Where to Play on the Weekdays: December 22-26

See the fantastic train display at the Botanic Garden through January 4

See the fantastic train display at the Botanic Garden through January 4



Monday – Bounce on over to Flight Trampoline Park in Springfield for a super fun jump session. Be sure to check the schedule, as times vary by age. And admission varies by time, but starts at $11. I recommend buying tickets and filling out waivers in advance to avoid lines when you get there.

Tuesday – Make your way up to Baltimore to visit the Maryland Science Center, where your crew can explore a variety of cool hands-on exhibits, play in the Kids Room, see an IMAX movie, and much more. Hours are 10am – 5pm. Admission is $18.95/adults, $15.95/ages 3+, free for 2 and under. (I suggest checking out their membership options — if your family visits just three times in a year, it’s worth it. Plus, there’s reciprocity with other museums around the country.)

Wednesday – Watch Santa have some fun on the water before his big night out. For the 29th year, Santa will water ski his way up the Potomac along with knee boarding reindeer, flying elves, the jet-skiing Grinch, and Frosty the Snowman in a dinghy! You can view it all from the waterfront in Old Town Alexandria at 1pm sharp – the best viewing spots will be between King and Oronoco Streets.

Thursday – Have a very merry Christmas… and enjoy some activities out of the house, too. The Botanic Garden and Mount Vernon are open. You can bundle up and get out for a hike. Or do what’s a tradition for many who don’t celebrate Christmas and go out for Chinese food and a movie.

Friday – Devise a plan to explore the intriguing world of espionage at the International Spy Museum. Since it would best be enjoyed by school-aged kids and older, Winter Break is a great time to go. Hours are 8:30am – 7pm. Admission is $21.95/adult and $15.95/child, but you can get discounted tickets through Goldstar.


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