Monday - Let fun take flight at the National Air & Space Museum. Stop by the “How Things Fly” exhibit, which is full of hands-on displays that little ones love to demo. And check the schedules for the planetarium and IMAX theatre — both present interesting films and shows about space and flight throughout the day.
Tuesday - Bounce, climb, swing, tumble, and slide at the PG Sports & Learning Complex Gymnastics Center. The hour-long open play session begins at 11:30am, and admission is $6/child. (This also takes place on Wednesday at the same time.)
Wednesday - It’s Kids Day at Lebanese Taverna in Arlington. Enjoy free children’s entertainment every Wednesday from 10-11am. Local fave Groovy Nate is on the schedule for this week. And stay after for a tasty bite to eat!
Thursday - Chug on over to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore where the Holiday Festival of Trains & Toys is underway. While visits and train rides with Santa aren’t offered on weekdays, there are still plenty of model trains to see and special activities to enjoy, plus crowds are likely to be smaller. Admission is $16/adults, $14/seniors, $10/ages 2-12. Hours are 10am – 4pm.
Friday - Get those yearly photo ops with Santa… and do a little shopping while you’re at it. Just about all of our local malls are hosting visits with winter’s guest of honor. See when the big guy in the red suit will be flying in to Pentagon City, White Flint, Montgomery Mall, Tyson’s Corner Center, and Fair Oaks Mall.