December Entertainment Guide 2018

"A Christmas Carol," "The Nutcracker, Reba McEntire and Cher are all coming to D.C. this December. (WTOP collage via AP, Ford's Theatre, Washington Ballet)
Introduction The holiday season is officially upon us! Time for your “Top of the Month” Entertainment Guide for December. Click through the gallery for video highlights, then find the full list below. (WTOP collage via Ford’s Theatre/Washington Ballet/AP) (WTOP collage via AP, Ford's Theatre, Washington Ballet)
Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Alexandria Nutcracker
Dec. 3-Jan. 6: “She the People” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre
Dec. 4-31: “Love Factually” at Kennedy Center
Dec. 7: National Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops at Strathmore
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"A Christmas Carol," "The Nutcracker, Reba McEntire and Cher are all coming to D.C. this December. (WTOP collage via AP, Ford's Theatre, Washington Ballet)

December Entertainment Guide

Nov. 29-Dec. 30: “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre

Nov. 29-Dec. 1: Alexandria Nutcracker

Nov. 29-Dec. 16: “Cry It Out” at Studio Theatre

Nov. 29-Dec. 23: “Anything Goes” at Arena Stage 

Nov. 29-Dec. 30: “Beautiful: Carole King Musical” at National Theatre

Nov. 29-Jan. 6: “Elf: The Musical” at Olney Theatre Center

Nov. 29-Jan. 6: “Billy Elliot” at Signature Theatre

Nov. 30: Brian Setzer Orchestra at The Anthem

Nov. 30-Dec. 28: Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Warner Theatre

Dec. 1: “It’s a Wonderful Walk” in Frederick, MD

Dec. 1: Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-a-Long

Dec. 1: Esperanza Spalding at Lincoln Theatre

Dec. 2: Manheim Steamroller Christmas at Strathmore

Dec. 2: Emmylou Harris at Hamilton Live

Dec. 2: Paula Abdul at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 2: Kennedy Center Honors

Dec. 2-3: Pentatonix at The Anthem

Dec. 3: The Byrds at Strathmore

Dec. 3-Jan. 6: “She the People” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Dec. 4: Kenny G at Strathmore

Dec. 4: Bastille at The Anthem

Dec. 4-31: “Love Factually” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 6: Jewel at Lincoln Theater

Dec. 6: Marcus King at 9:30 Club 

Dec. 6: 98 Degrees at The Fillmore

Dec. 6-9: Freddy Cole at Blues Alley 

Dec. 7: “Schindler’s List” 25th anniversary in movie theaters

Dec. 7: DJ Snoopadelic at Echostage

Dec. 7: Donny & Marie at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 7: National Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops at Strathmore

Dec. 7-22: The Washington Chorus’ “Candlelight Christmas”

Dec. 8: Sara Evans “At Christmas” at The Birchmere

Dec. 8: Rufus Wainwright at Strathmore

Dec. 8: Craig Ferguson at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 9: Regina Belle at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Dec. 10: Beach Boys at Strathmore

Dec. 12: NSO’s Holidays at The Anthem

Dec. 12: Ingrid Michaelson Trio at Lincoln Theatre

Dec. 12-Jan. 13: “Miss Saigon” at Kennedy Center 

Dec. 13: Penn & Teller at MGM National Harbor 

Dec. 13-15: Thievery Corporation at 9:30 Club

Dec. 13-31: “An Irish Carol” at Keegan Theatre 

Dec. 14: “The Mule” in movie theaters

Dec. 14-16: Washington National Opera’s “The Lion, The Unicorn and Me” 

Dec. 15: O.A.R. at The Anthem

Dec. 15: Turnpike Troubadours at The Fillmore

Dec. 15: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at The Birchmere

Dec. 15: Chelsey Green at Blues Alley

Dec. 15-16: Amy Schumer at MGM National Harbor 

Dec. 18-19: Judy Collins “Holidays & Hits” at The Birchmere

Dec. 18-19: “The Hip Hop Nutcracker” at Strathmore

Dec. 19: “Mary Poppins Returns” in movie theaters

Dec. 20: “A John Waters Christmas” at The Birchmere

Dec. 20-23: NSO’s “Messiah” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 21: “Aquaman” in movie theaters 

Dec. 21: Macy Gray at Bethesda Blues & Jazz 

Dec. 21: Eric B. & Rakim at Howard Theatre

Dec. 25: “If Beale Street Could Talk” in movie theaters 

Dec. 25: “Vice” in movie theaters 

Dec. 26-29: Anita Baker at MGM National Harbor 

Dec. 27: Ben Williams “Holiday Extravaganza” at Hamilton Live

Dec. 28: The Roots at The Fillmore

Dec. 28: NRBQ at Hamilton Live

Dec. 31: Trombone Shorty at The Anthem

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Ball at Black Cat


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