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Learn about events happening in and around Washington! Local arts and cultural organizations are invited to submit events to this calendar.

Building Zone

  • Through Friday, July 31, 2015

The Building Zone introduces children to the building arts through play in an interactive gallery of hands-on activities for the Museum's youngest visitors.

For Whom It Stands

  • Through Saturday, February 28, 2015

More than 100 works of art, artifacts, documents, and photographs reflect the breadth of American experiences. A fragment of the original Star-Spangled Banner serves as a starting point to investigate the broad history and representation of the United States flag as an icon of our nation and its people.

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Handel’s 
Messiah

The Music Center at Strathmore

The critically acclaimed National Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorale, conducted by Stan Engebretson and joined by a superb cast of soloists, bring the joy, spirit and tidings of the season to you with this glorious oratorio, which includes such timeless favorites as “And the Glory of the Lord” and the “Hallelujah Chorus.”

3 Days ‘til Christmas! A New Holiday Musical

Northern Virginia Community College, Richard J. Ernst Community Center

This Broadway-Style holiday musical, appropriate for audiences of all ages, is packed with fun and fanciful chaos that promises to warm your heart and have your toes tapping. Glorious scenery, amazing costuming and a phenomenal cast weave a festive and touching song and dance story that will appeal to audiences young and old.

3 Days ‘til Christmas! A New Holiday Musical

Northern Virginia Community College, Richard J. Ernst Community Center

This Broadway-Style holiday musical, appropriate for audiences of all ages, is packed with fun and fanciful chaos that promises to warm your heart and have your toes tapping. Glorious scenery, amazing costuming and a phenomenal cast weave a festive and touching song and dance story that will appeal to audiences young and old.

3 Days ‘til Christmas! A New Holiday Musical

Northern Virginia Community College, Richard J. Ernst Community Center

This Broadway-Style holiday musical, appropriate for audiences of all ages, is packed with fun and fanciful chaos that promises to warm your heart and have your toes tapping. Glorious scenery, amazing costuming and a phenomenal cast weave a festive and touching song and dance story that will appeal to audiences young and old.

A Dickens of a Tour: Charles Dickens in Washington

Meets at 10th and E Streets NW (Cosi)

Ever ponder how Charles Dickens kept Christmas? Or where he went in our town? Walk in the great author's footsteps on this unusual historical, theatrical tour. Dickens came to Washington City twice in the 19th century and strolled the streets on a walking tour of his own. Led by a character from A Christmas Caroll, we'll wend our merry way past the actual buildings that Dickens visited, and see scenes from Dicken's Yuletide work played out in doorways and archways. Learn how Dickens friendship with a local family may have influenced his writing. Now in our 14th year! $12 adults, $6 under 16. Discounts for military id, gov't id and student id. Tickets online at www.historicstrolls.com or from Mrs. Cratchit at the tour (exact change welcomed with a curtsey) Portion of proceeds to So Others Might Eat Event begins at 12:00PM Presented by: Natalie Zanin Featured Artist(s): Natalie and the actors of www.historicstrolls.com

Categories: Holiday, History, Tours

Annual Holiday Group Show

Montpelier Arts Center

Montpelier’s resident artists showcase their work in this group holiday exhibition, highlighting their diversity and talent. 

Categories: Arts, Exhibits, Holiday

Chantons Noel - Holiday Concerts "a la francaise"

National City Christian Church

Get in the true spirit of the holiday season with the angelic sounds of the Children’s Chorus of Washington with a French flair, featuring CCW’s five award-winning chorus ensembles, and the Amadeus Brass Quintet.

Chocolate House Workshop for Families

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden

Come enjoy history, the hoildays, and fun for the family at Tudor Place.

Del Ray Artisans Holiday Market

The Del Ray Artisans Gallery

Del Ray Artisans 19th Annual Holiday Market features handcrafted work from local artists, plus Bake Sale to benefit a local nonprofit.  December 5-7, December 12-14, December 19-21.  Fridays 6-9pm (reception), Saturdays 10am-4pm, Sunday 12-4pm. www.TheDelRayArtisans.org/HolidayMarket

Holidays in Paris

The George Washington Masonic Memorial Theatre

The Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia's (SONOVA’s) annual holiday concert will feature seasonal favorites and classical repertoire with a special emphasis on French songs. This concert is family friendly and will include sing-along opportunities. 

ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman

National Harbor

Beginning November 14, experience the Capital region's must-see, award-winning holiday attraction, ICE!, at Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, Maryland. Kept at a chilly 9 degrees, rediscover the magic of everyone's favorite holiday classic, Frosty the Snowman, through colorful, life-size ice sculptures.

Categories: Holiday, Family Oriented

Santa Comes to the FArm

Star Gazing Farm

Come and meet Santa Claus at Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary in Boyds, Maryland, on Saturday, December 20 from 10 am-4 pm.  He will be waiting to hear all about your last minute wishes!  While you are here, you can meet the friendly farm animals and learn about how we care for them. 

Santa Comes to the Farm

Star Gazing Farm

Come and meet Santa Claus at Star Gazing Farm Animal Sanctuary in Boyds, Maryland, on Saturday, December 20 from 10 am-4 pm.  He will be waiting to hear all about your last minute wishes!  While you are here, you can meet the friendly farm animals and learn about how we care for them. 

Studio B Features First Holiday Show

Studio B

If you’re looking for a special gift this holiday season look no further than Studio B in downtown Bethesda, the artists’ studio located on the lower level at 7475 Wisconsin Avenue. The December Holiday Show is a great opportunity to view artwork by four accomplished painters which range in price beginning below $100.

Categories: Arts, Holiday, Exhibits

Vienna Boys Choir: Christmas in Vienna

George Mason University's Center for the Arts

Few experiences capture the wonder and magic of the holiday season quite like these remarkable Austrian youngsters in their annual Christmas concert. 

Categories: Arts, Holiday, Music: Other

Submit an Event

WETA invites local arts and cultural organizations to submit events to this community calendar. The calendar is offered as a free community service. Event listings are limited to those occurring in the Washington metropolitan area, and priority is given to performance and cultural events.

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