TOBACCO PARK EAGLES

    Date: January 14, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: Wild Birds Unlimited (La Plata, MD) – 58 Shinning Willow Way. La Plata, MD

    Details: Lynn Wheeler and Brenda Nairn-Davies will be with us to share information on the history, as well as current events on Hope and Chandler. This pair of eagles nested for several years at the park before becoming famous when live nest cameras were installed.

    Note: There will not be live eagles at this event.

    Event Type: Educational

    Age Group: All

    Cost: Free

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Location: WJ MITCHELL ELEMENTARY

    Details: Enjoy breakfast, photos with Santa, Penguin Patch shopping, vendor shopping and a craft with your Bulldog Family🐾

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    BRUNCH WITH SANTA

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: BRYANS ROAD VFD

    Details:  All You Can Eat Brunch with Santa

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    GINGERBREAD WORKSHOP

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM  & 2:00 pm Sessions

    Location: CALVERT LIBRARY – SOUTHERN AND TWIN BRANCH

    Details: Come and celebrate the holiday season by building a small gingerbread house. Each child is asked to bring a bag of any edible item to share with the group to decorate all the gingerbread houses

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/14/2019

    HOLIDAY STORY TIME

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Location:  Jefferson Patterson – 10515 Mackall Rd, Saint Leonard, Maryland 20685

    Details: EVENT SOLD OUT 🙁

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    WINTER JCPENNY KIDS ZONE SCHEDULE

    Dates: 2nd Saturday of the Month

    Time: 11:00 AM –12::00 PM

    Location: JcPenney at St. Charles Towne Center (Waldorf, MD)
    Details:

    • December – DIY Holiday T-Shirt
    • January –  Decorate Your Own Height Chart
    • February  – Valentines Day Desk Box

    This is not a drop-off,  kids must be accompanied by an adult.

    Event Type: Kids Program

    Age Group: Most enjoyable for kids ages 2 and Up

    Cost: FREE

    EVENT LINK

  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBIT
    Dates: 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 mattawomanart@aol.com.

    Check out our Facebook page at:  www.Facebook.com/mattawomanart/

  • 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    COOKIES WITH CLAUSES

    Date: December 14 & 15,  2019

    Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Location: NRC Solomons ***BASE ACCESS ONLY**

    Details:

    Why just sit on Santa’s lap when you can interact with Santa & Mrs. Clause?! At Cookies with the Clauses, children have the opportunity to interact with and have a story read to them by Santa & Mrs. Clause. Building lasting memories at Cookies with the Clauses!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    www.NavyMWRSolomons.com/events

  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/14/2019-01/14/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    COOKIES WITH SANTA – RUNNING HARE

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Running Hare Vineyard

    Details: The Mark Frisco Team of Century 21 New Millennium, C&F Mortgage Corporation & Goosehead Insurance Invite you to a family friendly indoor event on December 14th from 12-3 pm at Running Hare Vineyard!!

    **Free picture with Santa, Delicious cookies, Music and much more! In lieu of charging an admission fee, we are accepting donations for Farming 4 Hunger.**

    Wine tastings will be available for $10. Bottles of wine will also be for sale. *10% of proceeds from wine bottle sales benefits Farming 4 Hunger!

    Please RSVP by December 12th by securing your tickets via this event page. You can also give us a call (443- 486-5145) or email us at team@somdteam.com.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 1:00 P,M

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center

    Details: Families can celebrate the Holiday season by decorating a FREE *gingerbread house and enjoy a hot cup of cocoa while you do so! Various toppings will be available to create the gingerbread home of your dreams! Enter the “Best Designed House” contest where you could win a $100, $50, or $25 American Express Gift Card for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place! A panel of judges from Cedar Point Federal Credit Union will choose the winners!

    This event starts at 1PM.

    *While supplies last. Located near Sears on the lower level of St. Charles Towne Center Mall

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    A NEVERLAND CHRISTMAS CAROL

    Date: December 7-15, 2019

    Time:

    • 12/7 and 12/14 @ 2pm and 7pm;
    • 12/8 and 12/15 @ 2pm

    Location: Long Beach Community Center

    Details: Enjoy a fun holiday show.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    GINGER BREAD WORKSHOP – CCPL

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Location: CHARLES COUNTY LIBRARY – WALDORF WEST AND LAPLATA BRANCH

    Details: Join us in making ornaments inspired by our favorite sweet treats such as snow cones and cupcakes. Recommended for ages 6-11.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    PHOTO’S WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

    Dates/Times:

