Trust us, this weekend is going to be lit (literally).
Work weighing you down? Give yourself a dose of Christmas cheer with a lineup of events happening all over the DMV. From beer crawls to holiday galas, you won't see any lack of Christmas spirit here!
Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, December 13 to Sunday, December 15.
Ocean City Comic Con
Roland E. Powell Convention Center | 4001 Coastal Highway | Ocean City, MD | Saturday
Ocean City's nerdiest gathering is back for another year! From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., immerse yourself in comics and anime complete with interactive workshops, artist panels, and more. Events range from learning the art of cosplay to ranking Marvel's Cinematic Universe. Admission is $10 and can only be purchased with cash at the door. Kids under 9 are free! Find out more here!
Black Tie Roman Holiday Gala
Embassy of Italy | 3000 Whitehaven Street NW | Washington, D.C. | Saturday
Transport yourself to a swanky Italian soiree right here in D.C.! Kick the holidays up a notch with decadent European chocolate, ballroom dancing, an open bar, and more. In tribute to the season, Toys for Tots will be collecting unwrapped presents for children, so lend a hand if you can! Tickets are $79-$130. Purchase them here!
A Celtic Christmas with Sean Heely Trio
Strathmore | 11810 Grand Park Avenue | North Bethesda, MD | Friday
Love Christmas carols? This performance by the spectacular fiddler Sean Heely is a must-see! Get into the spirit with a roster of Irish and Gaelic songs intermixed with beloved Christmas tunes. You'll never hear the holidays the same! The show begins at 8 p.m., and tickets are $20-$30. Buy them here!
Yuletide by Candlelight
Various sites in Alexandria, VA | Saturday
Experience Virginia's history through an interactive evening tour. Be your own tour guide as you explore Alexandria's prominent historic sites, including Gadsby's Tavern Museum and Carlyle House, while enjoying festive activities like ballroom dancing and Victorian crafts. Adult admission is $30. Find out more here!
Baltimore Santa Crawl 2019
Various Locations in Fells Point | Baltimore, MD | Saturday
This yuletide bar crawl has everything you need for holiday fun in Baltimore! Peruse neighborhood bars Alexandar's Tavern, The Point, Riptide by the Bay, and more for unbeatable drink deals, raffles, and a great time in Fells Point. Tickets are $20 online and $40 at the door. Interested? Check it out here!
The Holiday Show
Lincoln Theatre | 1215 U Street NW | Washington, D.C. | Saturday-Sunday
The Gay Men's Chorus of Washington is bringing their pitch-perfect selves to Lincoln Theatre for a spectacular musical event. Holiday classics co-mingle with tap-dancers, nutcrackers, and of course drag queens! Full of fun and life, this is one you won't want to miss! Tickets are $25-$65. Buy yours here!
GRUMP Holiday Market 2019
The Shops at Crystal City | 2100 Crystal Drive | Arlington, VA | Saturday
Nine years running, GRUMP is the ultimate holiday shopping experience in the DMV! Browse over 50 artisans selling everything from jewelry and art to homemade maple syrup! Vendors will also host fun craft workshops. Surprise your loved ones with unique gifts while supporting local makers! Admission is free. View the participating vendors here!
Merriweather Symphony of Lights
Merriweather Post Pavilion | 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway | Columbia, MD | Ongoing
What's more festive than holiday lights? This drive-through wonderland boasts 300,000 lights among the mile-long stretch of Merriweather Post Pavilion. Patrons can turn on local station 105.5 FM for Christmas tunes to join them on the scenic route. Admission is $20 per car. Find out more here!
Manassas Chorale "Resounding Joy!" Winter Concert
Hylton Performing Arts Center | 10960 George Mason Circle | Manassas, VA | Saturday
There's nothing like a holiday choir to boost your spirits! From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., come see the talented Manassas Chorale perform a rousing set of Christmas carols and other favorites alike. Warm your heart this holiday season! As a "concert with a cause," the event encourages patrons to bring canned foods. Tickets are $18-$20. Purchase them here!
Beer Tastings at Christmas Village in Baltimore
501 Light Street | Baltimore | Fridays, Ongoing
Tired of shopping? Take a break with some delicious German beer! From 4 to 7 p.m., relax in Hofbrau Munchen Brewery and experience the tastes of Germany with beer flights, soft pretzels, and more. Guests will also get their own beer stein and a complimentary pass to Christmas Village. Tickets are $15. You can buy them here!
How will you be celebrating the season? Any events we missed? Share them with us in the comments!