What's Doing

"WINTER WONDERLAND" Friday from 6 to 9 in downtown Bethesda, strolling entertainers and ice sculpture demonstration in Veterans Park, Woodmont and Norfolk avenues; Saturday from 1 to 3, entertainment by school choruses at Veterans Park. 301-215-6660.

CANDLELIGHT TOURS Friday-Saturday from 6 to 9, with seasonal decorations and live music. $3, ages 5 to 18 $1, younger free. Montpelier Mansion, Muirkirk Road and Route 197, Laurel. 301-953-1376.

CANDLELIGHT TOURS Friday from 7 to 9. Seasonal decorations, living history portrayals, children's crafts, refreshments. $10, ages 11 and younger free. Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288, Ext. 450.

USED BOOK SALE Saturday 8 to 2. Parole Rotary Books for International Goodwill, 1325 Marlboro Rd., Lothian. 410-293-6865.

TOY TRAIN SHOW AND SALESaturday 9 to 2:30 by the WB&A chapter of the Train Collectors Association. $5, ages 11 and younger free. Kena Temple, 9001 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax. 703-971-0239 or 410-336-8522.

CRAFT SHOW Saturday 9 to 3. About 120 exhibitors. Gar-Field High School, 14000 Smoketown Rd., Woodbridge. 703-590-8635.

WINTER FAMILY FESTIVAL Saturday from 10 to 3, a celebration of international winter traditions with storytelling, music and crafts. Free. The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000, Ext. 300.

CRAFT BAZAAR Saturday 10 to 3. North Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Pkwy., Chevy Chase. 301-654-3631.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR Saturday 10 to 4. About 100 vendors of crafts, antiques and other goods. Washington-Lee High School, 1300 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-6200.

UKRAINIAN BAZAAR Saturday 10 to 4. Crafts, books, baked goods. Holy Trinity Ukrainian Catholic Church, 16631 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 410-884-9025 or 301-365-2490.

TURKISH BAZAAR Saturday 10 to 4:30. Crafts, rugs, foods. Sponsored by the Washington Turkish Women's Association at Walter Johnson High School, 6400 Rock Spring Dr., Bethesda. 301-530-3654.

"CHARLES DICKENS IN WASHINGTON" Saturday at noon, walking tour of sites visited by the author, with performances of excerpts from "A Christmas Carol." $10, ages 11 and younger $5. Meet at 10th and E streets NW. 301-588-9255.

"CHRISTMAS IN CAMP" Saturday from noon to 4. Open house with a 19th-century Santa Claus, living history portrayals, guided tours, readings of "The Night Before Christmas." $2, children $1. Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 702-838-4848.

HOLIDAY FAMILY DAY Saturday from noon to 4. Music by Navy Band units, caroling, refreshments. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.

"MUSEUMS BY CANDLELIGHT" Saturday from noon to 5 at Frederick County locations, and 2 to 7 at Frederick City locations. Self-guided tour of Frederick museums and historic sites. Donations. Pick up brochure at Frederick Visitor Center, 19 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-644-4047.

"CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM" Saturday and Sunday noon to 6. Entertainment, wagon rides, snacks. Agricultural History Farm Park, 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. 301-774-9460.

EASTERN SHORE HOUSE TOUR Saturday from 1 to 5. Visit homes, inns and public buildings in Chestertown, Rock Hall and Kent County, Md. $15. Purchase tickets at Emmanuel Church, 101 N. Cross St., Chestertown. 410-639-7448.

SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Saturday 1 to 6. Entertainment, folk dancing, refreshments, children's activities; St. Lucia pageant at 5:30. $6, ages 6 to 12 $3, ages 2 to 5 $1, younger free. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1545 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean. 703-734-0319.

"HOLIDAY MAGIC ON ICE" Saturday at 1:30. Ice show by medal-winning competitive skaters. Fort Dupont Ice Arena, 3779 Ely Pl. SE. 202-584-5007.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Saturday from 2:30 to 5. Tour the museum decorated for Christmas times in both the Colonial and Victorian eras. Weems-Botts Museum, 3499 Cameron St., Dumfries. 703-221-2218.

COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Saturday from 3 to 6. Crafts, caroling, marshmallow-roasting, displays of antique toys. $4, ages 2 and younger free. Colvin Run Mill Historic Site, 10017 Colvin Run Rd., Great Falls. 703-759-2771.

MANOR OPEN HOUSE Saturday from 3 to 6, with entertainment and refreshments. Snow Hill Manor, 13301 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-725-6037.

LAUREL HOUSE TOUR Saturday from 3 to 7. Visit eight historic homes decorated for the holidays. $15 in advance, $18 on tour day. Purchase tickets at Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., Laurel. 301-561-4252.

"BRUNSWICK HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS" Saturday 3 to 8. Entertainment, candlelight tours, hayrides and other activities throughout downtown Brunswick, Md. 301-834-5591 or 301-834-7500.

ALEXANDRIA CANDLELIGHT TOURS Saturday 5 to 9. Self-guided tours of historic sites in Old Town Alexandria, including Gadsby's Tavern Museum and Lee-Fendall House. $20, seniors $15, ages 6 at 17 $5; start at Gadsby's Tavern Museum, 134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703-838-4242.

"CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE AGES" Saturday 5 to 8:15, Sunday 5 to 7:15. Candlelight tours of the 1794 mansion, decorated for the holidays, with seasonal music. $8, seniors and children $6. Sully Historic Site, 3601 Sully Rd., Chantilly. 703-437-1794.

NAVY YARD BY CANDLELIGHT Saturday at 7. Tour the Washington Navy Yard by candlelight with docents from the Navy Museum. Reservations required. Washington Navy Yard, Sixth and M streets SE. 202-433-6897.

