Holiday Events

The Nation’s Capital comes alive during this time of the year. There are countless activities to take the family to. Check out the list below for some fun ideas to spend your time during the holiday season. Call ahead or check out the web sites of the events for more information.

 

American Holiday

Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 4pm and Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 4pm

National City Christian Church

Washington, DC

http://cchorus.homestead.com/

Tickets: $10/children 12 and under; $25/adults; $50/reserved section.

The Choral Arts Society of Washington: Joyeux Noël

December 14, 2009 at 7pm

The Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=RKCAB

Tickets are $15 to $65/person.

A Christmas Carol

November 23, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Ford’s Theatre

Washington, DC

202.547.1122

http://www.fordstheatre.org/splash

Tickets range in price from $17 to $58 depending on show date.

The Christmas Revels

December 5 to 13, 2009 at Lisner Auditorium. Family Friday Night: 25% discount on all youth seats throughout the house. Available at the December 11th 7:30pm show.

Lisner Auditorium

Washington, DC

800.595.4849.

http://revelsdc.org/events.html#dec05

Community Carol Sing

December 13, 2009 at 3:30 & 7pm.

Atlas Performing Arts Center

Washington, DC

http://www.capitalcitysymphony.org/

Free!

A Dickens of a Tour: Charles Dickens in Washington

December 12, 19 & 26, 2009 at noon, 90 minutes long

10th and E St. NW

Washington, DC

301.588.9255

www.historicstrolls.com

$10/adult and $5/under 12

A Holiday Festival

December 11 to 13, 2009 (various showtimes).

DAR Constitution Hall

Washington, DC

http://www.usarmyband.com/events/holiday_festival.html

All tickets have currently been distributed for this year’s production. Patrons without tickets are welcome 10 minutes prior to the concert’s scheduled time if seats are available.

Holiday Magic

November 26, 2009 through January 10, 2010

U.S. Botanic Garden

100 Maryland Ave. SW

Washington, DC 202-225-8333

Conservatory East Gallery and Garden Court

http://www.usbg.gov/education/events/Holiday-Magic.cfm

Messiah Sing-Along

December 23, 2009 at 8pm

The Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=MKHFM

Free tickets will be given away Tickets will be distributed beginning at 6pm on the day of the performance in front of the Concert Hall. ONE ticket per person in line will be distributed.

National Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah

December 17 to 20, 2009.

The Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

Tickets are $20 to $85.

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=NKMES

NPR’s A Jazz Piano Christmas

December 11, 2009

The Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=MKJGP

Tickets are $42/person.

NSO Pops: Happy Holidays!

December 10 to 13, 2009

The Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=NKPSC

Tickets range from $20 to $85

The Nutcracker – The Washington Ballet

THEARC

Washington, DC

December 3 to 5, 2009.

http://www.washingtonballet.org/performance-ticketing/season-calendar/2009.htm?month=December

Special performance of The Nutcracker followed by a Nutcracker Party on Saturday, December 5. This performance benefits THEARC’s One in a Million Campaign. The ballet begins at 1 p.m., followed by the Nutcracker Party, 3 – 4:30 p.m. Tickets for the benefit performance and party are $85 for adults and $65 for children 12 and younger and senior citizens.

The Nutcracker – The Washington Ballet

December 10 to 27, 2009

Warner Theatre

Washington, DC

http://www.warnertheatre.com/calendar.asp

Tickets are $31 to $87 and are available at theatre box office and online.

Pennsylvania Ballet: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

November 24 to 29, 2009

The Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=BKBSB

Tickets are $47 to $150.

Russian Winter Festival

Saturday, December 12, 10 am-7 pm & Sunday, December 13, 1-5 pm

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

4155 Linnean Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20008-3806

202.686.5807

http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/calendar.html

$18 Public, $12 Member, $7 College Student, $5 Children ages 6-18.

No program fee is required for children under 6.

Teddy Roosevelt and the Ghostly Mistletoe

December 5 to 20, 2009

Kennedy Center, Family Theater

Washington, DC

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=KKTBB

$18/person

The Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas

December 19 to 22, 2009

The Kennedy Center

Washington, DC

http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showEvent&event=RKWCB

Tickets are $15 to $60.

