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10 Things to do for $10 or Less in November

We’ve compiled a list of 10 activities and events you can enjoy in November. Here are 10 Things to do for $10 or less throughout Montgomery County this November.

Museum Shop Around at Strathmore

November 9 – 12, 2017 // $10 Suggested Donation

At the Museum Shop Around at Strathmore, 18 area museums and cultural shops bring their museum gift shops to the beautifully decorated Mansion at Strathmore so that you can get your holiday shopping done all under one roof. This event is an annual tradition for shoppers looking to find unique holiday gifts.

Downtown Silver Spring Annual Tree Lighting & Street Festival

November 11, 2017 // Free

The annual Re-Imagining the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration presented features an impressive 35-foot-tall public art installation that is redesigned every year. The evening includes live entertainment, face painting, balloon artistry, and more.

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

November 17 – 19, 2017 // $10 admission

Holiday shoppers can enjoy browsing and buying fine crafts and unique gifts for everyone on their holiday list at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival. Visitors can watch the creative process of master artisans during ongoing craft demonstrations, enjoy live music, children’s entertainment and delicious gourmet goodies available to sample and buy from dozens of specialty food vendors.

Pike & Rose Holiday Light Spectacular

November 17, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM // FREE

Festivities includes live ice carving, holiday music, tastings, food specials, giveaways and prizes. Free to attend.

RIO Washington Center Tree Lighting Celebration

November 17, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM // FREE

Join the RIO Washingtonian Center on the Lakefront Plaza as they kick off the holiday season with their annual tree lighting celebration! Family-friendly events and activities include: Meet Santa & Mrs. Claus, strolling holiday entertainment, horse and carriage rides, giveaways and more!

Montgomery County Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 18, 2017 at 10:00 AM // FREE

The reverberating drums of the marching bands herald the coming of the Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade even before you catch site of the first giant inflatable turkey.  The line-up of over 100 parade units features an inflatable penguin and turkey, a massive dinosaur, a portable skating rink, and more colorful dancing groups than you have ever seen.

Annual Danish Christmas Bazaar

November 11, 2017 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM // FREE

Join us for lunch at our Danish Café serving open-faced sandwiches and traditional Danish desserts. Enjoy a day of holiday shopping for crafts, embroidery & knitwear, delicatessen, authentic Danish pastry and baked goods, Christmas decorations and candles, amber and silver jewelry.

Visit the C&O Canal and Great Falls

Park fees: $10 car entrance fee; $5 per person entering by foot or bicycle (pass is valid for 3 days)

The park is a historic waterway, offering mule-drawn boat rides, natural areas & the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center. You can walk or bike along the C&O Canal or hike the rocks of Great Falls. The canal offers a Bicycle Loan program allowing visitors to check out a bike for up to 3 hours for use along the C&O Canal towpath for FREE.

Ice Skating in Silver Spring

Admission: Adults $8; Ice Skate Rental: $3

Outdoor ice skating is a fun winter activity to spend with the family! The outdoor Silver Spring Ice Skating Rink is in downtown Silver Spring at Veterans’ Plaza is surrounded by great restaurant, shops, and plenty of parking. It is in a convenient location for the Washington Metro area.

Leashes ‘n’ Lights

November 21, 2017 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM // $10 at the gate

You and your favorite canine can welcome the holiday season together by taking an invigorating 1 or 3 mile walk through the magical light displays. New this year: Hot drinks, dog-related vendors and a photo opportunity with Santa under a heated tent. This is a great opportunity to join a community of dog-lovers in a festive, holiday atmosphere.

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