Holiday Performances

Bring in the holiday season by enjoying live holiday performances. Watch the ballets perform the holiday classics  "The Nutcracker" and "A Christmas Carol" or attend a concert with chorales, orchestras and award winning singers. 'Tis the Season.
 

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Ballet dancers
Photo By: Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol
Photo By: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Handels Messiah Live Arts

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

Rotator Tuba Christmas performance

1 Holidays at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, Frederick

December 2018
Celebrate the season at this elegant and revitalized theatre with its grand lobby and decorative paintings wherever you look.
December 18       The Messiah Sing-Along with a forty-voice chorus
December 22       The Not So Silent Night Tour - Phil Vassar & Lonestar
December 23       Cherish the Ladies:  A Celtic Christmas


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
20 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2828


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The Music Center at Strathmore

2 Holiday Music at the Strathmore, North Bethesda

Maryland's campus for the arts in North Bethesda presents an array of holiday concerts in the Mansion and the magnificent music center.
December 18       The Hip Hop Nutcracker
December 22-23  Celebrate the Holidays - National Philharmonic:
                             Handel's Messiah


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
301-581-5100


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 Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore

3 Holiday Classics at the Meyerhoff, Baltimore

Bells are ringing and great holiday music abounds at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore, home to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.
December 21        BSO Presents:  Gospel Christmas with CeCe Winans
December 22        BSO Presents:  Holiday Pops


More about Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall


Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-783-8000


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The Cultural Center at the Opera House, Havre de Grace Photo By: The Cultural Center at the Opera House

4 Holidays at The Cultural Center at the Opera House, Havre de Grace

December 21 - 22      E-Street Dance Company - The Polar Express


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Type:
Music Venues


Location:
121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
443-502-2005


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Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol Photo By: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

5 A Christmas Carol - Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Baltimore

through December 23, 2018
Christmas shows in Baltimore are tradition. A delightfully original adaptation of the Christmas classic is a celebration of Chesapeake culture and history, in story and song. This version, while staying true to the original, is set in Victorian Baltimore.
Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Baltimore


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Type:
Performing Arts


Location:
7 South Calvert St
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-244-8570


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drawing of winter landscape Photo By: Barbara Ingram School For the Arts

6 Barbara Ingram School For the Arts Holiday Spectacular, Hagerstown

December 20-21, 2018
This is an event that the whole family will enjoy. Diverse talent sing, dance, and tell stories that go to the heart of what the season really means. 
Maryland Theatre
Hagerstown


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Type:
Music Venues


Location:
21-27 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-790-2000


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Violinist Chelsey Green Photo By: Image Courtesy Chelsey Green

7 Sounds of the Season: Jazz Night Collection at Maryland Hall, Annapolis

December 20, 2018
Jazz night features Chelsey Green and the Green Project, Art Sherrod Jr. plus singer/songwriter Lolita Chambers Lamkin.  More info...

A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas

8 A Charlie Brown Jazz Christmas, Westminster

Dec. 21-22, 2018
Pair the beloved animated holiday film with a live performance of the film’s Vince Guaraldi jazz score for a fabulously festive show featuring the renowned Eric Byrd Trio.  This annual presentation is popular with families as well as discriminating jazz aficionados.


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Type:
Events


Location:
91 West Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
410-848-7272


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Soul Christmas Photo By: Courtesy of the Creative Alliance

9 Baltimore Plays Soul Christmas

December 21, 2018
Hang all the mistletoe and get to know some of Baltimore’s best independent artists better. Baltimore Plays returns with Marc Avon Evans & Soul Centered, Kevin Jackson, Jamaal “Black Root” Collier, Karin Dominique Evans, Kyana Graham and Chuck the Madd Ox. They’ll be caroling through the night on a journey through 5 decades of soulful holiday classics. 

Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party Photo By: Courtesy of the Creative Alliance

10 Charm City Klezmer Holiday Dance Party, Baltimore

December 22, 2018
Hanukkah might be over by Dec 22nd, but it takes a long while to burn off all those latkes and jelly doughnuts. Creative Alliance and Charm City Klezmer are here to put you through the aerobic paces with our annual Holiday Klezmer dance party. Learn and participate in traditional Yiddish dances while Baltimore’s best klezmer band keeps you moving!

The Glitter Ball Photo By: Courtesy of the Creative Alliance

11 Glitter Ball, Baltimore

December 29, 2018
The Glitter Ball transforms Creative Alliance into a shimmery, winter wonderland, a celebration of all  that shines and sparkles! Come dressed in glitter and shine along with all the rest.  Enjoy a DJ dance party, circus performance, and more. The main event is an extravagant burlesque show featuring NYC's own Perle Noire ("The Mahogany Queen of Burlesque") and Poison Ivory (2016 Miss Exotic World, Burlesque Hall of Fame), alongside the best in local talent, MC'ed by Betty O'Hellno herself.

Featured Places
Weinberg Center
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Location:
20 W Patrick St
Frederick, MD 21701
Contemporary Music Hall
02
Location:
5301 Tuckerman Ln
North Bethesda, MD 20852
Joseph Myerhoff Symphony Hall
03
Location:
1212 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Performance at the Cultural Center at the Opera House
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Location:
121 N. Union Ave
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
performance of woman with lanturn
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Location:
7 South Calvert St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Theatre photo
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Location:
21-27 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
A Christmas Tree
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Location:
91 West Main St
Westminster, MD 21157
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