6 Things to Do in Upper Marlboro, MD and the Surrounding Area Over the Holiday Season

6 Things to Do in Upper Marlboro, MD and the Surrounding Area Over the Holiday Season
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The holiday season is upon us, and if you’re looking for fun things to do, we have some ideas. Upper Marlboro, MD and the surrounding area always have something happening. We’ll provide a list below of some fun things you can do this month to get into the holiday spirit.

1. Check out the Festival of Lights at Watkins Park

This is a fun thing to do with the family. Over the winter, a beautiful holiday light show can be seen in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Just visit Watkins Regional Park. You’ll drive through holiday lights that match the music, which plays through a specific station on your car radio. This drive-through show will be available until January 1, 2023. You can also stop “by the Watkins Nature Center to warm up by the fire, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and see how the animals decorate for the holidays!” Check out this article to learn more about this event.

2. Visit Silver Spring Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

If you want to enjoy some fun on an outdoor ice skating rink, you can check this one out. You do have to get reservations prior to arrival. Each ticket provides you with 1 hour and 20 minutes of skate time. They also require guests to “arrive within 10 minutes of…scheduled reservation time.” Learn more on their website today.

3. Enjoy Enchant Washington, D.C.

If you want to fully immerse yourself in the holiday season, check out this event at Nationals Park (1500 South Capitol Street, SE, Washington D.C.) it runs till January 1. There will be “over 4 million sparkling lights.” They also have a maze you can walk through (and it’s lit up). In addition, you can enjoy ice skating and shop from lots of artisan vendors. Learn more about all of the festivities and ticket pricing when you visit their website.

4. Sip Hot Chocolate (or other beverages and treats) at Main Street Coffee

Hot chocolate is a staple drink during this season, so why not enjoy some at a local cafe? If you’d prefer a little caffeine, you could always enjoy a mocha, pairing two favorites (coffee and chocolate). They also have teas, sodas, water, other coffee drinks, treats, and sandwiches. Check out their menu on their page. Main Street Cafe is located at 14708 Main Street, Upper Marlboro.

5. Visit the 18th Annual Downtown Holiday Market

Want to enjoy “Washington D.C.’s outdoor shopping village?” They will have 70 exhibitors this year. There will also be food vendors available, so you can eat and shop while enjoying D.C. The market will run until December 23. You can find out more information including what streets the market is available on by visiting their Facebook page.

6. Experience Christmas at Gaylord National

You can “explore acres of lights and hours of entertainment and activities” at this special holiday event that is available until December 31. You can make gingerbread cookies, ice skate, and enjoy other “magical experiences.” They will also have “a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice.” The theme this year is A Christmas Story. In addition, you can purchase tickets for snow tubing offered at Gaylord National. Find out more about their holiday event and snow tubing on their website. The address for Gaylord National is 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor.

We hope this blog helped you locate some fun things to do over the holiday season. If you’re a landlord in the area, we’d like to help you further. At PMI Experience, we make the lives of landlords easier. Maximize your rental investment’s potential by partnering with us. Reach out to us at (301) 747-2000 to learn more.