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Holiday Happenings

As the temperatures drop, keep kids busy this holiday season with Thanksgiving events, Nutcracker performances, winter wonderlands, light festivals and breakfast with Santa. There are so many seasonal events for kids, you're guaranteed to find something in our 2014 Holiday Happenings calendar whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or the start of snow!

Take a look at the calendar below, where we've compiled the best holiday happenings in Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. for your convenience. If you notice we're missing one of your favorite holiday activities, please email us at calendar@washingtonparent.com to let us know.


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DEC   9   Tuesday


Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Twinkling Tots. All ages (family-friendly event). 4:15 to 6:15 p.m. Symphony of Lights is a spectacular display of 70 larger-than-life, animated and stationary light creations. Twinkling Tots is a walk through the lights for families with young children. Strollers and wagons are welcome. Tickets online. $$ Symphony Woods, Columbia, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   10   Wednesday


Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ American Indian Museum, Rasmuson Theater, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Snow Day. Kids ages 2 to 6. 10:30 a.m. Join Skip as she experiences all the excitement, joy and wonder of her very first snow day. This nonverbal world premiere production features live music and lots of wintertime fun, just in time for the holidays. Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   11   Thursday


Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Paper Ornament Workshop. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. This workshop provides the opportunity to create paper ornaments with your loved ones, young and old. All materials are provided. If you have special paper you would like to use, feel free to bring it. No registration required. FREE Brentwood Arts Exchange, Brentwood, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ American Indian Museum, Rasmuson Theater, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Snow Day. Kids ages 2 to 6. 10:30 a.m. Join Skip as she experiences all the excitement, joy and wonder of her very first snow day. This nonverbal world premiere production features live music and lots of wintertime fun, just in time for the holidays. Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   12   Friday


Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Fiddler on The Roof Jr.. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. The Washingtonians for Young Performing Artists (WYPA) is a non-profit theater advocacy organization, working with young performers from grades 3 to 12, helping them to futher realize their theatrical aspirations. Contact info@gowypa.org for ticket information. $$ Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Germantown, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ American Indian Museum, Rasmuson Theater, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Snow Day. Kids ages 2 to 6. 10:30 a.m. Join Skip as she experiences all the excitement, joy and wonder of her very first snow day. This nonverbal world premiere production features live music and lots of wintertime fun, just in time for the holidays. Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
The Christmas Revels. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. Celebrate Family Friday with discounted youth tickets! Enjoy this Irish celebration of the winter solstice. Tickets online. $$ Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Village at Leesburg Holiday Carriage Rides. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cozy up to a holiday tradition and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the festively decorated Village at Leesburg, including a perfect view of the NEW spectacular 52 ft. tall tree with more than 15,000 dazzling lights and amazing music and light shows daily! FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   13   Saturday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday Night Performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Acting for Young People's Student Showcase. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon and 4 p.m. Disney's Peter Pan Jr. Enjoy this modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up - with no flying required! 7:30 p.m. A Suessified Chistmas Carol. A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. Tickets online. $$ TheaterSpace, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Children's Theatre: A Christmas Carol. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 p.m. LIVE onstage! When Scrooge, the owner of a hotel, decides that his employees can't have the day off to enjoy Christmas with their families, Santa (in disguise), decides it is time for a change. Let's make this Christmas one that Scrooge will never forget! Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Destination North. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 4 p.m. A day-long holiday celebration of all things frozen, merry and bright on the Plaza. watch ice sculptures come to life, sing along with strolling carolers, and receive souvenirs - from glittery tattoos to themed balloons and face painting. Brunch in PJs with Santa at Brio Tuscan Grille, reservations required. FREE North Bethesda Market, Rockville, MD.
Doughnuts with Santa. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Enjoy doughnuts and juice while Santa and his Elves read a classic Christmas story and lead a fun-filled family sing-a-long. Special opportunity meet-and-greet with Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
Fiddler on The Roof Jr.. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 7 p.m. The Washingtonians for Young Performing Artists (WYPA) is a non-profit theater advocacy organization, working with young performers from grades 3 to 12, helping them to futher realize their theatrical aspirations. Contact info@gowypa.org for ticket information. $$ Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, Germantown, MD.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. A fresh, urban taken on The Nutcracker story! With Duke Ellington's version of The Nutcracker Suite plus cool hip hop, funk, salsa and swing music and dance. $$ Wilson High School, Washington, DC.
Mount Vernon by Candlelight. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8 p.m. Characters from the Washington's world will guide visitors through the first and second floors of the Mansion, sharing Christmas memories of Mount Vernon. Tours include dancing, merry music, fireside Christmas caroling, hot cider, and festive treats. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, , VA.
Nutcracker In A Shell. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 and 7:30 p.m. The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax will present Nutcracker In A Shell. Enjoy this condensed 75-minute production of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker Suite. For tickets call 703-273-5344. $$ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Alexandria, VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Snow Day. Kids ages 2 to 6. 10:30 a.m. Join Skip as she experiences all the excitement, joy and wonder of her very first snow day. This nonverbal world premiere production features live music and lots of wintertime fun, just in time for the holidays. Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
The Christmas Revels. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy this Irish celebration of the winter solstice. Tickets online. $$ Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC.
The Mini-Nut. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. A delightful abbreviated version of our classic, award-winning, The Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite. Less than an hour and performed by cast members of the Maryland Youth Ballet, it's a perfect holiday mini-treat! Tickets online. $$ Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD.
The Nutcracker on Ice. All ages (family-friendly event). 5:30 and 7:15 p.m. The production is the only ice skating show of its kind in the Baltimore-Washington area and features over 100 performers ranging in age from 3 through adult. Enhanced scenery adds to the audience experience. The Nutcracker on Ice is sanctioned by US Figure Skating. Tickets online. $$ Columbia Ice Rink, Columbia, MD.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Tues., Wed, and Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., No performances Nov. 27, Dec. 2, 24 & 25. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Sensory-friendly show Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   14   Sunday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Acting for Young People's Student Showcase. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon and 4 p.m. Disney's Peter Pan Jr. Enjoy this modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up - with no flying required! 7:30 p.m. A Suessified Chistmas Carol. A whimsical reinvention of Dickens' most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. Tickets online. $$ TheaterSpace, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Children's Holiday Concert. All ages (family-friendly event). 2:30 to 3:30 p.m The Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will provide a festive soundtrack to the most wonderful time of the year. Join us for a concert of your favorite holiday songs. Following by a cookies and hot chocolate reception, and perhaps even a visit from Santa himself! $$ St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Old Town Alexandria, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Community Carol Sing. All ages (family-friendly event). 4 and 7 p.m. Performances by the Congressional Chorus, Capitol City Symphony and American Youth Chorus. Tickets online. $$ Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC.
