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December 2019

December 1, 2019

Lightwire Theater A Very Electric Christmas2-4pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Dancing toy soldiers, caroling worms and performing poinsettias light up the stage in “A Very Electric Christmas.”City: Frederick
Emmitsburg Community Chorus Concert4-5pmPerforming Arts The Emmitsburg Community Chorus returns to the Shrine for their annual holiday concert. We welcome everyone to join us for this festive performance.City: Emmitsburg
Steve Davis Correlations Sextet Concert5-7pmPerforming Arts Trombone ace Steve Davis brings a multi-generational band of top-tier musicians to Baltimore for a memorable concert at the Baltimore Museum of Art.City: Baltimore
Festive Families Walk at Symphony of Lights5:30-8pmFairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Festive Families Walk at Symphony of Lights offers a stroll through the Howard County holiday spectacle of more than 100 light displays as well as holiday music, concessions and photos with Santa.City: Columbia
A Very Retro Christmas Holiday Open House at Piney Point12N-4pmHistory & Heritage, Miscellaneous Enjoy the opening of a special RETRO holiday exhibit inside the museum and keeper's quarters. Get a jump on your holiday shopping inside the Museum Store. Buddy the Elf reads children’s holiday...City: Piney Point

December 2, 2019

Free Range Improv Comedy Farewell Show8pmPerforming Arts Three-time Rammie Award winners, Free Range Improv are back at Rams Head On Stage for the 5th time! Free Range Improv delivers the laughs every time in the style of the popular television show "Whose...City: Annapolis
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones8pmPerforming Arts In celebration of the band’s 30th anniversary, Fleck has reunited the original lineup for a very special tour.City: North Bethesda
Warren Wolf, Jazz Percussion, and Aaron Diehl, Piano7:30-9:30pmPerforming Arts Warren Wolf, Jazz Percussion, and Aaron Diehl, Piano, present as part of the Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series.City: Baltimore
Out of the Shadows: Pianistic Voices for Our Time8-9pmPerforming Arts, Celebrating Women Award-winning pianist Lior Willinger presents a solo recital showcasing works by Marianna Martines, Fanny Mendelssohn, Marie Jaell, Teresa Carreno, and Florence Price.City: Baltimore
Carroll Singers Presents “Winter Beautiful”7:30-9pmPerforming Arts Carroll Singers presents “Winter Beautiful” at Westminster High. This concert will contain songs such as: “Winter Wonderland,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “White Christmas.”City: Westminster

December 3, 2019

Christmas with Choral Arts7:30pmPerforming Arts Holiday choral favorites in the historic and inspiring setting of The Baltimore Basilica continue a 36-year tradition. Explore the Christmas story and spirit with the sumptuous sounds of voices and...City: Baltimore
Eric Rachmany8pmPerforming Arts Hailing from San Francisco, Eric Rachmany is best known as the front-man for the band, Rebelution. His musical styles range from Reggae to Rock, from Acoustic to Electronic. You won't want to miss...City: Annapolis
Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers8pmPerforming Arts He may be living in Portland, Oregon, now, but Patterson Hood’s poignant country rock has deep roots in the South.City: North Bethesda
If You Knew Me, You'd Love Me: Finding common ground at very special concert by The Ripple Effect7pmPerforming Arts, Multicultural, Miscellaneous It seems everywhere we look, people are taking sides. How can we learn to find common ground? The Ripple Effect’s "If You Knew Me, You'd Love Me" is designed to build understanding through music.City: Churchville
LAUNCH Holiday Artisan Marketplace4-7pmVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Operation A.R.T.S presents the LAUNCH Holiday Artisan Marketplace, a multi-genre event, featuring a gallery tour of our featured local artists, as well as a pop-up market comprised of local creators.City: Gaithersburg

December 4, 2019

John Denver Christmas Show w. Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon8pmPerforming Arts Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon have toured internationally together delighting audiences with their talent, warmth and humor. Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon are not an impersonation act, but seek...City: Annapolis
Holiday Art Competition - Frederick5:30pmVisual Arts A delightful exhibit of original holiday artwork created by local Frederick artists, in the Gardiner Gallery at the Delaplaine Arts Center. Enjoy free light hors d’oeuvres and wine while taking in...City: Frederick
CES at Frostburg State University presents Terry Barber, Countertenor "Christmas Presence"7:30pmPerforming Arts An evening of carols, beloved classical songs and inspirational favorites from an internationally acclaimed countertenor known for his extraordinarily rare range.City: Frostburg
Festival of Wreaths - Carroll County ArtsVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous More than 150 unique decorated theme wreaths are up for the (silent) auction. Come and see amazing creativity on display. Vote for your favorite and place a bid. Join this holiday tradition as it...City: Westminster
Tidewater Players presents: Elf, The MusicalVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts This modern day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas Cheer is singing loud for all to hear. ELF, THE MUSICAL is appropriate...City: Havre de Grace

