The Children Will Play!! Weekend Events Dec 19-21

The Children Will Play!! Weekend Events Dec 19-21

The Countdown to Christmas has Begun!

So many activities for Toddlers to do in Southern MD before the Big Day!


The Christmas Village – St.Mary’s Fairgrounds
Dec 19-21
Cost: Free!
For one weekend only, the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds will transform into a winter wonderland of Christmas sights, sounds, tastes, and memories!  Meander down the Charles Dickens-like avenue of lights and festive decorations, while sipping a cup of hot chocolate, and enjoying perfect harmonies of a cappela carolers!

Free Family Night – National Children’s Museum
December 19, 5:00pm
Cost: Free!
Enjoy a special holiday-themed play from The Mommy Miniya & Me Show by Ollie L. Jefferson! Free Family Night features free admission to the museum for your whole family, as well as hands-on activities and interactive play in the NCM theatre and exhibit areas. Sponsored by GEICO. Please note: tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the NCM box office beginning at 5 p.m. on the day of the event. The museum will close for half an hour at 4:30 p.m. to give staff time to prepare for the event.

Jolly Jump – Pump it Up Waldorf
December 19, 6-8pm
Cost: $12, Ages 2 and up

Join us at Pump It Up for an evening of jumping and jolly during our holiday glow jump.  Meet Santa and enjoy Christmas treats just in time for the holidays.  Glow accessories and Christmas goodies are included!  Socks must be worn while jumping.

Movie Night – Westfield Annapolis Mall
December 19, 7:00 pm
Cost: Free! (Registration Required)

Enjoy a movie, snacks, and crafts. For ages 4 – 9.

  • 7:00 – 8:00 pm: Check in, arts & crafts
  • 8:00 – 9:30 pm: Movie, snack, and juice box
  • 9:30 – 10:00 pm: Pick up

Target $2 Family Fun Night– Port Discovery
December 19, 4-8pm
Join Port Discovery on the 3rd Friday of every month for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4 pm until 8 pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4 pm.  This week’s special activities include:

  • Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration: 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, & 6:30 pm
  • Family crafts: 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
  • Once Upon a Doorstep: 6pm & 7pm

Breakfast with Santa and a FirefighterBryans Road Volunteer Fire Department
December 20, 8-11am
Cost:$10 Adults; $6 Children 6-12; Children 5 and under are free. (Please bring a new unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots!)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with Santa and a firefighter!  The menu includes all you can eat scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, pancakes, sausage links, bacon, hot biscuits, creamed chipped beef, and spiced applesauce.  Assorted juices, milk, and coffee will be available.  Proceeds from this event are for the Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad to continue to keep our community safe.

Kidgits Ho-Ho-Ho Holiday Event – St. Charles Towne Center
December 20, 12-2 pm
Cost: Free with $5 yearly membership

Celebrate the season and spread holiday cheer at the Kidgits HO HO Holiday event. Come join us for holiday crafts, family friendly activities, cookie decorating, give aways and more holiday fun, than ever.

29th Annual Christmas Dolls and Trains Exhibit – St. Clement’s Island Museum
Through Jan 4, 2015
Cost: $3 adults, $2.00 seniors; $1.50 students 6 to 18,  and under Free. Discount for military

The St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point presents a holiday exhibit themed “Christmas by the Bay.” Exhibits will feature special doll collections from the Black-eyed Susan and Southern Maryland Doll Clubs. Dolls will be arranged to depict Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century. Other highlights include working miniature trains and a hands-on train set that children can operate. Don’t miss the free children’s bike raffle and a raffle for a fully decorated Christmas tree! Winners will be drawn on Sunday, Dec. 21. The Crab Claw Museum Store will be brimming with holiday gifts and for the one who has everything, consider a Museum Gift Membership! Don’t miss the Crab Pot Christmas Trees! This is one-stop-shopping at its best! Proceeds benefit museum programs, projects, and exhibits! Shop where your dollars make a difference!

Visit the National Harbor!
Gaylord National’s ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman, 10am – 9pm at Gaylord National
Harbor Holiday Market
, 12pm – 5pm on American Way
Holiday Movie: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), 2pm on the Plaza

Bring a little twinkle to your holidays at the 28th Annual Winter Festival of Lights at Watkins Park! Through Jan 1, 2015


Discover the Dinosaurs –DC Armory
Dec 20-21, All Day
Cost: $18-$25, 2 and under Free

Discover the Dinosaurs was created as a fun environment of learning and activity that explores the wonderment and mystery of our pre-historic past. Once you enter through the stone arch, the adventure begins that is full of smiles, amazement and fun. Hearing a 5 year old describe features of a Pachycephalosaurus will bring a smile to any adults face!

First Studio: An Art Exploration for 3-5 Year-Olds
Kreeger Museum
Saturday, December 20, 10:00 am
Cost: $0-$7
Children and an adult companion are invited to use their imagination as they explore the paintings, sculpture, and architecture of The Kreeger Museum. Each program includes a gallery tour, analysis of works of art, a story and a hands-on art-making experience.

Seasons of Light – National Museum of the American Indian
December 19

Joy, warmth, and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. Back for its 16th season, this signature Discovery Theater show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations’ tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Ages 5-10.


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