Holiday Happenings

December 9

Toys for Tots

The Bowie Police Department is once again accepting donations of NEW and UNWRAPPED toys at the following locations by December 9 in support of Toys for Tots. Look for the Toys for Tots donation bins at the following Bowie drop-off points:

Bowie City Hall / Bowie Police Department
15901 Fred Robinson Way

Bowie Gymnasium
4100 Northview Drive

Bowie Senior Center
14900 Health center Drive

Bowie Ice Arena
3330 Northview Drive

Kenhill Center
2614 Kenhill Drive

Shop with a Cop

Looking for ways to give back this holiday season? Help other families in need by donating to the Bowie Police Department's annual Shop with a Cop program! Your donation is what makes this incredible event possible. To donate, send a cash or check donation by December 9 to:

City of Bowie
15901 Fred Robinson Way
Bowie, MD 20716

Checks made payable to "City of Bowie"

For more information about our Shop with a Cop event, contact or 240-544-5792.

December 9, 10, 11, 16, and 17

Magic Elf Hunt!

12 p.m. – 4 PM, Belair Mansion
Alert! Alert! Elves are missing from the North Pole and Santa believes they are hiding at Belair Mansion…again! Santa needs your help! Come to Belair Mansion and become an official elf hunter. Help return those naughty elves to the North Pole in time for Christmas. Free. No reservations needed.

Saturday, December 10

Senior Chorale Winter Concert “Sheer Joy”

2 p.m., Bowie Center for the Performing Arts
The Senior Chorale is back and getting ready to provide the JOY we all need. This year’s concert, enthusiastically directed by Craig Sparks, is literally “Sheer Joy”. Your spirit will be lifted by songs such as “How Can I Keep from Singing,” “Joyful, Joyful,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” and more. See you at the show! Tickets can be purchased online for $8 (plus a small service fee) at or at the BCPA box office (15200 Annapolis Road), open Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., as well as two hours before the concert. A ticket booth will be set up at the Senior Center on Thursday, November 17, from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday Fun with Santa

10 a.m. - 12 p.m., City Gym
Come see Santa, enjoy crafts, and a fun Christmas environment at the Bowie Gym. No breakfast served.

Friday, December 16

Holiday Party

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Bowie Senior Center
Enjoy DJ “C-Well” and share in some holiday games. Pre-register by Dec. 7. $5 residents/$6 nonresidents.

Saturday, December 17

Breakfast with Santa [EVENT IS FULL]

9 - 11 a.m., Bowie Senior Center
This event is back after a 2 year- hiatus and better than ever. Youngsters and the young at heart can visit with Santa, eat breakfast, make crafts, and watch a magician. Pre-register by December 2. This event is only open to 90 participants, so register now. Admission is $5, children 2 and under are free.

Sunday, December 18

Reindeer Training Station

12 – 4 p.m., Belair Stables 
Did you know that Santa uses Belair Stable to train reindeer? Learn what it takes to be a North Pole reindeer. Free. No reservations needed.

Friday, December 30

Welcome 2023 – “Noon” Year’s Party

12:30 p.m., Bowie Senior Center
Put on your finest party outfit or come casual as we celebrate with entertainment, noisemakers, and light refreshments. Pre-registration fee $5 residents/$6 nonresidents.

Santa Rides Through the Neighborhoods (courtesy Bowie Volunteer Fire Dept.) - Visit for the schedule and to view the Santa tracker!

View our Holiday News flyer for more details about all of these events and more holiday news.