Where/When: Travilah Square Shopping Center (10066 Darnestown Rd., Rockville, MD). Friday, Dec. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24, at 7 p.m.
Why Go: Friday's events include challah-making, a potato man activity and iron bead art. Saturday's events include a Hanukkah party with live music, food and drink plus games and prizes. On-going events include a kids' play area and a dress-up station. Menorah, dreidel and picture frame crafts will be available for a fee. Read more about the event on the online flier.
Price: Free (crafts cost extra).
Where/When: Round House Theatre (4545 East West Hwy., Bethesda, MD). Friday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m.
Why Go: The adaptation of Jane Austen's novel chronicles the lives of the Bennet family, in particular the five daughters as they experience romance and the pitfalls of pride and prejudice.
Price: Tickets priced from $26-$51. For special $10 and $15 tickets for patrons under age 30, call 240-644-1100. For discount tickets for patrons 65 and over, call 240-644-1100. To purchase tickets online click here.
Where/When: AFI Silver (8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD). Friday, Dec. 23, at 12:30 and 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24, at 12:30, 3:05 and 8:30 p.m.
Why: A guardian angel named Clarence shows Bedford Falls resident George Bailey just how wonderful his life is in Capra's luminous black-and-white film.
Price: $11.50 general admission, seniors (65+) and military $9, and $7 children 12 and under.
Where/When: White Flint Mall (11301 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD). Friday, Dec. 23, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Why Go: Santa Claus is at the White Flint Mall for visits and portraits. On Christmas Eve, reindeer feedings will take place from 1-2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. while Santa takes his breaks. Ride the North Pole Express daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Price: Children and their families may pose with Santa for a variety of portrait packages available from a professional photographer. The North Pole Express costs $1.50 per ride.
Where/When: Glen Echo Park (7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD). Saturday, Dec . 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why Go: Glass, ceramics, jewelry, photographs, paintings and more will be available for viewing and purchase in the Popcorn Gallery.
Price: Free (purchasing crafts will cost money, however).
Where/When: Washington D.C. Mormon Temple (9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington, MD), Thursday, Dec. 22, through Tuesday, Dec. 27, beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Why go: More than a half-million lights illuminate the temple's grounds. Enjoy nightly musical performances featuring local artists and musicians each evening at 7 p.m. in the Visitor’s Center, as well as crèche displays from around the world. See website for schedule.