Free Family Event Saturday November 15: Reimagining the Holidays Downtown Silver Spring


Mark your calendars for Reimagining the Holidays on Saturday November 15 on Fountain Plaza in Downtown Silver Spring. View the unveiling of “Silver Symphony.” Silver Symphony is a public art installation 35-foot interactive musical “please touch” tree. And the unveiling is just one aspect of an entertainment-packed, holiday party evening! 

This Year’s Important Theme: Music Education in Schools
The beautiful art tree “Silver Symphony” will be made of recycled chimes, bells, pinwheels and ribbons. The tree will be interactive, so guests can pull levies and strings and create their own music throughout the season! The instruments will then be donated to Hungry for Music, a local nonprofit that delivers musical instruments to schools in need.

Do not miss this incredible annual free party for families!
The fun goes down from 6-8 pm 11/15 on Ellsworth Drive at the Downtown Silver Spring fountain. Kids and grownups will have a blast…
Guest Host Tommy McFly from 94.7 Fresh FM
A capella performances by UMD’s Generics and Montgomery College Trio
Meet MYB dancers and Nutcrackers
Interactive music maker station with KID Museum
Face painting
Balloon artistry
Strolling entertainment
Fun Giveaways
Hot cocoa, shopping and dining specials and more!

All this awesome is thanks to Downtown Silver Spring and DARCARS, as well as artist Karl Unnasch.

Win a VIP Holiday Experience
If you think this sounds fun, imagine if you won seating in the VIP area with Tommy McFly, dinner for four to Copper Canyon (worth $200) and tickets to the Maryland Youth Ballet’s Nutcracker? Be sure to enter here for your chance to win!

Donate Used Instruments to Hungry for Music
If you have instruments you would like to donate to the art installation, that would be so great! Downtown Silver Spring is asking the community bring used musical instruments to the property beginning 11/15 through the holiday season – all donations will be given to Hungry for Music.

More Fun Downtown During the Holiday Season
Get into the holiday spirit at Downtown Silver Spring! Fun for the whole family every weekend throughout the holidays! Musical performances and strolling entertainment every Saturday- November 29, December 6, December 13, and December 20. Downtown Silver Spring will host musical performances by local schools’ choirs and bands every Saturday during the holiday season to draw attention to the importance of music education in schools.

Interested in performing?
Showcase your school’s choir or band on the Downtown Silver Spring Stage! Participating schools will receive an honorarium for their performances. If your school is interested in performing, please contact Jacqueline Fontana at


Disclosure: Spreading the word about this event was sponsored by Peterson Companies and Downtown Silver Spring. All words and opinions are mine. 


  1. Lane Windham says

    What a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

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