Festive Fun for the Little Ones: 9 Kid-Friendly Holiday Events in McLean, VA You Don't Want to Miss

Festive Fun for the Little Ones: 9 Kid-Friendly Holiday Events in McLean, VA You Don't Want to Miss

As we dive into the heart of the 2023 holiday season, I'm excited to extend a warm welcome to parents and little ones alike. In this guide, we'll explore the enchanting world of kid-friendly holiday events, igniting the magic that makes this season truly special.

As your McLean realtor and community enthusiast, I'm thrilled to be your guide, sharing not only the joyous events but also the spirit that defines our wonderful McLean community. Let's embark on a journey filled with laughter, wonder, and the warmth of the holiday season. β„οΈπŸŽ„

9 Kid-Friendly Holiday Events in McLean, VA

As the holiday season blankets McLean in a festive spirit, families have the perfect opportunity to come together for joyous bonding experiences. Now, let's get into McLean's 2023 holiday calendar, where a myriad of kid-friendly events await.

From meeting Santa Claus to crafting delectable holiday treats to immersing in art, this season offers a diverse range of activities that promise shared moments of wonder and creativity. Let's unwrap the magic and make this holiday season truly special for your little ones! 🎭🎨πŸ₯§

Santa Sightings and Magical Moments

Get set for holiday joy in McLean, VA, where the community gathers to make special moments for families. From sharing wishes to capturing photos, immerse the little ones in the enchantment of Santa sightings.

Here are the spots where Santa will be spreading cheer in McLean during the 2023 holiday season—brace yourself for smiles and festive memories! πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

Milk & Cookies with Santa

  • December 9, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101)
  • Fees apply, and registration is required.

Photos with Santa at Tysons Corner Center

  • Ongoing through December 24, 2023 | 10:00 a.m.–8 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.); 11am-7pm (Sundays)
  • Fashion Court, Lower Level Nordstrom Wing | 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., Tysons Corner, VA 22102
  • Admission is free, but pre-booking is recommended.

Breakfast with Santa

  • Dec 17, 2023 | 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Virginia
  • Holiday breakfast buffet with an appearance from Santa Claus; reservations required.

Pictures with Santa at Tysons Galleria

  • Ongoing until December 24, 2023
  • Level 1 (near Sweetgreen) Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102
  • Reservations are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome!

Swimming with Santa

Crafts and Confections for the Kids and Kids at Heart

Get ready to unleash creativity and indulge your sweet tooth with the whole family! In this section, we'll explore a delightful lineup of arts and crafts activities, along with dessert-making classes designed for both the little ones and the young at heart.

Let the festive spirit inspire your artistic side and satisfy your taste buds. 🎨πŸͺ

Youth Holiday Desserts

  • December 13, 2023 | 4:15 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
  • McLean Community Center | 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
  • Open to kids 8–13 years old. Fees apply, register here.

Parent and Child Holiday Treats

  • December 16, 2023 | 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
  • McLean Community Center | 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
  • Open to parents and kids 6+ years old. Fees apply, register here.

Enchantment Extravaganza: Holiday Shows and Movie Screenings

From heartwarming performances to captivating film events, there's a sleighful of joy waiting for kids and families alike. Here are some shows and movie screenings happening in McLean, VA during the 2023 holiday season that everyone will surely enjoy. 🍿🎭

Shakespeare Opera Theatre Presents Hansel and Gretel

  • December 9, 2023 | 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.; December 10, 2023 | 3:00 p.m.
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church | 8991 Brook Rd., McLean, VA 22102
  • Tickets are $39.50-$59.50; buy tickets here.

The Barter Players “Frosty”

  • December 19, 2023 | 4:00 p.m.
  • The Alden Theatre | 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
  • Tickets are $10.00–$16.65 (including fees); buy your seats here.


"The Magic Flute" (Met Production)

  • December 21, 2023 | 1:00 p.m.
  • The Alden Theatre | 1234 Ingleside Ave. McLean, VA 22101
  • Admission is free.

A Toast to Joy: McLean's 2023 Holidays Await Your Family's Traditions

As we bid adieu to our whirlwind tour of McLean's 2023 kid-friendly holiday events, I hope your family is brimming with excitement for the festivities ahead. From Santa sightings to crafts, shows, and more, McLean is set to be a wonderland of joy for your little ones.

Here's to the magic of the season and the vibrant community spirit that makes McLean's holidays truly special. Wishing your family a joyous and memorable holiday season! πŸŽ„β„οΈπŸŒŸ


Discover the Magic of McLean Beyond Holiday Events

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