10 Local Holiday Storytimes

These holiday-themed storytimes are a fun way to spend a morning or afternoon during the season! Bring the kids to one of these local storytimes and get in the holiday spirit!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas Storytime

Saturday, Dec. 5, 11:00 a.m.

Barnes & Noble at Tysons Corner Mall, Mclean, VA

A special Storytime featuring the holiday classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Pigs at the Pole Puppet Storytime

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2-3 p.m.

Kingstown Public Library, Alexandria, VA

Santa’s in trouble… the elves have the flu, presents need to be made, and he’s calling for help! Come out for a hilarious action packed show. Ages 6-12.

Chanukah Story Hour

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 4-5 p.m.

Barnes & Noble, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

Warm up your winter with a Chanukah story time at Barnes & Noble in Rockville! Hear a story, make a unique dreidel with creative materials and then play with your dreidel with us!

Post Mark: Santa’s Misfit Postman Storytime

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 4 p.m.

Hooray For Books, 1555 King St. Ste. 101, Alexandria, VA

You and your child will love an afternoon with Post Mark, Santa’s misfit postman! If your child is worried about their letter making it to Santa, don’t worry – Post Mark will make sure it gets there personally! Get a copy of Post Mark signed and stick around to hear the story of his magical origins.

Polar Bears, Penguins and Mice Oh My! Festive Storytime

Wednesday, Dec. 9, 6:30-7 p.m.

Noyes Library for Young Children, Kensington, MD

Your kids will enjoy fun stories, sing-alongs, and fingerplays.

Appropriate for all ages.

Nutcracker Storytime

Saturday, Dec. 12, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Introduce a new generation to this holiday favorite through interactive storytelling and dance! After a lively reading, children can learn simple ballet steps and movement activities to go with it.

Family Winter Storytime

Thursday, Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m.

Southeast Library, 403 7th St. SE, Washington, D.C.

Come in from the cold to enjoy some favorite winter-themed stories, songs & activities geared to families with children ages 8 and under.

How to Catch Santa Storytime

Saturday, Dec. 19, 11 a.m.

Barnes & Noble at Tysons Corner Mall, Mclean, VA

Filled with humor and holiday warmth, this is a jolly read-aloud for the whole family to enjoy!

Time for Tots: Here Comes Jack Frost Storytime

Tuesday, Dec. 15, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Black Hill Regional Park, 20926 Lake Ridge Dr., Boyds, MD

Enjoy a seasonal story, make a craft to go with the story, and then go outside to explore nature with a park naturalist. The story is “Over and Under the Snow Here Comes Jack Frost” by Kazuno Kohara.

Otus the Owl Winter Storytime

Tuesday, Dec. 22, 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Ln.

Rockville, MD

Listen to some seasonal stories and meet the mascot, Otus the Owl!

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