Massanutten Resort
McGaheysville, VA


Wacky weather can make planning your next field trip, birthday party or group outing a real hassle. At Massanutten Indoor WaterPark, we have taken the guess work out of your planning woes!  With all access to the WaterPark, Diamond Jim’s Arcade and our optional private party rooms, your group is sure to have a splash’n good time! Plus, as a way to capture this memorable day, all groups will receive a free photo in our WaterPark frame! Come join the fun!

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Snow Wonders - Children’s Museum of Virginia
Portsmouth, Fri & Sat nights, through Dec 27
Snow will fall from the sky, music will fill the air and we hope it brings back fond memories from other places you may have lived and enjoyed in the past. Also other holiday special events at the museum.
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A Colonial Christmas, Jamestown Settlement & Yorktown Victory Center
Williamsburg & Yorktown, December 1-January 4, 2015
“A Colonial Christmas” offers a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions with special tours and interpretive programs and, December 26-31 and January 2-4, musical entertainment of the period. A Jamestown Settlement holiday film and guided tours compare and contrast English Christmas customs of the period with how the season may have been observed in the difficult early years of the Jamestown colony. At the Yorktown Victory Center, hear accounts of Christmas and winter in Revolutionary War encampments and glimpse holiday preparations on a 1780s farm.
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Children's Museum Challenges! - Children's Museum of Virginia
Portsmouth - December 22-24, 10:30, 12:30, 2:30 & 3:30
Take the chill off with our daily challenges. Relay races, games, contests, and obstacle courses will have your heart racing with anticipation.
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Eye in the Sky Game - Udvar-Hazy Center
Chantilly, VA, Decemer, 26, 27 & Jan 4
It is the height of the Cold War, and tensions are escalating between the world’s superpowers. An American aircraft carrying sensitive cargo has disappeared. The cargo cannot end up in enemy hands. Your mission is to find the aircraft, using aerial surveillance tools.  Success depends on verifying the intelligence you gather at every step.
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Fruitcake Science - Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, December 26-30
Join us as we put everyone’s least favorite holiday treat to the test during Fruitcake Science. Watch fruitcakes stand up to blowtorches, liquid Nitrogen, electric currents, the laws of physics and more! Enjoy healthy fruitcake recipes in the Boost! Kitchen, learn how cooks dehydrate fruit and take part in unconventional experiments this holiday season.
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Noon Year’s Eve - Science Museum of Virginia
Richmond, December 31, 2014, 10am - 1pm
Ring in the New Year at the Museum! Watch our very own version of the ball drop, where we launch 2,015 bouncy balls using liquid Nitrogen at the strike of noon! Enjoy a juice toast, make your own noisemaker, construct a geodesic globe and much more.
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First Day Hikes - all Virginia State Parks
January 1
Join us Jan. 1 for our Annual First Day Hike offered at all 36 Virginia State Parks. This year we have a team challenge and photo contest and the first 100 participants get a special First Day Hike bumper sticker.
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Cinderella - Encore Stage & Studio
Arlington, January 9-18, 2015
In this musical adaptation of the classic fairy tale, a young girl, nicknamed Cinderella by her cruel stepsisters, dreams of leaving her work behind and becoming a princess. When the Prince throws a ball, she finally gets her chance. With a little bit of magical assistance from her fairy godmother, Cinderella just might win the heart of her very own Prince Charming. Recommended for ages 4 and up.
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