Maryland

10th Annual Festival of Wreaths

November 12, 2009-December 3, 2009

2474 Cambridge Beltway

Cambridge, Maryland 21613

Hours: Mon-Sat, 9am-4pm

410-228-8569

http://pleasantday.com

10th Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show

November 27, 2009-December 13, 2009

Darnall’s Chance House Museum

14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr

Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

Hours: Thur-Sun, 12N-5pm

301-952-8010

http://pgparks.com

12th Annual Festival of Wreaths

December 2, 2009-December 6, 2009

Carroll Arts Center

Westminster, Maryland 21157

Hours: Wed-Sat, 10am-8pm daily; Sun, 1-4pm

410-848-7272

http://carr.org

14th Annual Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival

November 28, 2009-January 2, 2009

Seneca Creek State Park

11950 Clopper Rd

Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877

Hours: Sun-Thur, 6-9pm; Fri-Sat, 6-10pm

301-258-6350

http://gaithersburgmd.gov

27th Annual Festival of Trees

November 27, 2009-November 29, 2009

Maryland State Fairgrounds

Timonium, Maryland 21286

Hours: Fri-Sat, 10am-9pm; Sun, 10am-6pm

800-830-3976

http://www.festivaloftrees.org/

Another Radio Christmas

November 19, 2009 to January 9, 2010.

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

Frederick, MD

301.662.6600

http://www.wayoffbroadway.com/

Tickets range from $25 to $45

Antique Christmas Festival

December 5, 2009-December 6, 2009

Throughout county

Calvert County (Various Cities), Maryland 20779

Hours: Sat-Sun, 10am-5pm

Phone: 410-257-3153

410-867-3277

Breakfast with Santa

December 5, 2009

University Golf Course Clubhouse

College Park, Maryland 20742

Hours: Sat, 8:30am & 11:30am

301-314-6631

http://dining.umd.edu

Breakfast with Santa

December 12, 2009

Chapel of the Incarnation

14070 Brandywine Rd

Brandywine, Maryland 20772

Hours: Sat, 8am-12N

301-627-8469

http://stthomascroom.org

BSO Presents: Too Hot to Handel: The Gospel Messiah

December 10, 2009 at 8pm.

Strathmore, Bethesda

http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=4469

Tickets: $25 to $80.

Candlelight House Tour

December 5, 2009-December 6, 2009

Downtown Frederick

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Sat, 5:30-9pm; Sun, 12N-4pm

301-600-2844

http://celebratefrederick.com

Candlelight Stroll

December 11, 2009-December 19, 2009

Information Booth at Annapolis City Dock

Annapolis, Maryland 21403

Hours: Fri-Sat, 7pm

410-268-7601

http://watermarkjourney.com

Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship

December 28, 2009

Downtown

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Mon, 4-9pm

301-600-2888

800-999-3613

http://fredericktourism.org

Celtic Christmas

December 5, 2009-December 20, 2009

Boordy Vineyards

Hydes, Maryland 21082

Hours: Sat-Sun, 1-5pm

410-592-5015

http://boordy.com

Chanukah Wonderland

December 6 & December 11 to 18, 2009

Kentlands Market Square

Rockville, MD

http://www.ourshul.org/

Free admission!

Chanukah Wonderland

Downtown Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD

http://www.chabadsilverspring.com/

Children’s Weekend

December 12, 2009-December 13, 2009

Downtown Frederick

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Sat, 9am-5pm; Sun, 12N-6pm

301-600-2844

http://celebratefrederick.com

A Christmas Carol

Publick Playhouse

Cheverly, MD

December 3, 2009 at 4pm.

$5/person. Recommended for grades K to 5.

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Arts/Publick_Playhouse/Events.htm

Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National Resort

Featuring ICE!