December 5, 2019

Scents & Sweets Competition and Auction5:30pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Let the gingerbread structures and floral arrangements at this year’s Scents & Sweets competition inspire you. Visitors can bid throughout the evening for these special creations.City: Frederick
A Peter White Christmas featuring Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala & Lindsey Webster9:30pmPerforming Arts Make your list and check it twice! This holiday concert is more than just nice. A Peter White Christmas with Euge Groove, Vincent Ingala, and Lindsey Webster is coming to town.City: Annapolis
Bridget Kibbey, harp7:30pmPerforming Arts This “Yo-Yo Ma of the harp” (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution) is lauded for her compelling artistry and virtuosity.City: North Bethesda
Holiday Maker-Mart5:30-8:30pmVisual Arts Join us for this fun annual event as local artists and artisans offer their unique handmade works for holiday gift-giving. Cross a few items off your gift list and enjoy light refreshments and...City: Ellicott City
The Muppet Christmas Carol7:30pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve. RATING: G. RUNTIME: 1hr, 25min. GENRE: Comedy, Drama, Family.City: Frederick

December 6, 2019

Paula Poundstone6:30pmPerforming Arts Fresh on the heels of the release of her hilarious new book, "The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search For Human Happiness," Poundstone offers an unforgettable laughter and insight.City: Annapolis
PLATINUM MOVIE: Green Book (2018)11amPerforming Arts, Literary Arts Academy Award-winning film for best picture, Green Book, follows the true story of a working-class Italian-American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African-American classical pianist on a tour...City: Cheverly
A John Denver Christmas with Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon7:30-9:30pmPerforming Arts Celebrate the holidays with a Rocky Mountain Christmas. Enjoy classic John Denver interpretations of holiday classics plus all his biggest hits.City: Frederick
Anthony Walker & Friends: A Christmas Celebration8pmPerforming Arts When you hear the silky sounds of Anthony Walker, it’s easy to understand why this jazz is called smooth.City: North Bethesda
Holidays of Light and Love with the Choral Arts Society of Frederick7:30-8:30pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage Join CASF for an evening of music celebrating the warmth of the winter season, and the holidays we cherish. Featuring guest artists Marjory Serrano and a FCC faculty string quartet, and a tribute to...City: Frederick

December 7, 2019

Vienna Teng1pmPerforming Arts “So come out. You have been waiting long enough.” This clarion call opens Aims, Vienna Teng’s fifth studio album. It’s as much a reminder for Vienna herself as an invitation to her listeners – a...City: Annapolis
Medical Illustration at the Medical Museum: Watercolor Pencils10am-12NVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous Join museum staff for an introduction to historic medical illustrations from the museum's archives. Then try your hand at making illustrations of specimens using the watercolor pencil technique....City: Silver Spring
Harvester Holidays10am-3pmFairs & Festivals, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous Tractor ride through downtown Frederick at 2:30pm, photo with Santa, ornament making, train displays, toy displays, and a music program in the manor house (small fee). 12th Annual.City: Frederick
Capital Ringers "Ring Christmas Bells!"7pmPerforming Arts Capital Ringers celebrates 15 seasons on Delmarva with “Ring Christmas Bells!” Come along on a wintry ride with some of America’s most beloved holiday music.City: Berlin
The Lettermen8pmPerforming Arts The beautiful voices of the singing trio, The Lettermen, first hit the music charts in 1961 with "The Way You Look Tonight" and "When I Fall In Love."City: Annapolis

December 8, 2019

Hunt Valley Wind Ensemble Winter Concert3-4:30pmPerforming Arts Come join the Hunt Valley Wind Ensemble for an afternoon of holiday music performed live. The ensemble offers something for all kinds of music lovers. The concert is free and all ages are welcome.City: Lutherville
The Sweetback Sisters8pmPerforming Arts The Sweetback Sisters are decking the halls with their modern take on the golden age of country.City: North Bethesda
Mid-Atlantic Symphony "Holiday Joy: A Salute to the Music of the Big Band Orchestras"3pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Miscellaneous A festive selection of holiday music highlighting music from the big band orchestras. The MSO will be joined by Baritone, Kevin Short and students of the University of Maryland Opera Studio.City: Ocean City
Family Holiday Party at the Sandy Spring Museum2-5pmFood & Drink Make it a family tradition to kick off the holiday season at the museum! Enjoy visits with Santa and his elves, live holiday music, mountains of cookies, a hot cocoa bar and hands-on kids craft...City: Sandy Spring
Rejoice! Children’s Chorus of Maryland Winter Concert3-5pmPerforming Arts Rejoice in the sound of young voices in vibrant song as the three choirs of the Children's Chorus of Maryland, spanning ages 7-18, present their annual holiday concert, featuring a full performance...City: Owings Mills

