It doesn’t feel like Christmas without hearing beloved holiday music live or catching a classic Christmas show.
This year, it will be more difficult to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season due to COVID. But there sill still be some festive holiday concerts and performances in and around Maryland. This year will have some indoor, outdoor and virtual events to enjoy and get you in the holiday spirit!
Don’t forget to call ahead to verify before attending an event! Updated for 2021. List is updated regularly. Check back often!
Based on the beloved, timeless film! Two WWII veterans and a duo of beautiful singing sisters perform their Christmas show at a rural Vermont lodge. They plan a yuletide fun-filled extravaganza to help fill the inn! Seventeen Irving Berlin tunes make this a family musical worthy of becoming a holiday tradition! Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Columbia. tobysdinnertheatre.com
Hershel just wants to celebrate Hanukkah with the community, but the Queen and King of the Goblins have forbidden the lighting of the candles. Can Hershel save the day and lift the curse for this shtetl (village)? Based on the book by Eric Kimmel. The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo. thepuppetco.org
Enjoy this classic holiday story by Charles Dickens and make it a holiday tradition. Follow mean-spirited Ebenezer Scrooge who hates Christmas as he is visited on Christmas Eve by three ghosts to help him see the true meaning of Christmas. Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis. classictheatremaryland.org
Rediscover this timeless classic presented in a friendly one-man show. Adapted from Dickens’ original novella and reading tour, Morella’s solo version will transport you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. This critically acclaimed production has become a holiday must-see. Olney Theatre Center, Olney. olneytheatre.org
The Puppet Co. brings to life Tchaikovsky’s musical adaptation of the tale by E. T. A. Hoffman. Larger than life-size costume characters and marionettes delight Clara- Marie, and the audience, on a magical journey through the “Land of the Sugarplum Fairy.” The Puppet Co. Playhouse, Glen Echo. thepuppetco.org
Experience the magic of The Washington Ballet’s charmingly-DC The Nutcracker! This celebrated production is set in historic 1882 Georgetown with George Washington, King George III, and other historical figures. Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C., washingtonballet.org
Enjoy a performance of holiday show-stoppers with new song and dance numbers, performed by our popular Broadway performers and a live band. Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis. classictheatremaryland.org
Discover the wonder of this timeless holiday tradition and allow yourself to be magically swept away by the tale of the young heroine Clara and her adventures to rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen’s evil spell. Travel with Clara through the whirling Kingdoms of Snow and Sweets to the place where the possibility of dreams, the magic of Christmas, and the wonder of the child merge to reveal her destiny. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. balletmaryland.org
Celebrate the season with an adventurous musical trip around the world! Sultans of String’s “Christmas Caravan” delivers an exuberant performance featuring originals, world-music inspired classics, and seasonal favorites to warm your heart on a cold winter’s night. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. annapolissymphony.org
A Christmas Story, The Musical, brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Set in 1940s Indiana, a young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams with hilarious distractions along the way. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore. france-merrickpac.com
TSO has inspired generations of fans to rediscover the multi-dimensional art form of the rock opera. There are two show times to rock out to this popular holiday music – 3pm & 8pm. This is an event to remember! Capital One Arena, Washington D.C. trans-siberian.com
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