Cirque Dreams Holidaze in DC at MGM National Harbor 12/6 – 12/9

CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE at MGM: The most magical holiday show of the season!  Cirque Dreams opens its acclaimed Holidaze show at The Theater at MGM National Harbor on Wednesday, December 6th and runs through Saturday, December 9th. Get tickets before they are gone! For its 10th Anniversary National Tour, the critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza makes it way to the MGM National Harbor's gorgeous theater for this cirque spectacle. We cannot wait to see this show which reviewers say Read more...

See Mount Vernon By Candlelight: Just 3 Nights Left!

December Special Event Your Family Will Remember All Year: Mount Vernon By Candlelight! Remaining tours for 2017: Friday December 8, Saturday December 9 and Sunday December 17. Get tickets. The A Parent in Silver Spring crew loves a visit to Mount Vernon any day of the year (even Christmas Day!) but for a highly special experience, take one of the holiday season candlelight tours! You will you get to see the Washington family estate by night and decorated for Christmas.The experience Read more...

GIVEAWAY: Busch Gardens Christmas Town Getaway!

My family and I drove down to Williamsburg for a festive holiday family getaway, and the highlight of the kids' time there was definitely Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg!Read on to hear about why this trip rocks, and at the end enter to win your own family getaway to Busch Gardens Williamsburg's Christmas Town, complete with park tickets, a hotel stay for your family and more! Select days between Thanksgiving and Jan. 1, 2018, holiday season lovers of all ages are invited Read more...

Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens: Holiday Must-Do (and Giveaway!)

Nothing will fill you with more holiday happiness than walking through Garden of Lights with your family!Pick an evening between now and New Year's Day to visit Brookside Gardens and experience the dazzling Garden of Lights. It's magical and marvelous for literally every age, baby to grandparent. My family and I have attended every year since 2004 and it keeps getting better and better. Strolling through this winter wonderland is one of our favorite holiday traditions.This year we Read more...

The Best ICE at Gaylord National EVER: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer!

My family and I have made a holiday pilgrimage to experience Gaylord National Resort’s ICE! attraction each year since its inception. But I have to say, this year's display featuring the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is my favorite ICE! to date. If you have always wanted to don those snazzy blue parkas, see the colorful ice sculptures and slide down those massive ice slides, this year is the year!Of course, ICE! is just one element of Gaylord National Resort complete holiday Read more...

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Christmas Town Opens

Kids don't want to go Black Friday shopping...but they DO want to visit Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, and the fun starts this Friday after Thanksgiving.You will start the holiday season by experiencing the theme park aglow with over 8 million Christmas lights, making it the largest Christmas light display in North America! Christmas Town is also known for its festive food and drink, holiday shopping and heart-warming shows that make the spirit of Christmas come alive.Many Read more...

Turkeypalooza at the Theater at Arts Barn

Turkeypalooza at the Theater at Arts BarnLet your imagination run wild as an ordinary house turns into an exciting Thanksgiving adventure on November 24, 2017.Known for athleticism and comedy, VF Dance Theater presents an interactive story that encourages children to count, read, move, and problem solve. Great for the entire family; recommended for ages 3 and up.November 24, 2017 11 AM Performance - Purchase Tickets Online 2:30 PM Performance - Purchase Tickets Read more...

Holiday Outing for DC Families: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Adventure Theatre MTC

We are massive Adventure Theatre MTC groupies now, but back in December of 2007 we selected Adventure Theatre for our then four-year-old Charlie's first stage production ever. It was a two-person telling of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, a book we had been reading to him at bedtime. We guessed that the small theater, children-centric storytelling and one-act format would be a great first foray to theatre for our preschooler.We were so right. The outing was a success, as Charlie was Read more...

Best Christmas Tree Ever: Tree Classics Snap Tree

Putting up your Christmas tree should always be joyful and easy. We learned this thanks to TreeClassics and will never go back! The first year of our marriage, Chris and I purchased a live Christmas tree from a local lot. We lugged it home atop my Jetta, scratching the car's paint and getting sap in every crevice of our one-bedroom apartment. The next year newborn Charlie had just joined our little family, so Chris took care of the tree transportation to our Silver Spring house solo. That tree Read more...