November 19, 2009 – January 10, 2010

201 Waterfront Street

National Harbor, MD 20745

(301) 965-2000

http://www.gaylordhotels.com/gaylord-national/special-events/washington-dc-events/christmas-on-the-potomac/index.html?intcmp=gn-tsr-cotpevents#cotp

Christmas Market and Craft Handmade Show

November 7, 2009-December 19, 2009

Agriculture Center, 700 Smith Ave

Westminster, Maryland 17340

Hours: Sat, 8am-2pm

410-848-7748

http://carrollcountyfarmersmarket.com

Christmas on the Square

November 27, 2009

Downtown on the Square-Washington St

Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

Hours: Fri, 5-9pm

301-475-9791

http://leonardtown.somd.com

Eighth Victorian Christmas

December 5, 2009-December 6, 2009

Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum

3725 Dr. Samuel Mudd Rd

Waldorf, Maryland 20601

Hours: Sat-Sun, 11am-8pm

301-274-9358

A Family Plantation Christmas

December 5, 2009

Sotterley Plantation

Hollywood, Maryland 20636

Hours: Sat, 10am-4pm

301-373-2280

800-681-0850

http://sotterley.org

Fells Point Old Tyme Christmas

December 5, 2009-December 12, 2009

Broadway Square

Baltimore City, Maryland 21231

Hours: Sat, time TBA

410-675-8900

http://fellspointdevelopment.com

Festival of Lights

December 18, 2009

City Hall

101 N. Court St

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Fri, 7pm

301-600-2844

http://celebratefrederick.com

Festival of Trees

December 3, 2009-December 6, 2009

Robinwood Medical Ctr

Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Hours: Thur-Sat, 9am-9pm; Sun, 10am-5pm

301-790-8631

http://festivaloftreesinhagerstown.org

First Saturday

December 5, 2009

Market and Patrick Sts

Shab Row/Everedy Square

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Sat, 5-9pm

301-698-8118

http://downtownfrederick.org

Frosty Friday

November 27, 2009

Market and Patrick Sts

Shab Row/Everedy Square

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Fri, 8am-9pm

Phone: 301-698-8118

http://downtownfrederick.org

Garden in Lights

December 11, 2009-December 31, 2009

Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center

Solomons, Maryland 20629

Hours: See schedule nightly, 6-9pm; closed during inclement weather; no buses

410-326-4640

http://annmariegarden.org

Health Share Holiday Home Tour

December 1, 2009

Various homes throughout the county

St. Mary’s County (Various Cities), Maryland 20650

Hours: Sun, 11am-4pm

301-475-4331

Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 4, 2009-December 5, 2009

Sotterley Plantation

Hollywood, Maryland 20636

Hours: Fri-Sat, 6-10pm

301-373-2280

800-681-0850

http://sotterley.org

Holiday Candlelight Tours

December 10, 2009-December 12, 2009

Montpelier Mansion

9650 Muirkirk Rd

Laurel, Maryland 20708

Hours: Thur-Sat, 6-9pm

301-953-1376

http://pgparks.com

Holiday Dinner Cruise

November 1, 2009-November 30, 2009

Spirit of Baltimore

Inner Harbor

Baltimore City, Maryland 21202

Hours: Thur-Sat, 7-10pm; Sun, 5-8pm

410-727-3113

800-695-BOAT

Holiday Festival of Trains at the B&O

November 27, 2009-December 30, 2009

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum

901 W Pratt St

Baltimore City, Maryland 21223

Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-4pm; Sun, 11am-4pm

410-752-2490

http://borail.org

Holiday Magic

December 5, 2009

Rose Hill Manor Park

Frederick, Maryland 21701

County: Frederick

Hours: Sat, 10am-3pm

301-600-1650

http://rosehillmuseum.com

Holiday Mart

December 5, 2009

Centennial High School

Columbia, Maryland 21046

Hours: Sat, 10am-5pm

410-313-4622

http://howardcountymd.gov

Holiday Planes & Trains

December 19 to 26, 2009

College Park Aviation Museum

College Park, MD

$4/adults; $3/seniors; $2/children.

http://www.collegeparkaviationmuseum.com/Events/Holiday_Trains_and_Planes.htm?DateTime=633968202000000000&PageMode=View

Holiday Tour

December 4, 2009-December 13, 2009

Carroll County Farm Museum

Westminster, Maryland 21157

Hours: Fri, 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun, 12N-5pm

410-386-3880

800-654-4645

http://carrollcountyfarmmuseum.org

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

November 20 to December 6, 2009

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Blair Family Center for the Arts

The Bullis School

Potomac, MD

301-299-8571

http://www.potomactheatreco.org/

Single show tickets are $20/adults and $18/children, students and seniors. Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.

