Winter Lights Festival
Through Dec. 31; 6-9 p.m. Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat.; closed Dec. 25, Seneca Creek State Park
Take a 3.5-mile drive through more than 450 illuminated displays. Admission is $12-$20.
Kentlands Christmas Light Show Created by the Draghici Family
Nightly through first weekend in Jan., 6-9:30 p.m., 202 Little Quarry Road
Don’t miss this beautiful holiday music and syncopated light show created by Mikel Draghici and family. Donations to a suicide prevention charity appreciated.
Maryland Photography Alliance Exhibition
Through Jan. 21, Bohrer Park
This juried show features work from all of the photography clubs in Maryland.
Metro Washington Chapter of the Colored Pencil Society of America: ‘Life in Color’
Through Jan. 27, Arts Barn
This juried exhibit features colored pencil artists living and working in the DC. metro area.
Movie Night at Casey: ‘Elf’
Dec. 20, 6-7:30 p.m., Casey Community Center
Spend an evening with Buddy the Elf. Dress for an Ugly Sweater Contest. Tickets are $2.
Main Street Farmers & Artists Market
Dec. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street Pavilion
Holiday shoppers can find unique foods and handcrafted items. Among the offerings are baked goods and pastries, preserves, honey, locally distilled beverages, dog treats, jewelry and other handmade items. Fresh eggs, farm-raised meats and seasonal vegetables are also available.
Holidays in Black & White
Dec. 21, 12 & 2 p.m., Arts Barn
Traditional holiday music is combined with new works as the American Pops Orchestra provides accompaniment to silent holiday film classics produced by Thomas Edison Studios. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of performance, $12 for youth (10 & under).
Through Dec. 26: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 22; 12-8 p.m. Dec. 23; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. & 6:30- 8:30 p.m. Dec. 24; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 25 & 26, Simcha Educational Center, 15021 Dufief Mill Road
Enjoy free activities for the whole family, hosted by Chabad of Upper Montgomery County. Visit www.ourshul.org for more information.
Chanukah Fire Truck Parade
Dec. 23, starting at 6 p.m., RVFD Station 3/Rockville, ending at Chanukah Wonderland, 15021 Dufief Mill Road
Enjoy live music and singing, fire jugglers and lots of firetrucks; stops in Falls Grove, Washingtonian Woods, Lakelands and Chanukah Wonderland.
Discovery Days: Archaeology
Jan. 4, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Gaithersburg Community Museum
Montgomery Parks Archaeology brings hands-on activities. Free.