Holiday Events DC 2019

Our Holiday Guide will help you capture the spirit of the Holidays with 100+ concerts, shows, dance performances and events. From the traditional Atlanta Nutcracker, Handel's Messiah and A Christmas Story to Choral Arts Songs of the Season, Hip Hop Nutcracker and Santas Fly-In and everything in-between. Our all-inclusive guide takes you through Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and, New Years. Celebrate the Season with The Arts!

Spotlights

Holiday Art Show & Sale

Popcorn Gallery at Glen Echo Park
Thru Jan. 5, 2020

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sat. Dec 7

Manassas Symphony Orchestra: Story Time

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sat. Dec 7

A Nashville Christmas

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sat. Dec 7

Cantate Chamber Singers: Joy - How Can I Keep from Singing?

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Sat. Dec 7

Danú: An Emerald Isle Christmas

Dumbarton Concerts
Sat. Dec 7

Eileen Ivers: A Joyful Christmas

The Barns at Wolf Trap
Sat. Dec 7

Georgetown Chorale: Of Heaven and Earth

Church of the Epiphany
Sat. Dec 7

National Philharmonic: A Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Christ Episcopal Church
Sat. Dec 7

Holiday Tea & Mansion Tour

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 7

Family Fun Series: Holidays Around the World

Publick Playhouse
Sat. Dec 7

Encore Creativity for Older Adults Holiday Concert

Lexington Park United Methodist Church
Sat. Dec 7

Santa Fly-In

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Dec 7

Annual Holiday Card Workshop

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Dec. 7 – 8

The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays

National Theatre
Dec. 7 – 8

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Arts Barn
Dec. 7 – 15

CSI: Christmas Scene Investigators

Gunston Theatre Two
Dec. 7 – 15

The Christmas Revels: Celestial Fools

GW Lisner Auditorium
Dec. 7 – 15

Gay Men's Chorus: The Holiday Show

Lincoln Theatre
Dec. 7 – 15

A Motown Christmas

Signature Theatre
Dec. 7 – 21

The Nutcracker

The Puppet Co. Playhouse
Dec. 7 – 29

The Second City's Love, Factually

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 7 – 29

A Christmas Carol

Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Dec. 7 – 29

A Christmas Carol

Ford's Theatre
Dec. 7, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sun. Dec 8

Holiday Teen Tea

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Dec 8

Lúnasa Christmas Show

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Sun. Dec 8

The Spirit of Christmas

THEARC
Sun. Dec 8

A Very Special Holiday with Marian Anderson

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Sun. Dec 8

Holiday Vocals

Anderson House & The American Revolution Institute
Sun. Dec 8

A Celtic Christmas

Dumbarton Concerts
Dec. 8 – 15

The Snow Queen

Synetic Theater
Dec. 8, 2019 – Jan. 5, 2020

Dave Koz & Friends

Strathmore
Mon. Dec 9

2019 National Christmas Tree Lighting

The White House
Dec. 9, 2019 – Jan. 1, 2020

Candlelight Tours Commemorating Christmas 1899

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Dec. 11 – 19

A Jazzy Holiday with the Eric Byrd Trio

Montpelier Arts Center
Thu. Dec 12

Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce

The Kennedy Center
Thu. Dec 12

Step Afrika!'s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Dec. 12 – 22

An Irish Carol

Keegan Theatre
Dec. 12 – 31

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Fri. Dec 13

New Orchestra of Washington – Outside the Bachs

BlackRock Center for the Arts
Fri. Dec 13

Vienna Boys Choir

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Fri. Dec 13

A Celtic Christmas

AMP by Strathmore
Fri. Dec 13

Sinbad

Strathmore
Fri. Dec 13

NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops! with Leslie Odom, Jr.

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 13 – 14

Gloria! A Baroque Italian Christmas

Saint Mark's Episcopal Church
Dec. 13 – 18

A Charlie Brown Christmas presented by Prince William Little Theatre

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Dec. 13 – 22

Manassas Chorale: Resounding Joy

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sat. Dec 14

Helicon: Winter Solstice

Dumbarton Concerts
Sat. Dec 14

National Chamber Ensemble - Holiday Cheer

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Sat. Dec 14

Art Night Out - Ornaments

Arts Barn
Sat. Dec 14

Winter’s Eve

Glen Echo Park
Sat. Dec 14

Frosty

McLean Community Center
Sat. Dec 14

American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sat. Dec 14

Sylver Logan Sharp

Publick Playhouse
Sat. Dec 14

Cool Yule with Rochelle Rice

Arts Barn
Sat. Dec 14

Wreath Workshop: Historic Greenery

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Dec. 14 – 15

Voce Chamber Singers: The Stars Looked Down

Church of The Holy Comforter
Dec. 14 – 15

Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 14 – 21

The Magical Piñata

Keegan Theatre
Dec. 14 – 30

Asaph Dance Ensemble: Clara's Christmas

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Sun. Dec 15

BalletNova presents The Nutcracker Tea

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Sun. Dec 15

John Eaton's Holiday Songbook

McLean Community Center
Sun. Dec 15

Holiday Cookie Baking with Bonnie Benwick

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Sun. Dec 15

Wreath Workshop: Herbal

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sun. Dec 15

Champagne and Tchaikovsky

Montpelier Arts Center
Sun. Dec 15

Holiday Book Fair

The Writer's Center
Sun. Dec 15

The Washington Chorus: A Candlelight Christmas

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 15 – 22

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Strathmore
Dec. 17 – 19

Manassas Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Hylton Performing Arts Center
Dec. 18 – 23

Wine & Design

Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Thu. Dec 19

Perfect Octave: Holiday Concert

Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital
Thu. Dec 19

Heifetz Holiday Concert

The Kreeger Museum
Thu. Dec 19

Motown and More at the Holidays

Publick Playhouse
Thu. Dec 19

NSO: Handel's Messiah

The Kennedy Center
Dec. 19 – 22

A Holiday Sing-Along

Publick Playhouse
Fri. Dec 20

Holidays in Black & White

Arts Barn
Sat. Dec 21

The Soul Crackers

AMP by Strathmore
Sat. Dec 21

Gingerbreadpalooza!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 21

National Philharmonic: Handel's Messiah

Strathmore
Dec. 21 – 22

Cathedral Choral Society: Joy of Christmas

Washington National Cathedral
Dec. 21 – 22

Washington Bach Consort: The Christmas Story

National Presbyterian Church
Sun. Dec 22

Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family Christmas

Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall
Mon. Dec 23

The Washington Chorus: Kids, Family & Friends Christmas

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Mon. Dec 23

The Washington Chorus: Kids, Family & Friends Christmas

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Mon. Dec 23

Cub Corner

College Park Aviation Museum
Thu. Dec 26

ACM Kwanzaa Celebration

THEARC
Fri. Dec 27

Atlas Presents: Squeakers & Mr. Gumdrop

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Dec. 27 – 31

A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 31

First Night Alexandria

Alexandria Waterfront
Tue. Dec 31

A Jazz New Year's Eve: Branford Marsalis

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 31
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