Holiday Events DC 2018: Concerts, Dance, Theatre & More

Over 60 Holiday Events for you to choose from including A Christmas Carol and Elf: The Musical, The Nutcracker Ballet, Candlelight Tours, Choral Performances and more. 
 

Hot Hits

Sweet Heaven Kings

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Fri. Dec 21
Anacostia’s acclaimed 16-member gospel brass and percussion band Sweet Heaven Kings present their annual holiday program.

Messiah Sing-Along

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Dec 23
Back by popular demand, the evening concert 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.

Encore Chorale

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Dec 26
Encore Chorale, the dynamic ensemble created specifically for first-time or returning musicians over the age of 55, comes back to Millennium Stage for an evening of crowd-pleasing holiday music.

Beltway Brass

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Dec 24
The Beltway Brass plays a variety of holiday favorites in their own jazzy, not-too-classical way. Expect some extremely fashionable Christmas sweaters as well.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington presents: Holiday Sing

Terrace Theatre
Sat. Dec 22
A multi-genre celebration of holiday traditions around the world, featuring holiday classics and original compositions accompanied by a 15-piece chamber orchestra and a mass choir.

Children of the Gospel Choir

Palisades Community Church
Sat. Dec 22
The Washington Performing Arts Children of the Gospel Choir (COTG) performs a holiday concert!

Holiday 9

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Thu. Dec 20
A night of holiday songs and sing-alongs from nine of D.C.’s best performing artists.

All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 25
Join in the 20th annual All-Star Christmas Day Jazz Jam, a Millennium Stage tradition.

Wesley Bright & The Honeytones

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Mon. Dec 31
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m. with a performance by Wesley Bright and the Honeytones, a soul band from the funky rubber city of Akron, Ohio.

Celtic Christmas

Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center
Sun. Dec 30
In this Celtic holiday celebration, renowned D.C.-based Irish musician Zan McLeod is joined by Sean Heely on fiddle, Tracy Jenkins on bagpipes, and Kevin Elam on banjo, whistle, and vocals.

A Gospel Christmas

Washington National Cathedral
Fri. Dec 21
Celebrate the joyful Christmas story through Scripture and song, led by the Cathedral Band. Jazz, blues and gospel set the mood for this service as we tell it from the mountain that Jesus Christ is born.

Spotlights

Joy of Christmas

Washington National Cathedral

Choral Arts: A Family Christmas in Alexandria

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Sat. Dec 22

Candlelight Tours

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Thu. Dec 20

The Windsock Arms: Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Wed. Dec 19

DC Strings presents Handel’s Messiah and Holiday Hymns

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Dec 20

A Christmas Messe

Folger Theatre
Thru Dec. 23

The Play That Goes Wrong

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 18, 2018 – Jan. 6, 2019

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

Olney Theatre Center
Thru Dec. 30

Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Thru Dec. 22

A Candlelight Christmas

Strathmore
Dec. 20 – 21

Capitol Hill Chorale: A Time of Transcendence

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church
Mar. 16 – 17, 2019

Bandana Splits

Strathmore

Wreath Workshop: Herbal

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Strathmore
Dec. 18 – 19

Choral Arts: Songs of the Season

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 17, 2018 – 16, 2019

An Irish Carol

Keegan Theatre
Thru Dec. 31

Gingerbreadpalooza!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 22

Christmas themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Dec 17

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Thru Dec. 30

Indoor Recess: Arts & Crafts Hour for Adults

Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum

Annual Holiday Group Show

Montpelier Arts Center
Thru Dec. 31

Blackrock’n New Year’s Eve 2019

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Mon. Dec 31

The Nutcracker

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Thru Dec. 30

Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Thru Dec. 30

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Dec 8, 2019

Elf: The Musical

Olney Theatre Center
Thru Jan. 6, 2019

A Candlelight Christmas

The Kennedy Center
Thru Dec. 22

Kwanzaa themed Story Time

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Mon. Dec 31

Mid-Winter Music of Early America

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Sat. Dec 29

Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Waverly Street Gallery Annual Holiday Gift Show

Waverly Street Gallery
Thru Jan. 5, 2019

The Art League Gallery's Petite December Exhibit

The Art League
Thru Jan. 6, 2019
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