Family Fun, December 21–25


Christmas is near! Enjoy a week of family fun, lights displays and getting ready for the big day!

Monday, December 21

North Pole Lights Walk
Dec. 2–30, Wed.–Sat., plus Mon.–Tues. the week of Christmas and New Year’s.
Take a self guided walk to the North Pole! Walk through many different light displays as you make your way to see Santa! Bring the family for a walk to the North Pole! See the garden flower lights, forest animals and many more as you journey to the North Pole. Santa is outside to visit with children. Wednesdays–Sundays, 4:30–8 p.m. $7 adults; $5 children. Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn.

A Christmas Carol
Streaming options begin Dec. 21. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” is a beloved holiday performance. The annual holiday tradition continues as we bring an updated production of the classic Christmas favorite. $30–$65. Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Annapolis. 

Festival of Lights Watkins W

Lights! Find the best drive-through and walk-through holiday lights in the area!

Tuesday, December 22

B&O’s Holiday Festival of Trains
Nov. 20–Jan. 3. Trains, holiday characters and more. Tour through each of Santa’s winter village shops during the entire Holiday Festival of Trains season. Santa’s winter shops are gingerbread-style storefronts with entrance for families to enjoy activities or treats. Admission: adults $20; children $12. Mon.–Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. . B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore.

A Christmas Carol STREAMING
Dec. 15–Jan. 3. It wouldn’t be Christmas at Olney without Paul Morella’s solo performance of A Christmas Carol. We weren’t going to let COVID dampen the joy of the season, so we’ve created this new, filmed version of his one-man show of the Charles Dickens classic. Even better, you can watch as many times as you like between December 15, 2020 – January 3, 2021. That’s the Christmas Spirit! $20. Olney Theatre Center. 

Wednesday, December 23

Christmas at Mount Vernon
Nov. 27–Dec. 31. During Mt. Vernon’s Winter Glow event, you’ll see the estate illuminated with soft lights and holiday patterns as you listen to Christmas carolers and visit an 18th-century winter encampment. Plus, don’t miss daytime events including tours, behind-the-scenes programming and more. 

Gingerbrick Decorating
Join Port Discovery in decorating its life-size cardboard Gingerbread house by decorating your very own cardboard brick! Stop by the StudioWorkshop for your cardboard brick, get creative, decorate, and then attach it to the house before heading off to explore more of the Museum! Port Discovery Museum, Baltimore. 10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Thursday, December 24

waterskiing santa

Waterskiing Santa
See the Waterskiing Santa and all his friends as they waterski, wakeboard and jetski along the Potomac. This year due to Covid-19 Santa and Friends will not be in Old Town Alexandria, but on your screen. Stay home, get some hot chocolate and popcorn and cozy up while watching the Waterskiing Santa.

Friday, December 25

Merry Christmas!