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  • Weekend Best Bets: Holiday Crafts & Lights, ICE!, Maryland Christmas, Virginia Cider, Fossils, Film, music and more!

    Mary de Pompa WTOP News

    All Weekend:

    Sugarloaf Crafts Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds will feature 350+ top artisans in a vast array of genres featuring, interactive demos, gourmet food sampling, live music and kids entertainment all weekend long. For info

    Gaylord National Harbor “ICE!” begins its great family adventure with walk through holiday attractions, fantastic hand carved ice sculptures and slides plus the 'Frost Bite Factory' live carving zone. For info 

    32nd Annual Maryland Christmas Show at the Great Frederick Fairgrounds is a traditional family affair featuring unique craft gift shopping, ornaments, wreaths, toys, vendors, artisans, food and more all in one locations for the next 2 weeks. For info 

    Bull Run Festival of Lights begins this weekend to celebrate the holiday season with a drive through "Santa’s Enchanted Lights’ featuring over 40,00 animated lights set to music plus a carnival! For info

    Lights on the Bay begins at Sandy Point State Park features a 2 mile scenic drive along the Chesapeake with stationary and animated displays, a scavenger hunt, prizes and more. For info 

    24th Annual Gem and Fossil Show at George Mason University features dealers, demos, prizes, kids activities to include a mini mine and fossil dig. For info 

    The Enchanted Forest, at the Westin in Tysons, is an annual family holiday fundraising event with the beautiful forest, gingerbread house workshop, arts & crafts, kids entertainment, model trains and more on Saturday and Sunday. For info

    Virginia Cider Week continues in its final weekend celebrating the Hard Cider Revival with various locations and events around the state. For info

    The National Museum of American History’s History Film Forum is a 4 day exploration of both narrative and documentary films depicting history on the screen with workshops, screenings, discussion panels and more. For info

    The Washington Ballet's Sugar Plum Bazaar is a silent auction fund raiser that runs the entire weekend featuring great local memorabilia, sport team tickets, local venue specials and more. For info  

    Fords Theatre presents A Christmas Carol a holiday tradition begins this weekend at various showtimes. For info

    Sat., Nov. 21:

    Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade in the heart of downtown Silver Spring there will be a parade a festival with kids activities, entertainment and more. For info 

    Holiday Craft Fair at the Historic Oakland, in Columbia, invites you to stroll the 19th Century estate featuring vendors, hand crafted juried items with refreshments and more. For info 

    Hunters Run Winery, in Hamilton, VA, invites you to bring the family to “Live Music at the Winery” featuring Capital Celtic with games, tastings, food and more. For info 

    The Village at Leesburg’s Annual Tree Lighting Festival is a family fun free event with horse-drawn carriage rides, caroling, holiday characters and the lighting of the 5-story musical tree. For info 

    Saturday Night:

    The Barns of Wolf Trap is hosting the “swamp rock” slide wizardry of Sonny Landreth. For info 

    The State Theatre has a Saved by the 90s Dance Party with The Bayside Tigers. For info  

    Rams Head on Stage it’s singer-songwriter Greg Brown. For info 

    The Hamilton hosts New Orleans trumpeter Kermit Ruffins a Tribute to Louis Armstrong. For info 

    The Strathmore presents Canada’s national treasure, a dynamic young quartet, The Tenors. For info  

    Amp by Strathmore has on the rise singer-songwriters in the Bernard / Ebb Awards Showcase. For info 

    Weinberg Center For the Arts hosts 16 year old blues phenom Quinn Sullivan. For info 

    Sun., Nov. 22:

    Atlas Performing Arts Center, in NE, presents its annual family concert with 2 matinee showings of this educational and participatory program with an interactive journey through the orchestra, instrument petting zoo and more. For info

    National Harbor’s Holiday Market is a family affair with trees and greenery, crafts, baked goods and more. For info  

    BlackRock Center for the Arts presents a music matinee of traditional folk with Crooked Road Tour. For info

    Sunday Night:

    Rams Head On Stage has Technicolor Mobile Home: A Steely Dan Tribute. For info 

    Weinberg Center for the Arts hosts Billy Collins & Aimee Mann: An evening of poetry, acoustic music and conversation. For info

    Jammin’ Java it's Baltimore rockers Have Mercy. For info 

    The Birchmere presents the great American resonator guitar maestro in An Evening with Jerry Douglas. For info

    9:30 Club hosts the techno-pop of Lights & The Mowgli’s. For info 

    Sixth and i has the singing strings of Anonymous 4. For info 

    The Howard Theatre presents Macy Gray. For info


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