MoCo Recreation Department Releases Holiday Event Guide

The Montgomery County Department of Recreation has released its holiday event guide for the month of December.  Events are free unless otherwise noted, according to a news release.

For events with an activity number, register online at with the registration number.

Dec. 8: Holiday Puppet Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Holiday puppet show with door prizes, snacks, and refreshments. For children ages 4 and under. In person, advance registration is required.

  • Wisconsin Place Community Recreation Center, 5311 Friendship Boulevard in Chevy Chase,  240.777.8088.

Dec. 8: Holiday Night Out and Concert 6 10 p.m. 
This event features music at Long Branch Community Center with an option to have your photo taken with Santa ($10 per person).  Activity number 44644.

  • Long Branch Community Recreation Center, 8700 Piney Branch Road in Silver Spring, 240.777.6965.

Dec. 9: Winter Wonderland 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
An afternoon of holiday games, a puppet show and more. Donations of toys, canned food or gently worn clothes will be accepted. Registration encouraged. Activity number 35783.

  • Mid County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road in Silver Spring, 240.777.6820.

Dec. 9: Winter at Longwood 6 p.m. to 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.

  • Longwood Community Recreation Center, 19300 Georgia Ave in Brookeville, 240.777.6943.

Dec. 11: Winter Concert begins at 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.

  • Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive in Wheaton, 240.777.4999.

Dec. 12: 55+ Active Adults Holiday Luncheon 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
This holiday luncheon will feature Frank Sinatra impersonator Steve Flynn. $10 per person. Registration required. Activity number 44349.

  • Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road in Potomac, 240.777.6960.

Dec. 13:  Santa’s Workshop 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Activities will 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.

  • Damascus Community Recreation Center, 25520 Oak Drive in Damascus, 240.777.6930.

Dec. 14:  Holiday Party 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
A community gathering that will include light refreshments and a toast to the New Year.

  • Damascus Senior Center, 9701 Main Street in Damascus, MD 240.777.6995.

Dec. 14:  Multicultural Holiday Extravaganza 1 to 3 p.m.
This event is a chance to share holiday traditions, stories, dances and dishes from your native land to showcase what makes Montgomery County culturally unique during this festive time of the year.

  • North Potomac Senior Center, 13850 Travilah Road in Rockville, 240.773.4805.

Dec. 15:  Winter Wonderland on Ice 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
Experience the adventures of ice skating, karaoke, baking and light refreshments. Register at the center or online. Activity number 43968.

  • Plum Gar Community Recreation Center, 19561 Scenery Drive in Germantown, 240-777-4919.

Dec. 15:  Potomac After Hours – Winter Party
A festive party for middle school students, featuring DJ Eli, games and more. Cost $5. Registration required. Activity number 43773.

  • Potomac Community Recreation Center, 11315 Falls Road in Potomac, 240.777.6960

Dec. 16: Winter Wonderland Breakfast
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

  • East County Community Recreation Center, 3310 Gateshead Manor Way in Silver Spring, 240.777.8090

Dec. 16:  Holiday Fair & Puppet Show
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.

  • Gwendolyn Coffield Community Recreation Center, 2450 Lyttonsville Road in Silver Spring, 240.777.4900

Dec. 17: An Afternoon with Santa
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.

  • Praisner Community Recreation Center, 14906 Old Columbia Pike in Burtonsville, 240.777.4970

Dec. 18:  Encore Chorale Holiday Concert
Join the center’s Encore Chorale led by Jeanne Kelly, Founder and Director, as they perform holiday music to capture the season.

  • Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring, 240.777.8085

Dec. 19: Jingle Bells That Rock
The North Potomac Amazing Senior Singers will lead this community sing-along.

  • North Potomac Senior Center, 13850 Travilah Road in Rockville, 240.773.4805

Dec. 21:  Holiday Caroling and Concert
Enjoy eggnog and hot cider while singing holiday tunes with the North Potomac Amazing Senior Singers.

  • White Oak Senior Center, 1700 April Lane in Silver Spring, 240.777.6944

Dec. 22:  Holiday Party with DJ Tyzer
Join the Recreation Department for its annual holiday party. The 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.

  • Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center, 1000 Forest Glen Road in Silver Spring, 240.777.8085

Dec. 30: New Year’s Party
For ages 15 and up with disabilities. Bring in the New Year a night early with party hats, streamers, and dancing. $10 per person. Registration encouraged. Activity number 40295.

  • Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive in Wheaton, 240.777.4999
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