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November 2017

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a buffet breakfast and all-day admission to Festival of Trees; kids (under 12) receive special gift, unlimited train and carousel rides, access to the fun house and special guest appearances. 8-10am, Cow Palace, Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium, $30 w/discounts: www.mt.cm/festival-trees-breakfast-santa-0.

Saturday with Santa

rsvp by Nov. 26 for Dec. 2: After a guided nature hike, local artists lead adults in making greenery arrangements while kids make holiday crafts, Santa arrives (11am) for storytime, carols and pictures. Hot cocoa, coffee, muffins and treats for all. 9am-1pm, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville, $12 w/discounts: www.bayrestoration.org.

Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker

Rediscover the wonder of this timeless holiday classic danced by Maryland’s professional ballet company. Sa 7pm, Su 2pm, Bowie Center for Performing Arts, $31 w/discounts, rsvp: www.balletmaryland.org.

Santa Comes to Homestead

Meet Santa at both Homestead Gardens locations. Sa 10am-4pm, Su noon-4pm, Davidsonville and Severna Park: www.homesteadgardens.com.

Santa Visits Greenstreet

Kids take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus while parents browse the garden center for fresh greens, holiday arrangements and home décor to carry on the holiday spirit at home. Mrs. Claus reads to guests throughout the day (Nov. 25). SaSu 11am-3pm, Lothian, 410-867-9500 x219.

Christmas Fairy Garden

Make a winter miniature garden for your holiday fairies. 10am-noon, Willow Oak Flower and Herb Farm, Severn, $50, rsvp: 410-551-2237.

KIDS Treasure Planet

Watch a movie and make a craft inspired by Jim Hawkins’ intergalactic treasure hunt. 10am, Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library, free: 410-222-1770.

Jug Bay Post Turkey Perambulation

Run 5K to benefit Recreation Deeds for Special needs. Registration 8:30am, race 9:30am, Glendening Preserve, Lothian. $25 w/age discounts: www.jugbay.org

Shred Your Papers

8am-2pm, Huntingtown High School, free: www.co.cal.md.us/recycle.

Holiday Art Pop-Up Shop

Annapolis Arts Alliance members make a festival display for viewing and buying. November hours: Th 1-9pm, FSa 1-10pm, Su 1-6pm. Annapolis Arts District, 63 West St., details: http://annapolis-arts-alliance.com.