Son of a nutcracker! It’s the holiday season in the Pike District!
It’s our favorite time of year, full of cheer and hot cocoa and sparkling lights and all the holiday things. But it’s also the busiest. And we know planning activities when you have family and friends in town can be just another holiday chore. Don’t worry, though, because we’ve done the planning for you! Check out this list of 7 ✨festive✨ activities in and around the Pike District. With options that are suitable for all ages, the whole family is sure to have a blast.
Luminocity Head to Montgomery County Fairgrounds now through January 15 and step into a light-filled wonderland! The 6-acre paradise is filled with endless lights and captivating holiday displays including pandas, a unicorn, and a shining donut tunnel. Get your tickets here.
Butler’s Orchard Harvest Festival and Wreath Market Visit Butler’s Orchard to get your holiday wreath from the Wreath Department
of the Farm Market and to partake in Holiday Festival fun including camp fires, giant slides, and animals!
Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival The City of Gaithersburg is hosting another year of the Winter Lights Festival! Keep warm and enjoy the comfort of your car while you drive through the 3.5 mile route of more than 450 illuminated displays and lit trees. You can even tune into 97.1 WASH FM to listen to holiday music along the way! Buy your tickets for the nightly December event here.
BabyCat Ugly Sweater Party Grab your ugliest sweater and make your way to BabyCat Brewery on December 22 from 6:00-11:00pm for the Ugly Sweater Party. Enjoy a night of live music and indulge in delicious beer!
Rockville Town Square Ice Rink Get your ice skating fix now at Rockville Town Square! Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skater, you’ll have a blast at this outdoor rink. Reserve your skate time here.
The Hip Hop Nutcracker This Strathmore performance was such a hit last year it’s back again! And you can see it now through December 22. According to Strathmore, “The Hip Hop Nutcracker features a combination of Tchaikovsky’s classic score and all-star contemporary and hip-hop dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and Kurtis Blow, one of hip-hop’s founding fathers, who opens the show with a short set.” Watch the classic adapted in a modern-day New York City setting. Buy your tickets here.
Holiday Market Art Exhibition Swing by 7 Locks Brewing on December 22 from 6:00-10:00pm to check out the Holiday Market Art Exhibition hosted by local artist Colton Teri. Art and yummy beer? Sign us up!