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Things to do this weekend: Dec. 18 to Dec. 24 in Annapolis, Baltimore and D.C.

Grinch18 Thursday

It’s a Wonderful Life – Baltimore
Through Dec. 21. The story of George and Mary and an angel named Clarence. $19-59. Show times vary. Center Stage, Baltimore. 410-332-0033, centerstage.org

Holiday Concert and Sing-along at Calvert Library
Showing of the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas film, hot cocoa, concert and sing-along. Free. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, calvert.lib.md.us/

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19 Friday

The Nutcracker – Baltimore
Through Dec. 21. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and dancers from Baltimore School for the Arts present Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” $22-57. Performance times vary. Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric, Baltimore. 410- 685-5086, lyricoperahouse.com

Miracle on 34th Street – Easton
Through Dec. 22. Uplifting yuletide classic. $10-20. Show times vary. Avalon Theatre, Easton. 410- 822-7299, avalontheatre.com

Target $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery
General admission is $2 after 4pm. Bike rodeo, family crafts and more. 4-8pm. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore. 410-727-8120, portdiscovery.org

Kids’ Night Out
Parents can drop kids off to get some shopping done. Children can make crafts, gingerbread houses and other holiday activities. Registration required. Ages 6-12, $8-10. 6-9pm. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore. 410-887-4156, releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov

The Fresh Beat Band
Stars of Nick Jr. television show. $28-58. 6:30pm. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore. 410-783-8000, ticketmaster.com, bsomusic.org

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20 Saturday

An Ol’ Fashioned Christmas
Hear stories, sit around the fireplace, meet Santa and more. Registration preferred. $5. 10:30am-12:30pm. Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, Owings Mills. 410-461-5005, dnr2.maryland.gov

Winter Critter Walk
Take a short hike to find out which animals are out and about as winter begins. Ages 5-10 with an adult. $2-4. Advance registration required. 1-3pm. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum, Catonsville. 410-887-1081, benjaminbanneker.wordpress.com

Hansel and Gretel Tea Party
Visit Darnall’s Chance when it is decorated like a gingerbread house to listen to the story of Hansel and Gretel. Ages 5 and up. Reservations required. $17-20. 2pm. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010, pgparks.com

Harbor Holiday Movies: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), not rated. Movie plays on the outdoor screen snow or shine. Free. 2pm. National Harbor, Oxon Hill. 1-877-628-5427, nationalharbor.com

Winter Solstice Hike
Explore the Glendening Preserve, looking for signs of winter. Visit the boardwalk off the Cliff Trail. Cameras and binoculars recommended. Ages 6 and up. Free. 3-5pm. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian. 410-741-9330, jugbay.org

A Christmas Carol Dramatic Reading
Light holiday refreshments and a dramatic reading. $5-10. 4-5:30pm and 7-8:30pm. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. 410-267-7619, annapolis.org

Chesapeake Arts Center Annual Tree Lighting Event
Tree lighting, hot chocolate and more. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park. 410-636-6597, chesapeakearts.org

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21 Sunday

Drop-in Art Activities: Medieval Times
Weekends. Touch chain mail, design a protective shield and arrange colors and shapes to shine in the sun. Free. 10am-3pm. Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 410-47-9000, thewalters.org

Reading on the Railroad with Choo Choo Blue
Story time with Choo Choo Blue, the B&O Museum mascot. 11:30am and 1:30pm. Free with
$12-18 admission. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. 410-752-2490, borail.org

Gingerbread Lighthouse Workshop
Make a gingerbread lighthouse. Sessions at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Register at the admission desk on the program day. Space is limited. $4 per child. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 410-326-2042, calvertmarinemuseum.com

The Nutcracker: Annapolis
Help Clara rescue her beloved Nutcracker from the Rat Queen’s evil spell and discover her true destiny. $22-47. 1:30 and 4:30pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. marylandhall.org

S’mores, Stars and Winter Solstice
The Ursid meteor shower will be visible throughout the night. Learn about the solstice and the stars. Campfire, sing-a-longs and s’mores. Ages 5 and up. $2-3. 6-8pm. Robert E. Lee Park, Baltimore. 410-887-4156, releepark-rp@baltimorecountymd.gov

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22 Monday

Wacky Winter Art
Paint with snow, make ice sculptures and create cold-weather critters in the clay studio. Pack a lunch and dress for a mess. Grades K-2 or 3-5 $40-45. 9am-3pm. Annmarie Garden, Dowell. 410-326-4640, annmariegarden.org

Ornament Workshop
Make a holiday ornament. Sessions at 1pm and 3pm. Register at the admission desk on the program day. Space is limited. $4 per child. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 410-326-2042, calvertmarinemuseum.com

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23 Tuesday

Winter Wishes
Make a paper ornament with secret wish for the new year written inside. The ornaments will hang in the Discovery Room. Ongoing throughout the day. Free with $4-9 admission. 10am-5pm. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 410-326-2042, calvertmarinemuseum.com

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24 Wednesday

Waterskiing Santa
See Santa glide across the Potomac River. Free. 1pm. Old Towne Alexandria. 571-385-2929, waterskiingsanta.com

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