Events

This Week's Events

Sunday, December 10, 2017

December 10, 2017

Sugarloaf Mountain Birthday Hike

Enjoy a moderate 7-mile conservation hike on Sugarloaf Mountain with the Sierra Club.

Rockville, MD

December 10, 2017

Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement

Enjoy a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.

Williamsburg, VA

December 10, 2017

Appomattox Court House Holiday Open House

Holiday Open House-the village will be decorated with period holiday decorations and refreshments will be served.

Appomattox, VA

December 10, 2017

Sky Meadows Holiday House Tours

Visit each of the houses in the park's Historic Area and discover how the people who called Sky Meadows "home" celebrated the holidays in the past.

Delaplane, VA

December 10, 2017

Book Signing with Author Chris Mackowski

Chris Mackowski will be signing copies of his book, Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862, at the Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park

Fredericksburg, VA

December 10, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

Fredericksburg, VA

December 10, 2017

Wassail at the Claude Moore Colonial Farm

Gather in the Farm’s orchard to wassail (wish good health to) the apple trees with singing, dancing and bonfire to ensure a “howling crop.”

McLean, VA

December 10, 2017

Leight Park Winter Woodland Animal Workshop

Get crafty with nature's art supplies at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.

Abingdon, MD

December 10, 2017

Ranger at the Mason Neck Blind

Join a ranger and discover what animal and bird life may be making the marsh at Mason Neck their home.

Lorton, MD

December 10, 2017

Meteor Shower Hike to Annapolis Rocks

Join REI and a group of like-minded adventurers for a night hike to soak in the peak of the Perseid Meteor shower.

Washington, DC

December 10, 2017

ZooLights at Smithsonian's National Zoo

More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Washington, DC

December 10, 2017

Lights at Bear Creek Lake

Drive your car through the park to experience a wonderland of lights and popular seasonal figures.

Cumberland, VA

Monday, December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017

Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement

Enjoy a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.

Williamsburg, VA

December 11, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

Fredericksburg, VA

December 11, 2017

ZooLights at Smithsonian's National Zoo

More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Washington, DC

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

December 12, 2017

Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement

Enjoy a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.

Williamsburg, VA

December 12, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

Fredericksburg, VA

December 12, 2017

ZooLights at Smithsonian's National Zoo

More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Washington, DC

December 12, 2017

Seneca Creek Winter Festival of Lights

Take a 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park and enjoy over 380 illuminated displays, and 65 animated vignettes that will light up your night!

Gaithersburg, MD

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

December 13, 2017

Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement

Enjoy a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.

Williamsburg, VA

December 13, 2017

Chapel Island RX

Enjoy some mindful walking and fresh air courtesy the James River Association on Chapel Island.

Richmond, VA

December 13, 2017

Seneca Creek Hump Day Hike

This 1.2 mile walk is perfect to stretch your legs during a lunch break or just get outside for an hour.

Gaithersburg, MD

December 13, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

Fredericksburg, VA

December 13, 2017

Name that Tree - Winter Edition, Leight Park

Learn how to identify conifers at Anita C. Leight Estuary Center.

Abingdon, MD

December 13, 2017

Yoga by the Fire at Patapsco Valley SP

Come out for a restorative all level yoga practice by a Patapsco Valley State Park shelter fireplace.

Halethorpe, MD

December 13, 2017

ZooLights at Smithsonian's National Zoo

More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Washington, DC

December 13, 2017

Seneca Creek Winter Festival of Lights

Take a 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park and enjoy over 380 illuminated displays, and 65 animated vignettes that will light up your night!

Gaithersburg, MD

December 13, 2017

Wrightsville; Trouble on the Susquehanna

Learn how Mother Nature, Marylanders, irate fishermen, and polluters have brought trouble to the Lower Susquehanna over the centuries, at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage.

