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Christmas Undercover, The Holiday Musical

Enjoy the story of an undercover elf named Marzipan who embarks on a quest encountering a colorful cast of characters who will charm and delight…

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Need some fun plans today? Our calendar has over 120+ daily opportunities…

B&O’s Magical Holiday Express

Boasting one of the oldest and most historic American Railroad collections, this museum makes for a perfect day trip — especially around the holidays…

Kid’s Night at the Lab at Children’s Science Center

Children in grades 1-6 are invited to a winter-filled night of making their own snow, growing their own crystal snowflake, and…

Loudoun YouthFest Fundraiser at Atomic Trampoline

By mentioning YouthFest at the door, between 9 and 11 pm, 40% of the proceeds will go towards supporting Loudoun YouthFest 2017…

Target $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery

Port Discovery Children’s Museum, ranked one of Forbes’ 12 Best Children’s Museums in the US, offers three floors of interactive, educational exhibits and ever-changing programs…

Fairfax County Students Will Now Start School in August

The Fairfax County School Board has approved the 2017-18 calendar for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) which sets the first day of school as…

Chinese Lantern Festival

Travel the world’s continents while enjoying Chinese lanterns in the form of animals lighting up the night during “The Wild,” — this year’s festival theme…

In January . . .

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Seasons Greening’s at the United States Botanic Garden

Find one of the largest indoor trees adorned with décor from national parks in the Garden Court and watch as the model trains…

Princess Ball

Little royals are invited to enjoy sweets and treats, fun activities, creative crafts, and more…

Gaylord National’s Christmas on the Potomac

With dazzling seasonal lights, complete with nightly indoor snowfalls, and the songs of Christmas, you’ll find something for everyone in your family…

Holiday Train Exhibits

Make this holiday season extra special and visit a local train show, open house, or display…

4th & 5th Graders Ski Free

The Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association has a special program for 4th and 5th graders to ski or snowboard for free at participating

Holiday-Themed Fun at Local Amusement Parks

Grab your mittens and enjoy a cooler-weather visit at these local and regional amusement parks decked out for the holidays…

SPY FEST: A Kidspy Family Festival!

Test your skills and see if they have what it takes to be a secret agent during the Museum’s Annual Spy Fest…

Fairfax County Park Authority’s Snow Day Camps

When the snow and ice begin to fall, and schools begin to close, parents can take advantage of the Fairfax County Park Authority’s (FCPA) brand new Snow Day Camps…

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Guide to Parades in the DMV

From marching bands to floats, everyone loves a good parade! Check out these local and regional opportunities to watch a community tradition…

20+ Places to Get Presidential in the DMV

It might just be an ideal time to get to know our country’s past Presidents and the men and women that helped support them. Check out these 20+ places to Get Presidential in the DMV…

Indoor Play Guide: Get Tactical

Laser tag, paintball, reball, and more are a great way for kids to not only get exercise but learn strategy, teamwork, and more! Check out these places that offer some fun games…

Ultimate Guide to Indoor Play

Don’t let the weather — be it too hot, cold, or wet — keep you stuck in the house!

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Social Skills Groups & Children with ADHD

It’s common for children with ADHD to have social challenges, and social skills groups can sometimes be helpful…

Functionally Without Sacrificing Design?

You can have the best of both worlds…

Will Braces Damage My Teeth or Gums?

Usually, there are no lasting damages. However, it likely will depend on you and your child…

Tantrum-Free Holiday Meals for Picky Eaters

This time can still be a joyous adventure for you and your family, despite picky eating and a fear of new foods. Let’s start with some strategies…

The Importance of Pretend Play in Child Development

Where can you find police officers, princesses, and chefs all happily working side-by-side? In a dramatic play area of a classroom, of course…

Engaging Your Child in the Learning Process

If you’ve ever tried to motivate your child to study or do homework, you probably know that it’s much easier to be successful when…