Things to do with the kids this weekend December 27-30

There is still plenty of holiday fun happening this weekend - so load up the car and head out to area light displays, check out the Peanuts Gang at ICE! or head to Annapolis to visit with the Clydesdales! We've got our top picks for December 27 to 30 all laid out for you!

Thursday, December 27

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School’s Out Camp: Oh Deer!
27–28. Take the kids to CBEC for a day full of hands-on nature exploration and fun for campers grades K–6! 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m., with after-care available. $45/day. Chesapeake Bay Education Center, Grasonville.

Select days through Jan. 1. This year’s ICE! brings Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang to life with giant ice sculptures depicting the movie, plus ice slides and tunnels. Plus, travel to the “North Pole,” where you can ice skate, indulge in hot chocolate and other treats, ride a carousel and more. $15–$36. Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, National Harbor. 

Through Jan. 1. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. New this year are a Gingerbread Village and Reindeer Games Fun Zone, an interactive symphony of lights canopy, laser light shows and a European style holiday market. Plus live entertainment, food and drinks and lots of holiday fun. Free. National Zoo, Washington, D.C.

Friday, December 28

Winter Break Fun
Enjoy hands-on learning and fun during Winter Break at Port Discovery! Each day of winter break is filled with plenty to do, see and learn – including special performances from Eric Energy, the Kindersinger, Wildlife Adventures, and more! Plus, help us celebrate Port Discovery’s 20th birthday with fun birthday-themed activities, including cake painting in our BGE Studio Workshop, birthday-themed art projects and performances, and more! Check out our Winter Break Fun schedule of activities on our website for details on activities taking place each day! Port Discover, Baltimore.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Weekends through Jan 1. More than 1 million glittering lights, holiday entertainment, delicious seasonal treats, visits with Santa and theme park rides. $55. Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro.

Festival of Lights
Select days through Jan. 1. Holiday drive-through event features more than one million twinkling lights. $10 per car. 5–9:30 p.m. Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro.

Saturday, December 29

Riversdale by Candlelight
Residents from Riversdale’s past welcome guests to the candlelit museums for tours, refreshments, music, and children’s activities. $5. Free ages 12 and under. 6–9 p.m. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park.

Lights on the Bay
Select days through Jan. 1. Annual holiday drive-through lights show with a scavenger hunt for kids. Purchase 3-D glasses for special effects. Event benefits SPCA of Anne Arundel County. Special nights include Spoiled Rotten Dogs night (Dec. 1), First Responders Night (Dec. 7) and Ugly Sweater Night (Dec. 9). $15 per car. 5–10 p.m. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis.

Kwanzaa Celebration 2018
Celebrate this African American holiday with African dance, storytelling with puppets, drumming performances, and workshops. $5. Noon–4 p.m. Reginald F. Lewis Museum, Baltimore.

Symphony of Lights
Select days through Jan. 1. Display of more than 100 larger-than-life animated and stationary holiday light creations, made up of more than 250,000 bulbs. Plus a Laser light show and 3-D holiday video. Check out the Festive Families Night, Dec. 2, and $25 per car. Pre-Purchasing tickets is recommended. 6–10 p.m. Symphony Woods, Columbia.

rsz clydesdalesSunday, December 30

Family Fun Day with the Clydesdales
Ahead of the Military Bowl, The West Annapolis Business Affiliation is hosting a new family-friendly part with an appearance by the Clydesdales, food trucks, beer tents, games, and activities for children and adults. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. West Annapolis.

A Christmas Carol
Weekends through Dec. 30. Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol” is a beloved holiday performance. $30–$40. Annapolis Shakespeare Company, Annapolis.

The Washington Ballet's Nutcracker
This Nutcracker performance is set in historic Georgetown using George Washington and King George III, among other historical figures, as characters. $30–$60. $32–$130. Check website for times. Warner Theatre, Washington, D.C.

For more weekend fun, be sure to visit our full Calendar of Events!

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