Wrightsville, PA

December 13, 2017

Meteor Shower Viewing at Fairhill NRMA

Join the Delaware Astronomical Society to enjoy the Gemenid meteor shower under the dark skies of Fair Hill NRMA

Elkton, MD

December 13, 2017

Howard County Conservancy Geminid Meteor Shower

Dr. Joel Goodman and Dr. Alex Storrs will bring meteor pieces to examine and high power viewing telescopes to look at planets and moon; they will explain the meteor shower phenomenon.

Woodstock, MD

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 14, 2017

Walk it Out at Martinak SP

Challenge yourself to go further and walk faster.

Denton, MD

December 14, 2017

Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement

Enjoy a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.

Williamsburg, VA

December 14, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

Fredericksburg, VA

December 14, 2017

CBEC Guided Hike-Scat, Bones, and Tracks

This guided hike is focusing on Scat, Bones, and Tracks in the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center's habitat.

Grasonville, MD

December 14, 2017

ZooLights at Smithsonian's National Zoo

More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Washington, DC

December 14, 2017

Seneca Creek Winter Festival of Lights

Take a 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park and enjoy over 380 illuminated displays, and 65 animated vignettes that will light up your night!

Gaithersburg, MD

Friday, December 15, 2017

December 15, 2017

Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement

Enjoy a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.

Williamsburg, VA

December 15, 2017

Indoor Monacan Exhibit at Natural Bridge

Take advantage of this opportunity to walk through the indoor Monacan Exhibit at Natural Bridge State Park.

Natural Bridge, VA

December 15, 2017

Western Maryland RR Christmas City Express Limited

Join Santa for an afternoon ride on board the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.

Cumberland, MD

December 15, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

Fredericksburg, VA

December 15, 2017

ZooLights at Smithsonian's National Zoo

More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Washington, DC

December 15, 2017

Caledon Night Before Christmas Hay Ride and Story

Sing holiday songs, while taking a wagon ride through the winter woods at Caledon State Park.

King George, VA

December 15, 2017

GRUMP Holiday Market at the National Zoo

GRUMP, the alternative art and crafts holiday show, is coming to ZooLights at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

Washington, DC

December 15, 2017

Monticello Holiday Evening Tours

The tour offers an intimate look at how all people who lived on the Monticello mountaintop – enslaved and free – celebrated the holidays in Jefferson's time.

Charlottesville, VA

December 15, 2017

Christmas Illuminations at Mount Vernon

Kick off your holiday season with sparking fireworks overlooking the Potomac River!

Mount Vernon, VA

December 15, 2017

Lights at Bear Creek Lake

Drive your car through the park to experience a wonderland of lights and popular seasonal figures.

Cumberland, VA

December 15, 2017

Western Maryland RR Christmas City Express

Hear the story, meet the elves, sing carols, take part in the elf naming ceremony, play reindeer games, and of course, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus- and much, much, more.

Cumberland, MD

December 15, 2017

Seneca Creek Winter Festival of Lights

Take a 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park and enjoy over 380 illuminated displays, and 65 animated vignettes that will light up your night!

Gaithersburg, MD

December 15, 2017

Delmarva Discovery Center Otter Happenings

Mac and Tuck invite you to a Christmas Party and Sleepover.

Pocomoke City, MD

Saturday, December 16, 2017

December 16, 2017

Winter Landscape Photography, Pohick Bay

An REI Expert Outdoor School Instructor will help you unlock that great winter landscape photo!

Lorton, VA

December 16, 2017

A 19th Century Christmas at Ellwood Manor

Santa on Saturday, period art and crafts, and live period music on Sunday at the Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park.

Locust Grove, VA

December 16, 2017

Colonial Christmas at Jamestown Settlement

Enjoy a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations.

Williamsburg, VA

December 16, 2017

Plant Medicine, Stratford Hall

Learn about the medicines contained in many of the easily found and identifiable plants that grow right here in the Northern Neck of Virginia.

