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- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Where: National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville
- When: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 12p.m.
- Description: Visitors are invited to explore the museum decorated in holiday décor.
- Cost: $5
- 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
- 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
- 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.