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Exploring the National Mall: Smithsonian Museums, Monuments and More

Skip the Bay Bridge: Discovering Chesapeake's Western Shore

Riverkeepers: Watershed Projects for Families

See the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in DC

Winternational Celebration.
December 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Explore the different ways in which the world celebrates the winter season through food, culture, customs and traditions. International bazaar featuring embassy exhibitors and artisans, gingerbread cookie decorating station, complimentary cookies, hot cocoa and apple cider, a sampling of global bites and cultural performances. FREE Atrium at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, DC.

The Christmas Revels.
December 12, 13 and 14, times vary.
All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 7 p.m. Enjoy this Irish celebration of the winter solstice. Tickets online. $$ Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC.

Agility Zone Holiday Open House Party
December 12, 6 to 8 p.m.
All ages. Superheroes - flip, fly and bounce your way into the holiday season! Trampolines, spring floors, bounce houses, obstacle course and more! Cheer lovers - cheer demos, tumbling and stunting witht he best of the best. $$ The Agility Zone, Gaithersburg, MD.

Village at Leesburg Holiday Carriage Rides
December 12 through 21, dates and times vary.
All ages. Cozy uo to a holiday tradition and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the festively decorated Village at Leesburg, including a prefect view of the new spectacular 52 Ft. tall tree with more than 15,000 dazzling lights and amazing music and light shows daily! FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.

Anniversary Celebration!
December 13, 5 to 8 p.m.
All ages. Bring your friends and family to celebrate our 5 Dynamite years together! Get ready for the ultimate open gym party with games, give-aways, food trucks and more. New Dynamite gear for great holiday gifts too! FREE Dynamite Gymnastics Center, Rockville, MD.

The Nutcracker on Ice
December 13, 5:30 and 7:15 p.m., December 14 4:30 and 6 p.m.
All ages. The production is the only ice skating show of its kind in the Baltimore-Washington area and features over 100 performers ranging in age from 3 through adult. Enhanced scenery adds to the audience experience. The Nutcracker on Ice is sanctioned by US Figure Skating. Tickets online. $$ Columbia Ice Rink, Columbia, MD.

Holiday Bazaar. December 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. .
Come wrap up your last minute shopping at Travilah Elementary School's Holiday Bazaar. With vendors to meet any wish list...gift raffles, wine basket raffles, food and face painting, too! FREE Travilah Elementray School, North Potomac, MD.

The Nutcracker. December 19-23, times vary.
All ages (family-friendly event). Enjoy Manassas Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker. Enhanced by beautiful hand-painted scenery, handmade costumes featuring their orchestra performing the classic Tchaikovsky score. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.