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Fun winter break activities for kids in Maryland

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Here are some fun winter break activities for the whole family in the Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. area.

Many are fun holiday events you might not have had a chance to hit before Christmas. Others are specifically winter break fun.

Updated Dec. 2018

ICE! A Charlie Brown Christmas

Through Jan. 1, 2019. Walk through hand-carved ice sculptures and slide down ice slides at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor. This year’s exhibit depicts holiday favorite, "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and is crafted out of 2 million pounds of ice. ICE! is just part of the resort’s Christmas on the Potomac, which includes events such as Santa visits, gingerbread decorating and, this year, a mini cirque holiday show.
Tickets are $21–$45. For more information and hours, visit the website at Christmasonthepotomac.com.

B&O's Magical Holiday Express

Through Dec. 31. Hop on board a wonderland of family fun and activities at The B&O Railroad Museum’s Magical Holiday Express. Live performances, model trains, story times and train rides are just a few of the planned activities.
Admission is $12–$18. Train rides are $2–$3 extra and carousel rides are $2 extra. Visit borail.org for details.

Choo Choo Barn's Holiday Display

Through Dec. 31, 2018 (closed Christmas day). Gigantic model train display featuring holiday decorations and Santa's sleigh. $4.50–$7.50. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Choo Choo Barn, Strasburg, Pa. choochoobarn.com/holiday.

Jolly Express Cruise

Through Dec. 31. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Forty-five minute Spa Creek cruise aboard the Miss Anne, while the boat is decorated in reindeer antlers and a lit up red nose. Ten percent of ticket proceeds will be donated to Historic Annapolis, Inc. Reservations recommended. $13–$30. 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis. cruisesonthebay.com

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