Rosslyn Carols Holiday Concert on Thursday, Dec. 14, 5-10 p.m. at the Central Place Plaza across from the Rosslyn Metro station, 1800 N. Lynn St. Enjoy holiday games, food and special winter drinks in addition to a life-size snow globe that attendees can step into and bring home a holiday picture card. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-carols-holiday-concert for more.
Dominion Guild Holiday Boutique. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus, 5115 Little Falls Road. Twenty-five vendors will be at the event, $25/$15. Visit www.thedominionguildva.org for more.
Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes. 10 a.m.-noon at Walter Reed Community & Senior Center and Park, 2909 16th St. South. Nutrition educators will share recipes to create and take home. $8. Call 703-228-4747 for more.
Nutcracker Storytimes. 11:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Suite 500. Costumed dancers read the story of the Nutcracker to children, followed by a mini-performance of Nutcracker dances. Presented by Ballet Nova. Visit www.BalletNova.org for more.
Pageant Registration Opens. Various times at St. Mary's Arlington, 2609 N. Glebe Road The pageant tells the story of Jesus’s birth and serves as the liturgy of the Word for the Sunday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve, 3 and 5 p.m. services. Visit stmarysarlington.org/ for more.
Black Friday Sneak Peak. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. at Pier 1 Imports, 1717 Clarendon Blvd. Learn to set the Thanksgiving table, pick out a hostess gift or give tree trimming tips. Visit /www.rosslynva.org/go/pier-one-imports for more.
Nov. 30-Dec. 3
Nutcracker Theatre Performances. Thursday and Friday 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 5 p.m at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Presented by Ballet Nova. Advanced Sale: $15-$38, additional $3 at the door. Visit www.BalletNova.org for more.
Toys for Tots Happy Hour. 6-9 p.m. at Tortoise & Hare Bar and Grille, 567 23rd St. S., near the Crystal City Metro Station. Food, drink and bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. The toy cannot contain any food item or resemble any weapons. Presented by Le Chic Geek and Tagging Miles. Call 703-979-1872 for more.
Holiday Hansel and Gretel. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Synetic Theater, 1800 S. Bell St. During the bustle of holiday crowds, Gretel tries to keep her brother, Hansel, out of trouble while their unengaged babysitter leaves Gretel to fend for them both. Visit synetictheater.org/ for more.
Holiday Wreath Workshop. 1-4 p.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Music, refreshments, basic instruction and enough materials for each participant to make at least two wreaths. Participants should bring hand pruners or wire cutters if available and any extra materials or special decorations needed. $30. Ages 12 and up. Call 703-228-3403, or email email@example.com for more.
Petite Nutcracker. Saturday and Sunday, 1 and 3 p.m at Kenmore Middle School, 200 S. Carlin Springs Road. Presented by Ballet Nova. Advanced Sale: $16-$26, additional $3 at the door. For 3-5 year olds. Visit www.BalletNova.org for more.
Winter Storytime. 10:30-11 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. Stories and signs of winter will be the topic. Free. Ages 2 and up. Call 703-228-6535, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Candlelight Christmas Concert. 7 p.m. at the Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 1500 North Glebe Road. Featuring the Mount Olivet Choir, Brass and Timpani. Call 540-539-3731 or email email@example.com for more.
Nutcracker Tea at the Ritz. 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St. Presented by Ballet Nova. High tea and pictures with the Sugar Plum Fairy, crafts, raffle prizes and a mini-performance of excerpts from The Nutcracker. Adults: $75, Children under 12 - $44. Visit www.BalletNova.org for more.
Rosslyn Carols Holiday Concert. 5-10 p.m. at the Central Place Plaza across from the Rosslyn Metro station, 1800 N. Lynn St. Enjoy holiday games, food and special winter drinks in addition to a life-size snow globe that attendees can step into and bring home a holiday picture card. Visit www.rosslynva.org/do/rosslyn-carols-holiday-concert for more.
National Chamber Ensemble Concert. 7:30 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, 4444 Arlington Blvd. Soprano Rebecca Littig joins National Chamber Ensemble in “Holiday Cheer.” Visit www.uucava.org/ for more.
Winter Bird Walk. 10-11:30 a.m. at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 S. Carlin Springs Road. What birds are around in the winter? Some are familiar, year-round
friends but others are winter-only visitors such as Winter Wrens and Brown Creepers.
Beginners welcome and loaner binoculars are available. Free. Ages 6 and up. Call 703-228-6535, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more.