Check out our picks for activities and events in and aorund Silver Spring this holiday weekend.
Where/When: On Saturday, Dec. 24 at Silver Stars Gymnastics located at 2701 Pittman Drive in Silver Spring. The event starts at 10 a.m.
Why go: Let your children 12 and under play on a train moonbounce, use the trampolines, monkey bars and balance beams, all while doing some good (all proceeds go to A Wider Circle).
Where/When: Weekly on Saturdays on Ellsworth Drive and Fenton Street between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Why Go: Get some fresh veggies, fruits, pastries and cheeses to serve during your holiday feasts.
Pricing: Price varies and different stands.
Where/When: 1800 Glenallan Avenue in Silver Spring at Brookside Gardens, Friday, Dec. 23 at 5:30 p.m.
Why go: Today is your last chance to see Brookside Gardens’ annual Garden of Lights before it closes for Christmas! Brookside Gardens will reopen on Tuesday.
Where/When: Route 28 & Travilah Road, Rockville, MD at the Travilah Square Shopping Center, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 24.
Why go: Family-friendly fun for free! Challah-making, potato men and iron-beads art on Friday and music, food and games Saturday evening.
Price: Free (fees apply for some crafts)
Where/When: 9900 Stoneybrook Drive in Kensington at the Washington D.C. Mormon Temple, Friday, Dec. 23 – Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 5:30 p.m.
Why go: More than 500,000 lights illuminate one of the more interesting buildings in the area. Enjoy nightly concerts featuring local performers each evening at 7 p.m. in the Visitor’s Center.