National Capital Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Road, Silver Spring, Md.

Holly TrolleyFest celebrates the season with toy trains and Santa aboard the streetcars from 12:30–4:30 p.m. Santa will not be available after Christmas, however, there are streetcar rides and seasonal toy trains set up. DCTrolley.org

EVENT DATE : December 7, 6:00PM
Enter on Route 34

On the first Saturday of December every year, 23,110 luminaries are lit at Antietam National Battlefield to signify the soldiers who died, were lost or injured in one of the bloodiest one-day battles in American history. This unique event is a great opportunity to take a drive into Maryland to experience some local Civil War history with the family. NPS.gov

EVENT DATE : December 7, 6:00PM
District Wharf, 1100 Maine Ave. SW, Washington, D.C.

Celebrate the parade and see the beautifully decorated boats pass by. Sip hot cocoa and make s’mores at the fire pit. Visit the lighted Christmas Tree and enjoy other fun activities, including live music, skating on the ice rink and sampling winter drinks at the Waterfront Wine & Beer Garden. WharfDC.com

EVENT DATE : December 14, 7:37AM
5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Come join Santa and Mrs.Claus for a delicious breakfast buffet. Write letters to Santa and decorate holiday-themed cookies. Santa's elves will even help to assist them in making their own "magic reindeer food" in hopes that Santa and his reindeer will come and visit on Christmas Eve. Pictures with Santa are encouraged. Parents, don't forget your cameras!

EVENT DATE : December 14, 7:00PM
The Music Center at the Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, Md.

It's not Christmas without The Washington Chorus! Featuring the National Capital Brass, more than130 singers, organ, sing-alongs and the magnificent candlelight processional, A Candlelit Christmas includes popular songs such as "The Dream Isaiah Saw," "Hallelujah Chorus" and more holiday favorites to fall in love with! Strathmore.org

EVENT DATE : December 21, 8:00PM
The Strathmore, 11810 Grand Park Ave., North Bethesda, Md.

The Soul Crackers honor the music of Memphis and Motown with their rollicking renditions of timeless songs like “I Feel Good,” “Dancing in the Streets,” “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours,” plus some holiday favorites. Known for their signature medleys, lead vocalist Tommy Lepson, along with the nine-piece band’s horn section, creates combustible energy to get you on the dance floor.

EVENT DATE : December 24, 11:00AM
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW Washington, D.C.

Bring the kids for an unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them! Take a merry tour of holiday sing-alongs and Christmas favorites that will have your family singing all the way home. Expect a visit from Santa, Frosty and Rudolph! ChoralArts.org

EVENT DATE : December 31, 8:30PM
Manor Country Club, 14901 Carrolton Road, Rockville, Md.

Accompanied by Kanto Mozika from France. They will make you travel the world with their songs. International songs and Malagasy songs. AllEvents.in/Rockville