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Maryland Christmas Concerts and Holiday Performances

It doesn’t feel like Christmas without hearing beloved holiday music live or catching a classic Holiday show. Check out the list below for tons of options to hear the sounds of the season to get you in the holiday spirit

Don’t forget to call ahead to verify before attending an event! Updated for 2022. List is updated regularly. Check back often!

Nov 11–Jan 15. “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Based on the beloved 1946 film, this musical faithfully follows George Bailey’s life from his childhood dreams to his midlife disappointments and beyond, as we all take a journey to discover whether his life has mattered at all. Toby’s original adaptation breathes musical life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth and humor of the original. Toby’s Dinner Theatre, Columbia. tobysdinnertheatre.com

Dec. 1-Jan. 1 “Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins”

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

Dec. 2-Dec. 24. “A Christmas Carol” Holiday Tradition

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

Nov. 25-Dec. 24. “White Christmas”

Based on the beloved 1954 film, this musical adaptation features the music of Irving Berlin and centers around a successful song-and-dance act and a duo of singing sisters. A perfect start to the holiday season, join us for a heartwarming classic full of love and laughter. Classic Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis. classictheatremaryland.org

Nov. 25-Jan. 1 “A Christmas Carol” Solo Performance

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

Dec. 16-Dec. 31 “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

A cabaret for all the holidays! With skits to audience sing-alongs, dancing, and even some disco, there is sure to be an abundance of the holiday spirit in the house every night. So bring your joy, your sorrows, your need for connection, and your prayers for the world as we journey the month of December and celebrate The Most Wonderful Time of The Year. Olney Theatre Center, Olney. olneytheatre.org

Nov. 25-Jan.1 “The Nutcracker” Puppet Show

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

Nov. 25-Dec. 30. “The Nutcracker” Ballet

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

Dec. 10-Dec. 18. Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents “The Nutcracker”

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

Dec. 16. “Holiday Pops” with the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra

A delightful program of holiday music featuring the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra. Maryland Hall, Annapolis. annapolissymphony.org

Dec. 7-Dec. 8. “Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet”

This Christmas, bring the whole family back to a simpler time with NUTCRACKER! Magic of Christmas Ballet! Gather friends and family to re-live your fondest childhood dreams, overflowing with larger-than-life puppets, breath-taking acrobatics and dazzling costumes. Hippodrome Theatre, Baltimore. france-merrickpac.com

Dec. 26. Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve”

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 & 7:30pm. This is an event to remember! Capital One Arena, Washington D.C. trans-siberian.com

Check out our listing of Maryland Holiday Light Displays and Tree Lightings.

Find out about Maryland Santa Sightings

Check a complete list of our holiday offerings here.

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