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...

Washington Nationals 2017 Winterfest: Get Tickets!

Don't Miss Washington Nationals 2017 Winterfest Saturday December 16 and Sunday December 17 Every Nats-loving family should make sure to attend Nats Winterfest this month at Washington Convention Center. It is the Nationals' event of the offseason will again feature two days of fun!Open to fans of all ages, guests can enjoy holiday and baseball themed activities and interactive events, meet and greet their favorite Nationals player and coaches, take a photo with Santa, enjoy their favorite 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...

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...

The Inn at Pocono Manor: A Wes Anderson Style Family Getaway

Last weekend my family I drove up to Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains and went back in time to an earlier era during our three day, two night stay at The Inn at Pocono Manor. If you have ever wanted to live on the sets of The Grand Budapest Hotel or The Royal Tenenbaums, then this is the place. We had a otherworldly, magical, family-focused time. It was awesome!The ambiance of the entire hotel is like a retro Christmas dream, with dozens of decorated trees and holiday charm everywhere.We Read more...