    • December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • December 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: Arnold House- 2935 Festival Way. Waldorf, MD 20603

    Details: Holiday Event and Toy Drive at the Arnold House! Have your photo taken with Santa Claus and enjoy holiday music and crafts. The Arnold House is collecting toy donations for children in need.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    LINK

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    BOWLING WITH SANTA

    Date: December  14 2019

    Time: 3:00 PM -5:00 PM

    Location: Lord Calvert Bowling

    Details:  Santa will join the children for photo ops and to also give them a treat. Enjoy 2 hours of bowling, shoes, laser lights, treat and snack.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $15

    Link

  • 3:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    WINTER WONDERLAND

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 3:00 PM & 6:00 PM

    Location: Imaginarium

    Details: Guess who’s coming to town?!? Join us for a Winter Wonderland with SANTA (who is pictured above!) at Imaginarium!  Reserve your space now. Tickets are limited to ensure a quality experience!  Admission is for one hour and includes one on one time with Santa, a digital photo in our online gallery, a special holiday treat, a holiday craft, and free play at Imaginarium.

    Choose your day and time to visit with Santa on the calendar when you check out. Space available Saturday, December 14th between 3:30pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, December 15th between 5:00pm- 7:00pm. Limited space available per time slot.

    Buy tickets here:
    https://imaginariumplay.aluvii.com/store/shop/productdetails?id=1&productId=17

    Complete our waiver here:
    https://imaginariumplay.aluvii.com/employee/Waiver/SignWaiver2?waiverId=1

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Fee: $20/child and 2 free adults per family

    Link

  • 3:15 PM-4:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    PawS to Read

    Date: 2ND Saturdays

    Time: 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

    Location: CCPL / La Plata Branch in

    Description: This program for ages 5-14 lets them read to a furry friend who is a great listener. Improved reading skills and confidence are the goals. All dogs are certified therapy dogs.

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: Recommended for ages 5-14

    Cost: Free

    Registration: Encouraged (Walk-in Welcome)

    Link

  • 3:30 PM-5:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    WINTER MELODIES CONCERT

    Date:

    • December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    • December 14, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
    • December 15, 2019 @ 3:30 PM

    Location: Peace Lutheran Church- Waldorf MD

    Details: Join us for our Renaissance Dinner and Concert featuring many traditional and uplifting Christmas favorites. Get into the Holiday Spirit with beautiful works like “Jubilate Deo” and singing along (quietly!) to “I Saw Three Ships” and “The Holly and the Ivy”.
    Like more current selections? How about Ringing in the Season with “Jingle Bells” or “Silver Bells”!  Our featured work for the concert will “Shout for Joy – A Suite of Christmas Spirituals”.  Featuring such wonderful songs as “Mary Had A Baby” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain”, you will leave tapping your toes and ready for the Holidays.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Best for Older  Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    12/14/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 4:00 PM

    Location: First Baptist Church of Waldorf

    Details:  Annual Christmas party open to the community. Enjoy food and fun with friends.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/14/2019-01/13/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/14/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    DECK THE STALLS

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Melwood Recreation Center

    Details: Looking for something fun and festive to do. Come to Deck the Stalls, activities are dry and undercover. Come meet and greet the furry friends of the barn, enjoy warm cider and cocoa, see Santa, do some fun Holiday crafts!

    Don’t miss some special drawings tonight for some special people, free riding lessons at Melwood!

    Looking for the perfect Christmas gifts for some little people in your life, we have gift certificates for Camp Accomplish and our Equestrian program.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:15 PM-10:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    1148 Smallwood Dr, Waldorf, MD 20603

    1148 Smallwood Dr, Waldorf, MD 20603

    MY GYM PARENTS NIGHT OUT -JOLLY JINGLE JAM

    Date: Dec 14, 2019
    Time: 6:15 PM – 10:00 PM
    Location: My Gym , St. Mary’s

    Details:

    Parents’ Night Out is Here! Drop your kids off for 4-hours of non-stop fun at My Gym Waldorf. Fun themed Activities includes:

    •  Decorate holiday cookies
    •  Snowball Tumblin’
    •  Gymnastics, Trapezes, & Swings
    •  PLUS Pizza & Movie
    •  Cost: Lifetime Members $29/Non Members Welcome $34
    •  Sibling discounts apply
    •  **Price Increase the day of the event, if space is available**

    LINK

     

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    WINTER MELODIES CONCERT

    Date:

