Holiday Festival of Trains, Swing Dancing, Zumba and More in Howard County this Weekend

Looking for something exciting to do this weekend? Check out some of the fun things going on around town.

Each week, Patch puts together a list of local activities and events going on in your area this weekend.  Check back weekly and tell us in the comments if you know of any additional activities coming up.

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Bright Lights of Broadway

  • Where:  St. John's Parish Day School, 9130 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 29, 1:30 p.m.
  • Description:  Program that helps children with communication disorders and social skills needs improve their communication abilities through musical theatre.
  • Cost: Free


Holiday Festival of Trains

  • 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: $16.00 (50% off admission for new, unwrapped toys for donation to Toys for Tots)


Infant and Toddlers ~ Play Partners

  • Where: Howard County Library Elkridge Branch, 6540 Washington Blvd,Elkridge
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 29, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
  • Description:  Activities, stories, music and more for infants to age 23 months. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cost: Free


US 1 Flea Market

  • Where: US 1 Flea Market, 7540 Washington Blvd, Elkridge
  • When:  Saturday, Dec. 22, 8 a.m.
  • Description:  Indoor-Outdoor flea market includes everything from clothing to fowl.
  • Cost: Free


Friday Night Swing Dance Club       

  • Where:  125 York Rd, Towson
  • When:  Friday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m.
  • Description:  The Friday Night Swing Dance Club runs dances with live bands every Friday.  Dances are open to the public, to all ages 16 and up. No partner necessary.
  • Cost: $12


Kickboxing Class

  • Where: 6955 Oakland Mills Rd, Columbia
  • When: Friday, Dec. 28, 8 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Description:  Hand techniques, leg techniques, proper footwork, generating and distributing kinetic energy into each technique are taught in this technique and conditioning class).
  • Cost: $10


Ladies Only Zumba – First class free

  • Where: One For All Dance Academy, 9691 Gerwig Ln Ste L, Columbia
  • When: Saturday, Dec. 29, 10 a.m.
  • Description:  Ladies are invited to check out a zumba class at One for All Dance Academy, first class is free.
  • Cost: Free

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