Homes condos Montgomery Md Rockville Gaithersburg Germantown, Short sale foreclosure expert: December 2011 Fun Family Events throughout Montgomery County, MD

December 2011 Fun Family Events throughout Montgomery County, MD

Family Events and Ideas for the rest of December 2011


Brookside Gardens

Brookside Gardens Festival of Lights

1800 Glenallen Avenue, Wheaton, Maryland. November 25, 2011-January 8, 2012 (closed Dec 24 & 25 and closed January 2-5) HOURS: 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., last car admitted 8:30 p.m.

$25 per car Fri-Sun, $20 Mon-Thurs.

Pedestrians cannot be admitted due to safety regulations.

(Visitors must drive to the entrance gate, paying at the gate, drive into the parking lot, park their car and walk through the light show display. Garden of Lights Hotline: (301) 962-1453. This illuminated outdoor winter garden walk includes a whimsical monster, an enchanting persimmon tree, a walk through kaleidoscope caterpillar, an animated flying cardinal, and swimming geese over sparkling water.

Glen Echo Adventure Theatre  ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS. Based on the poem by Clement Clarke Moore. Tickets $18/person.  Ages 4 and up. Glen Echo Park--300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD  20812. Phone: 301-634-2270 

 Seneca Creek State Park Festival of Lights

Seneca Creek State Park Winter Lights  11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Nightly December 2 – 31, 2011 (closed every Monday and December 25). Sunday - Thursday (closed Monday) 6 – 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 6 – 10 p.m. Winter Lights is a magical Christmas light display including more than 350 illuminated displays and along a 3.5-mile drive through the park. $2 off coupon for Tuesday through Thursday admission available at select Washingtonian Center retailers. Mon-Thurs $12; Fri-Sun $15.

Gaylord National Ice

Gaylord National ICE!   Winter holiday attraction- featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar. From Nov. 18 to Jan. 8, the DreamWorks Animation holiday TV special will be brought to life in an interactive world of colorful ice sculptures carved entirely from TWO-MILLION pounds of ice. Relive the story as you stroll through this amazing attraction featuring scenes such as how Santa and his reindeer crash-landed onto the island of Madagascar, and why Alex, Marty, Gloria, Melman and the wacky penguins must figure out how to save Christmas by delivering all the presents themselves. Even the mischievous lemur King Julien learns the true meaning of the holiday and manages to get himself off the “naughty list” once and for all.  Coupon at

Adventure Theatre – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Through January 2nd, ages 4 and up. Tony nominee and Olivier Award winning playwright Ken Ludwig. $18. Discounted tickets available sometimes on Alert Subscription available. Matinees Daily Except Mondays.


The Puppet Co – The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is the festive story of Clara-Marie’s favorite toy and their adventures together in the land of the Sugarplum Fairy. Music from Tchaikovsky’s famous ballet blends with marionettes and costume characters to create this unique production.

Thursdays & Fridays, 10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m., Saturdays & Sundays, 11:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. $10, Recommended for K and up. Glen Echo Park.  

34th Annual Festival of Lights at the Washington D.C. Mormon Temple Grounds

9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, MD  Free tickets to nightly family-friendly holiday concerts. See a schedule and details on website as well as a short preview video of past displays.  Over 500,000 Lights 12/2-1/1, 10am-10pm. Lights on at dusk.


Lakeforest Mall – Visit Santa

November 28—December 23. Monday—Saturday 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Break: 1:00 p.m.- 1:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Sundays - 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Break: 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-05:15 p.m.

December 24 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Break: 1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

 Train Ride at White Flint MallWhite Flint Mall – Visit Santa &Feed Reindeer

Visit With Santa- Level One, Centre Court - 11am-8pm. Reindeer Feeding Times: 2:30-3:30, 5:30-6:00pm

Ride the North Pole Express Train at White Flint Mall 

Mon- Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12-6 Break: 2-2:35


Montgomery Mall-Visit Santa

Monday Dec 12  through Saturday Dec 23 10am -9pm. Dec 24 10am -6pm.

Santa Breaks to feed reindeer Mon – Sat 1-2pm and 5-6pm  Sun 2-3pm.

7101 Democracy Boulevard

Bethesda, MD 20817

Phone: (301) 469-6025

Rio at Washingtonian Center  

The Rio Entertainment Center is an outdoor shopping and restaurants that are surrounding the lake with indoor and outside dining facilities.  There is a free playground area for children.  Train rides for the children. Buy train tickets and board train in front of California Pizza Kitchen.  Great place for families to spend time outside walking around the lake with the kids, during the day or in the evening!   

9811 Washingtonian Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Phone: 301-921-4684 Fax: 301-921-0059 9811

Monday - Sunday 9:00 am - 1:00 am ... 365 Days per year!

The RIO Entertainment Center is located just 12 miles north west of Washington, D.C. at the intersection of I-270 and Route 370 in Montgomery County Maryland.

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Comment balloon 0 commentsRick Reed • December 12 2011 01:08PM