Holiday Activities From November 18th to November 28th by Montgomery Parks

Leaves are falling. Temperatures are dropping. And, the holiday season is only days away. Here are activities to get you in the mood and to enjoy with family and guests from November 18 to 28.

By Montgomery Parks

Winter Light Show

Take in the dazzling colors and bask in the glow at Brookside Gardens’ Garden of Lights. The walk-through outdoor light display opens Friday, November 19, and will be open Saturday, November 20, and Sunday, November 21, from 5:30 to 9:30 pm. All visitors three years of age and older must have advance tickets. There will be no ticket sales at the entry gate. Garden of Lights will be closed November 22 to 25.

Giraffe light display at Garden of Lights.

Get Moving

Get outdoors and get moving with two adult hiking programs: Bombay Hook Natural Wildlife Refuge Trip on Monday, November 22, 10 am, and What Is That Tree: Surviving Winter at Blockhouse Point Conservation Park on Saturday, November 27, 10 am.

Burn off calories and make room for turkey and trimmings at the family-friendly Gobbler Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, November 20, 9 am to 12 pm, at Wheaton Regional Park. All ages are welcome on our three-mile course. Bring nonperishable food to donate to our event partner, Shepherd’s Table.

Two adults and five children set off running and walking on a paved trail at Gobbler Fun Run and Walk.

Hit the Ice

Lace up and enjoy time at our indoor ice centers with adult, family, and children’s skating programs: Adults Only Public Skating on Thursday, November 18, 8:30 to 10 pm; Fairy Tale Skate on Tuesday, November 23, 2 to 4 pm; and Public Skating for all ages.

Children and adults skating at an indoor skating rink.

Family Programs

Learn all about Thanksgiving’s main bird at Maydale Conservation Park’s Turkey Talk(opens in a new tab) on Thursday, November 18, at 10:30 am. Looking for more children’s programs? Check out these on Saturday, November 20: Nature Hunt(opens in a new tab) at Black Hill Regional Park, 1 to 3 pm, or Drag Queen Story Hour(opens in a new tab) at Brookside Gardens, 10:30 am to 11:30 am.

Parent bends over with her two children to look at an open book held by the presenter/reader at Drag Queen Story Hour.

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