December 9, 2019

Dave Koz & Friends8pmPerforming Arts Since launching his annual Christmas tour more than two decades ago, acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Koz has become a staple of the holiday season for fans around the country.City: North Bethesda
Mike Zito8pmPerforming Arts Co-founder of the acclaimed blues super-group, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Mike Zito's original songs have gained even more depth through road refinement and the band's obvious deepening personal...City: Annapolis
Tail Lights Walk at Symphony of Lights6-7:30pmFairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Explore the magical Lights on foot with your family, friends and pups. Costumes welcome - humans and their dogs are encouraged to take part in our first ever doggie costume contest! Dogs must be on a...City: Columbia
Santa's Magic WorkshopVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Kids make their own Christmas ornaments. Other activities include a train display, festive lights, seasonal music, hayrides, refreshments and Santa. Cost is 2 canned goods for local food pantries.City: Denton
Bel Cantanti Opera - Donizetti's "Don Pasquale"Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts Performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume, fully staged, accompanied by orchestra. Norina: Leah Brzyski; Don Pasquale: Andrew Adelsberger; Malatesta: Rob McGinness; Ernesto: Alan...City: Silver Spring

December 10, 2019

Wilde Reading Series - December7-8:30pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Literary Arts This free literary reading features local poets and authors, as well as an open mic for interested audience members. Free of charge, no registration is needed. Featured authors: Jona Colson and...City: Columbia
Mid Shore Band Holiday Concert7-8:30pmPerforming Arts Hear local musicians spread a little cheer through a mix of well-known and lesser-known holiday tunes.City: Ridgely
Squirrel Nut Zippers8pmPerforming Arts Fear not Zipsters. The Squirrel Nut Zippers Holiday Caravan Tour will return for the third consecutive year this winter.City: Annapolis
Santa's Magic WorkshopVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Kids make their own Christmas ornaments. Other activities include a train display, festive lights, seasonal music, hayrides, refreshments and Santa. Cost is 2 canned goods for local food pantries.City: Denton
Bel Cantanti Opera - Donizetti's "Don Pasquale"Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts Performed in Italian with English supertitles. In costume, fully staged, accompanied by orchestra. Norina: Leah Brzyski; Don Pasquale: Andrew Adelsberger; Malatesta: Rob McGinness; Ernesto: Alan...City: Silver Spring

December 11, 2019

The Messenger - Film Screening7-9pmNature & Outdoor, Ongoing, Miscellaneous This film is a visually thrilling ode to the beauty and importance of the imperiled songbird, and what it means to all of us on both a global and human level if we lose them. "The Messenger" explores...City: Havre de Grace
Bill Kirchen's Honky Tonk Holiday Show8pmPerforming Arts Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the few who can step onto any stage and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned 40+ years and includes guitar...City: Annapolis
Santa's Magic WorkshopVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Kids make their own Christmas ornaments. Other activities include a train display, festive lights, seasonal music, hayrides, refreshments and Santa. Cost is 2 canned goods for local food pantries.City: Denton
Bel Cantanti Opera - Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" CANCELLED!Performing Arts All performances cancelled due to illness.City: Silver Spring
Live Music & Santa, Oh My!Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous Cold, Cold, Go Away. Come Inside Where You Can Play! Looking for a fun place for the entire family? A place where kids are encouraged to wiggle in their seats, get up and move? Let your child...City: National Harbor

December 12, 2019

Mariah Bonner Sings Songs for Lovers (And Friends!)6-9pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink Join Mariah Bonner for and evening of Cabaret! She's chosen a set list to keep you and your loved ones warm all winter long! She'll interpret songs by timeless composers such as Gilbert Bécaud,...City: Baltimore
Smooth Sounds for Seniors - A Jazzy Holiday with the Eric Byrd Trio12NPerforming Arts The Eric Byrd Trio graces our stage with cool arrangements of holiday classics. Everything from traditional holiday carols to modern-day favorites will be performed in their own unique styles of...City: Laurel
Karim Nagi: Alive & Diverse7:30-8:30pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Multicultural Internationally renowned Arab drumming and dance specialist Karim Nagi will present an uplifting, joyous, and participatory solo-performance concert for all ages!City: Silver Spring
Alicia Ward & Joey Antico7:30pmPerforming Arts Acclaimed cellist Alicia Ward has enchanted audiences from Carnegie Hall to the Moscow Conservatory. Now, she returns to her resident stomping grounds flanked by percussionist and “musical chameleon...City: North Bethesda
BSO Presents Cirque Nutcracker - Strathmore8pmPerforming Arts Troupe Vertigo's acrobats, jugglers and high-flying aerialists join the BSO for this spectacular twist on Tchaikovsky's holiday classic.City: North Bethesda

