A selection for the season: Holiday shows in the DC area

WASHINGTON — Here’s a few of the best holiday-themed shows in the D.C. area, from opera to ballet to jazz to a walk through Frederick, Md.

David Schlumpf as Buddy and the ensemble of "Elf: The Musical," at Olney Theatre Center. (Olney Theatre Center/Stan Barouh)
Through Jan. 6: “Elf: The Musical” at Olney Theatre Center The Will Ferrell movie about the human who grew up at the North Pole and thinks he’s an elf, only to learn the horrible truth and head to New York in time for Christmas becomes a stage musical. Performances run through Jan. 9; go to the Olney Theatre Center website for details and tickets. David Schlumpf as Buddy and the ensemble of “Elf: The Musical,” at Olney Theatre Center. (Olney Theatre Center/Stan Barouh) (Olney Theatre Center/Stan Barouh)
In this file photo, the 2017 National Christmas Tree is seen lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Nov. 28: National Christmas Tree Lighting The 96th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting includes musical performances from Abby Anderson, Anthony Kearns, the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Gabby Barrett, LOCASH and more, as well as the lighting itself, on the Ellipse in President’s Park at the White House. The lottery for tickets already happened, but you can most likely watch on a livestream at the White House YouTube channel — they showed it last year, at least. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) (AP/Andrew Harnik)
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David Schlumpf as Buddy and the ensemble of "Elf: The Musical," at Olney Theatre Center. (Olney Theatre Center/Stan Barouh)
In this file photo, the 2017 National Christmas Tree is seen lit on the Ellipse with the White House in the background Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)


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