Kids holiday events

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Many events require reservations or advance ticket purchases -- call before you go!

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 5 from 8 to 10:30. Children can visit Santa while the whole family enjoys a delicious breakfast of eggs, pancakes, muffins and fruit. Philomont Fire and Rescue Company 8, 36560 Jeb Stuart Rd., Philomont, Va. 540-338-5882. $7, children $5, age 2 and younger free.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 5 from 8:30 to 11. Children are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for a local charity. College of Notre Dame of Maryland, LeClerc Auditorium, Doyle dining room , 4701 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-532-5542. $15, children ages 2-5 $5, ages 6-11 $10.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 19 from 9:30 to 11. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-0123. $15, advance registration required.

CANDY CANE HUNT AND LUNCH WITH SANTA Dec. 5 from 11 to 12:30. Ages 2-10. Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. 571-258-3500. $10, parent lunch $3.

CHANTILLY MODEL TRAIN DISPLAYS Dec. 12 from 10 to 3. A holiday model train display for families with children, featuring Lionel, HO, Lego and a wooden train area for hands on fun. Chantilly Bible Church, 4390 Pleasant Valley Rd., Chantilly. 703-263-1188. Free.

CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY SHOPPING Dec. 5 from 10 to 2, Dec. 6 from noon to 4 and Dec. 7 from 1 to 4. Volunteers help children shop for gifts for family and friends. Many items in the general store are priced $10 or less. Free wrapping available. Adults are requested to wait on site while children shop. Colvin Run Mill, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. Free.

CHORAL ARTS SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON Dec. 20 at 2 and 4. A family Christmas concert with favorite carols, singalongs and appearances by Santa, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph. Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. 800-444-1324. $20-$30.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS AND STORIES BY THE FIRE Dec. 10 and 17 from 5:30 to 7:30. Christmas carols sung by local choirs, holiday stories by the fire and complimentary hot chocolate and candy canes. The Ritz-Carlton-Washington D.C., 1150 22nd St. NW. 202-835-0500. Free.

CHRISTMAS CHILDREN'S MUSICAL Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m. Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St., Arlington. Free.

CHRISTMAS DOLL AND TRAIN EXHIBIT through Jan. 3. Dec. 4-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-Jan. 3 from noon to 4. Antique and character dolls, working trains and more. St. Clement's Island Museum, 38370 Point Breeze Rd., Coltons Point, Md. 301-769-2222. $3; seniors and military $2, ages 6-17, $1.50; younger than 6 free.

CHRISTMAS FOR THE ANIMALS Dec. 10 from 4:15 to 5:15. Ages 5-9. Children are invited to this story time to hear stories of nature and the holidays and decorate an outdoor tree with treats for the animals. Gulf Branch Nature Center, 3608 N. Military Rd., Arlington. 703-228-4747. 703-228-3403. $3.

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