Kids Kandlelight

December 12, 2009

Belair Mansion

Bowie, Maryland 20715

Hours: Sat, 4-7pm

301-809-3089

Kris Kringle Procession

December 4, 2009

Downtown Frederick & Baker Park

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Fri, 6:30pm

301-600-2844

http://celebratefrederick.com

Kwanzaa Celebration

Publick Playhouse

Cheverly, MD

December 27, 2009 at 3pm

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Arts/Publick_Playhouse/Events.htm

$10/adults; $8/seniors and students; $5/ages 5 and under.

Lights, Latkes and Laughs

Sunday, December 13, 1-3 pm

JCC of Greater Washington

6125 Montrose Rd.

Rockville, MD 20852

www.jccgw.org/articlenav.php?id=464

$7 per person or $20 per family (max)

Lunch with Santa

December 12, 2009-December 20, 2009

Lady Baltimore

Inner Harbor

Baltimore City, Maryland 21202

Hours: Sat-Sun,12N-2pm

410-727-3113

800-695-BOAT

Maryland Christmas Show

November 20, 2009-November 29, 2009

Frederick Fairgrounds

Frederick, Maryland 21793

Hours: Fri-Sat, 10am-6pm; Sun, 10am-5pm

301-898-5466

http://marylandchristmasshow.com

Mooseltoe!

December 1 & 2, 2009 at 10:15am & noon

Publick Playhouse

Cheverly, MD

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Arts/Publick_Playhouse/Events.htm

Tickets are $6/person; $5/groups of 15 or more.

A Monumental Occasion

December 3, 2009

Mount Vernon Place

Baltimore City, Maryland 21202

Hours: Thur, 5:30-7pm

1-877-BALTIMORE

http://promotionandarts.com

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree

November 14, 2009 to January 9, 2010.

Way Off Broadway Children’s Theatre

Frederick, MD

301.662.6600

http://www.wayoffbroadway.com/

Museums by Candlelight

December 12, 2009

Various museums

Frederick, Maryland 21701

Hours: Sat, 12N-7pm

301-600-4047

800-999-3613

http://fredericktourism.org

National Philharmonic Handel’s Messiah

December 12, 2009 at 8pm and December 13, 2009 at 3pm.

Strathmore

Bethesda, MD

(301) 581-5100

http://www.strathmore.org/eventstickets/calendar/view.asp?id=4212

Kids ages 7-17 are free.

The Nutcracker – American Dance Institute

December 18 to 20, 2009.

Rockville, MD

http://americandance.org/new/pdf/2009_Nutcracker.pdf

Tickets are $20/adults; $10/children 12 and under. The Sugar Plum Extravaganza will take place 12/20 from 11:30am to 1pm and is $25 which includes admission for one adult and one child.

The Nutcracker

December 3, 2009-December 6, 2009

Harford Community College Amoss Center

Bel Air, Maryland 21015

Hours: Thur, 6pm, Fri, 8pm; Sat, 3 & 8pm; Sun, 1 & 4pm

410-836-4211

http://harford.edu

The Nutcracker

November 27 to December 31, 2009.

The Puppet Co. Playhouse

Glen Echo, MD

301.320.6668

http://www.thepuppetco.org/

Tickets are $10 (ages 2 and older), call for more information.

The Nutcracker – Metropolitan Ballet Theatre & Academy

December 4 to 6, 2009 and December 12 & 13, 2009

Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center

Montgomery College

Rockville, MD

240.567.5301

http://www.mbtdance.org/performances/the-nutcracker/

Tickets range from $17 to $22. They also offer Girl Scout specials

Pumpkin & Christmas at Applewood Farm

October 3, 2009-December 27, 2009

Applewood Farm

4435 Prospect Rd

WhiteFord, Maryland 21160

Hours: Sat-Sun, 10am-4pm

410-836-1140

http://applewoodfarm.org

Season’s Greetings

December 17, 2009 at 10:15am or noon.

Publick Playhouse

Cheverly, MD

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Arts/Publick_Playhouse/Events.htm

$6/person; recommended for grades Pre-K to 5.