Dawn Crafton Dance Connections Holiday Shows. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 p.m. Located near the National Christmas Tree. This Holiday Show Series will showcase the talent and joy the students have for the season! FREE President's Park, Washington, DC.
Hanukkah Hoopla. Kids ages 3 and 4. 10 to 11:30 a.m.Jjoin us for this fun-filled community-wide Hanukkah celebration. Hanukkah Hoopla promises to be a fun celebration with hands-on activities, music and dancing. Preregister. FREE Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. A fresh, urban taken on The Nutcracker story! With Duke Ellington's version of The Nutcracker Suite plus cool hip hop, funk, salsa and swing music and dance. $$ Wilson High School, Washington, DC.
Mount Vernon by Candlelight. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8 p.m. Characters from the Washington's world will guide visitors through the first and second floors of the Mansion, sharing Christmas memories of Mount Vernon. Tours include dancing, merry music, fireside Christmas caroling, hot cider, and festive treats. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, , VA.
Nutcracker In A Shell. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. The Ballet Arts Ensemble of Fairfax will present Nutcracker In A Shell. Enjoy this condensed 75-minute production of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker Suite. For tickets call 703-273-5344. $$ Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall & Arts Center, Alexandria, VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5:30 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Snow Day. Kids ages 2 to 6. 10:30 a.m. Join Skip as she experiences all the excitement, joy and wonder of her very first snow day. This nonverbal world premiere production features live music and lots of wintertime fun, just in time for the holidays. Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
The Christmas Revels. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5 p.m. Enjoy this Irish celebration of the winter solstice. Tickets online. $$ Lisner Auditorium, Washington, DC.
The Mini-Nut. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. A delightful abbreviated version of our classic, award-winning, The Nutcracker, designed to introduce children to the magic of this family favorite. Less than an hour and performed by cast members of the Maryland Youth Ballet, it's a perfect holiday mini-treat! Tickets online. $$ Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center, Silver Spring, MD.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Tues., Wed, and Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., No performances Nov. 27, Dec. 2, 24 & 25. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
The Washington Ballet's The Nutcracker Tea Party. All ages (family-friendly event). Performance 1 p.m. at Warner Theatre; The quintessential DC holiday tradition, the Tea Party begins at 3 p.m. at the JW Marriot Hotel, which is turned into a Winer Wonderland and is a delight to all ages. Email esizer@washingtonballet.org for Tea Party tickets. $$ JW Marriot Hotel, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Village at Leesburg Holiday Carriage Rides. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 5 p.m. Cozy up to a holiday tradition and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the festively decorated Village at Leesburg, including a perfect view of the NEW spectacular 52 ft. tall tree with more than 15,000 dazzling lights and amazing music and light shows daily! FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   15   Monday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
A Capital Christmas: Choral Arts' Annual Holiday. Kids ages 10+. 7 p.m. Hear the Choral Arts Chorus perform your holiday favorites and enjoy carols from Argentina, this year's embassy partner. Join in for the popular carol sing, and leave with the joy of Christmas in in your heart. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   16   Tuesday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   17   Wednesday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15, 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   18   Thursday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   19   Friday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Cookies & Cocoa with Santa. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 6 p.m. and 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Enjoy playtime, cookies & cocoa and a visit with santa. Bring your cameras! Spaces limited, sign up early. $$ My Gym, Bethesda, MD.
Hip-Hop Christmas Carol. All ages (family-friendly event). Fri. 8 p.m. and Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. Presented by Culture Shock, Washington DC, a hip-hop dance organization. This contemporary take on the classic Dickens novel that is sure to delight both young and old. Tickets online. $$ Dance Place, Washington, DC.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Mount Vernon by Candlelight. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8 p.m. Characters from the Washington's world will guide visitors through the first and second floors of the Mansion, sharing Christmas memories of Mount Vernon. Tours include dancing, merry music, fireside Christmas caroling, hot cider, and festive treats. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, , VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Seasons of Light. Kids ages 5 to 10. 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. Joy, warmth and community illuminate seasonal holiday celebrations the world over. This show celebrates the history and customs of Ramadan, Devali, Sankta Lucia, Chanukah, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations' tradition of the Winter Solstice in an interactive event that bridges communities and cultures. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater, Ripley Center, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Manassas Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker. Enhanced by beautiful hand-painted scenery, handmade costumes featuring their orchestra performing the classic Tchaikovsky score. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 10:30 a.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   20   Saturday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party at 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday Night Performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
8th Annual Rocknoceros Holiday Singalong. Kids ages 2 to 7. 10:30 a.m. Enjoy this Holiday Singalong with area favorites, Rocknoceros. Everything you have come to expect from them, just wrapped up in holiday fun. Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Children's Theatre: A Christmas Carol. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 p.m. LIVE onstage! When Scrooge, the owner of a hotel, decides that his employees can't have the day off to enjoy Christmas with their families, Santa (in disguise), decides it is time for a change. Let's make this Christmas one that Scrooge will never forget! Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Doughnuts with Santa. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Enjoy doughnuts and juice while Santa and his Elves read a classic Christmas story and lead a fun-filled family sing-a-long. Special opportunity meet-and-greet with Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves. Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras. Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
