Toddler Friendly Holiday Events in Southern Maryland
December 12-14, 2014
*Friday, December 12*
Free Play and Learn Workshops – Green Holly Elementary, Lexington Park
Dec 12, 10-11 am
For Parents & Children Together. Make & Take Games for you and your little ones (birth thru age five) to learn about math, science, and literacy skills-to prepare them for success in school!
The Living Christmas Tree Music and Lights Show –Riverdale Ministries, Upper Marlboro
Through Dec. 14. Show times vary.
Cost: $10-12. Childcare available for $5 per child, reservations required.
Musicians perform Christmas classics as well as contemporary numbers. Also, a synchronized light show using thousands of twinkling lights.
Story Time with Mrs. Claus – St. Charles Towne Center
Dec 12, 6-8 pm
Free with $5 membership
Come snuggle with your little elves in your favorite Holiday pajamas with us, in front of the Kidgit Play Area. Join us for Milk and Cookies with Mrs. Claus. Your little elves will have a Magical time making Holiday crafts and family friendly activities. Mrs. Claus will even read you a Holiday story. Not a member? It’s just $5 to join. Come to Simon Guest Services for details.
Ho – Ho – Holiday Benefit Classes and Pilates Equipment Trials – Live Out Loud Yoga, LaPlata
Dec 12, 6-8 pm
Cost: Suggested donations $5/class to benefit YoKid
Live Out Loud Yoga and Pilates Instructors Christine Heckel & Zoa Conner host a free evening of movement classes, new experiences, and beyond organic food and drink. Holiday gifts will be available for purchase, special deals on Pilates equipment training, Thai Massage, yoga/pilates class passes at LOL Yoga, and pole fitness packages. All ages welcome.
*Saturday, December 13*
Kwanzaa Celebration 2014– Dance Place, Washington D.C.
Dec. 13-14, Show times vary
Dance, theater and special guests celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa.
Family Plantation Christmas – Sotterley Plantation, Hollywood
Dec 13, 10am-4pm
Visits with Santa, carriage rides, children’s crafts and activities, 12 Days of Christmas Holiday Hunt, craft vendors and more.
Arts & Storytime – Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis
Fridays weekly. 10-11am.
Cost: Free with $4 museum admission
Enjoy explorations with art. Ages 2-4.
Holiday Trains and Planes – College Park Aviation Museum
Through Dec. 20. – 10am-5pm
Cost: Free with $2-$4 museum admission
Miniature trains and villages bring history to life.
Annapolis Lights Boat Parade – Annapolis Harbor and Spa Creek above the Spa Creek Bridge
Dec 13, 6-8pm
Watch boats decorated in holiday lights. Free. 6-8pm., Annapolis.
Swim with Santa – Lackey High School, Indian Head
Dec 13, 2-4 pm
Cost: $5/person. Birth and Up.
Bring your swimsuit and join Santa in the pool for fun and games. Underwater pictures with Santa are included in the fee! Registration accepted at door based on availability.
Mosaic Art – Waldorf West Library
Dec 13, 2-3:30 pm
Join us for mosaic art fun! Make and take home a creatively designed candle holder or picture frame. Keep it or give it as a gift to someone you love!
Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop – Calvert Marine Museum
Dec 13, 11 am, 1 pm, 3pm
Learn to make a gingerbread lighthouse. Register at the admissions desk on program day.
Lowes Build and Grow: Holiday Train Engine – Local Lowes Stores
Dec 13, 10 am
The holidays are right around the corner! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build this festive Train Engine!
Pets To Go – Waldorf Petco
Dec 13, 12-4 pm
Stuffed pet adoption event! Each participant receives: Pet Choice, Custom decorated carrying box, Information on pet care, Personalized Adoption Certificate. This event is sponsored by the Charles County Humane Society.
*Sunday, December 14*
Dolls and Trains at The Museum – St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point
Dec 14, 12-4 pm
Cost: $3 adults, $2 senior citizens and military with ID, $1.50 students 6 to 18, under 6 FREE!
“Christmas by the Bay” is the 29th Annual Holiday Exhibit featuring special dolls from the Black-Eyed Susan and SOMD Doll Clubs — dolls are set in Christmas scenes and vignettes of Chesapeake coastal living in the early 20th century. A unique holiday display! Also enjoy miniature train sets and a hands-on train exhibit. Unique holiday gifts from the Crab Claw Museum Store.
Garden in Lights — Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Through Jan 5, 6-9 p.m. nightly
Cost: $6.00 per person; Children (4 & under) FREE; Annmarie Members FREE
Ornament show and sale, nightly entertainment, “Holiday I Spy Game” and refreshments available for purchase.
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