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Just for Kids

KIDS Hansel and Gretel Tea Party

Ages 5 and up drop breadcrumbs on the way to Darnall’s Chance, decorated like a giant gingerbread house for tea, dessert and the tale of Hansel and Gretel. 2pm at Darnall’s Chance House and Museum, Upper Marlboro. $18 w/discounts; rsvp early for this annual favorite: 301-952-8010; www.pgparks.com.

KIDS Polar Express Reading ~ free

Enjoy Conductor John’s dramatic reading of The Polar Express. 5pm, 5:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:15pm & 8pm at the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum: 410-257-3892; www.cbrm.org.

KIDS Sweet Search ~ free

Ages 1-12 search Southern Community Center for hidden candy canes. 4-8pm, Lusby: 410-586-1101; www.co.cal.md.us.

KIDS Santa’s Workshop

Three- to 5-year-olds craft a special gift for mom and dad. 10:30-11:15am at Southern Community Center, Lusby. $3; rsvp: 410-586-1101; www.co.cal.md.us.

KIDS Snow Spectacular ~ free

All ages enjoy a snow story time and songs. 7pm at South County Library, Deale: 410-222-1925; www.aacpl.net.

KIDS Polar Express ~ free

All ages enjoy Polar Express with crafts, cookies and cocoa; pajamas welcome. 7pm at Eastport-Annapolis Neck Library: 410-222-1770; www.aacpl.net.

KIDS Barbershop Quartet ~ free

All ages enjoy Fathers & Sons Barbershop quartet singing holiday songs. 7pm at Prince Frederick library: 410-535-0291; www.calvert.lib.md.us.

KIDS Study with Yorkie ~ free

School-agers work with Ladybug the Yorkie tutor to improve reading skills. 3:30pm at Crofton Library; rsvp: 410-222-7915; www.aacpl.net.

KIDS Sweet Search ~ free

Ages 1-12 search the Southern Community Center for hidden candy canes. 4-8pm, Lusby: 410-586-1101; www.co.cal.md.us.

KIDS Winter Solstice Campfire

Kids 3 months to 5 years learn about the winter solstice alongside a warm campfire for cooking snacks and playing games; dress for the weather. 10-11:30am at Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, Prince Frederick. $8 w/discounts; rsvp: 410-535-5327; www.calvertparks.org.