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Solstice Days — Bethesda — Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda hosts Solstice days Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with special exhibits, a hike, a shadow puppet theater and free hot chocolate.

There will also be a campfire with marshmallows and a luminary-lit reflection hike in the woods each night after dark.

The free event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. each day.

Holly TrolleyFest — Colesville — Saturday and Sunday

The National Capital Trolley Museum in Colesville hosts Holly TrolleyFest. Visitors can watch toy trains and visit with Santa aboard the streetcars.

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The event runs from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Admission is $8 for children ages 2 to 17, and $10 for adults.

Holiday Festival at the Civic Center — Rockville — Saturday

Visitors to Rockville’s Civic Center Park on Saturday can spend time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and enjoy arts and crafts activities, musical performances and decorations.

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The free event lasts from 1 to 4 p.m.

Menorah lighting — Rockville — Sunday

Chabad Israeli Center of Rockville hosts a menorah lighting on Sunday to commemorate the first night of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights.

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Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with arts and crafts in Dawson’s Market, followed by the menorah lighting at 4:30. Visitors can ice skate for $10.

Dan Schere can be reached at Daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com