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December 07 - December 10
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    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA - ST CHARLES TOWNE CENTER

    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

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA COW

    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

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA COW- ST MARYS

    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

     

     

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    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

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA- ST MARY'S

    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

    TINY ELF WORKSHOP

    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

    HOLIDAY HORSE OPEN HOUSE

    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

    COOKIES WITH SANTA - MY GYM

    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

    MEET SANTA AND MAKE ORNAMENTS

    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

    HOME DEPOT BUILD- ADVENT CALENDAR

    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

    PANCAKES WITH SANTA - SOLD OUT

    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

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP - CALVERT

    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

    SANTA PHOTO TIME

    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

    OPEN PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    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 

    FESTIVAL OF TREES- ST MARY'S

    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

    HOLIDAY SHOWING OF THE GRINCH

    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

    HOLIDAY TRAIL

    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

     

    COLONIAL CHRISTMAS - HISTORIC ST MARYS

    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

    CHRISTMAS AT SUMMERSEAT FARM

    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

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP - MICHAEL'S

    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

    HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBIT

    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/

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC

    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

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    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

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    12:00 PM-2:00 PM
    12/07/2019
    ELITE GYM
    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

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    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

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 

    12:00 PM-8:00 PM
    12/07/2019
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    HOLIDAY PARADE AT NORTH BEACH

    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

    SANTA WORKSHOP

    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

    COLONIAL CHRISTMAS - SMALLWOOD

    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

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP - MICHAEL'S

    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

     

    SWIM WITH SANTA - WADE POOL

    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

     

    LONG BEACH COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENTS A NEVERLAND CHRISTMAS CAROL

    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

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN

    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

    NEWTOWNE PLAYERS PRESENTS - A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL

    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

    CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM - ELDORADO

    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

    WINTERS EVE

    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

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK

    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

    FLAT IRON FARM - FREE LIGHTS DISPLAY

    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

    ENCHANT DC

    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

    ANNMARIE GARDEN IN LIGHTS

    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

    SOLOMONS CHRISTMAS WALK & BOAT PARADE

    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

    PTP PRESENTS ELF

    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.

    CHRISTMAS CAROL - BLACK BOX THEATER

    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

    NEWTOWNE PLAYERS PRESENTS - A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL

    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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    CARING SANTA

    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

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 

    8:00 AM-8:00 PM
    12/08/2019-12/11/2019
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    GINGER BREAD HOUSE & CHRISTMAS COOKIE WORKSHOP

    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

    OPEN PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    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 

    SANTA PHOTO TIME

    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

    HOLIDAY TRAIL

    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

     

    BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

    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

    HOLIDAY MARKET AND EXHIBIT

    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/

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC

    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

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    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

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    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

    HOT COCOA WITH SANTA AND TOY DRIVE

    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

    SANTA COMES TO KOHLS - LEGO EVENT

    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

     

    CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP

    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

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE WORKSHOP - INDIAN HEAD

    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

    BUSCH GARDENS CHRISTMAS TOWN

    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

    SCUBA WITH SANTA

    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

    GINGERBREAD HOUSE - CHRIST CHURCH

    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

    CHRISTMAS CAROL - BLACK BOX THEATER

    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

    OLD TYME HOLIDAY GATHERING

    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

     

    NEWTOWNE PLAYERS PRESENTS - A SEUSSIFIED CHRISTMAS CAROL

    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

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK

    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

    FLAT IRON FARM - FREE LIGHTS DISPLAY

    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

    ENCHANT DC

    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

    ANNMARIE GARDEN IN LIGHTS

    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

    SUNDAY FUN DAY AT AMF

    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

    STORY TIME WITH SANTA - ST CHARLES TOWNE CENTER

    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

     

  • 09
    09.December.Monday

    SANTA PHOTO TIME

    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

    LITTLE JUMPER- PUMP IT UP

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/09/2019
    PUMP IT UP
    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. ***

    JUMPNASTIC DROP IN

    11:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/09/2019
    ELITE GYM
    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

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    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

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    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

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC

    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

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 

    12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/09/2019
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK

    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

    FLAT IRON FARM - FREE LIGHTS DISPLAY

    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

    ENCHANT DC

    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

    ANNMARIE GARDEN IN LIGHTS

    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

    HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS CONCERT -PF LIBRARY

    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

  • 10
    10.December.Tuesday

    MOMMY & ME COFFEE & YOGA

    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

    SANTA PHOTO TIME

    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

    DROP IN FREE PLAY- UNIQUE SPORTS

    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    12/10/2019
    UNIQUE SPORTS ACADEMY
    109 Post Office Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602

    DROP IN FREE PLAY
    Date: TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS
    Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM
    Description: Come join Unique Gym for their drop in free play. Lots of fun for your little ones including, obstacle courses, foam pit, trampoline time. These are just some of the activities your child will enjoy. Parent participation is required during floor activities. No registration required to participate in the fun.
    Location: Unique Sports Academy
    Event Type: Parent/Child
    Age Group(s): 2-5
    Registration: Not Required
    Cost: $5 for ONE HOUR/ $10 for TWO HOURS per child.
    More Information: www.uniquesportsacademy.com

     

    OPEN PUBLIC SKATE SCHEDULE

    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 

    TIME TRAVELING KIDS

    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.

     

    CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT

    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

    A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT

    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

    CHRISTMAS ON THE POTOMAC

    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

    ELITE GYM PARENT & TODDLER DROP IN

    12:00 PM-3:00 PM
    12/10/2019
    ELITE GYM
    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

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS 

    12:00 PM-9:00 PM
    12/10/2019
    EDWARD T HALL AQUATIC CENTER
    130 Auto Dr, Prince Frederick, MD 20678

    LEISURE (CHILDREN’S) POOL HOURS
    Weekend Hours: Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Weekly hours:  Monday – Friday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Saturday 12:00pm – 9:00pm, Sunday 8:00am – 8:00pm

    Location: Edward T Hall Aquatic Center, Prince Frederick, MD
    Details: Enjoy this special children’s pool that features a zero depth entry up to 3 feet depth heated pool with slides, climbing features, and water drop buckets.

    **Leisure pool will close from 4:00pm – 7:00pm for swim lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays**

    Website: http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?nid=397

    Playful Parent Guide:https://theplayfulparent.org/2017/01/22/edward-t-hall-aquatic-center-our-little-trip-to-paradise/

    WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK

    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

    FLAT IRON FARM - FREE LIGHTS DISPLAY

    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

    ENCHANT DC

    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

    ANNMARIE GARDEN IN LIGHTS

    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