Weekends on Wednesday


A Christmas Carol

Dec 15-17, Frederick: There are so many productions of A Christmas Carol to choose from this year! The Weinberg presents their version as the traditional tale you know and love.

Home for the Holidays

Dec 16-17, Baltimore: Head to the Meyerhoff for the BSO's holiday treat, playing classic favorites and hosting the tap-dancing Santas!

How the Grunch Stole Hanukkah

Dec 16, Bethesda: It’s that time if year again! Hanukkah is on its way. Whether you have never before seen a latke, or you whittle your own dreidel each year, Unexpected Stage’s winter fundraiser has something for everyone. Check out Unexpected Stage Company's love parody, complete with music and holiday treats.

Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells

Now-Dec 24, Frederick: The Maryland Ensemble Theatre delights young audiences with Junie B, a first grader with an attitude. Don’t miss this family-friendly story, with a message about the importance of giving.

Handel's Messiah

Dec 16-17, Bethesda: The Strathmore and the National Philharmonic present this perennial favorite. No holiday celebration is complete without a performance of Handel’s uplifting oratorio Messiah, a work that has delighted and inspired audiences worldwide since its premiere in 1741.

GRUMP Holiday Market

Dec 15-17, DC: GRUMP, the alternative art and crafts holiday show. What will you find at GRUMP? Visit this European-style outdoor market at the National Zoo's main entrance, where you will find local artisans wselling everything from handmade soaps, sweets, jewelry, prints and letterpress cards to glass art, hand-bound books, clothing, upcycled animal pillows and DIY craft kits.


Now-Dec 17, DC: Each December, Winterfest at Wunder Garten is transformed into a magical space— think twinkly lights and tasty food at the Pop-Up Cafe, s'mores and snuggy blankets around a fire pit and sipping hot chocolate as you pick the best tree and shop the Mid-Atlantic region’s most talented makers. Look for fun DIY workshops, photos with Santa, live music and more...

Crazy For You

Now-Jan 14, Arlington: Beloved songs meet sensational dance in the ultimate feel-good Tony Award®-winning musical comedy for the holiday season, playing at the excellent Signature Theatre.

Les Miserables

Dec 20-Jan 7, DC: Head to the Washington National Theatre to see a newly-updated but ever-popular hit Broadway show. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck, cheering “Les Miz is born again!”

Nationals Winterfest

Dec 16-17, DC: Nats fan? The Washington Convention Center is place to go this weekend! Activities include clinics with Nats players and coaches, snow fort making, batting practice, join in Kids Press Conferences, ride The Slider, a giant slide, plus much more!

Holiday Light Show

Now-Dec 31, Westminster: View this drive-in light display synchronized to music on the beautiful campus of McDaniels College.

Holiday Tours at Montpelier

Now-Dec 30, Laurel: See Historic Montpelier decorated in festive, traditional greens. There is even more to see in the artists' boutique and in the gift shop.

Handel's Messiah

Dec 15-17, Annapolis: The centerpiece of historic downtown Annapolis, St. Anne’s Church is the perfect place to experience Handel’s powerful and timely masterpiece live.  This set of concerts the week before Christmas is another beloved Annapolis tradition. When J. Ernest Green conducts the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Messiah takes on extra energy, passion and meaning.

The Revolutionists

Now-Jan 7, Baltimore: Head to the Everyman Theatre to experience the French Revolution, where heads will roll, and big laughs will ensue. France's fight for equality and freedom propels itself to modern times with this bold, brave and blisterinly funny new work about feminism, legacy and standing up for one's beliefs.

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