    • December 12, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
    • December 14, 2019 @ 6:30 PM
    • December 15, 2019 @ 3:30 PM

    Location: Peace Lutheran Church- Waldorf MD

    Details: Join us for our Renaissance Dinner and Concert featuring many traditional and uplifting Christmas favorites. Get into the Holiday Spirit with beautiful works like “Jubilate Deo” and singing along (quietly!) to “I Saw Three Ships” and “The Holly and the Ivy”.
    Like more current selections? How about Ringing in the Season with “Jingle Bells” or “Silver Bells”!  Our featured work for the concert will “Shout for Joy – A Suite of Christmas Spirituals”.  Featuring such wonderful songs as “Mary Had A Baby” and “Go Tell It on the Mountain”, you will leave tapping your toes and ready for the Holidays.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Best for Older  Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 6:30 PM-9:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    ELF THE MOVIE- FREE SHOWING

    Date: December 14, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: Benedict VFD

    Details: Come to our POPCORN NIGHT with a showing of ELF
    Saturday, December 14th. This is a FREE event!
    The Doors open at 6:30 pm, the movie starts at 7:00pm.
    You may bring sheet/blanket or chairs, (Folding chairs will be available). The viewing area will be inside the firehouse. Outside food and drinks are NOT ALLOWED.
    Popcorn, Drinks, Pizza & Snack for sale. If you plan on coming we ask that you click on the link “GET TICKETs” so we know how many to expect. Please share to help get the word out!!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    PTP PRESENT ELF

    Dates: November 22 – December 15, 2019

    Time:  Friday and Saturday (8 p.m.); Sunday (3 p.m.)

    Location:  Port Tobacco Players Theater, 508 Charles Street, La Plata, MD

    Tickets: $18 Adults; $15 Seniors (age 60+), Youth (to 18), and Military (with ID)

    ***TICKETS SELL OUT FAST/ DO NOT SHOW UP EXPECTING TICKETS DAY OF EVENT***

    (Holiday Musical) ​Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit. Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear!

     

    For more information, call the Box Office at 301-932-6819, or purchase tickets online at www.ptplayers.com.

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 8:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/14/2019

    CHRISTMAS CAROL

    DateTime:

    • December 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 8:00 PM
    • December 8 & 15 @  3:00 PM

    Location: Black Box Theater, Indian Head, MD

    Details: ***NON TRADITIONAL VERSION*** The Indian Head Black Box Players are Proud to Present this fun Holiday Romp Join us as we follow the Farndale Avenue Estate Townswomen as they attempt to put on A Christmas Carol. You’re sure to laugh this Holiday Season. Don’t miss this performance directed by JR Cook.
    Tickets are on sale now.
    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Adult: $15 Senior/Student/Military: $12

    Link

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  • 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/15/2019-12/18/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    Date: December 15, 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Hollywood VFD

    Details: Breakfast includes: scrambled eggs, fried potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, gravy and biscuits, cinnamon apples, assorted juice, and coffee. $12 , $6 for ages 6-12 and 5 and under free!!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    BREAKFAST WITH THE GRINCH

    Date: December 15 2019

    Time: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: Tall Timbers Marina

    Details:  Breakfast with Santa is boring, come to Tall Timbers Marina and you can have breakfast with everyone’s favorite mischievous Christmas character, the Grinch! Mark your calendars and be sure to bring the whole family on Sunday, December 15 from 8 am – 1 pm. And don’t forget to get your photo with the Grinch, suitable for for framing, of course! Breakfast buffet is $10.95 per adult and $5.95 for children under 10 (includes your photo). To make reservations, please email info@talltimbersmarinasomd.com, include your names, number in your party, requested time, and a contact number.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: $

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    KRIS KRINGLE MARKET

    Date/Time:

    • December 13 , 2019 @ 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    • December 14 , 2019 @ 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM
    • December 15 , 2019 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Charles County Fair Grounds

    Details: Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this annual event at the fairgrounds offers light displays, holiday food, handmade crafts from local artists and crafters, children activities, shopping, music, and much more. Activities will include Santa’s arrival, Christmas tree lighting, Strolling Carolers, music from local school choruses and bands, an array of sales by local non-profit groups such as the Boy Scouts, children’s activities run by the 4H club, a lighted holiday path and Christmas Village. The McConchie School House will also be open. The launch of this family-friendly event several years ago was a great success! The Charles County Fair Board and Christmas Market committee want to encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats.We will have fresh holiday decorations available for purchase from local greens collected from local yards and fields. This year, we will again be having winter fireworks! The official tree lighting and arrival of Santa Claus will be held on Friday, December 13th at 5:00 pm. The fireworks will be held at 6:00 pm on Saturday!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Admission $3.00

    Facebook Event Link

    Link

  • 11:00 AM-4:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBIT
    Dates: 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 mattawomanart@aol.com.

