What to do for fun this holiday season in Prince George's County, MD

The holiday season is in full swing across the DMV and FOX 5 is taking a look at the best things to do across Prince George’s County, Maryland - at National Harbor and beyond!

Holidays At the Harbor

A lot is going on at National Harbor for the Holidays including a Nightly Tree Light Show (from Sunset - 9 p.m.), Fireworks on Saturdays at about 5:30 p.m. These are on top of holiday classes, shopping, holiday movies, free hot chocolate and much more. 

Nov. 12 - Dec. 31 | 165 Waterfront Street - National Harbor, MD 20745
Hours Vary 
Nightly Tree Light Show: Sunset-9 p.m.
Fireworks on Saturday nights: 5:30 p.m.
More information here

Christmas at Gaylord National

This "A Christmas Story" themed "ICE!" experience sees guests wearing a signature blue parka and entering a 9 Degrees Fahrenheit "wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice." 

Nov. 20 - Dec. 31 | Gaylord National, 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor, MD 20745
Various Times between 9 a.m.. - 8:45 p.m.
$24.99-$36.99 Depending on Age & Military Status
More information here.

Festival of Lights at Watkins Regional Park

Ride through the Winter Festival of Lights! See dazzling scenes celebrating the magic of the holiday season.

Nov. 25 - Jan. 1 | 1130 Largo Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774 (Enter along Rt. 202)
Nightly from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. 
$10-$30 (free on Christmas Day)
More information here

Tanger Outlets’ Happiest Holidays Celebration 

Kids will make a special craft, enjoy refreshments and visit with Santa Claus before heading out on a "magical scavenger hunt" featuring "The Elf on the Shelf." Tickets are $25 per child and includes one adult chaperone. 

Dec. 10th | Tanger Outlets National Harbor, 6800 Oxon Hill Road, Fort Washington, MD 20745
Multiple Times (10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.)
Tickets are $25 (includes 1 child and 1 adult chaperone)
More information here

What Sweeter Music: An Afro Christmas Cantata

This Afro-influenced performance features an original work composed by Dr. Timothy Amukele with music, dance, acting, chorus, narration and more. Reception immediately follows the performance. 

Dec. 10th | CAAPA Cultural Center 1900 Tucker Road Fort Washington, MD 20744
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
$20 for Adults, Children are Free
More information here

Cirque Dreams Holidaze 

This event lights up the stage in a popular and dazzling family holiday spectacular. It wraps a Broadway-style musical infused with contemporary circus artistry into an unforgettable holiday event. 

Dec. 15th - 18th 
Times Vary 
Tickets begin at $32.50
More information here.

This is one of several Holiday Guides FOX 5 has to help you celebrate the season across DC, Maryland and Virginia. Find all of our guides right here!