'Tis the Season to enjoy holiday performances including classics like "The Nutcracker" and concerts with chorales, orchestras and award winning singers.
Make this year's holiday extra special by taking advantage of our "Open for the Holidays" Deals and Hotel Packages.
Comfort & Joy at Home with Jim Brickman
December 6, 2020 at 4pm
Jim Brickman is the best-selling solo pianist of our time. Now Brickman brings the LIVE concert experience to your home for this virtual concert. He blends yuletide and holiday carols with his hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” Listen as he makes spirits bright, bringing family and friends together, virtually.
Weinberg Center for the Arts Presents Its Virtual Season
Weinberg Center staff curated a collection of free/low cost virtual arts experiences you can enjoy from home. Almost every genre is represented. Enjoy these performances until the Weinberg can invite you back into the Theatre in person.
Maryland's campus for the arts in North Bethesda welcomes the National Philharmonic to stream concerts that originate from the Music Center at Strathmore and AMP by Strathmore stages. These streamed NatPhil Concerts are free of charge.
December 6, 2020 at 2pm - National Philharmonic Presents Music That Connects Us All
December 20, 2020 at 2pm - The Best of Handel's Messiah - Sing along from home while enjoying your favorites, including And the Glory of the Lord and the Hallelujah chorus!
Premiere: Wednesday, December 16 at 8 pm
Artistic Partner Wordsmith joins this special holiday episode with a new rendition of “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” as a reflection on 2020. Anthony Parker, better known as “Wordsmith,” is a Baltimore-based rapper, musician and entrepreneur. Wordsmith makes hip-hop with a strong motivational message. Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly presents a program of holiday cheer featuring familiar favorites including “Sleigh Ride,” “A Hanukkah Celebration,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Spend part of your holidays virtually with the BSO! $10 Pay-Per-View OR Included in $20 Monthly All Access Plan.
December 6, 2020 at 3pm
Columbia Pro Cantare presents a streaming event featuring past performances of CPC's much loved Handel's masterpiece. Live interviews with popular CPC soloists will follow.
December 12, 2020 at 7:30pm
Handel Choir of Baltimore, a critically acclaimed choral ensemble, presents this Baltimore tradition, now in its 85th year. Now, the concert goes online with live soloists and Baroque chamber orchestra performing from Grace United Methodist Church.
Enjoy this long-standing Christmas season crowd-pleaser from the comfort of your home. Live soloists and chamber orchestra will be weaved together with recorded choristers.
December 12, 2020 at 4pm
The Columbia Pro Cantare Chamber Singers performs its annual concert of festive music featuring music from five centuries. 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 an acoustically rich sanctuary of wood and glass. Frances Motyca Dawson conducts.
December 4, 5 & 6, 2020
The charming story of Buddy, the orphan boy who believes he is an Elf working in Santa's workshop is a story of the true meaning of Christmas. Authentic Community Theatre offers several performances on Saturday and Sunday so there can be limited audiences.
December 10 - 13, 2020
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 family.
The Western Maryland City Ballet Company and The City Ballet School perform in a promenade theatre format to accommodate safe and socially distanced live performances. Patrons walk through The Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Center to experience The Nutcracker staged as three separate scenes.
There is also a virtual option so you can watch from home.
December 12 - 13 & 19 - 20, 2020
Enjoy this cherished holiday ballet in person or choose a live-streamed performance. 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.
December 18, 2020 at 8pm
This live-streamed concert is filled with holiday favorites and classical selections by Arcangelo Corelli, Johann Strauss, Scott Joplin, and Leroy Anderson, among others.
This concert will be streamed live from The Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda. You will be emailed the link for this performance the day of the concert. Purchase your "household ticket" in advance.
December 17, 18 & 19, 2020
One of the best loved in the repertoire, performed continuously since it was written in 1741, offers a challenge. How do we perform this massive work in the time of COVID-19? Re-imagine the work and how we present it.
If we are allowed to have an audience, and in order to accommodate as many people as possible, we will offer a number of very small performances with VERY limited seating at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. The number of performers will be very limited and will rotate from performance to performance. Please stay tuned for details.
November 27 - December 27, 2020
Enjoy an in-person performance of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s original Helen Hayes Award-recommended production of the classic holiday story. A virtual option is also available. Tickets may be purchased online.