    Check out our Facebook page at:  www.Facebook.com/mattawomanart/

  • 11:00 AM-5:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    COOKIES WITH CLAUSES

    Date: December 14 & 15,  2019

    Time: 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

    Location: NRC Solomons ***BASE ACCESS ONLY**

    Details:

    Why just sit on Santa’s lap when you can interact with Santa & Mrs. Clause?! At Cookies with the Clauses, children have the opportunity to interact with and have a story read to them by Santa & Mrs. Clause. Building lasting memories at Cookies with the Clauses!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    www.NavyMWRSolomons.com/events

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/15/2019-01/15/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    SECRET SANTA SHOP

    Date: December 15, 2019

    Location: Cobb Island VFD

    Details: SANTA’s Secret Shop  Sunday December 15, 2019. Santa’s Secret Shop opens at 12:30pm for children to be able to shop for their immediate family. Santa will arrive at 1pm to meet and talk with all the children.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    SANTA AT KOHLS

    Date: December 15, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Location: Kohl’s – St Charles Towne Center

    Details: The store had a poster up saying Santa would visit. There should be sales and giveaways for Barbie.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

     

  • 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

    Date: December 15, 2019

    Time:  100 PM

    Location: ARTFUL PLAY HOUSE

    Details: Holiday art projects for kids!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    Date: December 15, 2019

    Time: 1:00 P,M

    Location: St. Charles Towne Center

    Details: Families can enjoy the holiday season by joining us for our Holiday Canvas Painting Party on Saturday, December 21, from 1-4PM. Wonderfully Made4You will be walking you through the process to create your holiday masterpiece! The fee of $5 per person to paint one glass item and $10 per person to paint one canvas will be paid directly to the vendor, Wonderfully Made 4 U.This event will be held on the lower level in center court around the 30 foot Christmas tree.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

     

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 3:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    CHRISTMAS CAROL

    DateTime:

    • December 6, 7, 13, 14 @ 8:00 PM
    • December 8 & 15 @  3:00 PM

    Location: Black Box Theater, Indian Head, MD

    Details: ***NON TRADITIONAL VERSION*** The Indian Head Black Box Players are Proud to Present this fun Holiday Romp Join us as we follow the Farndale Avenue Estate Townswomen as they attempt to put on A Christmas Carol. You’re sure to laugh this Holiday Season. Don’t miss this performance directed by JR Cook.
    Tickets are on sale now.
    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Adult: $15 Senior/Student/Military: $12

    Link

  • 3:00 PM-3:30 PM
    12/15/2019

    CHILDREN’S CHOIR PERFORMANCE

    Date: December 15 2019

    Time: 3:00 PM

    Location: Center Court- St. Charles Towne Center , Waldorf, MD

    Details: We have been invited to perform a few of our Christmas songs at the mall! We will be performing in front of Macy’s Home Store. Please arrive by 2:40 PM

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
    12/15/2019

    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.

    Location:

    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)

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/15/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/15/2019-01/14/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF

    Date: Sunday’s

    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

    Cost:

    • $3 GAMES OF BOWLING
    • $3 FOR A $6 ARCADE CARD

    Event Link

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/15/2019

    SANTA NIGHT AT ANNMARIE GARDENS

    Date: December 15, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Annmarie Gardens

    Details: Enjoy Garden in Lights. Meet and Great with Snow Princesses!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Admission to Garden in Lights

    Link

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  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/16/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:30 AM-11:15 AM
    12/16/2019

    Date: December 16, 2019

    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

    Location: Charles County Library – Waldorf West Branch

    Details:  Playdough helps children to enrich their imaginations, practice their hand-eye coordination and strengthen the small muscles in their fingers—the same muscles they will one day use to hold a pencil and write. Children bring your imaginations and we will supply the rest.

    Event Type: Library/Kids Program

    Age Group: 2-5 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/16/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
    12/16/2019

    HOLIDAY STORY AND PARADE

    Date: December 16, 2019

    Time: 11:30 AM

    Locations: White Rabbit Children’s Book Store – 23415 Three Notch Road, Unit 2032, California, Maryland

    Details: Come in Monday at 11:30 for Holiday stories followed by an in-store “parade” with attendees. Recommended for ages 2yrs – 5 yrs. If you have instruments, feel free to bring them for the parade (drums, tambourines, horns, etc.)

