Potomac Almanac Holiday Calendar 2017

Potomac Almanac Holiday Calendar 2017

Nov. 25-Dec. 31

Winter Lights Festival. Sunday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 6-10 p.m. at Seneca Creek Park, 11950 Clopper Road, Gaithersburg. Winter Lights is a 3.5-mile drive through a holiday light show at Seneca Creek Park with more than 360 illuminated displays. Additional events include Wine Under the Lights, Run Under the Lights, Leashes ’n’ Lights, and, S’More Lights & Trolley Rides. Visit www.gaithersburgmd.gov/leisure/special-events/winter-lights-festival.

December 2017

Christmas Tree Sale. Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, Station 10, 8001 River Road. Call 301-365-2255 or visit www.cjpvfd.org.

Santa on Fire Engines Toy Collection. A procession of fire engines run by the Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, carry Santa on a tour of Potomac neighborhoods over the course of several evenings in December, collecting unwrapped new toys for needy children. Call 301-365-2255 or visit www.cjpvfd.org.

Saturday/Dec. 2

German Christmas Market. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 8617 Chateau Drive, Rockville. Traditional German food and gifts. Visit nextdoor.com/events/476521/ for more.

Winter Wonderland. 1-4 p.m. at downtown Bethesda. Santa will be in Veterans Park, 7800 Woodmont Ave. The celebration features holiday performances, a live ice sculpting presentation and a visit from Santa Claus. Call 301-215-6660 or visit www.bethesda.org for more.

The National Philharmonic Singers. 8 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 109 S. Washington St., Rockville. Under the direction of conductors Stan Engebretson and Victoria Gau, will present a holiday concert. Call 301-762-2191 or email info@cecrockville.org for more.

Monday/Dec. 4

Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. at the Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. R&B-jazz singer Selina Albright is heading your way as a featured performer on the Dave Koz 20thAnniversary Christmas Tour with fellow smooth/contemporary jazz icons David Benoit, Rick Braun and Peter White. Visit www.SelinaAlbright.com for more.

Dec. 9-10

The Mini-Nut. 8 p.m. at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, 7995 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring. An abbreviated version of The Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the performance by the Maryland Youth Ballet. $18 children, $23 adults. At-the-Door: $20 children, $25 adults. Visit www.marylandyouthballet.org for more.

Sunday/Dec. 10

Jingle Bell Jog. 9-10:30 a.m. at the Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive. Registration is free for Montgomery County Road Runners Club, $10 for non-members and $5 for non-members under 18. See www.mcrrc.org.