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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).

Friday, Dec. 17, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4706.221

$5 per person. 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.

Wednesday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$90/$80 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8303.221

Food included.


Travel with the Old Firehouse to get an exclusive look at the Baltimore Aquarium. Admission and lunch are included in the fee. Bring additional money for souvenirs if desired.

Thursday, Dec. 23, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$70/$60 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8304.221

Waiver required. Food included.


Do you have a need for speed? Well grab your helmet and prepare to experience a thrill like no other at a state-of-the-art, indoor go-karting facility! We’ll make some pit stops throughout the day to refuel our stomachs with a filling lunch. The cost of lunch and races are included in the fee. A signed waiver is required for participation.

Monday, Dec. 27, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$50/$40 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8305.221

Food included.

We are spending the day on the ice! Participants will be allowed to free skate during our visit. We will fuel up at a local eatery then head out to the ice rink.

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$90/$80 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8306.221


Enter a chocolate utopia at Hershey’s Chocolate World as we create our own Hershey Bar, become official Hershey Palateers in the taste lab, explore the factory via trolley and try to solve the 4D Chocolate Mystery. Admission to all activities is included in the fee. Participants will travel by charter bus. Spots will surely be devoured soon, so make sure you grab yours today.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$70/$60 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8307.221

Waiver required. Food included.


We'll be spending the day conquering vertical challenges and having a blast! First, we'll participate in a training to ensure participants learn the rules of safety and maximize their fun. Summit Ropes is the #1 indoor ropes course in the US. The group will have lunch, then make its way to a local cinema to enjoy a newly-released movie.


Climbers must be a minimum of 4 feet 2 inches and can be no taller than 6 feet 5 inches. Current weight limit is no more than 285 pounds.

Thursday, Dec. 30, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.

$65/$55 MCC district residents

Activity No.: 8308.221

Food included.


Roll as many strikes as you can! Lunch will be provided at the bowling alley. Then, we’ll play a few rounds of laser tag. Games, bowling shoes and the cost of lunch are included in the fee. Bring additional money for arcade games if desired.