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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, Oct. 8, 7–9 p.m.

Activity No. 4702.221

$5 per family of 4. Preregisration is recommended.

 

Gather the whole family around the computer or tablet and get ready for some socially distant trivia. Prizes for winning teams!

 

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

Saturday, Oct. 9, 4:30–10 p.m.

$60/$50 OFC Members

Activity No.: 5302.221

Dinner included.

 

The Old Firehouse staff invites the brave-hearted to join them on a haunted journey. We will search for ghosts, zombies and whatever creepy creatures might appear in the night. Admission to all attractions is included in the fee.

Friday, Oct. 15, 7–10 p.m.
Activity No. 4703.221
$5 per person
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va., 22101

The Old Firehouse presents After 7, a themed party for that includes raes, contests, catered food and drinks. One of the hottest DJ’s in the DMV will be playing the hottest hip-hop, top 40 and dance hall tracks, plus requests. Get ready for some Halloween fun and join us… After 7.

 

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.

5th and 6th Grader Party
Friday, Oct. 22, 7–9:30 p.m.
$35/$25 MCC district residents. Preregistration is highly recommended.
Activity No. 4601.221

The Old Firehouse 5th & 6th Grader Parties are themed and decorated accordingly. Partygoers can enjoy catered food and beverages, a DJ spinning the latest tunes, an open dance floor and a variety of other attractions and activities. Preregistration is recommended.

 

To volunteer: Parents who wish to volunteer for parties must submit an email request to Ashlyn Thompson at 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,  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!