Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar, Go Ape at Rock Creek, A Christmas Carol and More in Montgomery County this Weekend

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


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Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar

  • Where: 166311 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Description:  Annual Ukrainian Christmas Bazaar, including traditional Ukrainian crafts, gifts, food and more.
  • Cost:  Free


The Nutcracker

  • Where:  Fitzgerald Theatre, F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9, 2 p.m.
  • Description:  Rockville Civic Ballet presents the holiday classic, The Nutcracker.
  • Cost: $12-16


Go Ape at Rock Creek Regional Park

  • Where:  Rock Creek Regional Park, Derwood
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Go Ape will offer $10 off all ticket prices to their tree top adventure course.  $10 of all ticket sales will also be donated to the Montgomery Parks Foundation.
  • Cost:  Kids: $35 / Adults: $55


A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

  • Where:  Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
  • When:  Friday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Description:  The Olney Theatre Center presents Paul Morella’s solo version of a Christmas Carol.
  • Cost: $26


Miracle on 34th Street

  • Where:  Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg
  • When: Friday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.
  • Description:  The Arts Barn presents Miracle on 34th Street as a live radio play on stage.
  • Cost: $14-16


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Christmas Bazaar

  • Where:  1607 Grace Church Rd, Silver Spring
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 8, 9 a.m.
  • Description:  Grace Episcopal Church holds their annual Christmas Bazaar.  Crafts, jewelry, books, baked goods and more.  Lunch available.  Proceeds support the church’s ministries, including outreach and music programs.
  • Cost:  Free


Festival of Lights

  • Where:  9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington
  • When:  Saturday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Description:  More than 600,000 lights. International crèche exhibit, 18 indoor decorated trees, outdoor life-sized nativity, and live performances nightly.
  • Cost:  Free


Garden of Lights - Winter Walk-through Holiday Light Display

  • Where:Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring
  • When: Sunday through Thursday 5:30-9:00pm, Friday and Saturday 5:30-10:00pm and on New Year’s Eve until 9:00pm.
  • Description:  16th annual holiday light display. Nightly musical performances by local musicians as well as refreshments and shopping.
  • Cost: $25.00



17th Annual, Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival

  • Where:  Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg
  • When: Sunday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Dec. 30, Sun, Tues-Thurs 6-9 p.m., Fri. – Sat. 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Description:  3.5 mile drive through 350 light displays, 60 of them animated.
  • Cost:  Monday – Thursday: $12.00, Friday – Sunday: $15.00, cash only at the gate.


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