Nov. 24-26 Weekend Roundup: Things To Do in Montgomery County

Paul Morella in A Christmas Carol at Olney Theatre Center

Welcome to MCM’s Weekend Roundup of entertainment in Montgomery County. Here are nine things to do this weekend, November 24-26.

Friday, November 24

Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts Gift Show: Sandy Spring Museum’s annual Fine Arts and Crafts show returns with one-of-a-kind pieces including jewelry, quilts, pottery, and other pieces handmade by local artists. Continues from now through Dec. 22. Regular gift show hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sun noon-4 p.m. Entrance to the market is free. The museum is located at 17901 Bentley Road in Sandy Spring. For more information, click here.

Winter Lights on the Lakefront: Take a stroll on the Rio lakefront for a sample of Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights festival which opens tonight. Rio is a partner of the City of Gaithersburg’s Winter Lights Festival. Rio is located at 9841 Wasingtonian Blvd in Gaithersburg. For more information, click here.

Shop Small Weekend: The Family Room in Laytonsville is more than just a local store, it is a gathering place with events planned throughout the year. This weekend the store is offering special discounts and promos in celebration of Small Business Saturday. Friday-Sunday, Nov 24-26, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Address: 6820 Olney-Laytonsville Road. For directions, click here.

Saturday, November 25

A Christmas Carol: The Charles Dickens classic tale has been adapted and stars Paul Morella. Now in the 14th year at the Olney Theatre, this play has become a favorite Christmas tradition for many theater goers. The plan runs from now through Dec. 31 at various times. $40 – $55. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

LuminoCity Winter Light Festival:  Explore three different themed spaces in this outdoor, holiday-themed light show suitable for the entire family.  The event lasts approximately 90 minutes and will run from Friday, Nov. 24 through Jan. 15, 2024. Tickets start at 20. The festival takes place at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fairgrounds, 501 Perry Parkway in Gaithersburg. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Olney Winter Farmers and Artists Market: In need of fresh foods? Head over to the Olney Farmers Market Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. located at 2801 Olney Sandy Spring Road. More than 10 farmers and 30 artisans showcase their products at the market. For more information, click here.

Sunday, November 26

A Year with Frog and Toad: Imagination Stage in Bethesda presents this engaging children’s musical based on the books by Arnold Lobel. Performances continue through Jan. 7. Tickets start at $12. Click here to find more information and purchase tickets.

Here’s a rehearsal sneak peek:

Kensington Holiday Market: Two local Kensington businesses, Babycat Brewery and Olive & Loom, are partnering for their first holiday market Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be live music, food trucks, and local makers showcasing their art and work. Free. Located at 10241 Kensington Parkway. For more information, click here.

Paint Your Ceramics Class: Interested in creating a hand painted light-up Christmas tree? Sunday at 11 a.m., Rockville’s VisArts class gives students the option to choose a 9.5 or 11 inch tall ceramic Christmas tree. Students will paint the tree and then return a week later to pick up their project. Click here for more information and to register for the class.


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