FESTIVALS AND MORE
Many events require reservations or advance ticket purchases. Call before you go!
GINGERBREAD HOUSE CONTEST AND SHOW Through Dec. 9 from noon to 5. $1. Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010.
NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS Through Jan. 6. Model train exhibit winds through miniature mountains and fjords of Norway. Free. Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 202-333-6000.
CRECHE EXHIBIT Through Jan. 11. Creches from around the world. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-2223.
NATIVITY SET EXHIBIT Nov. 30 from 6 to 9 and Dec. 1 from 1 to 8. More than 300 Nativity sets from around the world. Free. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 4100 St. John's Lane, Ellicott City. 240-461-3466.
WREATH MAKING Nov. 30 and Dec. 7 at 10 and 2, and Dec. 8 at 10. Using material from the Tudor Place garden, including cedar boughs, magnolia leaves, holly, pine cones and boxwood. $28-$35; reservations required. Tudor Place, 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.
SCOTTISH CHRISTMAS WALK Dec. 1 at 11. Annual holiday parade celebrating Alexandria's Scottish heritage featuring more than 100 Scottish clan societies, pipe and drum bands, reenactment groups, floats, marching bands, vintage cars and Santa. Parade begins at Wilkes and South St. Asaph streets and ends at King and Royal streets, Alexandria. Free. 703-549-0111.
TREE LIGHTING AND SINGALONG Dec. 1 from 11 to 2. Carols, tree lighting and a visit from Santa. Free. Herndon Train Depot, Lynn and Elden streets, Herndon. 571-323-5300.
MAKE A WREATH Dec. 1, 6 and 8 from 1:30 to 3:30. $35; reservations required. Hillwood Museum and Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.
TREE LIGHTING AND CONCERT Dec. 1 at 5. Tree lighting at 6, holiday concert at 7. Bring a flashlight and stroll around the lake to see the lights. Concert by the Washington Plaza Baptist Church. Free. Lake Anne Village Center, Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-406-0696.
FAIRFAX CITY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND CAROLS Dec. 1 at 5:30. Singalong with the Fairfax Jubil-Aires and the Good News Ringers at the lighting of the holiday tree. Free. Kitty Pozer Garden, North Street and University Drive, Fairfax City. 703-385-7858.
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Dec. 1 at 6. Luminarias, caroling, Santa, cookies and cider. Free. Mount Vernon and Commonwealth avenues, Alexandria. 703-567-8419.