Montgomery County Recreation has numerous holiday events to bring out the spirit of the season. The activities will include such things as a holiday craft show; letters to Santa: a pancake breakfast; musical activities; and arts and crafts. The events will take place at community recreation centers located throughout the County.
Many of the activities are free. However, registration is encouraged as some events have limited space. Residents who have registered will have priority admittance if the event fills to capacity.
“This year our recreation team has special fun and surprises planned to help us come together as a community,” said Montgomery County Recreation Director Robin Riley. “I hope everyone can join at least one event, and hopefully all of them.”
Holiday activities will include:
- Holiday Pajama Movie Night. 6 - 8:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3. Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus. Get your golden ticket to board the polar express movie night. Wear your most comfortable pajamas, grab a bag of popcorn and a nice warm cup of cocoa with marshmallows and relax with this favorite holiday movie.
- Montgomery County Holiday Craft Show, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. Bauer Drive Community Recreation Center, 14625 Bauer Drive, Rockville. Featuring local and regional artists’ original works of fine art; photography; fabric arts; Jewelry; candles; holiday decorations; woodwork and more.
- Letters to Santa (TR). 2-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. Germantown Community Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown. Children with disabilities who prefer a quieter, less stimulating environment are welcomed to join the letter to Santa event one hour earlier.
- Letters to Santa. 3-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4. Germantown Community Recreation Center, 18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown. Enjoy letter writing; photos with Santa; cookie decorating; crafts; music and more.
- Plum Gar’s Winter Wonderland, 6 -9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10. 19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown. An evening of holiday fun, which includes karaoke; cookie and ornament decorating; gift wrapping and light refreshments.
- Santa’s Holiday Workshop, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11. Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton. For families and individuals with disabilities. Santa and the elves will be there for photos, crafts and games and a holly, jolly celebration in a sensory-friendly environment.
- Breakfast with Santa, 9-11 a.m., Sunday Dec. 19. Nancy H. Dacek North Potomac Community Recreation Center, 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville. Fun-filled breakfast will include a visit from Santa. $8 per person.