The Shoemaker and the Elves

December 15, 2009 at 10:15am & noon

Publick Playhouse,

Cheverly, MD

http://www.pgparks.com/Things_To_Do/Arts/Publick_Playhouse/Events.htm

Tickets are $6/person.

Singular Sensations Annual Holiday Exhibition

December 3, 2009

Columbia Art Ctr

Columbia, Maryland 21045

Hours: Thur, 6-9pm

410-730-0075

Snowflake Tea

December 11, 2009

Belair Mansion

Bowie, Maryland 20715

Hours: Fri, 4pm

Phone: 301-809-3089

http://cityofbowie.org

State House by Candlelight

December 4, 2009-December 5, 2009

Maryland State House

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Hours: Fri-Sat, 7-9pm

410-260-6400

Three Centuries of Celebration Preview

December 4, 2009

William Paca House and Garden

186 Prince George St

Annapolis, Maryland 21401

Hours: Fri, 7-9pm

410-267-8146

http://annapolis.org

The Trains of Christmas

December 5, 2009-December 27, 2009

300 S Burhans Blvd (US 11)

Hagerstown, Maryland 21741

Hours: Fri-Sun, 1-5pm

301-739-4665

http://roundhouse.org

Trainspotting and Holiday Fun

November 29, 2009

Bowie Train Station Museum

Bowie, Maryland 20715

Hours: Sun, 10am-5pm

Phone: 301-575-2488

http://cityofbowie.org

Victorian Christmas

December 3, 2009-December 25, 2009

Historic Berlin

Berlin, Maryland 21811

410-641-4775

http://berlinmdcc.org

Winter’s Eve

December 13, 2009

National Colonial Farm at Accokeek Foundation’

Accokeek, Maryland 20607

Hours: Sat, 5-8pm

301-283-2113

http://accokeek.org

Winter Wonderland Tea

December 27, 2009

Belair Mansion

Bowie, Maryland 20715

Hours: Sun, 4pm

301-809-3089

http://cityofbowie.org

Virginia

Alexandria Holiday Tree Lighting

Friday, November 27, 2009, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Market Square/City Hall

300 Block of King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

City of Alexandria Events Hotline: (703) 883-4686

Alexandria Visitors Center: (703) 746-3301

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM

Virginia Gateway Shopping Center

7390 Atlas Walk Way

Gainesville, VA 20155

(703) 227-1240

[email protected]

www.vagateway.com

“The Black Candle: A Kwanzaa Celebration” Film Screening

Alexandria Black History Museum

902 Wythe Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Saturday, December 12, 2009 (4:30 PM-6:30 PM)

(703) 838-4356

[email protected]

www.AlexBlackHistory.org

Chanticleer – “A Chanticleer Christmas”

Saturday, November 28, 2009, 8:00 PM

George Mason University Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

(888) 945-2468

www.gmu.edu/cfa

Admission Fee: $48, $40, $24

Christmas in Camp Open House

Saturday, December 12, 2009, 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site

4301 West Braddock Road

Alexandria, VA 22304

(703) 838-4848

[email protected]

www.fortward.org

Suggested donation: $2/adult, $1/child.

Christmas at Mount Vernon

Friday, November 27, 2009 – Wednesday, January 06, 2010, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

South end George Washington Parkway

Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Main Line: (703) 780-2000

Dining: (703) 780-0011

Group Sales: (703) 799-8688

[email protected]

Visit.MountVernon.org

Admission Fee: $15/adult; $7/child

Christmas at Oatlands

Monday, November 23, 2009 – Wednesday, December 30, 2009. Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.

Oatlands Plantation

20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane

Leesburg, VA 20175

703-777-3174

www.oatlands.org

City of Fairfax Festival of Lights & Carols

December 5, 2009

Kitty Pozer Garden, next to Old Town Hall

3999 University Drive, City of Fairfax

(703)385-7858.

http://www.fairfaxva.gov/SpecialEvents/FLC/FLC.asp

This is a free event for all ages.

City of Falls Church Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, December 05, 2009, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

Sunday, December 06, 2009, 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

City of Falls Church Community Center

223 Little Falls Street

Falls Church, VA 22046

(703) 248-5077

Admission is free for children under 12, and 50 cents for children 12 and older and $1 for adults.

