December events

December 2022 Short Stuff

‘Tis the holiday season, and we’ve rounded up a list of fun family holiday activities to add to your list in the DMV. Don’t miss out on the holiday fun for all ages!

Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland Singers

Kick off the holiday season at Bethesda’s Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 3rd from 1-4 p.m. The celebration features choral performances, a live ice sculpting presentation, Santa Claus, activities for kids and more! The event is free and located at the corner of Norfolk and St. Elmo Avenues in downtown Bethesda.

Celebrate the Holidays at Dulles Town Center

Dulles Town Center

Dulles Town Center is home to the largest collection of Fashion, Dining and Entertainment retailers in the Loudoun County, featuring over 150 fine Stores and Restaurants. To view Extended Shopping Hours and a full list of Holiday Events and Special Offers, visit

Winter Fun at National Children’s Museum

Create holiday memories at National Children’s Museum in D.C., where hands-on learning and play fuel STEAM adventures! Part children’s museum, part science center, the Museum engages children under 12 and their families in shared learning experiences through playful exhibits and programs that explore science, technology, engineering, arts and math concepts. Learn more and reserve your tickets at

Unwrap the Magic of Christmas at Gaylord National Resort


Unwrap the magic of Christmas at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor. With millions of lights, breathtaking décor, and more than a dozen holiday activities – including ICE! featuring A Christmas Story™ – there’s fun for the whole family. Celebrate time together this holiday season. Visit for packages and ticket information.

The Polar Express Train Ride

The Polar Express Train Ride

Climb aboard The Polar Express to create a Christmas memory that you and your family will cherish forever! Come in your pajamas Nov. 25-27 & Dec. 2-4, 9-11 & 16-19 to experience a live performance of the classic Christmas tale. Meet Santa and journey to the North Pole. Tickets