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Montgomery County Recreation Celebrates the Holidays with Festive Events

For Immediate Release: Thursday, December 7, 2017

Celebrate the holiday season with Montgomery County Recreation. Throughout the month of December, the recreation department is hosting a variety of family fun events, including concerts, ice skating, puppet shows, a Santa’s Workshop and more. All events are free unless otherwise noted. For events with an activity number, register online at ActiveMontgomery.org.

December 8: Holiday Puppet Show

  • Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center
  • 5311 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase
  • 240-777-8088
  • 2 – 4 p.m. Ages 4 and under. Holiday puppet show, door prizes, snacks, and refreshments. In person, advance registration is required.

December 8: Holiday Night Out and Concert

  • Long Branch Community Recreation Center
  • 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring
  • 240-777-6965
  • 6 – 10 p.m. This evening gathering features music at Long Branch Community Center. Plus, you can have a photo taken with Santa ($10 per person).  Activity number 44644.

December 9: Winter Wonderland

  • Mid County Community Recreation Center
  • 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring
  • 240-777-6820
  • Noon - 3 p.m. The afternoon event includes holiday games, a puppet show and more. Donations of toys, canned food or gently worn clothes will be accepted. Registration encouraged. Activity number 35783

December 9: Winter at Longwood

  • Longwood Community Recreation Center
  • 19300 Georgia Ave, Brookeville
  • 240-777-6943
  • 6 – 9 p.m. Skating, moon bounce and photo booth. Warm up with hot chocolate and enjoy a visit from a popular snowman. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Registration encouraged. Activity number 44652.

December 11: Winter Concert

  • Holiday Park Senior Center
  • 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton
  • 240-777-4999
  • 1 p.m. Enjoy a collection of songs from the Sing your Best participants who share their talented voices while performing as the Holiday Park Singers.

December 12: 55+ Active Adults Holiday Luncheon

  • Potomac Community Recreation Center
  • 11315 Falls Road, Potomac
  • 240-777-6960
  • Noon – 1:30 p.m. Enjoy a holiday luncheon and Frank Sinatra impersonator Steve Flynn. $10 per person. Registration required. Activity number 44349.

December 13:  Santa’s Workshop

  • Damascus Community Recreation Center
  • 25520 Oak Drive, Damascus
  • 240-777-6930
  • 6:30 – 9 p.m. Activities include crafts, theatrical performances, holiday demonstrations, a hot chocolate bar, outdoor ice skating, headphone silent disco and a visit from Santa. A Toys for Tots and canned food drive is part of the event. Registration encouraged. Activity number 46004.

December 14:  Holiday Party

  • Damascus Senior Center
  • 9701 Main Street, Damascus, MD 20872
  • 240-777-6995
  • 1 – 3 p.m. This community gathering includes light refreshments and a toast to the New Year.

December 14:  Multicultural Holiday Extravaganza

  • North Potomac Senior Center
  • 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville
  • 240-773-4805
  • 1 – 3 p.m. Share holiday traditions, stories, dances and dishes from your native land to showcase what makes us culturally unique during this festive time of the year.

December 15:  Winter Wonderland on Ice

  • Plum Gar Community Recreation Center
  • 19561 Scenery Drive, Germantown
  • 240-777-4919
  • 5 – 9 p.m. Experience the adventures of skating on ice without Jack Frost nipping at your nose. Enjoy karaoke, baking fun, and light refreshments. Register at the center or online. Activity number 43968.

December 15:  Potomac After Hours – Winter Party

  • Potomac Community Recreation Center
  • 11315 Falls Road, Potomac
  • 240-777-6960
  • 9:15 – 11 p.m. A festive party for middle school students, featuring DJ Eli, games and more. Cost $5. Registration required. Activity number 43773.

December 16: Winter Wonderland Breakfast

  • East County Community Recreation Center
  • 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring
  • 240-777-8090
  • 9 – 11 a.m. Enjoy a hot breakfast with Santa and friends, face painting and more. Have your picture taken with Santa. Register in person or online. Activity number 39107.

December 16:  Holiday Fair & Puppet Show

  • Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center
  • 2450 Lyttonsville Road, Silver Spring
  • 240-777-4900
  • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Blue Sky Puppet Theater presents “Santa’s Workshop.”  All ages are welcome to enjoy a continental breakfast, sugar cookie decorating, cake walk, interactive games, holiday music and more. Register online. Activity number 43730.

December 17: An Afternoon with Santa

  • Praisner Community Recreation Center
  • 14906 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville
  • 240-777-4970
  • Noon – 2 p.m. Ages 12 and under. Kid-friendly spaghetti lunch; pictures with Santa (bring your camera); arts & crafts; cookie decorating; moon bounce and more. $5 per person.

December 18:  Encore Chorale Holiday Concert

  • Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
  • 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring
  • 240-777-8085
  • 1 – 3 p.m. Join the center’s Encore Chorale led by Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Director, as they perform holiday music to capture the season.

December 19: Jingle Bells That Rock

  • North Potomac Senior Center
  • 13850 Travilah Road, Rockville, MD 20850
  • 240-773-4805
  • 1:30 – 3 p.m. The North Potomac Amazing Senior Singers leads this community sing-along.

December 21:  Holiday Caroling and Concert

  • White Oak Senior Center
  • 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring
  • 240-777-6944
  • 1 – 2 p.m. Enjoy eggnog and hot cider while singing holiday tunes with the North Potomac Amazing Senior Singers.

December 22:  Holiday Party with DJ Tyzer

  • Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
  • 1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring
  • 240-777-8085
  • Noon – 2 p.m. Join us for our annual holiday party. Our nutrition program will provide lunch followed by moving and shaking on the dance floor to music by DJ Tyzer. Registration required in person or by phone.  

December 30: New Year’s Party

  • Holiday Park Senior Center
  • 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton
  • 240-777-4999
  • 6 – 10 p.m. For ages 15 and up with disabilities. Ring in the New Year a night early with party hats, streamers, and plenty of dancing. $10 per person. Registration encouraged. Activity number 40295.

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 Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez, 240.777.6875

Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Carmen Berrios Martinez 240-777-6875