WEEKENDS ON WEDNESDAYS
Mr. Popper's PenguinsDec 22-Dec 31, DC: Head to the Kennedy Center to meet some feathery friends out of their element in this fresh and funny musical adaptation of Richard and Florence Atwater’s popular book.
Messiah Sing-alongDec 23, DC: Be part of Washington's most popular free holiday event, the Kennedy Center's Messiah Sing-Along. Back by popular demand, the evening concert on December 23 at 6 p.m. in the Concert Hall features conductor Nancia D'Alimonte as she leads members of the Opera House Orchestra, guest soloists, a chorus of 200, and a very enthusiastic audience in Handel's masterpiece. A family and community tradition since 1971!
Waterskiing SantaDec 24, Alexandria: The Longest Running Waterskiing Christmas Show, with Santa, crazy Elves and a meet and greet!
All Star Christmas Day Jazz JamDec 25, DC: Join in the 19th annual Millennium Stage tradition, with host/vibraphonist Chuck Redd, drummer Lenny Robinson, trumpeters Robert Redd and Tom Williams, bassist James King, and vocalist Delores King Williams for a jazzy good time!
Yuletide at WinterthurNow-Jan 7, Delaware: Tour Henry Francis du Pont’s former home decorated with sparkling holiday displays, including the famous majestic dried-flower tree; royally inspired trees including the earliest types of colorful lights decorating house exteriors; the du Pont family holiday celebrations; and the evolution of Christmas trees over the decades from the 1880s to 1960s. While you’re here, enjoy fun and festivities at jazz events, lectures, and musical and theatrical performances. Experience a breathtaking blend of beauty, history, and tradition.
Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday SpectacularDec 22-23, Baltimore: The jaw-dropping magic of Cirque comes to the concert hall as the BSO musicians who dazzle you on stage are joined by acrobats, contortionists, jugglers, balancers, strongmen and high-flying aerialists from above. Sure to wow, this holiday spectacular is a “treat for the eyes and ears”. Head to the lobby for festive food and drinks, and a visit with Santa!
Madagascar, A Musical AdventureDec 22-23, Columbia: Based on the blockbuster DreamWorks film of the same name, this high-energy stage adaptation contains all of your favorite characters as well as your favorite dance hit “Move It, Move It!” Family theatre fun is here just in time for the holidays.
Phil Vassar and Kellie PicklerDec 22, Frederick: Touring together for the first time, country music icons take the stage in support of their upcoming single. From chart-topping hits to beloved holiday favorites, the award-winning entertainers are sure to delight in a country Christmas concert unlike any other.
Frosty the SnowmanNow-Dec 31, Glen Echo: Do you want to build a snow man? How about watching him spring to life in front of you for one day of adventures before he melts away? In this merry wintertime romp, chock-full of chuckles and comic antics, Frosty dances into the hearts of kids and adults alike- even the heart of one near-sighted cop- through his uproarious antics.
The IllusionistsDec 27-Jan 7, DC: Direct from Broadway, the Kennedy Center presents the world’s best-selling magic show after sell-out shows in 2015! This mind-blowing spectacular showcases the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible Illusionists on earth.
Lo How A Rose E'er BloomingDec 22-23, DC: Folger Consort celebrates the season with evocative Advent and holiday music from Germany—from the medieval majesty of the 15th-century to the the 17th-century German Baroque. The music of Praetorius, Schütz, Schein, and Scheidt is performed, along with festive dances and canzonas.
Christmas Village in BaltimoreNow-Dec 24, Baltimore: The 5th Annual Christmas Village will feature 50 vendors selling authentic European food, ornaments and arts & crafts from all over the world, along with entertainment, fun for the kids, and Santa!
Washington Harbor Ice RinkOngoing, DC: At 11,800 square feet, the Washington Harbor Ice Rink is DC's largest outdoor ice skating venue. Skate alongside the Potomac River and enjoy a hot beverage from one of the rink-side restaurants. Rentals and Learn to Skate programs are also offered.
Dec 28, Annapolis: Virginia vs. Navy, Be There!
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