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Holiday Trains and Planes, Hanukkah Party, and More in Prince George’s County this Weekend

Looking for exciting things to do? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.

 

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Christmas Greenery Workshop

  • Where: 14300 St. Thomas Church Road, Upper Marlboro
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.
  • Description:  Members of St. Thomas' Parish Altar Guild teach visitors how to make beautiful decorations for their home using fresh local greenery and craft supplies.
  • Cost: Price of workshops varies, depending on the item/s selected.

 

The Legend of the Civil War Santa

  • Where: Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Rd, Clinton
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Description:  Tour of the historic Surratt house and meet and greet with ‘Civil War Santa’.  Santa will be telling tales from the ages.
  • Cost: Adults: $3/ Seniors: $2/ Children 5-18: $1/ Children 4 and younger: Free / Click here for a $1 off coupon.

 

Holiday Trains and Planes

  • Where:  1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Drive, College Park
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 15 – Saturday, Dec. 22, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Description:  The College Park Aviation Museum decorates a holiday style moving miniature display of model railroads.
  • Cost:  $4/adults, $3/seniors, $2/ages 18 & under, Free under 2

 

Breakfast with Santa

  • Where:  Koinonia Fellowship Ministries, 9015 Maier Rd, Laurel
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.
  • Description:  Koinonia's Youth Department hosts breakfast with Santa, including gifts, music, contests, door prizes and more.
  • Cost: Breakfast donation: $5 / Picture cost: $10

 

College Park Moose Lodge #453 Hosts a Christmas Dinner Dance

  • Where:  3700 Metzerott Rd, College Park
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
  • Description:  College Park Moose Lodge #453 hosts a Christmas Dinner Dance including dinner, dancing and entertainment provided by Mike Hurst and Jennalyn.
  • Cost:  $15

 

Mishkan Torah Synagogue Annual Chanukah Party

  • Where: 10 Ridge Rd, Greenbelt
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 16, 6 p.m.
  • Description:  Annual Chanukah party hosted by Mishkan Torah Synagogue.  Includes menorah lighting, homemade latkes, and more.
  • Cost: $5 / First time visitors’ half price.

 

Bowie Senior Chorale Holiday Concert

  • Where: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, 15200 Annapolis Rd, Bowie
  • When:  Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.
  • Description:  This year’s Senior Chorale holiday concert theme is “An Olde Tyme Holiday” and includes a selection of Christmas, Hanukkah and other holiday music.
  • Cost:  $6

 

Maryland: A House Divided, an Exhibition

  • Where:  Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8 – Sunday, Dec. 17, Saturdays & Sundays: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Description:  Surratt House commemorates the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War with a focus on Maryland’s role in the conflict. No reservations required. 
  • Cost: Children 5-18: $1 / Adults: $3 / Seniors: $2

 

Holiday Ornament Emporium

  • Where: Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site, 9650 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
  • When:  Friday, Dec. 7 – Sunday, Dec. 23, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed Wednesdays)
  • Description:  A juried show of handmade art ornaments. All ornaments for sale.  House will be decorated in traditional holiday greens, by local garden clubs.
  • Cost: Free; donations to Montpelier welcome   

 

Evangel Cathedral Christmas Celebration

  • Where:  13901 Central Ave., Upper Marlboro
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 1 – Sunday, Dec. 16
  • Description:   Celebration featuring: Vicki Winans, Bebe & CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, MarvinSapp, Fred Hammond,Tye Tribbett and Beverly Crawford.
  • Cost:  For ticket information click here.

 

Winter Festival of Lights

  • Where: 301 Watkins Park Dr, Rt 193 and 214, Upper Marlboro
  • When: Friday, Nov. 23 – Tuesday, Jan. 1, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. daily.
  • Description:  26th annual drive-through light display.
  • Cost:  $5/cars and vans, $15/mini-buses and limos, $25/buses, $10/multi-visit passes for cars and vans. The festival is FREE on December 25.

 

Holidays in the Heritage Area

  • Where: 4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville
  • When: Saturday, Nov. 24 – Saturday, Jan. 12
  • Description:  75 different holiday related programs within 85 square miles of Anacostia Trails Heritage area.
  • Cost: Free

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