December 13, 2019

Sinclair Broadcast Group's: Ring of Honor Wrestling "Final Battle"7-10pmPerforming Arts, Sports, Miscellaneous For the first time in the illustrious history of Final Battle, Ring of Honor’s biggest pay-per-view of the year will take place in Baltimore, Maryland!City: Baltimore
Pajama Party8-11pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink Rock out in your favorite PJ's. They can be funny, creative, or even sexy. We are giving out prizes for the best ones. Enjoy Live Music with LongShot.City: Dowell
Culture & Cocktails: Decorating Your Historic Home with Tom Freeman6-8pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage Spread some holiday cheer the historic way as we welcome design expert Tom Freeman to discuss historic house design and holiday decoration. The featured cocktail will be: the Last Word.City: Hagerstown
Sabbath - The Complete Black Sabbath Experience6:30-10pmPerforming Arts Following dinner, experience a complete recreation of Black Sabbath's Ozzy...City: Salisbury
A Celtic Christmas with Seán Heely Trio8pmPerforming Arts Join award-winning Irish fiddler Seán Heely and a cast of nationally-acclaimed Celtic performers on a magical journey through Scotland and Ireland during the holidays.City: North Bethesda

December 14, 2019

Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair in Bishopville9am-2pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals Come and shop our 5th annual event for your last minute Holiday gifts, find a new year round company and win big at our Chinese Auction! Breakfast...City: Bishopville
Holiday Concert: Sylver Logan Sharp8pmPerforming Arts Start your holiday season with a dazzling performance by recording artist Sylver Logan Sharp of the legendary group CHIC as she brings a soulful twist to your holiday favorites.City: Cheverly
Holiday Film Series: It's a Wonderful Life3-5pmPerforming Arts We welcome everyone to join us for the Shrine’s December Film Series, which features a free showing of It’s A Wonderful Life. Rated PG.City: Emmitsburg
Holiday Craft Bazaar - Fort Ritchie - Cascade9am-3pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals More than 60 local artisans and crafters will display hand-made pieces and other holiday-themed items to help get your season started. This lovely community center is situated in the lovely Cascade...City: Cascade
Holiday Spirits Will Soar With The Musical Mastery of Calmus!7:30-9:30pmPerforming Arts Experience first-hand the rich choral tradition of Leipzig, Germany, as the prize-winning a cappella group "Calmus" performs a program of seasonal song featuring holiday music from around the world...City: Columbia

December 15, 2019

Christmas Around the World4-7pmFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Multicultural This festival is a great way to experience foods from around the world as well as unique crafts from local artisans. Enjoy free s'mores, children's crafts, and music in the crisp Christmas atmosphere.City: Aberdeen
Elaine Weiss to Speak on the Fight for Suffrage2-3pmCelebrating Women, History & Heritage, Literary Arts The fight for suffrage was one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War and first great 20th-century battles for civil rights. Author Elaine Weiss discusses her book “The Woman’s...City: Baltimore
Feast of Carols...with Tropical Twist Holiday Concert4-5:30pmPerforming Arts Over 100 singers and musicians perform holiday music from around the world at St. Louis Church -- ranging from Pacific to Caribbean islands.City: Clarksville
Chesapeake Chorale Holiday Concert - "Magnificat"3-4:30pmPerforming Arts The Chesapeake Chorale kicks off its 39th season a holiday concert, featuring Francesco Durante’s "Magnificat." In addition to your ticket, please consider also donating canned goods for the Bowie...City: Bowie
Handel Choir of Baltimore - Handel's Messiah3-5pmPerforming Arts The baroque master’s beloved oratorio performed in our 85th year. Handel Choir with Handel Period Instrument Orchestra and Guest Vocal SoloistsCity: Catonsville