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/16/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/16/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/16/2019-01/16/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/16/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/16/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/16/2019-01/15/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/16/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/16/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

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  • 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/17/2019

    BREAKFAST AND BINGO WITH SANTA COW

    Date: December 17, 2019

    Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00

    Location: Chick-fil-A La plata, MD

    Details:  Come spend some quality time with your family, enjoy games of bingo and hangout with the Chick-fil-A Santa Cow!!!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

     

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    REINDEER STORYTIME – CCPL

    Date: December 17, 2019

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Location: CHARLES COUNTY LIBRARY – POTOMAC

    Details: Join us in making ornaments inspired by our favorite sweet treats such as snow cones and cupcakes. Recommended for ages 6-11.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/17/2019-01/17/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/17/2019-01/16/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/17/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    Family Craft Night

    Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: Waldorf West Branch

    Details: Spend family time together creating simple craft projects. This month we will make pencil toppers.

    Age Group: All Ages

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    HOLIDAY CHEF

    Date: December 17, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: CHARLES COUNTY PARKS AND REC – DAVIS COMMUNITY CENTER

    Details: Your little can have fun cooking up a festive treat.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/17/2019

    DISNEY FROZEN JR
    Dates: December 17th & 18th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: LaPlata High School Theater
    Details: La Plata High School Theatre is excited to be presenting Disney’s Frozen Jr. The musical is sure to be fun for the whole family!
    Cost: Tickets- $10 Adult/$5 Child

     

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  • 9:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/18/2019

    TODDLER PLAY GROUPS – SCHEDULE

    Date/Time:

    The following Playgroups will be held November – December:

    • J.P. Ryon Elementary School from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
    • Arthur Middleton Elementary School 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
    • Indian Head Elementary School, the playgroups meet 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

    Details: Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding Fall Toddler Playgroups for children 18 months to 4 years old who live in Charles County. Children and their parents can engage in hands-on play, story time and participate in school readiness activities. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at 301-934-7444 or jharris@ccboe.com.

    Event Type: Parent Support/Toddler Fun

    Age Group: 18 Months – 4 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/18/2019

    IMAGINATION TIME

    Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Location: Charles County Library – PD Brown Branch

    Details: Need something to do during our story time break? Come to our Children’s Department and use your imaginations to create a world of fun with our Imaginative Playtime Toys. We’ll play, create, and have fun. And, there will be bubbles!

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    WEEKLY STORY TIME

    Date: Wednesday’s & Friday’s

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Location: White Rabbit Children’s Book Store

    Details: Come in on Wednesdays or Fridays for story-time. Themes and ages vary to accommodate attendees.

    Wednesday & Friday at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm (except Holidays)

    Event Type: Story Time

    Age Group:All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/18/2019-01/18/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/18/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/18/2019-01/17/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    DINNER WITH SANTA AT BERT’S DINER

    Date: December 5, 11 & 18, 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Bert’s Diner – 28760 Three Notch Rd.  Mechanicsville, MD 20659

    Details: Come visit Santa at Bert’s 50s Diner while you enjoy dinner or dessert.  Make a homemade ornament to take home with you.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE activities/Food for sale

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    TOY STORY CRAFT

    Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: Charles County library –  Potomac Branch

    Details: Create 3 fun crafts inspired by Slinky Dog, Forky, and Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head.

    Event Type: Kids Program/Library

    Age Group: Recommended for ages 5-11

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    DISNEY FROZEN JR
    Dates: December 17th & 18th, 2019
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: LaPlata High School Theater
    Details: La Plata High School Theatre is excited to be presenting Disney’s Frozen Jr. The musical is sure to be fun for the whole family!
    Cost: Tickets- $10 Adult/$5 Child

     

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/18/2019

    DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN

    Date: December  18 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: St Mary’s County Library – Charlotte Hall

    Details: Join us for a fun, festive evening making shrinky dink ornaments, and re-using glass jars to build snow globes. All supplies provided. Lower-upper elementary.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

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  • 9:30 AM-12:15 PM
    12/19/2019

    TODDLER PLAY GROUPS – SCHEDULE

    Date/Time:

    The following Playgroups will be held November – December:

    • J.P. Ryon Elementary School from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 13, Dec. 4, 11 and 18.
    • Arthur Middleton Elementary School 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.
    • Indian Head Elementary School, the playgroups meet 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Nov. 14, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

    Details: Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is holding Fall Toddler Playgroups for children 18 months to 4 years old who live in Charles County. Children and their parents can engage in hands-on play, story time and participate in school readiness activities. For more information, contact Janelle Harris at 301-934-7444 or jharris@ccboe.com.

