10 for the Road


Connecticut. "Christmas Across Africa" features Nativity scenes crafted by artists throughout Africa. Through Feb. 5. Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven. Closed Dec. 25. www.kofcmuseum.org; 203-865-0400

Maryland. Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center features "Ice!" - DreamWorks' "Merry Madagascar" presented in a world of colorful sculptures carved entirely from 2 million pounds of ice. Through Jan. 8. Tickets: Ages 13-62, $25-$35; ages 4-12, $20-$30; ages 62 and older, $19-$24. Military rates are available. ChristmasOnThePotomac.com; 301-965-4000.

Massachusetts. "Under the Big Top: Festival of Trees 2011" runs through Jan. 2 in Pittsfield. The galleries of Berkshire Museum will be filled with more than 100 holiday trees decked in circus colors. 39 South St. (Route 7). Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. $15 adult; $7 child. www.berkshiremuseum.org; 413-443-7171.

New Hampshire. First Night Portsmouth on Dec. 31, beginning at 4 p.m. celebrates creativity, imagination, and participation and emphasizes family programming. Schedule of events at www.proportsmouth.org/firstnight.cfm

New Jersey. The Boardwalk Basketball Classic, Dec. 26-31, raises college scholarship money for graduating high school seniors at Wildwood and Wildwood Catholic. Wildwoods Convention Center. www.bbclassic.net.

New York. "2011 Annual Wonderland of Trees" is trees and wreaths decorated by organizations in Genesee County. Continuing through Jan. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 131 West Main St., Batavia, Greater Niagara.; 585-343-4727;

Ohio. "Adventure: Valley of the Unknown" at the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus is a game in which members of the "Explorer Society" on a dig in the "Valley of the Unknown" need your help to crack the code of an observatory and uncover the island's secrets. 333 West Broad St., Columbus, Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.; Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2-$3. www.cosi.org; 614-228-2674

Pennsylvania. Choo Choo Barn is celebrating the season with a display featuring 50 hidden Santas. Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 226 Gap Rd. (Route 741 East), Strasburg. $7 adults; $4 children. www.choochoobarn.com; 717-687-7911.

Rhode Island. Artists for Save the Bay Sale & Exhibit in Providence runs through Dec. 27. The Narragansett Bay-themed event features more than 200 original works of art by local artists. Save the Bay Drive. www.savebay.org/artists.

Virginia. Colonial Williamsburg has a full schedule of events joining old traditions with new programs this holiday season. www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/visit/holidays/index.cfm; 757-229-1000.