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Saturday, Oct. 29, 5-10 p.m.
Activity No. 4702.222
Free for all participants. Preregistration is required.

Calling all families of ghouls and goblins! Come join the Old Firehouse (in your best Halloween costumes) for a night of live music, games, food, contests and tons of candy!

Help Us and Have Fun! Families who wish to volunteer them- selves and their vehicles for Trunk or Treat can submit an email request to oldfirehouse@mcleancenter.org. Please include your name and your trunk theme and submit your request by Friday, Sept. 30. Volunteer hours are 4:30–10:30 p.m. Each family will receive candy to distribute to the trunk or treaters. Volunteer spots are limited.

Friday, Nov. 18, 7-9 p.m.
Old Firehouse Center
Activity No. 4703.222
$15/$10 MCC district residents


Whether you are a beginner or an expert, love snacks or want to get your hands dirty with some paint, come on down to the Old Firehouse for our Snack & Paint night. Led by a professional art teacher, you will be able to create your own masterpiece with your family while having tons of fun doing so. All materials and snacks are included in the fee. Preregistration is recommended.

Register Now! Deadline for House Decorators: Friday, Dec. 9

Contest and Voting Runs Dec. 19–Jan. 1

Activity No. 4704.222


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:


1. Best Overall: Features an exceptionally attractive, unique and complete design that utilizes space and resources well.
2. Most Creative/Original: Features exceptional use of creative ideas and lots of originality is evident in design.
3. Best Holiday Theme: Features eye-catching decorations that clearly communicate a fully conceptualized theme.

Families who register for the competition will receive a thank you gift from the Old Firehouse.


Register online at oldfirehouse.org or call OFC at 703-448-TEEN (8336).