***ALWAYS DOUBLE CHECK WITH EVENTS FOR DATES, TIMES AND INFORMATION. SOMETIMES THEY CHANGE OR ARE CANCELED WITHOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE PLAYFUL PARENT***
CHRISTMAS DOLLS AND TRAINS EXHIBIT AT ST CLEMENTS
Date: December 1-January 5 (Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas)
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: St. Clements Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Road, Coltons Point, MD
Details: Enjoy a holiday exhibit of antique and collectible dolls (like Barbie, American Girl and more), classic trains and other retro toys in this festive holiday display inside the museum. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting and recapture or share your youth by running the model trains.
This year’s exhibit will be all about Christmases in St. Mary’s County and how it has been celebrated by locals in the past. Visitors can try their hand as a conductor by running some of the model trains, play with dolls, write Santa a letter, read a Christmas story, and more.
The Black-eyed Susan Doll Club of Southern Maryland will have collections of antique and modern dolls on display. The life-like, hand-crafted felt creations of doll maker, R. John Wright,will be featured. There will also be an exhibit highlighting popular dolls and from the Victorian Era,1920’s, 1950’s and 1980’s.
Santa and Mrs. Claus will setup their train-set and dollhouses for the Christmas season.
Look for “Holiday Touch Zones.” Operate an O scale and a G scale Lionel train sets. Touch and learn about the different types of dolls children played with long go.
Price: $3 Adults/ $1.50 Children 6 – 18, FREE Children 5 and underhttps://theplayfulparent.org/event/a-very-retro-christmas-exhibit-2/
A VERY RETRO CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT
Date: Everyday December 1, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (CLOSED Dec 24 & 25)
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Piney Point Light House Museum
Details: Enjoy a family friendly holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper’s quarters. This year’s theme is “A Very Retro Christmas” where visitors can see “retro” exhibits featuring holidays over the years. This event is a fun visitor experience where you can see a very unique Christmas Exhibit in the museum setting.
Event Type: Holiday
Cost: Adults -$7.00; seniors, students and military – $3.50 and 5 years and under – FREEhttps://theplayfulparent.org/event/home-school-jump-pump-it-up-2-2-3-2/https://theplayfulparent.org/event/kids-eat-free-cheap-guide/
KIDS EAT FREE AND CHEAP
Through out the week different restaurants host kids nights. See this guide to know where to go to get free or cheap meals for the kids. We enjoy going to Texas Road House- La Plata on Tuesday’s because they host a really fun kids night with balloon animals, face painting and crafts. Click on the guide to see the entire list for Charles, Calvert and St. Mary’s.https://theplayfulparent.org/event/winter-festival-of-lights-at-watkins-regional-park/
WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT WATKINS REGIONAL PARK
Date: November 29, 2019-January 1, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Price: Tickets range from $5 per car or van to $30 per bus, see website for details.
Information: Join in celebrating the 30th anniversary of Watkins Park’s Winter Festival of Lights by driving thru a spectacular holiday display of more than one million lights and one of the tallest tree displays in Maryland. Participants are encouraged to bring a canned or nonperishable good to be donated to a local food bank.JAMES E RICHMOND SCIENCE CENTERhttp://www.ccboe.com/ScienceCenter/5305 Piney Church Rd, Piney Church Rd, Waldorf, MD 20602
Date: Wednesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: James E.Richmond Science Center
Doors Open» 6:00 p.m.
Fulldome Show» 6:45 p.m.
Exploration Stations» 6:00 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Event Type: Family
Age Group(s): All Ages
Cost: Tickets $8 per person (Ages 4-Up), 3 & under free
Registration: Purchase tickets online