Stafford, VA

December 16, 2017

Sky Meadows 5K & 10K

Enjoy the scenic beauty and rejuvenation of Sky Meadows State Park with one last race before the holidays.

Delaplane, VA

December 16, 2017

Civil War Christmas at Leesylvania SP

Enjoy period music, costumed interpreters and light refreshments. Make decorations as folks during the Civil War did. Bring a camera for pictures with Santa

Woodbridge, VA

December 16, 2017

Mason Neck Marvelous Marsh Hike

Join a ranger as we go on a quest to discover what wildlife is residing in our Kane's Creek Marsh.

Lorton, VA

December 16, 2017

Winter Wonderland at the Ward Museum

A FREE holiday social event paired with Drop in Art for the creative in you and a chance to have your picture taken with Santa.

Salisbury, MD

December 16, 2017

Patapsco Valley SP Backyard Birds

Discover the birds that spend winter in your backyard and at Patapsco Valley State Park!

Catonsville, MD

December 16, 2017

Beautiful Bountiful Bark at Leight Park

Hike the trails of Leight Park to investigate different trees and how their bark can be a helpful tool in identification.

Abingdon, MD

December 16, 2017

Sky Meadows Holiday House Tours

Visit each of the houses in the park's Historic Area and discover how the people who called Sky Meadows "home" celebrated the holidays in the past.

Delaplane, VA

December 16, 2017

Western Maryland RR Christmas City Express Limited

Join Santa for an afternoon ride on board the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.

Cumberland, MD

December 16, 2017

Gingerbread House Contest & Exhibit at Ferry Farm

Adults and children alike will enjoy the sights and smells of the festive creations displayed at George Washington’s Ferry Farm!

Fredericksburg, VA

December 16, 2017

Christmas Shoppers High Bridge Hike Break

Take a break from the Christmas shopping rush and take a hike on High Bridge Trail with a park ranger.

Green Bay, VA

December 16, 2017

Raptors Reign at Patuxent Research Refuge

A licensed falconer shares the power of nature through discussions and up close encounters with birds of prey.

Laurel, MD

December 16, 2017

Jug Bay Holiday Hay Rides

Catch a special wagon ride, which will take you through the beautiful area around the Glendening Nature Preserve.

Lothian, MD

December 16, 2017

Winter Night Sky at Rock Creek Planetarium

Discover winter's brightest stars, planets, and constellations and hear their stories in the only planetarium in the National Park System.

Washington, DC

December 16, 2017

Star Parties on the Lawn at Caledon

The Rappahannock Astronomy Club presents an evening of deep space viewing at Caledon State Park.

King George, VA

December 16, 2017

Caledon Night Before Christmas Hay Ride and Story

Sing holiday songs, while taking a wagon ride through the winter woods at Caledon State Park.

King George, VA

December 16, 2017

ZooLights at Smithsonian's National Zoo

More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland complete with a dazzling light show set to music!

Washington, DC

December 16, 2017

Monticello Holiday Evening Tours

The tour offers an intimate look at how all people who lived on the Monticello mountaintop – enslaved and free – celebrated the holidays in Jefferson's time.

Charlottesville, VA

December 16, 2017

Lights at Bear Creek Lake

Drive your car through the park to experience a wonderland of lights and popular seasonal figures.

Cumberland, VA

December 16, 2017

Seneca Creek Winter Festival of Lights

Take a 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park and enjoy over 380 illuminated displays, and 65 animated vignettes that will light up your night!

Gaithersburg, MD

December 16, 2017

Western Maryland RR Christmas City Express

Hear the story, meet the elves, sing carols, take part in the elf naming ceremony, play reindeer games, and of course, meet Santa and Mrs. Claus- and much, much, more.

Cumberland, MD

December 16, 2017

“At Christmas be mery”: A Special Evening at Historic Jamestowne

You are invited to an early-Virginia Christmas celebration complete with a seasonal bonfire, caroling, and firing of the Christmas guns!

Jamestown, VA
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