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- Where: B&O Railroad Museum: Ellicott City Station, 2711 Maryland Ave., Ellicott City
- When: Friday, Nov. 23 – Sunday, Jan. 27, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Description: B&O Railroad museum's annual holiday celebration of toy trains and model railroading. New this year is a custom built 360 degree LEGO model train layout created by The Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area LEGO Train Club.
- Cost: $16 (50% off admission for new, unwrapped toys for donation to Toys for Tots)
- Where: Turf Valley, 2700 Turf Valley Rd., Ellicott City
- When: Sunday, Dec. 9, Dec. 16, Dec. 23
- Description: Alexandra’s Restaurant sponsors a brunch buffet with kid-friendly fare and time with Santa.
- Cost: Kids under 4: Free / Kids 4-12: $15.95 / Adults: $30.95
Holiday Drop 'n Shop: A Christmas Story
- Where: The Pottery Stop and Coffee Shop, 9050 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City
- When: Friday, Dec. 7, 6 p.m.
- Description: Kids night out includes a pottery piece, materials, instruction, firing, pizza and a drink. For reservations email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cost: $25
Singles Holiday Dinner Dance
- Where: 8165 Cyprus Cedar Ln, Ellicott City
- When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
- Description: Dinner, DJ and dancing for singles age 40+. Details at www.firstplacesingles.org.
- Cost: $15
Holiday Cupcakes and Cheer
- Where: Cypress Cove, 9090 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City
- When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.
- Description: Prizes, discounts and holiday gifts.
- Cost: Free
Breakfast with Santa
- Where: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School, 4801 Ilchester Rd,Ellicott City
- When: Sunday, Dec. 9, 8 a.m.
- Description: Hot breakfast buffet, photos with Santa, Secret Santa Shop for kids, raffle trees, personalized ornaments, kids crafts and more.
- Cost: Kids 3 and Under: Free / Kids 3-12: $5 / Adults: $10
- Where: 7271 Eden Brook Drive, Columbia
- When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Description: Annual Christmas Bazaar featuring gifts, foods, Christmas carolers and more. Salmon dinner available 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
- Cost: $20