Toddler Friendly Holiday Events in Southern Maryland
December 5-7, 2014
*Friday, December 5*
Kris Kringle Christmas Market at the Charles County Fair–Charles County Fairgrounds
December 5-7, All Day
Cost:$1 or one non-perishable food item to benefit The Southern Maryland Food Bank.
The Charles County Fair welcomes visitors to a new tradition: the area’s first Kris Kringle Christmas Market. Modeled after the famous markets in Germany, this two-day event offers lights, holiday food, crafts, shopping, music, and more. The fair board and Christmas market committee encourage locals and visitors alike to come out to enjoy the music, shopping, and tasty Christmas treats.
Garden in Lights – Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
Dec. 5 – Jan. 3, 6-9 pm
Cost:$6.00; kids 4 & under Free; members free
Ornament show and sale, nightly entertainment, “Holiday I Spy Game” and refreshments available for purchase.
Holiday Hayrides – Watkins Regional Park
Friday & Saturday, December 5-27, 7:00 pm
Cost: $5/per person, Reservation Required
Join us for a hayride through the Festival of Lights with a visit to Watkins Nature Center to warm up by the fire, see the live animals and enjoy refreshments.
*Saturday, December 6*
Annual Town Christmas Parade – Bayside History Museum
Dec 6, 12:00 pm
Parade starts at noon.
Breakfast with Santa – North Point HS
Dec 6, 8 – 11 am
Cost: Adults $8, children (under 10) $5, photos $5
Enjoy breakfast with Santa, photos optional. Food prepared by the culinary arts students and all proceeds go to SkillsUSA
Cupcakes for Christmas – Waldorf West Branch Library
Dec 6, 10 am -1 pm
Freecupcakewraps.com is pleased to announce the 3rd annual “Cupcakes for Christmas” 2014 initiative. This year we are sponsoring a toy drive. The goal is to collect new toys for the Center for Children in La Plata, MD.
Kris Kringle’s Kids Craft Workshop – Middleton’s Cedar Hill Farm
Dec 6, 10 am
Santa’s helpers will be assisting the kids make four fun and festive Christmas crafts to take home. While waiting for the crafts to dry, families may walk around the farm and visit all our farm animals. Please e-mail to reserve a spot at: MiddletonsCedarHillFarm@gmail.com.
Penguins of Madagascar–Sensory Friendly Film @ AMC St Charles Center
Dec 6, 10:00am
The program provides a special opportunity for families to enjoy their favorite films in a safe and accepting environment. The auditoriums dedicated to the program have their lights up, the sound turned down and audience members are invited to get up and dance, walk, shout or sing! This week’s movie is Penguins of Madagascar!
Santa Fly-in – College Park Aviation Museum
Dec 6, 12 – 4pm
Cost: Adults $4, Seniors $3, Children $2 (FREE 1 & under)
Watch Santa fly into the historic College Park Airport and then have your picture taken with him. Holiday arts and crafts will also be offered throughout the museum. Santa will arrive at 12:30.
Winter’s Eve @ Piscataway Park – Accokeek Foundation
Dec 6 @ 4- 7pm
Cost: FREE! Additional activities and refreshments may require purchases.
Experience the holidays 18th century farm style during this year’s Winter’s Eve event at the National Colonial Farm.
Handcraft your own earth-friendly gift for someone special
- Hear the sounds of seasons past sung by fireside carolers
- Decorate your own wreath made from farm-fresh greenery
- Browse the Museum Gift Shop for locally made treasures
- Enjoy hot cocoa, warm cider, and popcorn
- Try your hand at candle dipping and other colonial activities
*Sunday, December 7*
Pirates and Princesses – Charlotte Hall Library
Dec 7, 10:30-11:30am
Put on your best pirate, princess, or fairy-tale outfit and join us for royal crafts, exciting challenges and lots of imaginative fun. All ages.
Olde Tyme Holiday Gathering – La Plata Town Hall
Dec 7, 3-7pm
The sounds and spirit of the season bring friends and neighbors together for an afternoon of good cheer. Join us for holiday music, activities, refreshments, and a visit from Santa! Santa arrives at 5:30 pm.