December 16, 2019

Owen Meany's Christmas PageantVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Literary Arts We hope to see you at Endangered Species' Holiday production, Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant! The quirky and memorable Owen Meany wreaks havoc on the annual Christmas Pageant -- with hilarious...City: Frederick
Under $500Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) for “UNDER $500,” our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. This two-day event promotes the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.City: Baltimore
Holiday Cookies & Crafts Presented by Elevation ArtsVaries depending on dayVisual Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous Holiday Cookies...City: Baltimore
Holiday Midnight Madness Shopping In AnnapolisVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals Lights, garland, action! Historic Annapolis' shops throw open their doors! Enjoy musical performances, food & refreshments & stroll Thursdays, December 5th and 12th, 2019; 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m....City: Annapolis
December Saturdays in Downtown Frederick5-9pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Food & Drink December Saturdays mean all day activities, holiday lights, late-night shopping and dining, and a free trolley to guide your way. During each of the first three Saturdays in December, celebrate the...City: Frederick

December 17, 2019

AMFM Presents An Annapolis Christmas7pmPerforming Arts Join us along with the Annapolis Musicians Fund for Musicians at this annual favorite. We’ve got a great lineup of talented local artists that will be performing a mix of original and classic holiday...City: Annapolis
The Necessity of Tomorrow(s): Future Histories6-10pmVisual Arts, Celebrating Women Join Nikole Hannah-Jones, award-winning investigative journalist and creator of The New York Times ’ The 1619 Project, activist/art collector Pamela J. Joyner, and Baltimore-based artist Zoë Charlton...City: Baltimore
Hip Hop Nutcracker8pmPerforming Arts Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventue in modern day New York City.City: North Bethesda
Owen Meany's Christmas PageantVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Literary Arts We hope to see you at Endangered Species' Holiday production, Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant! The quirky and memorable Owen Meany wreaks havoc on the annual Christmas Pageant -- with hilarious...City: Frederick
Under $500Varies depending on dayPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Join Maryland Art Place (MAP) for “UNDER $500,” our upcoming winter benefit exhibition. This two-day event promotes the sale of artwork by artists in the Maryland region.City: Baltimore

December 18, 2019

Seth Kibel & The Kleztet8pmPerforming Arts A masterful woodwind player, Kibel blends Eastern European Jewish folk music with jazz and diverse modern influences.City: North Bethesda
Holiday Nights at Keystone Korner - Micah Smith7-9pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, History & Heritage Baltimore’s Keystone Korner has a long history of hosting some of Jazz’s most phenomenal talent. Next Wednesday, December 18 will feature local Soul-Jazz sensation Micah Smith along with a live band...City: Baltimore
Everly Brothers Christmas Experience featuring The Zmed Brothers8pmPerforming Arts Since 2016, brothers Zachary and Dylan Zmed along with their drummer Burleigh Drummond, have celebrated the pivotal music and history of The Everly Brothers legacy with enthusiastic crowds all across...City: Annapolis
Hip Hop Nutcracker8pmPerforming Arts Join Maria-Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they set off for a magical adventue in modern day New York City.City: North Bethesda
Owen Meany's Christmas PageantVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, Literary Arts We hope to see you at Endangered Species' Holiday production, Owen Meany's Christmas Pageant! The quirky and memorable Owen Meany wreaks havoc on the annual Christmas Pageant -- with hilarious...City: Frederick

December 19, 2019

Motown and More at the Holidays11amPerforming Arts Come celebrate the holidays with The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band as they perform traditional renditions of the timeless classics, as well as more modern arrangements and original songs of the season from...City: Cheverly
Straight No Chaser7:30-9:30pmPerforming Arts The famous male a capella group, Straight No Chaser, brings their thrilling live performance to Baltimore. City: Baltimore
Shark Tank - an Improv Comedy Show7:30-8:30pmPerforming Arts Welcome to the Improv Shark Tank, where entrepreneurs pitch solutions to your problems on the spot to rich investors! Who will walk away with enough money to fund their dream? And who will swim out...City: Baltimore
Natural Wonder8pmPerforming Arts One of the greatest entertainers and music legends of all time is Stevie Wonder, and, the #1 entertainer dedicated to faithfully performing all of Stevie's music is Gabriel Bello and his group...City: Annapolis
A Christmas Carol - School Show - Maryland Ensemble Theatre at WeinbergPerforming Arts A show for all ages, experience the beloved holiday story with a message that never grows old.City: Frederick

