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Registration for House Decorators: Aug. 9–Dec. 10
Contest and Voting: Dec. 20–Jan. 2
Activity No. 4707.221

The Light Up McLean Holiday Decorating Competition is your opportunity to show off your home in all its holiday splendor! Think your holiday decorations are the best? Enter the competition and prove it! Your McLean neighbors will vote for the top two winners in the following categories:

Best Overall: Features an exceptionally attractive, unique and complete design that utilizes space and resources well.
Most Creative/Original: Features exceptional use of creative ideas and lots of originality is evident in the design.
Best Holiday Theme: Features eye-catching decorations that clearly communicate a fully conceptualized theme.

Register online by clicking the Activity No. link above or by calling OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

Saturday,  Oct. 30, 5–10 p.m.
$5 per person; preregistration is recommended.

Activity No. 4704.221 

The Old Firehouse is transforming the inside of the center into the spookiest, scariest, walk-through experience in McLean. The House of Terror will be divided into two time slots:

• No Scares 5–7 p.m.: Participants can walk through the lighted path and view our actors and actresses with no jumps, scares or fears.
All Scares 7:30–10 p.m.: The effects are on, the lights are off, and the actors and actresses are out of sight and ready to surprise.

 

Trunk or Treat
Saturday, Oct. 30, 6–9 p.m.
Free for kids of all ages; preregistration is not required.


If the House of Terror isn’t your thing, no worries! Outside, the OFC's Trunk or Treat will have some music, fun and themed vehicles with Halloween candy to share while supplies last.

Monday, Nov. 1, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$70/$60 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8401.221

Food included.

 

Eat, drink and play games! Dave and Buster’s offers one of the best dining and entertainment experiences around. Buffet lunch and a $25 game card with unlimited arcade game play are included. Bring additional money for ticketed arcade games if desired.

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$50/$40 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8402.221

Waiver required. Food included.

 

This indoor facility is one of the most unique trampoline parks in the area and includes a ninja warrior course. With the opportunity for casual jumping, testing your bouncing dodgeball skills or testing your ninja abilities, this trip has something for everyone. We will get some lunch before watching one of the newest blockbuster movies. A signed waiver is required for participation. Lunch, movie tickets and admission are included in the cost. Appropriate exercise clothing is required. Bring money for additional snacks if desired.

Friday, Nov. 12, 7–9:30 p.m.

Activity No. 4705.221

$15/$10 MCC district residents

 

Join us for an evening of fun and prizes! Enjoy free popcorn and winners will take their pick of prizes! Preregistration is recommended.

 

Register by clicking on the Activity No. or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

 

Friday, Nov. 19, 4–10 p.m.

$65/$55 OFC Members

Activity No.: 5303.221

 

Two teams battle it out with bows and foam-tipped arrows in the Ultimate Archery arena. The gameplay is similar to dodgeball and the ultimate objective of the game is to tag all of the opposing players with arrows in order to eliminate them from the game. There are no painful marks or bruises from the arrows. Come test your skills at Ultimate Archery!

Friday, Dec. 3, 4–10 p.m.

$75/$65 OFC Members

Activity No.: 5304.221

Dinner included.

 

Join your friends at the Old Firehouse for a night of cooking. We will visit Cookology, voted one of the best cooking programs for young cooks by Washington Family Magazine readers. Participants will learn some new skills in the kitchen and make some tasty food.

Friday, Dec. 17, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4706.221

$5 per family of 4. Preregistration is recommended.

 

Gather the whole family and come test your trivia knowledge at the Old Firehouse Family Trivia Nights. Participants will enjoy unlimited popcorn with the chance to win a delicious prize!

 

Register by clicking on the Activity No. or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).

Monday, Dec. 20, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$75/$65 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8301.221

Food included.

 

Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the world! Join the Old Firehouse on a trip to Uno’s at Union Station to learn how to make some of the best deep-dish pizza you will ever eat. After pizza making, we will relax and catch a movie at AMC. Feel free to bring money for concessions and snacks.

Tuesday, Dec. 21, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$50/$40 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8302.221

Food included.

 

Funland of Fairfax is the premiere family fun center in Virginia. Whether you want the high-thrill rides, go-karting or laser tag, or the more laid-back activities of bumper boats, mini golf or the arcade, Funland has something for everyone. Admission and lunch are included in the fee. Bring additional money for extra food and arcade tokens if desired.