    Event Type: Parent Support/Toddler Fun

    Age Group: 18 Months – 4 Years Old

    Cost: FREE

    Event Link

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
    12/19/2019

    ARTFUL PLAYHOUSE- PLAY GROUP THURSDAY

    Date: Thursday October Schedule

    Time: 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

    Location: 22725 Duke Street, Leonardtown, MD

    Details: Playhouse Playgroup is for children 1-5 years old. Perfect for families with children of multiple ages to attend class together! Invitations to create and play are set up for you and your child to explore at their own pace.

    Event Type: Play Group

    Ages: 1-5

    Cost: $18 a class or $75 for all 6 days

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/19/2019-01/19/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 1:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    DO YOU WANT TO BUILD A SNOWMAN

    Date: December 12 & 19, 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM

    Location: White Rabbit Children’s Book Store- 23415 Three Notch Road, Unit 2032, California, MD

    Details: Come in at 1pm on Thursday for “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” craft!

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    ART EXPLORATION

    Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Location: CC Library- Potomac Branch

    Details: Join us for an afternoon of art history and a hands on art project. Attendees will learn about Paul Cezanne, what made his art so unique, and create their own one-of-a-kind art inspired by Cezanne.

    Event Type: Kids Program/Library

    Age Group: 6 – 11

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    DISCOVERY CLUB

    Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Location: PD Brown Branch

    Details: Do you enjoy visiting the library and learning new things? Come on out and be a part of the Library’s Discovery Club. We’ll learn a new topic every month, engage in fun activities, and learn how to utilize the library’s resources to dig deeper into our subjects so that we can discover endless possibilities of fun.

    Event Type:Library

    Age Group: 6 – 11

    Link

     

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    Date/Time:

    • Tuesday/Thursday 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    • Thursday 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • Saturday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: The Parent & Toddler Drop In program is a great opportunity for caregivers to spend quality time with their little one while they develop; body awareness, balance, fitness, listening and social skills, plus fun and activities using gymnastic apparatus. Parent Supervision is required. Parent/Guardian must be within arm’s reach of a child at all times. 2 children per adult.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $3 Per child
    Link

  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/19/2019-12/21/2019

    LEGO CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT

    Date: December 12, 2019

    Time: 5:00 PM

    Location: White Rabbit Book Store – 23415 Three Notch Road, Unit 2032, California, Maryland 20619

    Details: Come in on Thursday at 5pm for Lego Christmas Craft. Bring your own Legos, or use ours for a $5 Craft Fee, but you take the ornament with you. Basic set pieces for most ornaments

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: $5

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/19/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/19/2019-01/18/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    DISCOVERY CLUB

    Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019 –

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: PD Brown Branch

    Details: Do you enjoy visiting the library and learning new things? Come on out and be a part of the Library’s Discovery Club. We’ll learn a new topic every month, engage in fun activities, and learn how to utilize the library’s resources to dig deeper into our subjects so that we can discover endless possibilities of fun.

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: 6 – 11

    Cost: FREE

  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    SNOW GLOBE

    Date: December 19, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM

    Location: CALVERT LIBRARY – SOUTHERN AND TWIN BRANCH

    Details: Have fun making this festival holiday craft.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    DIY Screen Printing

    Date: Thursday, December 19, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Location: Potomac Branch

    Details: Learn a fun and simple screen printing technique to make your own t-shirts, bags, and more. You will get to create your own design and screen print it onto a tote bag!

    Event Type: Library

    Age Group: Recommended for ages 9-18

    Cost: FREE

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/19/2019

    HOLIDAY CHEF

    Date: December 19, 2019

    Time: 6:30 PM

    Location: CHARLES COUNTY PARKS AND REC – PICCOWAXEN

    Details: Your little can have fun cooking up a festive treat.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

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  • 9:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    CHRISTMAS MOVIE DAY

    Date: December 20, 2019

    Time: ALL DAY

    Location: IMWR Movie Theater inside Community Recreation Center ***BASE ACCESS ONLY***

    Details: Location: Watch holiday movies all day! For more information, contact Community Recreation at 301-744-4850.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    3443 Rockefeller Ct, Waldorf, MD 20602