December 20, 2019

Baltimore Plays: A Gospel Christmas8pmPerforming Arts Baltimore Plays is back with classic holiday songs, traditional and contemporary Gospel songs to lift spirits and celebrate the reason for the season. Marc Avon Evans, Kevin Jackson, Soul Centered...City: Baltimore
Chuck Redd Quintet with Special Guest Kristin Callahan8pmPerforming Arts Wings Productions presents a gift-wrapped package of Christmas Jazz and seasonal standards to get you into the Holiday spirit.City: Annapolis
Ugly Sweater Party at Broken Spoke Winery6-9pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink Come celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day. Rock that ugly sweater that Aunt Edna gave you last Christmas. There will be food for purchase in the Tasting Room, live music by Pissy Rickles...City: Earleville
Ugly Sweater Party8-11pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous Put on your gaudiest, ugliest sweater and join us the Friday before Christmas for our Annual Ugly Sweater Party. Enjoy live music with Run Catch Rain.City: Dowell
Festival of Lights - Historic Frederick7pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Nature & Outdoor Holiday greetings, carols & an inspirational messages highlight the meaning of the holiday season. Join a moving candle lighting ceremony, filling the City Hall Courtyard with magnificent light. City: Frederick

December 21, 2019

Perry Hall Folk Music Night, featuring Evan Alexander Moore7-10pmPerforming Arts Monthly "open mike" Folk Music Night featuring Evan Alexander Moore. Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome.City: Baltimore
Holidays in Black & White - The American Pops Orchestra12N, 2pmPerforming Arts Traditional holiday music is combined with new works as the American Pops Orchestra provides accompaniment to silent holiday film classics produced by Thomas Edison Studios.City: Gaithersburg
Slim Man CD Release Party7:30pmPerforming Arts When Slim Man was five years old, his Dad took him to see a movie --'The Five Pennies,' starring Danny Kaye and Louis Armstrong. When Young Slim saw Louis sing and play, he told his Dad..."That's...City: Annapolis
Holiday Film Series: Classic Christmas Specials3-5pmPerforming Arts Enjoy animated Christmas Classics, including A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964).City: Emmitsburg
Family Holiday Concert at the Jim Rouse Theatre10:30am, 1pmPerforming Arts Join The Columbia Orchestra for Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, selections from The Nutcracker, and more.City: Columbia

December 22, 2019

Winter Solstice Yoga Celebration6-7pmVisual Arts, Sports, Miscellaneous Join YogaWorks and the American Visionary Art Museum for this free yoga practice as we celebrate the winter solstice.City: Baltimore
Mountainside Baroque Festival of Lessons and Carols5-7pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage Mountainside Baroque’s annual “Festival of Lessons and Carols” returns. As in previous years, the event will take place at Emmanuel Episcopal Parish on Washington Street in Cumberland, Maryland.City: Cumberland
Laurel Museum Hosts A Christmas Carol and an Early Victorian Christmas1:30-3:30pmPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Literary Arts Ebenezer Scrooge and an Early Victorian Christmas close out the year for the Laurel Museum. After a short talk on early Victorian Christmas customs, Actor Stephen Mead will perform Dicken’s classic...City: Laurel
Norman Brown’s Joyous Christmas8:30pmPerforming Arts Grammy Award Winner Norman Brown is coming to town for a “Joyous Christmas,” with special friends Bobby Caldwell and Marion Meadows.City: Annapolis
The Melting Pot Big Band2-4pm, 7-9pmPerforming Arts, Miscellaneous Join us for an evening of swinging Christmas standards which is certain to leave you with a smile on your face and holiday cheer in your heart.City: Havre de Grace

December 23, 2019

The Messiah Sing-Along8-10pmPerforming Arts Join your fellow music lovers, a professional orchestra, superstar soloists, and a magnificent stage chorus.City: Frederick
School's Out Art Expedition - December 237:30am-5:30pmVisual Arts Embark on a design exploration where everyone is an artist and everything is art. Experiment with new skills and techniques to create your own magical masterpieces! Pizza lunch is included for all...City: Columbia
Eric Benet8pmPerforming Arts From barefoot dreadlocked troubadour to suave standard-bearer for contemporary R...City: Annapolis
A Christmas Carol at Clifton MansionVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Literary Arts Celebrate the holidays at the historic Clifton Mansion. On Dec. 18 and 28th, enjoy a special holiday reading by "Charles Dickens" of his holiday classic A Christmas Carol in the Victorian-era Clifton...City: Baltimore
A Christmas Carol at Chesapeake Shakespeare CompanyVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts The classical holiday story told with a Baltimore twist! Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic ghost story. City: Baltimore

December 24, 2019

A Christmas Carol at Clifton MansionVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Literary Arts Celebrate the holidays at the historic Clifton Mansion. On Dec. 18 and 28th, enjoy a special holiday reading by "Charles Dickens" of his holiday classic A Christmas Carol in the Victorian-era Clifton...City: Baltimore
A Christmas Carol at Chesapeake Shakespeare CompanyVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts The classical holiday story told with a Baltimore twist! Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic ghost story. City: Baltimore
Holiday Tours at Montpelier11am-4pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage See Montpelier dressed up for the holidays on these self-guided tours. Local community groups deck the halls and rooms.City: Laurel
A Stitch to Wear: Wearable Art Competition & Exhibition11am-5pmVisual Arts This juried competition will focus on art as attire, and will include anything that can be worn, including jewelry.City: Cumberland
Family Workshop: Create Buttermold Ornaments11am-2pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage Create an heirloom salt dough ornament for your home this holiday season! Using acrylic paint and some of our collection of antique buttermolds, you'll make your own German masterpiece.City: Hagerstown