Hip-Hop Christmas Carol. All ages (family-friendly event). Fri. 8 p.m. and Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. Presented by Culture Shock, Washington DC, a hip-hop dance organization. This contemporary take on the classic Dickens novel that is sure to delight both young and old. Tickets online. $$ Dance Place, Washington, DC.
Holiday Trains and Planes. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During the holiday season the museum gets ready for the festivities as miniature trains, villages, tunnels and depots spark the imagination and bring history to life. The National Capital Trackers bring a fascinating and constantly moving display of model railroads to the Museum. $$ College Park Aviation Museum, College Park, MD.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 and 8 p.m. A fresh, urban taken on The Nutcracker story! With Duke Ellington's version of The Nutcracker Suite plus cool hip hop, funk, salsa and swing music and dance. $$ Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, MD.
Maryland Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5 p.m. Magical dolls, dancing snowflakes and an enchanting kingdom of sweets return to the stage for MYB's award winning production. This full-length classic is a metropolitan area family favorite. Tickets online. $$ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Mount Vernon by Candlelight. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8 p.m. Characters from the Washington's world will guide visitors through the first and second floors of the Mansion, sharing Christmas memories of Mount Vernon. Tours include dancing, merry music, fireside Christmas caroling, hot cider, and festive treats. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, , VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy Manassas Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker. Enhanced by beautiful hand-painted scenery, handmade costumes featuring their orchestra performing the classic Tchaikovsky score. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Tues., Wed, and Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., No performances Nov. 27, Dec. 2, 24 & 25. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Sensory-friendly show at 2 p.m. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Village at Leesburg Holiday Carriage Rides. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cozy up to a holiday tradition and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the festively decorated Village at Leesburg, including a perfect view of the NEW spectacular 52 ft. tall tree with more than 15,000 dazzling lights and amazing music and light shows daily! FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   21   Sunday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
A Capital Christmas: Choral Arts' Annual Holiday. Kids ages 10+. 7 p.m. Hear the Choral Arts Chorus perform your holiday favorites and enjoy carols from Argentina, this year's embassy partner. Join in for the popular carol sing, and leave with the joy of Christmas in in your heart. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Jazz Hip Hop Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. A fresh, urban taken on The Nutcracker story! With Duke Ellington's version of The Nutcracker Suite plus cool hip hop, funk, salsa and swing music and dance. 12/14 $$ Publick Playhouse, Cheverly, MD.
Maryland Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5 p.m. Magical dolls, dancing snowflakes and an enchanting kingdom of sweets return to the stage for MYB's award winning production. This full-length classic is a metropolitan area family favorite. Tickets online. $$ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Mount Vernon by Candlelight. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 8 p.m. Characters from the Washington's world will guide visitors through the first and second floors of the Mansion, sharing Christmas memories of Mount Vernon. Tours include dancing, merry music, fireside Christmas caroling, hot cider, and festive treats. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, , VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5:30 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. Enjoy Manassas Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker. Enhanced by beautiful hand-painted scenery, handmade costumes featuring their orchestra performing the classic Tchaikovsky score. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Tues., Wed, and Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., No performances Nov. 27, Dec. 2, 24 & 25. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
Village at Leesburg Holiday Carriage Rides. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 5 p.m. Cozy up to a holiday tradition and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the festively decorated Village at Leesburg, including a perfect view of the NEW spectacular 52 ft. tall tree with more than 15,000 dazzling lights and amazing music and light shows daily! FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   22   Monday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. Enjoy Manassas Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker. Enhanced by beautiful hand-painted scenery, handmade costumes featuring their orchestra performing the classic Tchaikovsky score. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   23   Tuesday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Don't miss the Pajama Party, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. - Be sure to dress in your pajamas and enjoy the show! Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Maryland Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Magical dolls, dancing snowflakes and an enchanting kingdom of sweets return to the stage for MYB's award winning production. This full-length classic is a metropolitan area family favorite. Tickets online. $$ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 3 p.m. Enjoy Manassas Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker. Enhanced by beautiful hand-painted scenery, handmade costumes featuring their orchestra performing the classic Tchaikovsky score. Tickets online. $$ Hylton Performing Arts Center, Manassas, VA.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. FREE Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   24   Wednesday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. Special Saturday Night Performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
A Capital Christmas: Choral Arts' Annual Holiday. Kids ages 10+. 1 p.m. Hear the Choral Arts Chorus perform your holiday favorites and enjoy carols from Argentina, this year's embassy partner. Join in for the popular carol sing, and leave with the joy of Christmas in in your heart. Tickets online. $$ Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Washington, DC.
Alexandria's Holiday Mart. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. An outdoor European-style market with art and craft vendors, children's corner, hot wine and beer, and a diverse food selection. FREE John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   25   Thursday


Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   26   Friday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Maryland Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Magical dolls, dancing snowflakes and an enchanting kingdom of sweets return to the stage for MYB's award winning production. This full-length classic is a metropolitan area family favorite. Tickets online. $$ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). 8 p.m. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   27   Saturday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Children's Theatre: A Christmas Carol. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 p.m. LIVE onstage! When Scrooge, the owner of a hotel, decides that his employees can't have the day off to enjoy Christmas with their families, Santa (in disguise), decides it is time for a change. Let's make this Christmas one that Scrooge will never forget! Tickets online. $$ Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Maryland Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5 p.m. Magical dolls, dancing snowflakes and an enchanting kingdom of sweets return to the stage for MYB's award winning production. This full-length classic is a metropolitan area family favorite. Tickets online. $$ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 7 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Tues., Wed, and Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., No performances Nov. 27, Dec. 2, 24 & 25. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 2 and 4:30 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   28   Sunday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Maryland Youth Ballet's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 and 5 p.m. Magical dolls, dancing snowflakes and an enchanting kingdom of sweets return to the stage for MYB's award winning production. This full-length classic is a metropolitan area family favorite. Tickets online. $$ Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Septime Webre's The Nutcracker. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 p.m. Set in 1882 Georgetown, this gorgeous production showcases the grandeur of The Washington Ballet's international roster of dancers and majesty of Tchaikovsky's music. Webre is planning some special surprises for the 10th anniversary of his production. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
The Nutcracker, A New Holiday Musical. All ages (family-friendly event). Tues., Wed, and Thurs. 7:30 p.m.; Fri and Sat. 8 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 3 p.m. Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., No performances Nov. 27, Dec. 2, 24 & 25. This captivating new musical reinvents the original tale, turning it into a brand new seasonal classic. Spellbinding spectacle, riveting dialogue and astonishing pupperty. Tickets online. $$ Round House Theatre, Bethesda, MD.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   29   Monday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   30   Tuesday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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DEC   31   Wednesday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. Special Saturday Night Performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
8th Annual Rocknoceros New Years Eve Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 11 a.m. Rocknoceros will do a full-fledged countdown "Noon-night" and even an apple juice toast for all! Enjoy their family-fun and rock in the (almost) New Year! Tickets online. $$ Jammin' Java, Vienna, VA.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Midnight Noon. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Join us for our 7th annual New Year's Eve celebration, Midnight Noon, where children can enjoy the ball drop before bed time. Look forward to decorating party hats, constructing noise makers and making glittery snow globes. Popular kids band, Milkshake take the stage at 11:30 a.m. and entertain throughout the afternoon. Tickets online. $$ Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, MD.
Midnight at 7. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 7 p.m. Symphony of Lights is a spectacular display of 70 larger-than-life, animated and stationary light creations. Midnight at 7 is a New Year's Eve celebration for families with young children. Enjoy walking through the lights display and other activities. Tickets online. $$ Symphony Woods, Columbia, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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January