    Date/Time
    • Mon-Tues: CLOSED
    • Wed-Thurs: 10am-3pm
    • Fri-Sat: 10am -8pm
    • Sunday 12pm-6pm

    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

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    WINTER WONDERLAND

    Date: December 20, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Unique Sports Academy – Waldorf, MD

    Details: A special open play time for the littles with a holiday twist!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

     

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
    12/20/2019

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603

    TOTSICLES
    Date: FRIDAY’S ONGOING (Call first on holiday’s to double check the schedule)
    Time: 10:00 AM- 11:00 AM
    Description: A half-hour of self-paced orientation to movement on ice, followed by a cup of hot cocoa and a story read aloud in our warm lobby. Stickers for all after storytime! Children may wear skates or shoes for snow and ice (no smooth-sole or open-toe shoes). Adults wear shoes for snow and ice.
    Location: Capital Club House
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $10 (2018 Price Change)
    More Information: https://www.charlescountyparks.com

  • 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    WEEKLY STORY TIME

    Date: Wednesday’s & Friday’s

    Time: 11:00 AM

    Location: White Rabbit Children’s Book Store

    Details: Come in on Wednesdays or Fridays for story-time. Themes and ages vary to accommodate attendees.

    Wednesday & Friday at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm (except Holidays)

    Event Type: Story Time

    Age Group:All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    2745 Old Washington Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    Date: Monday, Wednesday & Friday

    ***Always call to confirm this event is taking place. Sometimes they are canceled last minute. Center follows school closure schedule.***

    Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Location: Elite Gymnastics, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: Spend quality time with your little one while they develop body awareness, balance, fitness, listening, and social skills using gymnastics equipment.
    Ages Group: 6 months-5 yrs old
    Cost: $5 Per child
    Link

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/20/2019-01/20/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 4:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    PORT DISCOVERY $2 FUN NIGHTS

    Date: $2 Nights take place every 3rd Friday of the Month

    Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore, MD

    Details: Check out $2 Family Fun Nights at the Museum! Enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits along with fun and engaging programs for just $2 per person from 4-8PM! Also take part in drop-in programming including our interactive Circle Time featuring stories and songs, visit the SPCA and more!

    Event Link

     

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/20/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/20/2019-01/19/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    DRAMATIC READING OF POLAR EXPRESS

    Date: December  20, 2019

    Time: 5:30 PM & 7:30 PM

    Location: Northeast Community Center- 4075 Gordon Stinnet Ave. Chesapeake Beach

    Details: Conductor John reads the classic tale and plays a few games!

    Event Type: Holiday Fun

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 5:30 PM-8:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    DRAMATIC READING OF THE POLAR EXPRESS

    Date: December 20 , 2019

    Time: There will be two readings on December 20, 2019: 5:30pm and 7pm

    Location: Chesapeake Beach Railroad Museum –

    Details: Families are invited to attend the reading of the Polar Express inside the museum. Carols and holiday crafts with sing-alongs will also be part of the night’s activities. This event is free and open to the public.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/20/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

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  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-7:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    Dates/Times: 
    • 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
    Location: Capital Clubhouse- 3033 Waldorf Market Pl, Waldorf, MD 20603
    Details: 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 $4 
  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    LIGHT UP HOLIDAY CARD – CCPL

    Date: December 21, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Location: CHARLES COUNTY LIBRARY – POTOMAC

    Details:  Fun story time

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    SANTA & MRS CLAUS ON THE SQUARE

    Date: December  21,  2019

    Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: Leonardtown on The Square

    Details: Bring your wish lists and your cameras for a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus! This event is FREE and open to the public (no reservations are needed).

    Reservations for private Meet-and-Greets with Santa are available for families with loved ones with disabilities & for celebrations of baby’s 1st Christmas. For more information contact: brandy.blackstone@leonardtownmd.gov or 301-475-9791.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/21/2019-01/21/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    SANTA AND THE CHRISTMAS CAROLERS

    Date: December 21 2019

    Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: Robin Hill Vineyard

    Details: Tis’ the Season!! Come be jolly with us!

    *Note – The Country Christmas Carolers should arrive approximately around 3pm, however if that changes due to weather we will update our social media.*

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    PHOTO’S WITH SANTA & MRS. CLAUS

    Dates/Times:

    • December 14, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    • December 21, 2019 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Location: Arnold House- 2935 Festival Way. Waldorf, MD 20603

    Details: Holiday Event and Toy Drive at the Arnold House! Have your photo taken with Santa Claus and enjoy holiday music and crafts. The Arnold House is collecting toy donations for children in need.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    LINK

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    HANSEL AND GRETEL TEA PARTY

    Date: December 21, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Location: Darnell Chance House

    Details:

    What better way to enjoy a tea party than in a museum decorated like a gingerbread house! Listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel, enjoy tea and dessert, and participate in a holiday craft activity. Registration fee required for all attendees – children and adults (children must be accompanied by a paying adult).

