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December 2016

25th Annual DC Parade of Lights Comes to The Wharf — Calling All Captains!

Saturday, December 3, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
District Wharf, 600 Water Street Southwest
Washington, DC, DC 20024 United States
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Join us at The Wharf for a magical night on the Potomac River at the 25th Anniversary of Parade of Lights. This grand DC holiday tradition will feature festive light displays from the Potomac River as well as Wharf-side activities, including photos with Santa, a roaring bonfire, gingerbread cookie making and sailboat crafting---plus the first guaranteed snowfall of the season. Boat parade participants will be eligible to win more than $5,000 worth of cash prizes for participants departing from the…

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Garden of Lights at Brookside Gardens

Saturday, December 3, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daily until Sunday, January 1, 2017
Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave
Wheaton, MD United States
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Garden of Lights, Brookside Garden’s holiday outdoor light exhibit, celebrates its 19th season as a Baltimore/Washington, DC area family holiday tradition! Step into a magical winter wonderland illuminated with more than one million dazzling colorful lights shaped into hand-crafted, original art forms of flowers, animals and other natural elements. Stroll from garden to garden enjoying twinkling tree forms, fountains, sparkling snowflakes overhead and more. Hours November 25, 2016 - January 1, 2017 Sunday - Thursday: 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Friday -…

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Winter Lights at Seneca Creek State Park

Saturday, December 3, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that lasts 0 day(s) and 4 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, December 31, 2016
Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD United States
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Winter Lights
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The Gaithersburg Winter Lights Festival welcomes visitors for its 21st spectacular season. The display of lights at Seneca Creek State Park will be open nightly November 25 through December 31. Please note that the festival will be closed December 25. The 3.5 mile drive through Seneca Creek State Park takes you past more than 380 illuminated displays and 65 animated vignettes that light up the night. Themed areas include Winter Woods, Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, the North Pole, and much…

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Festival of Lights

Saturday, December 3, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daily until Sunday, January 1, 2017
Mormon Temple Festival of Lights

The Festival of Lights is one of the D.C. area's great community traditions. Beginning December 1st, the Festival features free performances nightly in the comfortable, state-of-the-art theater located in the Visitors' Center. A different performing artist or group is showcased each night, including bell ensembles, choirs, orchestras, and more. Each performance is presented twice nightly. The Visitors' Center of the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10…

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Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Handel’s Messiah

Saturday, December 3, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852-3385 United States
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Edward Polochick, conductor and harpsichord Concert Artists of Baltimore Symphonic Chorale Handel: Messiah  From the sheer joy and magnitude of the “Hallelujah” chorus to the delicate beauty of the arias, it’s no wonder this beloved work has crowned holiday celebrations for centuries. The BSO’s annual complete performance of the Messiah, led from the harpsichord by the dynamic Edward Polochick, is a musical tradition you’ll want to make your own. This concert is not presented by Strathmore. Fore more details and to purchase…

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A Christmas Carol at Olney Theatre

Saturday, December 3, 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
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Daily until Saturday, December 31, 2016
Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road,
Olney, MD
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The Holiday Tradition continues as Olney Theatre Center favorite Paul Morella returns to bring his unique and memorable adaptation of A Christmas Carol to life in our most intimate space – the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended  – in his own words – and rediscover this timeless classic presented in a masterful solo performance.  Adapted from Dickens’ original novella and reading tour, Morella’s solo version will transport you back to…

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Olney Theatre: Mary Poppins

Saturday, December 3, 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Saturday, December 31, 2016
Olney Theater Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road
Olney, MD 20832 United States
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Celebrate the holidays with one of the most beloved tales of all time. It's 1910 and Mr. Banks is looking for a stern nanny for his two wayward children... but fortunately for the family, Mary Poppins comes along, and teaches them all - especially Mr. Banks - some valuable lessons in what family really means. From the magical "Chim Chim Cher-ee" to the iconic "Supercalifragalisticexpialidocious", you'll delight to the story of a wizardly, wise nanny, two precious children, and the…

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Gaithersburg Arts Barn: Black Nativity

Saturday, December 3, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every 1 week(s) on Friday and Saturday that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on Saturday, December 17, 2016
Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road
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In partnership with Ankh Repertory Theatre (ART) and The Finest Performance Foundation, Inc., the Arts Barn presents Black Nativity. Running from December 2 - 18, 2016. On Christmas Eve, a family deals with tragedy that questions the value of their lives and threatens to rip them apart. The arrival of an unexpected guest with a conflict of her own forces them to turn inward and re-discover the importance of life thru the musical celebration of The Nativity. In this unique…

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