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Waverly Street Gallery Holiday Exhibition of 24 Gallery Artists
- Where: Waverly Street Gallery, 4600 East West Hwy, Bethesda
- When: Friday, Dec. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 16, 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.
- Description: Twenty-four gallery artist will present an array of original artwork for display and purchase.
- Cost: Free
- Where: 5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda
- When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
- Description: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, performance of Christmas classics and light show.
- Cost: See website for seating options and price.
- Where: 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda
- When: Sunday, Dec. 16, 3:30 p.m.
- Description: 17 piece big band concert of holiday music.
- Cost: See website for seating options and prices.
- Where: The Highwood Theatre, 4511 Bestor Drive, Rockville
- When: Friday, Dec. 14, 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m.
- Description: The Highwood Theatre presents Sweeny Todd in their 10th anniversary season.
- Cost: $12.50
Cresthaven Craft Fair
- Where: Cresthaven Elementary School, 1234 Cresthaven Dr, Silver Spring
- When: Saturday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m.
- Description: Cresthaven Elementary School hosts its first holiday craft fair. Includes direct sales vendors, handmade crafts, bake sale and more.
- Cost: Free
- Where: National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd, Colesville
- When: Saturday & Sunday, Dec. 15, 16 & Dec. 22, 23, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
- Description: National Capital Trolley Museum hosts holiday celebration including Christmas Train Garden, Santa and more.
- Cost: $5.00
Nutcracker Olney Ballet Theater
- Where: 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney
- When: Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, 7:30 p.m.
- Description: Student dancers from Washington area ballet schools perform with Easton Smith and Haley Henderson Smith of Ballet West.
- Cost: $18 - $41
- Where: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney
- When: Friday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 29, 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
- Description: The Olney Theatre Center presents Paul Morella’s solo version of a Christmas Carol.
- Cost: $26
- Where: Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Rd, Gaithersburg
- When: Friday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Dec. 15, 8 p.m.
- Description: The Arts Barn presents Miracle on 34th Street as a live radio play on stage.
- Cost: $14-16
- Where: 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington
- When: Saturday, Nov. 30 – Saturday, Jan. 1, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- Description: More than 600,000 lights. International crèche exhibit, 18 indoor decorated trees, outdoor life-sized nativity, and live performances nightly.
- Cost: Free
Garden of Lights - Winter Walk-through Holiday Light Display
- Where:Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave, Silver Spring
- When: Sunday through Thursday 5:30-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5:30-10 p.m. and on New Year’s Eve until 9 p.m.
- Description: 16th annual holiday light display. Nightly musical performances by local musicians as well as refreshments and shopping.
- Cost: $25.00
- Where: Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Rd, Gaithersburg
- When: Sunday, Nov. 25 – Sunday, Dec. 30, Sun, Tues-Thurs 6-9 p.m., Fri. – Sat. 6–10 p.m.
- Description: 3.5 mile drive through 350 light displays, 60 of them animated.
- Cost: Monday – Thursday: $12.00, Friday – Sunday: $15.00, cash only at the gate.