JAN   1   Thursday


Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tiny Tim longs to have his father home on Christmas Day, but mean old Mr. Scrooge won't give Bob Crachit the day off! There must be a way to change Scrooge's mind - perhaps a ghost or two will set Scrooge right. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre - MTC, Glen Echo, MD.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.
ZooLights. All ages (family-friendly event). 5 to 9 p.m. ZooLights includes live music performances, tasty winter treats, and plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping. More than 500,000 environmentally-friendly LED lights transform the Zoo into a winter wonderland. New this year will be a dazzling light show set to music! FREE National Zoo, Washington, DC.

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JAN   2   Friday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, Jan. 3, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.

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JAN   3   Saturday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30, 4 and 7 p.m. Special Saturday night performance and Dalmatian Appreciation, 7 p.m. - Dress in your best Dalmatian spots! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.

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JAN   4   Sunday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Based on the book by Dodie Smith; Adapted by Martha King De Silva; Lyrics and music by Joan Cushing; Directed by Janet Stanford. A show you don't want to miss! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Season's Greetings. All ages (family-friendly event). Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. and Thurs. during Dec. open until 8 p.m. One of the region's most delightful holiday exhibitions. Explore the seven seas with the Garden! Guided by the light of over 15 lighthouses, navigate your way through this nautical wonderland all made with plants. Don't forget the model trains! FREE US Botanic Gardens, Washington, DC.

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JAN   5   Monday


Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.

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JAN   6   Tuesday


Christmas at Mount Vernon. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the Washington's celebrated Christmas at Mount Vernon. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion, learn about how chocolate was made in the 18th century, and meet Aladdin the camel. Tickets online. $$ Mount Vernon, Mt. Vernon, VA.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. NETworks presents this classic story of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. Watch him learn to love and be loved, so he can transform to his former self. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   7   Wednesday


Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. NETworks presents this classic story of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. Watch him learn to love and be loved, so he can transform to his former self. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   8   Thursday


Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All ages (family-friendly event). 7:30 p.m. NETworks presents this classic story of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. Watch him learn to love and be loved, so he can transform to his former self. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   9   Friday


Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All ages (family-friendly event). 8:00 p.m. NETworks presents this classic story of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. Watch him learn to love and be loved, so he can transform to his former self. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.

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JAN   10   Saturday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 11 a.m., 1:30 and 4 p.m. Based on the book by Dodie Smith; Adapted by Martha King De Silva; Lyrics and music by Joan Cushing; Directed by Janet Stanford. A show not to miss! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 8:00 p.m. NETworks presents this classic story of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. Watch him learn to love and be loved, so he can transform to his former self. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   11   Sunday


101 Dalmatians. Kids ages 4+. 1:30 and 4 p.m. Based on the book by Dodie Smith; Adapted by Martha King De Silva; Lyrics and music by Joan Cushing; Directed by Janet Stanford. A show you don't want to miss! Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.
Disney's Beauty and the Beast. All ages (family-friendly event). 2 and 8:00 p.m. NETworks presents this classic story of Belle and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell. Watch him learn to love and be loved, so he can transform to his former self. Tickets online. $$ Warner Theatre, Washington, DC.
Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 10 and 11:15 a.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   12   Monday


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JAN   13   Tuesday


Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   14   Wednesday


Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.

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JAN   15   Thursday


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JAN   16   Friday


Inside Out. Kids ages 1 to 5. 11:45 p.m. It's bedtime! But, instead two children use their imaginations to turn their room into a wonderland of mess! Performances include a "free play" session exploring items used in the show. Tickets online. $$ Imagination Stage, Bethesda, MD.