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B’More Social 12/8-12/11 From Santa to snowflakes to a Chanukah 5k, there's plenty to keep tiny tots busy this weekend!



LEGO Challenge
Each month is a new quest, so challenge your kids to build the best with LEGOs, where they can let their imagination run wild.
Free. 3-4 p.m. at Hamilton Branch Library.

3D Printer Demonstration
You know 3D printers are all the rage now, but have you had a chance to see on in action? Get an up-close demonstration, followed by a Q&A.
Free. 3:30-5 p.m. at Herring Run Branch Library.


Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Magic
Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Goofy as they open the door to magical experiences with all your favorite Disney characters. Get the best of Disney in one fantastic show.
Tickets: $20-$65. Dec. 9-10 at  Lyric Opera House.

Ladew Gardens Christmas Open House
Fully decorated for the holiday season, the Ladew Gardens are especially magical. Take a walkthrough the grounds and manor, and eye the special holiday arrangements for sale.
Tickets: $20 for non-members. Dec. 9-11 at Ladew Topiary Gardens.

A Christmas Story
You know the story, but now see it play out live in front of you, leg lamps, bb guns, tongues stuck to poles and all.
Tickets: $46-$122.  Dec. 6-11 at the Hippodrome.

Swingin’ Nutcracker
Watch the incredible dance stylings of Step Afrika! as the BSO performs an Ellington-esque version of the Christmas classic.
Tickets: $12.50-$55. Dec. 9-11 at the Meyerhoff.


Music Box: Snowflakes on Parade
During this winter wonderland, join the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra laughing and singing some sleighing songs. And arrive 30 minutes early for musical and creative activities for kids and families.
Tickets: $10. 9 & 10:30 a.m. at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Eastport Yacht Club Lights Parade
Lighting up your house for the holidays is old news. Now, it’s boats! The annual parade of decorated and lit up boats along the Annapolis waterfront is a site to behold, so don’t miss out.
Free. 6-8 p.m. at Annapolis Harbor.

AVAM’s Sock Monkey Saturday
Want something fun to do with the family? All you need is some socks and scissors and a short trip to AVAM to make the sock monkeys of your dreams.
Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at American Visionary Arts Museum.

3rd Annual Krampuslauf
Encourage kids to be on their best behavior and make Christmas a little creepier at this Krampus parade of sorts, held—where else?—in Hampden.
Free. 4 p.m., beginning at De Kleine Duivel.

Storytelling Open House
Baltimore Youth Film Arts hosts a storytelling open house, with open booths intended to capture stories of people throughout Baltimore and the world.
Free. 1-5 p.m. at The Motor House.

Harbor Point Winter Social
Get in the holiday spirit at this festive family-friendly event, featuring holiday treats, live music, cookie decorating and more.
Free. 4-6 p.m. at Harbor Point’s Center Plaza.


1st Annual Chanukah Hot Chocolate 5k
The JCC of Greater Baltimore and Hadassah Greater Baltimore have cooked up a recipe for a truly tasty community outreach event.
Registration: $18-$40.  9 a.m. at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC.

Santa at Wee Chic
Santa’s skipping the sleigh and riding into Green Spring Station on a firetruck. Enjoy free photos, hot chocolate, cookies and more!
Free. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wee Chic.

31st Annual Union Square Cookie Tour
What could be better than a cookie tour?
Tickets: $15-$20. 12-4:30 p.m. at 1401 Hollins St.


Image courtesy of East Port Yacht Club.

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