Escape To Black Friday

Friday, November 27, 2009, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Workhouse Arts Center

9601 Ox Road

Lorton, VA 22079

General Information: (703) 584-2900

[email protected]

www.workhousearts.org

Flutopia Flute Choir

Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 8:00 pm

George Mason University Center for the Arts

(703)993-8888

http://www.gmu.edu/cfa/calendar/month/2009/12/

George Winston: The Winter Show

December 11, 2009 at 8pm

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

http://www.gmu.edu/cfa/calendar/178/

Tickets range from $21 to $42

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, December 05, 2009 – Sunday, December 06, 2009, 10:00 AM-4:00 PM

60 Ida Lee Drive

Leesburg, VA 20175

Phone: (703) 777-1368

Holiday Favorites at The Lyceum

Sunday, December 20, 2009, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM & 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

The Lyceum

201 S. Washington St.

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 838-4994

www.AlexandriaHistory.org

Holidays Happen at Reston Town Center

Friday, November 27, 2009, 8:00 AM-10:00 PM

Reston Town Center

11900 Market Street

Reston, VA 20190

(703) 689-4699

[email protected]

www.restontowncenter.com

Holiday Music Show and Sing-Along

December 13, 2009 at 3pm

Thomas Jefferson Theatre

Arlington, VA

http://www.potomacharmony.org/

Tickets are required; admission is free. However donations will be accepted for Doorways for Women and Families.

Holiday Open House at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

Thursday, December 03, 2009, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Torpedo Factory Art Center

105 N. Union St

Alexandria, VA 22314

(703) 838-4565

[email protected]

www.torpedofactory.org

Holiday Open House

Friday, December 04, 2009, 5:00 PM-8:30 PM

Manassas Museum

9101 Prince William Street

Manassas, VA 20110

Phone: (703) 368-1873

Phone: (703) 257-8453

www.ManassasMuseum.org

Admission Fee: FREE

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

Friday, Saturday & Sunday December 11 to 19, 2009. Performances are at 8pm (Fri/Sat) and 2pm (Sun).

Alden Theatre

McLean, VA

http://mcleancenter.org/alden/communityarts.asp

Tickets are $19/adults; $17/students.

Leesburg Holiday Parade and Festival

Saturday, December 12, 2009, Parade begins 10:00 am followed by the festival, 11:00-2:00

King Street

Leesburg, VA 20176

(703)777-1368

Master Singers of Virginia Christmas Concert – Herndon

Sunday, December 06, 2009, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Church of the Epiphany

3301 Hidden Meadow Drive

Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 655-7809

[email protected]

www.msva.org

Admission Fee: $15-$18

Mount Vernon by Candlelight

Friday, November 27, 2009 – Sunday, November 29, 2009, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Friday, December 04, 2009 – Sunday, December 06, 2009, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Friday, December 11, 2009 – Sunday, December 13, 2009, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Friday, November 26, 2010 – Sunday, November 28, 2010, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Friday, December 03, 2010 – Sunday, December 05, 2010, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Friday, December 10, 2010 – Sunday, December 12, 2010, 5:00 PM-8:00 PM

Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy; South end of the GW Parkway

Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Public Inquiries: (703) 780-2000

Dining Reservations: (703) 780-0011

Group Sales: (703) 799-8688

[email protected]

Visit.MountVernon.org

Admission Fee: $18/adults $12/child

Natalie MacMaster – “Christmas in Cape Breton”

Friday, December 18, 2009 (Opens: 8:00 PM)

George Mason University Center for the Arts

4400 University Drive

Fairfax, VA 22030

(888) 945-2468

www.gmu.edu/cfa

Admission Fee: $46, $38, $23

Family Friendly: Youth through grade 12 half price

New ASO Holiday Concert at Rosslyn Spectrum

Saturday, December 05, 2009, 8:00 PM-9:00 PM

Rosslyn Spectrum

1611 North Kent St

Arlington, VA 22209

(703) 548-0885

Admission Fee: 15 adults, 10 youth

The Nutcracker – BalletNOVA

December 3 to 6, 2009

Thomas Jefferson Theatre

Arlington, VA

http://www.balletnova.org/

Tickets range in price from $17 to $25.

