Weekly planner: Holiday festival, winter break camps and more

The Winter Walk of Lights in the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens (courtesy NOVA Parks)

The weekly planner is a roundup of interesting events over the next week in the Herndon and Reston area.

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Monday, Dec. 20

  • Winter Break Camp — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel Recreation Area — A day camp for kids ages 5 to 12 starts. Daily activities include outdoor nature activities, arts and crafts, sports, no bake cooking and science experiments. Cost begins at $60.

Tuesday, Dec 21

  • Herndon Teen Book Club — 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Herndon Fortnightly Library and online — Talk about the book “Geekerella” with other teens.

Wednesday, Dec. 22

  • Potions Class: From Alchemy to Chemistry — 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (virtual) — Create different colors, bubbling chemical reactions and more. This virtual camp for 2nd to 6th graders starts at $60.

Thursday, Dec. 23

Friday, Dec. 24

  • Homeschoolers Meetup — 2-4 p.m. at Reston North Park — Join homeschool students at a playground during this weekly event.

Saturday, Dec. 25

  • Meadowlark’s Winter Walk of Lights — 5-10 p.m. at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens — Enjoy lights and holiday scenes in this annual transformation, which goes through Jan. 2. The tickets for those ages 2 and over are $18 each.

Sunday, Dec. 26

  • Tinsel! — activities throughout the day at 45425 Holiday Drive in Sterling — From a storytime with Mrs. Claus to creating holiday crafts, check out this holiday lights festival.

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