Dear FAMILY Friend,

December has finally arrived! Regardless of which holiday you celebrate, December's spirit is captivating and all-consuming. This month is filled with change and tradition, but also opportunity and excitement. It's also a time where there is so much to see and do!

Our 25 events include Nutcracker performances, festivals, Santa sightings, parades and much more! Click here to find the perfect event near you!

Share your holiday photos with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Loudoun Arts Center Grand Opening


When: Dec. 6 and Dec. 7
Cost: FREE!

Led by the center's teaching artists, we'll be providing trial classes, free workshops, and guided tours for children and adults.

For more information, click here!  



Upcoming Contests!

Check out our Facebook page for chances to win FAMILY prizes!

Over the next couple of months we have a lot of great contests set up where you can win tickets to fun and local events at venues across the DMV! Be sure to "Like" us so you don't miss out!

Join our Summer Camp Fair!

Seasons of Light          

When: Monday, Dec. 1 - Friday, Dec. 19
S. Dillon Ripley Center
1100 Jefferson Dr., SW
Washington, DC  

For more information, click here!  


Jingle Jubilee


When: Saturday, Dec. 6
Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
City Hall Concert Pavilion
31 S. Summit Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 
For more information, click here!
Friday Night Rock 'n' Skate
When: Friday, Dec. 5    
Time: 8-11 p.m.
Reston Town Center
11900 Market St.
Reston, VA  
The Nutcracker
When: Saturday, Dec. 6 - Sunday, Dec. 7 
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre
603 Edmonston Dr.
Rockville, MD     
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Mom Blog: Teach Mama         
Title: True Holiday Spirit Notes for Kids: Remembering the Meaning of the Season    

December is here. I can hardly believe it. So this season I'm trying a little something different.


Rather than focus on the receiving part of the season, this year, I'm really trying to focus on the giving  component. 


The being a good person component. The remembering the holiday spirit component. And I'm starting... to read the rest, click here!   

Thank you for reading!

If you have a great time at one of these events or have a story to tell, please share it with us! It is our mission to experience the great adventure of parenting with you!



Your Friends at Washington FAMILY



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