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Monday, Nov. 1 - Saturday, Dec. 11

The McLean Community Center will be accepting toy donations for Toys for Tots from Monday, Nov. 1 through Saturday, Dec. 11.

Toys can be dropped off at the dropbox in the MCC lobby, or at the Santa Claus is Coming to Town event on Saturday, Dec. 11.

 

Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 792 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 244 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.

Thursday, Dec. 9, 6:30–8 p.m.
$45 per family/$35 MCC district residents

Activity No. 4504.221  

Celebrate the holidays and start a new family tradition with us! Families decorate their own one-of-a-kind gingerbread houses! We'll supply a pre-built house, more than 20 traditional candies, toppings and frosting. The program will be held in person, however, families can make arrangements to pick up their purchased houses and supplies to use at home. 

Notes: Parental supervision is required for children ages 12 and younger. Products may contain dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts and other allergens.



Saturday, Dec. 11, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
$10 per family. Only ONE registration is required per family. Register in advance as space is limited.
Activity No. 4505.221 

Join us and take a photo with Santa in a contactless, outdoor environment with social distancing. Our photographer will take a photo and email it to you. You can also leave a letter for Santa in a special mailbox.

 

MCC will be accepting toy donations for Toys for Tots at this event.



Saturday, Jan. 8, 1-5 p.m. 

Free admission.

 

Join the McLean Community Center as we kick off the New Year with some wintry fun.  We’ll have ice skating, arts and crafts and video games indoors with a DIY smores station and other fun attractions outside. Ice skating will be on a first-come, first-served basis and wristbands will be given out with 30-minute time slots. We will also have hot dogs and hot cocoa refreshments. 

Friday, Jan. 14, 3:30-10 p.m.

Activity No. 5305.322

$50/$40 OFC members. Food is included.



Monster Mini Golf is a state-of-the-art, indoor, climate-controlled facility completely under the luminescent glow of black lights. The 18-hole golf course (and adventure) has unique, “living art” and monster-themed décor featuring fun-loving, animated monsters. The facility also includes mini bowling, monster-themed laser tag, a laser maze and light concessions.

Friday, Jan. 28, 7–9:30 p.m.
Activity No. 4602.322
$35/$25 OFC Members.

Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free catered food and beverages will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, an 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 Aaron Greene at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, your child’s name and a home address. Volunteer hours are 6:30-9:45 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Volunteer spots are limited.

Friday, Feb. 11, 7–9:30 p.m.
 $15/$10 MCC district residents. Preregistration is recommended.

Activity No. 4709.322

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

Friday, Feb. 25, 7–9 p.m.

$25/$20 MCC district residents. Each participant must register separately.

Activity No. 4501.322

For all ages. Children can come to MCC for a fancy “date” with their parents or guardians. Create lasting memories by joining us at the MCC’s Sweetheart dance.

 

Featuring:

  • Light refreshments
  • DJ
  • Photo booth
  • Crafts

 

Space is limited so register early! Each participant must register separately.



Friday, Mar. 11, 7–9:30 p.m.
Activity No. 4603.322
$35/$25 OFC Members.

Old Firehouse 5th and 6th Grader Parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Free catered food and beverages will be distributed to participants. Parties feature a DJ, an 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 Aaron Greene at oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name, your child’s name and a home address. Volunteer hours are 6:30-9:45 p.m. Each parent volunteer receives one free admission for his or her child. Volunteer spots are limited.

Friday, March 25, 3:30-10 p.m.
Activity No. 5306.322
$50/$40 OFC members. Food is included.

 

Spend a night watching a newly released blockbuster at the ICON theater in Tysons! The Old Firehouse group will have dinner then watch the movie. Movie tickets are included in the fee. Please bring additional money for movie concessions as desired.