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rsz boat paradeICE! A Charlie Brown Christmas - 2018
Nov. 16-Jan. 1. ICE! is featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas this holiday season. There will be 4 2-story ice slides, ice sculptures, and a full Nativity scene. Travel through the North Pole, sit inside Santa’s sleigh and see artisans from China carve live inside the Frostbite Factory. $17-38. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor. 301-965-4000, gaylordnationaltickets.com

Lights on the Bay - 2018
Nov. 17-Jan. 1. Annual holiday lights show. $15 per car. 5-10pm. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. lightsonthebay.org

Six Flags Holiday in the Park - 2018
Nov. 23-Jan 1. More than 1 million glittering lights, holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, visits with Santa and theme park rides. $45-$70. Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro. 301-249-1500, sixflags.com/america

Thanksgiving Storytime and Craft - 2018
Nov. 20. Thanksgiving themed storytime and craft. Free. 10am. Deale Library. aacpl.net

Symphony of Lights - 2018
Nov. 22-Dec. 30 (Wednesdays-Sundays). Also open Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 300,000 bulbs. $25 per car. 6pm-10pm. Symphony Woods, Columbia. hcgh.org/symphonyoflights

Christmas on the Square and Annual Christmas Tree Lighting - 2018
Nov. 23. Holiday festivities, music, entertainment, sleigh rides, live nativity, petting zoo, stories with Mrs. Claus, and Santa's arrival at 7pm. Free. 5-9pm. Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown. visitstmarysmd.com/events-entertainment/christmas-on-the-square-and-annual-christmas-tree-lighting

Festival of Lights - 2018
Nov. 23-Jan. 1. Holiday drive-through event features more than 2.5 million twinkling lights and a giant 54-ft LED Tree. $10-30. 5-9:30pm. Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro. http://www.pgparks.com/742/Festival-of-Lights

Festival of Trees - 2018
Nov. 23-25. Hundreds of designer-decorated trees, wreaths, and gingerbread towns to view and buy. Toy train gardens, princesses, a carousel, and pony rides, over 100 gift boutiques, holiday goodies, and fun activities for kids. $7-$16; children under 4 are free. 10am. Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium. festivaloftrees.kennedykrieger.org/

Zoolights - 2018
Nov. 23-Jan. 1 (except Dec. 24, 25, 31). Live music, winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music. Free. 5-9pm. National Zoo, Washington D.C. 202-633-4888, nationalzoo.si.edu

Festival of Trees - 2018
Nov. 24-27. Breathtaking displays celebrating the holiday season. $5; $1, ages 12 and under. 10am-6pm. Tidewater Inn, Easton. 410-253-0919, festival-of-trees.org

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt - 2018
Nov. 24. Explore the nature cabin and complete a scavenger hunt for a prize. Free. 1-4:30pm. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

Harbor Holiday Movies - 2018
Nov. 24. Showing of ‘Flintstone Family Christmas’, rated PG. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Free. National Harbor. nationalharbor.com/movies-on-the-potomac

Grand Illumination – Annapolis City Tree Lighting - 2018
Nov. 25. The lighting of the Annapolis tree. Santa, live performances, hot chocolate and candy canes. Free. 5:30-7pm. Market Space at the Market House, Annapolis. downtownannapolispartnership.org/grand-illumination

 

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