Family Favorites

Family Favorite Gift Guide

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Earlier this year, our readers picked Family Favorite winners from a variety of categories. We had so many great winners, that they became the perfect resource for our first official Family Favorites Holiday Gift Guide. Here are the area's most sought after gifts from your favorite places.

Vote for Your Family Favorites

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Help spread the word about the places that make Maryland a great place for families. Now is the chance to vote for all your family favorite spots in the area. What restaurant has your favorite kid's menu? What's the best place to have a birthday party or a picnic? What tutoring company helped your child the most?

Voting is now closed!

The top Family Favorites are published in our August issue and online here!

One lucky voter was selected at random to receive a summer fun package for the whole family.

Family Favorites voters will receive Chesapeake Family's e-newsletters packed with the area's best family events and information for parents. We will not sell your name to a third party company. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Family Favorite winners 2016

Parent recommendations are the best kind. So we asked you — our readers — to tell us about your favorite places so that we could spread the word about all the great spots for kids and parents in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. From places to play to spots to eat to activities for the kids, readers weighed in on the best in Maryland.

Chesapeake Family Favorites 2015

Fam Fave BoyTo help celebrate Chesapeake Family's 25th anniversary, we aked you — our readers — about your experiences raising kids in Maryland. You told us about your favorite places — in 25 categories — to help spread the word about all the great spots for kids and parents in the greater Annapolis, DC and Baltimoe region. From fun places for kids to play to spots for moms' nights out, from family restaurants and favorite treats to after-school activities and camps, parents weighed in on the best in Maryland.

We are lucky to live where there are so many choices for family fun. If you are looking for a new spot for a moms' night out, a birthday party location, a day trip the kids will love or a new restaurant to try and much more, check out what other parents recommend.FamilyFavoritesRibbon2015 web

Thanks to everyone who voted. We loved hearing from you! With so many terrific places, programs and opportunities for kids and families, we wish we could list them all. But since we had to narrow it down, here are the top three vote-getters in each of the 25 categories. And the winners are ...

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'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 4-D Experience, Baltimore
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A Christmas Carol, Baltimore
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Christmas Village, Baltimore
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Pictures With Santa, Hanover
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Santa at the Mall, Columbia
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Worlds Largest Gingerbread House, Baltimore
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ZooLights, Washington, D.C.
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Lights on the Bay, Annapolis
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Festival of Lights, Upper Marlboro
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Symphony of Lights, Columbia
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'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 4-D Experience, Baltimore
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Pictures With Santa, Annapolis

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Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' 4-D Experience, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Christmas Village, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
ICE, National Harbor
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Pictures With Santa, Annapolis
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Pictures With Santa, Hanover
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Santa at the Mall, Columbia
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @12:00AM
Worlds Largest Gingerbread House, Baltimore
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 8:00AM
ZooLights, Washington, D.C.
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:00PM
Festival of Lights, Upper Marlboro
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 5:00PM
Lights on the Bay, Annapolis