December 25, 2019

Mitzvah Day10am-12NVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous Join us to create donations out of recycled materials inspired by our exhibit Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling. Beneficiaries of our Mitzvah Day efforts include Baltimore Humane Society, Meals on...City: Baltimore
WALL-E Screening1-3pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts, Miscellaneous Looking to get out of the house for the afternoon? Join us for a special screening of this family favorite, a perfect complement to our Scrap Yard: Innovators of Recycling exhibit.City: Baltimore
A Christmas Carol at Clifton MansionVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Literary Arts Celebrate the holidays at the historic Clifton Mansion. On Dec. 18 and 28th, enjoy a special holiday reading by "Charles Dickens" of his holiday classic A Christmas Carol in the Victorian-era Clifton...City: Baltimore
Holiday Tours at Montpelier11am-4pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage See Montpelier dressed up for the holidays on these self-guided tours. Local community groups deck the halls and rooms.City: Laurel
A Stitch to Wear: Wearable Art Competition & Exhibition11am-5pmVisual Arts This juried competition will focus on art as attire, and will include anything that can be worn, including jewelry.City: Cumberland

December 26, 2019

Jimmie's Chicken Shack8pmPerforming Arts Jimmie's Chicken Shack emerged through MTV as one of the first post-grunge bands of the era. Based in Annapolis, MD, the group formed their own Fowl Records and now they return to Annapolis to play...City: Annapolis
House of Worship Architecture & Heritage TourVisual Arts, History & Heritage, Miscellaneous A wonderful opportunity to see the interiors of 15 historic downtown Hagerstown houses of worship. Learn about the architecture and ecumenical heritage from docents and guides. Music, refreshments...City: Hagerstown
A Christmas Carol at Clifton MansionVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Literary Arts Celebrate the holidays at the historic Clifton Mansion. On Dec. 18 and 28th, enjoy a special holiday reading by "Charles Dickens" of his holiday classic A Christmas Carol in the Victorian-era Clifton...City: Baltimore
Holiday Tours at Montpelier11am-4pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage See Montpelier dressed up for the holidays on these self-guided tours. Local community groups deck the halls and rooms.City: Laurel
Family Workshop: Create Buttermold Ornaments11am-2pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage Create an heirloom salt dough ornament for your home this holiday season! Using acrylic paint and some of our collection of antique buttermolds, you'll make your own German masterpiece.City: Hagerstown

December 27, 2019

Monty Python’s The Life of Brian7:30pmPerforming Arts, Visual Arts Born on the original Christmas in the stable next door to Jesus, Brian of Nazareth spends his life being mistaken for a messiah. RATING: R RUNTIME: 1 hr, 34 min GENRE: Comedy.City: Frederick
A Christmas Carol at Clifton MansionVaries depending on dayPerforming Arts, History & Heritage, Literary Arts Celebrate the holidays at the historic Clifton Mansion. On Dec. 18 and 28th, enjoy a special holiday reading by "Charles Dickens" of his holiday classic A Christmas Carol in the Victorian-era Clifton...City: Baltimore
Holiday Tours at Montpelier11am-4pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage See Montpelier dressed up for the holidays on these self-guided tours. Local community groups deck the halls and rooms.City: Laurel
Family Workshop: Create Buttermold Ornaments11am-2pmVisual Arts, History & Heritage Create an heirloom salt dough ornament for your home this holiday season! Using acrylic paint and some of our collection of antique buttermolds, you'll make your own German masterpiece.City: Hagerstown
A Stitch to Wear: Wearable Art Competition & Exhibition11am-5pmVisual Arts This juried competition will focus on art as attire, and will include anything that can be worn, including jewelry.City: Cumberland

