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$35/$25 MCC district residents. Fee includes one gingerbread house, frosting, a variety of candies and toppings

Activity No. 4501.220


For families. Nothing says holiday cheer like decorating a gingerbread house with the family!  We will provide, for curbside pick-up, a pre-built gingerbread house, a variety of traditional gingerbread house candy decorations, extra toppings, and plenty of frosting to create your one-of-a-kind gingerbread house.  Please share your design with us on social media using the hashtag: #MCCGingerbreadHouse.


Note: Products may contain dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts and other allergens.


We will email everyone that registered when gingerbread houses and supplies are ready for curbside pick-up.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m.–1pm
$10 per family; preregistration is required.
Activity No: 4502.220

For families with children ages 2–8. Come join us and take a photo with Santa Claus in a contactless, outdoor environment with social distancing. Our photographer will take the photo and send it to your email address. Santa is in a giant, inflatable snow globe with a special appearance by Mrs. Claus. This event allows you to celebrate the holidays in a number of ways. You can take a photo with Santa, leave a letter for him in a special mailbox and donate a new, unwrapped toy to MCC's Toys for Tots campaign (optional).


You will be contacted for an appointment time.


The Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Parties*
Friday, March 19, 7-9 p.m.

Activity No. 4734.321
$30 each/$25 MCC district residents. Preregistration is highly recommended.
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va., 22101

*These programs may become virtual programs or cancelled at Fairfax County and the McLean Community Center’s discretion regarding the coronavirus.

Old Firehouse 5th & 6th Grader parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free catered food and beverages will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, open dance floor and a variety of activities. Preregistration is recommended.


To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, your child’s name and home address. Volunteer hours are 6:30-9:15 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Volunteer spots are limited.

Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.–noon
Activity No. 4502.321
$5 per person, children under 36 months are free. Registration in advance is required for all participants. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

For ages 3-8. Join your neighbors at this celebration of the changing of seasons. Enjoy self-guided arts and crafts, entertainment and take advantage of the opportunity for your children to get a photo with Bunny. Bring your camera and smartphone for photos! An MCC staff member will be on hand to take a photo of you and for family. Also remember to bring your basket for our Parent/Child Egg Hunt (10 eggs per child). Please register early as space is limited.

Friday, April 30, 7–8:30 p.m.
Activity No. 4501.321
$25 per participant/$15 MCC district residents. Each participant must register separately.

For all ages. Join us for an evening to celebrate fathers and daughters. The night includes, music, dancing, light refreshments, a photo booth, a craft and quality time with your princess. Join us to create memories that will last. Princesses will be crowned upon arrival! Formal dress or business attire is recommended. Space is limited, so register early.