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What Are the Best Holiday Shows Throughout DC?

Most cities come alive during the holiday season and Washington D.C. is no exception. The capital of the United States is host to some of the best holiday shows of the year.  Here's a quick list of "can't miss" extravaganzas:

A Christmas Carol

This classic tale of Scrooge, Christmas past, present and future is one of the most timeless holiday stories and plays at the destinations listed below:

  • MetroStage - Until December 22nd
  • Little Theatre of Alexandria - December 5th to 22nd
  • Ford's Theatre - Until January 1st
  • Keegan Theatre - December 13th to 29th
  • Gallaudet University - Until December 22nd
  • Onley Theatre Center - Until December 29th

All of these venues provide multiple performances of A Christmas Carol.

The Nutcracker

A classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker is at professional theaters and dance studios throughout the city and is a perfect choice for the entire family.

Elf - The Musical

The Kennedy Center, located in Foggy Bottom, will hold performances of Elf - The Musical from December 17th to January 5th. This hilarious tale of Buddy has become a modern Christmas classic that delights family members of all ages.

Frosty Follies

Frosty Follies is a live jazz performance with plenty of interactive songs and a visit from Frosty the Snowman.  Hosted by the Metropolitan School of the Arts in Alexandria, the First Follies are a free show that may appeal to younger children.

No matter what type of holiday show you enjoy, there are plenty of choices throughout Washington D.C. Most are perfect for the entire family and provide a great way to get into the holiday spirit this year.

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