The Nutcracker – Classical Ballet Theatre

November 28 & 29, 2009. Saturday showtimes are at 2 & 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.

Ernst Community Cultural Center

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, VA

Tickets are $20/adults; $15/children; $12/military & Girl Scouts.

http://www.cbtnva.org/nutcracker.shtml

The Nutcracker – Dance Academy of Loudoun

December 5 & 6, 2009

Franklin Park Performing Arts Center

Purcellville, VA

http://danceloudoun.com/

Tickets are $10/children and $12/adults.

The Nutcracker – Metropolitan Fine Arts Center

Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 11am & 4pm

Ernst Cultural Center

Northern Virginia Community College

Annandale, VA

http://www.metrofinearts.com/DecemberProductions/Nutcracker.html

Tickets are $17/adults; $12/children & seniors.

The Nutcracker Tea

December 5 & 12, 2009. Seatings are at 11am and 2pm.

Ritz Carlton

Tysons Corner, VA

http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/TysonsCorner/Information/Calendar/Default.htm

Cost is $68/person and reservations are required.

Parade of Lights Holiday Boat Parade

Alexandria Visitor Center at Ramsay House

Saturday, December 05, 2009, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM

221 King Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

Alexandria Visitors Center: (703) 746-3301

(800) 388-9119

[email protected]

www.VisitAlexandriaVA.com

Rockapella: A Rockapella Holiday

December 19, 2009 at 2 & 8pm.

George Mason Center for the Arts

Fairfax, VA

http://www.gmu.edu/cfa/calendar/181/

Tickets range from $21 to $42.

Rockin’ Hanukkah Concert

December 19, 2009 at 2pm

Alden Theatre

McLean, VA

http://mcleancenter.org/alden/mcleankids.asp

Tickets are $14/nonresidents; $10/residents.

Santa Arrives by Barge at Lake Anne

Saturday, December 05, 2009, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM

Lake Anne Village Center

1609 Washington Plaza

Reston, VA 20190

Myers Public Relations: (703) 476-9377

www.lakeanneplaza.com

Santa’s Frosty Follies

Between November 28 to December 20, 2009.

Various venues

http://www.metrofinearts.com/DecemberProductions/SantasFrostyFollies.html

The Scottish Christmas Walk Weekend

George Washington Masonic Memorial

101 Callahan Drive (at the intersection of King & Callahan)

Alexandria, VA

(703) 548-0111

http://www.scottishchristmaswalk.com/contact.html

‘Tis the Season, Annual Holiday Concert

December 12, 2009

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church

Alexandria, VA

703.548.4734

www.AlexChoralSociety.org

http://alexandriachoralsociety.wordpress.com/

Tickets are $10 for seniors, students, and military, $20 for adults 13-years-old or older, children 12 and under are free.

A Very Merry Musical

December 4th at 7:30pm, December 5th at 11:30am, 4:30 & 7:30pm.

First Baptist Church of Alexandria

2932 King Street

Alexandria, VA

http://www.harmonizers.org/joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=305&Itemid=207

$27/adults; $13/ages 6 to 12; 5 and under are free.

Virginia Ballet Company Nutcracker

Saturday, December 26, 2009 (6:30 PM-9:00 PM)

Sunday, December 27, 2009 – Tuesday, December 29, 2009 (2:00 PM-4:00 PM)

Sunday, December 27, 2009 – Tuesday, December 29, 2009 (7:00 PM-9:00 PM)

NVCC Annandale Campus Ernst Cultural Center Theater

8333 Little River Turnpike

Annandale, VA 22003

(703) 249-8227

www.virginiaballetcompany.org

Admission Fee: $30 adult, $20 other

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long

December 6, 2009 at 4pm

Wolf Trap for the Performing Arts

Vienna, VA

http://www.wolftrap.org/Home/Find_Performances_and_Events/Performance/09Filene/1206show09.aspx

Bring a gift for the Toys for Tots campaign.

Admission is free, no tickets required, gates open at 3pm. Parking is free but limited so plan on arriving early.

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