JEWISH BOOK FAIR Sunday 9 to 3, Monday-Wednesday 9 to 4:30. Books with Jewish themes, children's activities, foods. Temple Isaiah, 12200 Scaggsville Rd., Fulton. 301-498-4242.

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE Sunday 10 to 4. Children's Learning Center, 4511 Bestor Dr., Rockville. 301-871-6600.

"AN ANTEBELLUM CHRISTMAS" Sunday noon to 4. Open house at the 19th-century mansion. Nature walk at 12:30; music by the Good Samaritan Presbyterian Church Handbell Choir at 2. Free. Mount Aventine, Chapman State Park, Chapman's Landing Road at 3452 Ferry Pl., Indian Head. 301-753-6754.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1 to 3. Music and refreshments in the 1780 manor house. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1 to 3. Music and refreshments in the 1780 manor house. Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987.

"18TH-CENTURY CHRISTMAS WASSAIL" Sunday 1 to 4. Entertainment, games and snacks re-creating Christmas in Colonial America. $3, seniors and ages 3 to 12 $2. Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 703-442-7557.

SWEDISH CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL Sunday 1:30 to 4:30, with entertainment, snacks, St. Lucia pageant. St. James Episcopal Church, 11815 Seven Locks Rd., Potomac. 703-734-0319.

HOLIDAY TEA Sunday at 2, in a 19th-century farmhouse. $22. Cherry Hill Farmhouse, 312 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-248-5171.

BROOKLAND LIGHTS TROLLEY TOUR Sunday 6 to 9, tour Washington's Brookland neighborhood by trolley. Donations. Start at Brookland Visitors Center, 3420 Ninth St. NE. 202-529-8400.

BENEFIT GALA Thursday at 7:30, buffet, entertainment and sampling of absinth. $40. Embassy of the Czech Republic, 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. 202-274-9100.

Through the Holidays

"SEASONS GREETINGS FROM THE NATIONAL MALL" Open daily 10 to 5 through Jan. 8. See the Garden Court transformed into a miniature Mall, with model trains, replicas of the Capitol and other buildings, decorated trees. Free. U.S. Botanic Garden Conservatory, 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

HOLIDAYS AT MOUNT VERNONThrough Jan. 6, daily 9 to 4. Tour the first president's last home decorated for the holidays. $11, seniors $10.50, ages 6 through 11 $5, younger free. Mount Vernon, at the southern end of George Washington Parkway about eight miles south of Alexandria. 703-780-2000.

"A NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS" Model train displays and exhibitions of Norwegian design, architecture and photography open during station hours through Jan. 8. Main Hall, Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 202-289-1908.

"THE FIRST NOEL" Open Mondays-Saturdays 10 to 4, Sundays 1 to 4, through Jan. 8. An exhibition of nativity scenes and creches from around the world. Free. Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

"CHRISTMAS AT OATLANDS" Open Mondays through Saturdays 10 to 4, Sundays 1 to 4, through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 24-25). Tour the 19th-century Federal mansion, decorated for the holidays. $10, seniors $9, ages 6 to 16 $7, ages 5 and younger free. Candlelight tours with refreshments, Dec. 3, 10 and 17 from 5:30 to 8:30; $12, ages 6 to 16 $8, ages 5 and younger free. Oatlands, six miles south of Leesburg on Route 15. 703-777-3174.

Holiday Illuminations

WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Open nightly from 5 to 9:30 through Jan. 1. The 19th annual festival, a 2.5-mile drive through illuminated holiday displays. $5 per car or van (more for commercial vehicles); free on Dec. 25. Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-699-2456 (TDD: 301-218-6768).

LIGHTS ON THE BAY Open nightly from 5 to 10 through Jan. 1. More than 70 illuminated stationary and animated scenes along a two-mile route. $12 per vehicle. Sandy Point State Park, off U.S. 50 Exit 32

outside Annapolis. 443-481-3161.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS Open nightly from dusk to 10 p.m., through Jan. 1. More than 450,000 lights illuminate the temple grounds; decorated Christmas trees and creches from around the world

are on display in the visitors center; entertainment by local ensembles nightly at 7 and 8. Free. Washington LDS Temple, 9900 Stoneybrook Dr., Kensington. 301-587-0144.

GARDEN OF LIGHTS Open from 5:30 to 9 (last entry at 8:30) Dec. 2-4, 7-11, 14-23 and 26-30 and Jan. 1-8. A half-mile stroll through illuminated displays of a kaleidoscope caterpillar, an animated cardinal, swimming geese and other holiday displays. $15 per car or van, more for commercial vehicles. Pedestrian access prohibited. Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1453.

GARDEN IN LIGHTS Open nightly from 6 to 9 through Jan. 1. A drive-through display of light sculptures and decorations,

including scenes from famous paintings. Donation $5. Annmarie Garden, 13480 Dowell Rd., Solomons. 410-326-4640.

SYMPHONY OF LIGHTS Open nightly from 6 to 11. A 1.4-mile drive past more than 70 stationary and animated holiday light sculptures. $15 per car or van. Proceeds benefit Howard County General Hospital. In Symphony Woods, adjacent to Merriweather Post Pavilion off Broken Land Parkway, Columbia. 410-740-7666.

WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL Open Fridays and Saturdays from 6 to 10, Sundays-Thursdays from 6 to 9, through Dec. 31 (closed Dec. 25). A 3.5-mile drive past hundreds of displays with an enchanted forest theme, including Teddy Bear Land

and Victorian Village. $12 per car Fridays and Saturdays, $10 other nights. Proceeds benefit American

Red Cross, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and other charities.

Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6350.