    Reservation and payment required by December 13.
    Age limit: 5 years and up.
    Fee: $17/residents of Prince George’s & Montgomery Counties; $22/non-resident.

    Call the museum at 301-952-8010 or email darnallschance@pgparks.com for more information.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY -CFA

    Date: December 21, 2019

    Time: 4:30 PM

    Location: Chick-fil-A

    Details:  All families are invited to enjoy an evening of games, crafts, photos with Santa Cow and quality family time!

    Wear your ugliest Christmas sweater for a chance to win our contest. (We will have three different categories for voting, Cutest Sweater, Ugliest Sweater and Most Creative Sweater. )

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/21/2019-01/20/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/21/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/21/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

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  • 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/22/2019-12/25/2019

    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    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/

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    KIDS PARTY

    Date: December 22, 2019

    Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Location: One Room School House- 3080 Broomes Island Road
    Port Republic, MD 20676

    Details: On Sunday December 22nd 2019,  from 11 am until 1 pm.   Check back later for updates but here are a few things you can count on at this event: The schoolhouse will be decked out for the holidays with period decorations. There will be period crafts for both young kids and older “young at heart” kids. Don’t miss the great refreshments, plus a visit from the grand old man himself, Santa Claus!    It’s hard to find time for everything during the season, but we think you and your family will be glad if you come out to see what Christmas likely looked like at the schoolhouse about 100 years ago.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/22/2019-01/22/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    AFTERNOON WITH THE GRINCH

    Date: December 21, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    Location: Rudy Duck- Solomons MD

    Details: Join us on Sunday, December 22nd for our 9th Annual Afternoon with the Grinch!

    Holiday Crafts for all ages from 2-4pm

    Meet and greet with the Grinch from 2:30 to 3:45pm!
    Parents are welcome to take photos of their little ones with the Grinch. Pictures will take place in the bar area in front of a backdrop.

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE Activty/ Food for sale

    LINK

  • 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    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 GUIDE

  • 5:00 PM-7:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    COOKIES WITH SANTA

    Date: December 22, 2019

    Time:  2:00 – 5:00 PM

    Location: Restorative Heath – 4615 Einstein Pl. White Plains, MD

    Details: See flier

    Cost: Free

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/22/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/22/2019-01/21/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    Date: December 22, 2019

    Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

    Location: Annmarie Gardens

    Details: Enjoy Garden in Lights. Meet and Great with Snow Princesses!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: Admission to Garden in Lights

    Link

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

  • 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
    12/22/2019

    SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF

    Date: Sunday’s

    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

    Cost:

    • $3 GAMES OF BOWLING
    • $3 FOR A $6 ARCADE CARD

    Event Link

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  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/23/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 11:00 AM-3:00 PM
    12/23/2019

    CANDY CANE SLIME- CCPL

    Date: December 23, 2019

    Time: 2:00 PM

    Location: CHARLES COUNTY LIBRARY – POTOMAC

    Details:  Make Candy cane slime

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/23/2019

    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 under

    Link

  • 12:00 PM-4:00 PM
    12/23/2019

    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 – FREE

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/23/2019-01/23/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:30 PM
    12/23/2019

    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.

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK- LINK

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/23/2019-01/22/2020

    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

    Details:

    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

    Price: FREE

  • 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/23/2019

    ENCHANT DC

    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 $

    ENCHANT DC

  • 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/23/2019

    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.

    AWARD WINNING ANNMARIE GARDENS IN LIGHTS- LINK

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  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/24/2019

    FREE SHOWING OF POLAR EXPRESS

    Date: December 24, 2019

    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Location: Flagship Cinema – Prince Frederick, MD

    Details: Come out to Fox run shopping Center and see Santa, free raffles for baskets and 6 foot stocking!

    Event Type: Holiday

    Age Group: Kids/All Ages

    Cost: FREE

    Link

     

  • 10:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/24/2019

    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

    Christmas Eve:
    Tuesday, December 24th from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

    Christmas Day:
    Wednesday, December 25th CLOSED

  • 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/24/2019

    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    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

     

  • 12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/24/2019-01/24/2020

    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 activity

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC- LINK