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Weekend Events: December 15-17

Holiday cheer is in the air here in Montgomery, MD and this weekend we have plenty of events to help you celebrate. From Breakfast with Santa to Bonfire Christmas Carols, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Bonfire Christmas Carols

O Come All Ye Faithful to join the community for bonfire christmas carols. We’ll be joined by musicians from local churches, including Polly Baldridge from Damascus United Methodist Church, to lead our carols. Bring an instrument or just your voice, but definitely, bring your whole family.

WHEN: Friday, December 15, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Music Cafe
26528 Ridge Rd b
Damascus, MD 20872



2017 Winterfest Arts and Craft Show

Join us on Saturday December 16 for festive holiday shopping, visit with Santa, free hot chocolate, music by mix107.3, live performances, and more! All proceeds to benefit Difference Makers, a student-run community service club.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Takoma Park Middle School
7611 Piney Branch Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20910


Holiday Tea & Art Party

Join resident artist Jaree Donnelly at the Arts Barn for a casual Holiday Tea & Art Party. Spend a relaxing afternoon creating your very own holiday-inspired art while enjoying a variety of teas and delicious treats. All materials are provided, just come ready to have fun. Call us or come in to sign up with at least one other person and you each will receive $5 off your registration. Those under 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: Gaithersburg Arts on the Green
311 Kent Square Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Takoma Cocoa Crawl

This holiday crawl offers holiday shoppers a break during this hectic season. Check out the cocoa crawl in between finding the perfect gift at Takoma’s indie shops. Takoma mug holders are offered discounts at participating businesses. Adult versions available too. Mugs available for purchase at Artspring, Old Takoma Ace and at Pajamarama from Main Street Takoma. Takoma coffee mugs purchased for previous crawls can be used too.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Main Street Takoma
Carroll Ave
Takoma Park, MD 20912


Winter Ice Show

Come see Cabin John Ice Rink’s figure skaters perform in this annual exhibition. Performances by our competitive skaters as well as our group lesson skaters and the Theatre on Ice class. Admission is free, but we will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Manna Food Center.

WHEN: Saturday, December 16, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

WHERE: Cabin John Ice Rink
10610 Westlake Dr
Rockville, MD 20852


Chanukah Menorah Lighting at Bethesda Row

Join Bethesda Row in their Annual Chanukah Menorah Lighting! Bethesda Lane will light up a kosher chocolate menorah, in partnership with Chabad of Bethesda. For more information, visit

WHEN: Sunday, December 17, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bethesda Row
4827 Bethesda Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814


Find more fun things to do on our events calendar page

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