December Entertainment Guide 2019

December 1, 2019

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2014 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the 82nd Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting ceremony in New York. Caesars Palace announced Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, that the pop icon would launch a residency May 16 at The Colosseum in Las Vegas. Carey has announced 18 performances so far. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

November 29, 2020 | (Jason Fraley)

December is a time for holiday festivities and end-of-the-year events.

So, which happenings should you circle on your monthly calendar?

Time for your December Entertainment Guide.


December Entertainment Guide

Dec. 2: Anita Baker at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 2-15: “White Pearl” at Studio Theatre

Dec. 2-22: “Amadeus” at Folger Theatre

Dec. 2-22: “Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time” at Round House

Dec. 2-29: Washington Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at Warner Theatre

Dec. 2-29: Disney’s “Newsies” at Arena Stage

Dec. 2-29: “Dear Jack, Dear Louise” at Arena Stage

Dec. 2-30: Christmas on the Potomac at Gaylord National

Dec. 2-Jan. 1: “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre

Dec. 2-Jan. 5: “A Chorus Line” at Signature Theatre

Dec. 2-Jan. 5: “Singin’ in the Rain” at Olney Theatre Center

Dec. 2-Jan. 5: “She the People” at Woolly Mammoth Theatre

Dec. 3: Ezra Collective at U Street Music Hall

Dec. 3-8: The Illusionists’ “Magic of the Holidays” at National Theatre

Dec. 3-29: Second City’s “Love Factually” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 3-29: “The Snow Queen” at Synetic Theater

Dec. 3-Jan. 12: “Peter Pan and Wendy” at Shakespeare Theatre

Dec. 4: Blondie book event at Sixth & I

Dec. 4: Aaron Lewis at The Fillmore

Dec. 4-Jan. 5: “Eureka Day” at Mosaic Theatre

Dec. 5: National Christmas Tree Lighting

Dec. 5: She & Him at The Anthem

Dec. 5: O-Town at City Winery

Dec. 5-6: Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes at Wolf Trap

Dec. 5-8: Aries Spears at DC Improv

Dec. 6: Jamey Johnson, Emily King, Gaby Moreno at Kennedy Center

Dec. 6: Patti LaBelle at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 6: “Marriage Story” in movie theaters

Dec. 6: “The Two Popes” in movie theaters

Dec. 6: National Philharmonic’s “Holiday Singing Pops” at Strathmore

Dec. 6-7: Judy Collins at The Birchmere

Dec. 7: “It’s a Wonderful Life” at Weinberg Center in Frederick

Dec. 7: “Holiday Sing-a-Long” at Wolf Trap

Dec. 8: Kennedy Center Honors

Dec. 8: Bob Dylan at The Anthem

Dec. 9-10: Mariah Carey at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 10: Cher at Capital One Arena

Dec. 10-15: “Fiddler on the Roof” at National Theatre

Dec. 10-Jan. 5: “Come From Away” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 11: Five for Fighting at The Birchmere

Dec. 11: NSO’s “Ugly Sweater Holiday Concert” at The Anthem

Dec. 11-Jan. 5: “Black Nativity” at Anacostia Playhouse

Dec. 12-13: Los Lobos at City Winery

Dec. 12-15: Gay Men’s Chorus’ “Holiday Show” at Lincoln Theatre

Dec. 12-15: Freddy Cole at Blues Alley

Dec. 12-22: Step Afrkia’s “Magical Musical Holiday Step Show” at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Dec. 12-31: “An Irish Carol 2019” at Keegan Theatre

Dec. 13: “Jumanji: The Next Level” in movie theaters

Dec. 13: “Richard Jewell” in movie theaters

Dec. 13: Sinbad at Strathmore

Dec. 13: Ohio Players at The Birchmere

Dec. 13: Randy Houser at The Fillmore

Dec. 13-14: NSO’s “Holiday Pops” with Leslie Odom Jr. at Kennedy Center

Dec. 14: Washington Chorus’ “A Candelight Christmas” at Strathmore

Dec. 14: Gilbert Gottfried at State Theatre

Dec. 14: Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes at The Birchmere

Dec. 15: “Outside the Bachs” at AMP

Dec. 15: Emmylou Harris at The Hamilton

Dec. 15: Hanson at The Fillmore

Dec. 15: Andrea Bocelli at Capital One Arena

Dec. 15-22: Washington Chorus’ “A Candlelight Christmas” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 15-25: Choral Arts Society’s “Songs of the Season” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 16: “A Bohemian Christmas” at Atlas Performing Arts Center

Dec. 17-19: “The Hip-Hop Nutcracker” at Strathmore

Dec. 17-Jan. 5: “Jersey Boys” at National Theatre

Dec. 17-Jan. 19: “My Fair Lady” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 18: “A Jon Waters Christmas” at The Birchmere

Dec. 19: CeeLo Green “Holiday Hits” at Howard Theatre

Dec. 19-22: NSO presents “Handel’s Messiah” at Kennedy Center

Dec. 20: “Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker” in movie theaters

Dec. 20: “Cats” in movie theaters

Dec. 20: “A Funky Christmas Miracle” at Pearl Street Warehouse

Dec. 21-22: Thievery Corporation at 9:30 Club

Dec. 21-22: National Philharmonic’s “Handel’s Messiah” at Strathmore

Dec. 22: Be’la Dona “Holiday Brunch” at Bethesda Blues & Jazz

Dec. 23: Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Capital One Arena

Dec. 25: “Little Women” in movie theaters

Dec. 25: “1917” in movie theaters

Dec. 29: The Roots at Kennedy Center

Dec. 29: Fantasia at MGM National Harbor

Dec. 31: Maryland Live! launches The Hall for New Year’s Eve

Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve tribute to Aretha Franklin at Kennedy Center

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