December 28, 2019

Stephen Kellogg8:30pmPerforming Arts With his Americana-tinged, sometimes folk, often rock, occasionally pop stylings, Kellogg is hard to define. His most recent four part album “South, West, North, East” embraces that notion of genre...City: Annapolis
DJ Twin and Beadman Entertainment Comedy Show7-11:30pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Multicultural DJ TWIN and BEADMAN presents to host their One Year Anniversary Pre New Years Happy Hour, Comedy Show and Dance. For Tickets, contact 443-993-1090 or 240-240-8901.City: Pikesville
Kwanzaa Celebration11am-4pmPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Multicultural Celebrate this annual African American holiday with African dance, storytelling, drumming performances, workshops, traditional crafts and an African Marketplace.City: Baltimore
Riversdale By Candlelight6-9pmHistory & Heritage Residents from Riversdale’s past welcome guests to the candlelit museums for tours, refreshments, live music, and children’s activities. Fee: $5 adult; One child FREE (12...City: Riverdale Park
Holiday Film Series: The Muppet Christmas Carol3-5pmPerforming Arts We welcome everyone to join us for the Shrine Film Series in December, which features a free showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol.City: Emmitsburg

December 29, 2019

1964 The Tribute7:30pmPerforming Arts Since the early 80's, “1964 The Tribute" has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what Rolling Stone Magazine has called the “Best Beatles Tribute on Earth”.City: Annapolis
Cupid's Crisis: Comedy Show7:30-8:30pmPerforming Arts The newly appointed (and very single) Cupid needs YOU to help with matchmaking during a busy cuffing season. Please join her to set up lonely souls and facilitate successful dates.City: Baltimore
Yakov Smirnoff - "Happily Ever Laughter"Performing Arts Yakov Smirnoff is an iconic comedian, movie star, best-selling author and most recently, he has earned a doctorate degree in Leadership from Pepperdine UniversityCity: Ocean City
David Brosch: Recent Work by a Printmaker10am-5pmVisual Arts David Brosch has focused most of his artistic efforts in the last few years producing monochromatic and full-color etchings and linocuts. This show will include limited edition hand-pulled prints.City: Laurel
National Harbor Tree Light Show Presented by Chase5:30pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Through January 5, ignite your holiday spirit with the nightly lighting of the 56-foot tree at National Harbor. The light show is accompanied by snowfall as two million twinkling lights come on...City: Middleburg

December 30, 2019

School's Out Art Expedition - December 307:30am-5:30pmVisual Arts Embark on a design exploration where everyone is an artist and everything is art. Experiment with new skills and techniques to create your own magical masterpieces! Pizza lunch is included for all...City: Columbia
Seldom Scene8pmPerforming Arts Since its inception in 1971, the Seldom Scene has thrived on playing bluegrass a little differently than everyone else.City: Annapolis
National Harbor Tree Light Show Presented by Chase5:30pmVisual Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Ongoing Through January 5, ignite your holiday spirit with the nightly lighting of the 56-foot tree at National Harbor. The light show is accompanied by snowfall as two million twinkling lights come on...City: Middleburg
David Brosch: Recent Work by a Printmaker10am-5pmVisual Arts David Brosch has focused most of his artistic efforts in the last few years producing monochromatic and full-color etchings and linocuts. This show will include limited edition hand-pulled prints.City: Laurel
Miracle on 34th StreetVisual Arts, Miscellaneous Inflatable snowglobes, musical trains and blinking angels adorn homes. A few even allow visitors to peek inside. Lights are on every night from Thanksgiving weekend to January 1, including Christmas...City: Baltimore

December 31, 2019

New Year's Eve Murder Mystery Dinner - Columbia MD9-11:59pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink Looking for a little murder, mystery and mayhem to bring in the new year? Join Whodunnit for Hire and the Doubletree by Hilton for a fun 1920s theme mystery dinner party.City: Columbia
New Year’s Eve Casino Royale8pmPerforming Arts, Food & Drink, Miscellaneous New Year’s Eve Gala with Casino Games and Live Entertainment. Enjoy the gourmet buffet. Music is by "Let It Flow Band," plus DJ Torch. Comedian Darrell Bradley performs. Cash bars with...City: Laurel
New Years Eve "Key Drop" in Frederick11pmPerforming Arts, Fairs & Festivals, Miscellaneous Ring in the New Year with the Civitan Club of Frederick at the annual Key Drop on Carroll Creek! The beautiful key is forged steel. Music by The Dapper DJs. Check on-line for details about this and...City: Frederick
New Year's Eve Fireworks Cruise in AnnapolisFairs & Festivals, Food & Drink, Nature & Outdoor Ring in the New Year on an fireworks elegant cruise onboard Catherine Marie, Watermark's flagship vessel.A DJ will provide entertainment and music for dancing. Mini dessert will be served. Adults 21...City: Annapolis
School's Out Art Expedition - December 317:30am-5:30pmVisual Arts Embark on a design exploration where everyone is an artist and everything is art. Experiment with new skills and techniques to create your own magical masterpieces! Pizza lunch is included for all...City: Columbia