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Holiday Performances

'Tis the Season to enjoy holiday performances including classics like "The Nutcracker" and  concerts with chorales, orchestras and award winning singers. 

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There’s no place like Maryland for the holidays! Get into the spirit of the season at Holiday Celebrations, great Train Events, dazzling Light Displays and New Year's Eve Celebrations.

Make this year's holiday extra special by taking advantage of our "Open for the Holidays" Deals and Hotel Packages.

Toby's Dinner & Show presents Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street presented by Toby's Dinner Theatre

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas” at Toby’s. This musical adaptation of the classic film is the holiday tale of a young girl who doubts the existence of Santa Claus until a very special, white-bearded old man changes her mind. Recreating the magic of the classic story, MIRACLE ON 34th STREET is a joyous, heartwarming musical, the perfect holiday treat for the entire family. Dreams do come true, if you believe!

Please note:
Fog, haze and strobe effects may be used in this production.

Holidays at the Weinberg Center for the Arts
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker
A beloved Frederick holiday tradition returns. This full length ballet features artists from the Maryland Regional Ballet,  New York City Ballet and students from the Frederick School of Classical Ballet.

A Christmas Carol 
School Show - Recommended for Grades 5-10

A Christmas Carol
A live theatrical play for both the young and young-at-heart, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.

Messiah Sing Along
Join your fellow music lovers, a professional orchestra, superstar soloists, and a magnificent stage chorus performing select choruses and arias of the “Messiah” by G. F. Handel.

Eric Byrd Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas
The heartwarming animated cartoon, A Charlie Brown Christmas, is brilliantly paired with a live performance of the Vince Guaraldi jazz score by the incomparable Eric Byrd Trio.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
The Music Center at Strathmore
The Music Center at Strathmore

For more than 35 years, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been a beloved holiday tradition across America. Grammy Award-winning artist Chip Davis has designed a show that features Mannheim Steamroller’s timeless Christmas classics as well as a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series that introduced the distinctive Mannheim style to all of America. Prepare to be enchanted as the magic of the season comes alive with dazzling multimedia effects and Mannheim Steamroller’s signature sound. 

This performance uses haze and flashing lights. 

Holiday Spectacular with the BSO
Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
See a performance by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holidays with the  BSO and Holiday Spectacular. Byron Stripling is joined by the Baltimore  Choral Arts Society for a program featuring your favorite holiday music. Plus, the ever-popular tap-dancing Santas return to the stage.

Handel's Messiah: Columbia Pro Cantare
The Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake
Columbia Pro Cantare
Columbia Pro Cantare

Columbia Pro Cantare is a nationally recognized mixed chorus of auditioned volunteer singers.  Enjoy the Columbia Pro Cantare chorus, Amy Van Roekel, soprano; MaryAnn McCormick, mezzo; Charles Reid, tenor; Lester Lynch, baritone; Henry Lowe, positiv organ, Festival Orchestra as they perform Handel's Messiah.

Period-Perfect "Messiah"
Baltimore & Catonsville
Handel's Messiah - Live Online
Handel Choir of Baltimore

The Handel Choir of Baltimore has presented masterpieces of the choral and choral-orchestral repertoire as well as music new to Baltimore audiences.  Concerts are performed in many wonderful venues beloved by audiences.   Now,  this critically acclaimed choral ensemble preserves their long-standing Baltimore tradition with a full period orchestra.  It's perfect.

A Christmas Noel: Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers
Columbia Pro Cantare - A Christmas Noël
Columbia Pro Cantare

The CPC Chamber Singers, chosen from the Columbia Pro Cantare chorus especially for their vocal blend and ability to perform smaller works, present seasonal music from four centuries – some old, some new, mostly a cappella in the acoustically rich sanctuary of wood and glass found inside the Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.

Holiday Performances at The Maryland Theatre
The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown
The Nutcracker
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The Nutcracker - The Western Maryland City Ballet Company and The City Ballet School
Experience the magic of ballet this holiday season as you join Clara on her enchanted journey to the land of sweets. Set to Tchaikovsky’s stunning score, this magical ballet is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your family.

A Christmas Carol - The Maryland Theatre
A Powerful Story Of Redemption, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Has Enchanted Audiences The World Over With Its Simple message Of Holiday Joy. Ebenezer Scrooge, That Most Unrepentant And Miserly Of fellows, Is Made To See The Light As He Survives A Merciless Battery Of revelations By The Ghosts Of His Own Life: Jacob Marley And The Christmas Spirits Of Past, Present, And Future.

Rhythm Of The Dance Yuletide Christmas Special - The Maryland Theatre
Join us on this festive journey and let the magic of the holidays begin with all your favorite songs being performed Live by world class musicians, star vocalists and WORLD champion dancers. It will be Irish in essence with that added touch of Magic that will take the audience on a special holiday journey, Kieran Cavanagh, National Dance Company of Ireland, Producer, Rhythm of the Dance.

John Tesh - A Jazzy Swingin' Christmas in Partnership with Media Sponsor, WVRC MediaThe Maryland Theatre
For A JAZZY SWINGIN’ CHRISMAS, John uses a 7-piece band that includes a 3-piece horn section performing a timeless Christmas and holiday favorites along with highlights from his 2011 album “Big Band Christmas” and renowned originals from his catalogue along with personal stories and photos of his life and career that led him from local radio to hosting Entertainment tonight, to a musical career with one of the top PBS specials of all time.

Home For The Holidays 2023 - The Maryland Symphony Orchestra
An annual tradition that rings in the Holidays, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra presents Home for the Holidays at the Maryland Theatre. With Conductor Elizabeth Schulze and special guests, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra offers a magical, sing-along celebration of the season with a program featuring beloved traditional and popular music.

Holiday Spectacular - Barbara Ingram School for the Arts
This special production will feature the diverse talents of the entire student body.  Colorful costumes and seasonal sets complement a montage of songs, dances, stories and visual images that warm the hearts and inspire everyone to remember what the holiday season is truly about. This is an event that the whole family will enjoy and share, so get your tickets early because they sell out fast!

The Nutcracker Presented by Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Annapolis
Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Ballet Theatre of Maryland

Enjoy this cherished holiday ballet with your family.  The Ballet Theatre of Maryland performance of The Nutcracker brings the possibility of dreams to life.  Experience the mystery as Drosselmeier transports  you and Clara back in time.  Capture the spirit of the holiday season anew.

Handel's Messiah - Live Arts Maryland
Historic St. Anne’s Church, Annapolis
St Anne's Episcopal Church - Annapolis
Live Arts Maryland

The Annapolis Chorale’s annual performances of “Messiah” are a beloved regional holiday tradition.  World-class soloists, the Chamber Orchestra, and, of course, the Annapolis Chorale, all come together in historic St. Anne’s Church for a powerful presentation of this iconic work.   Seating for these performances is limited, so order tickets early.

A Christmas Carol presented by Classic Theatre of Maryland
A Christmas Carol's Ebenezer Scrooge
Classic Theatre of Maryland

Enjoy an in-person performance by the Classic Theatre of Maryland's (formerly Annapolis Shakespeare Company) original Helen Hayes Award-recommended production of the beloved holiday story.  This performance has become an annual holiday tradition for many, delighting patrons of all ages.