All the world’s a stage this weekend thanks to a host of performances, sing-a-longs, and musicals fit for the entire family. From a fairy tale spun Christmas Carol to a story reading Santa, there’s something you’ll want to find a seat for and make some lasting memories.

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A Wolftrap Sing-a-Long
Bring a candle or a bell and an unwrapped toy (Wolf Trap participates in Toys for Tots) and get ready to sing your heart out with the United States Marine Band. The tots will love jingling  their own bells during “Jingle Bells” and fall in awe with the candlelight processional of “Silent Night” that caps off the evening. Sat., 4 pm. $10. All ages. Event details.


A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol
In this remake of a Christmas classic, your favorite fairytale characters bring to life the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s magical Christmas Eve. Mother Goose lends her talents to narrate as the Big Bad Wolf takes on the humbugging lead role. Cinderella, the Three Little Pigs, Old King Cole, and many beloved characters help create a new twist on the traditional Dickensian fable. Fri.-Sun. $10. Ages 4 and upEvent details.

H Street

Tis the Circus! A Holiday Party on High
The holidays can be a circus…quite literally. As the guests arrive, one couple’s living room is transformed as acrobats, aerialists, jugglers and other performers dazzle with spectacular routines, celebrating the magic of the holiday season. This holiday-themed performance is fun for the whole family–just don’t be surprised if Junior wants to swing from your chandelier afterwards. Fri.-Sun. $15-$25. All agesEvent details.


Rhode Island Row Neighborhood Tree Lighting
With performances by community groups, entertainment for all ages, giveaways for kids, a hot beverage bar and, of course, a visit from Santa, this is one smart way to kick off the holiday season. Bonus: To help those in need, there will be a coat drive happening throughout the day. Double bonus: Families who donate a winter coat score a free photo with Santa. Sat., 5 pm-7:30 pm. Free. All agesEvent details.

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Story Time (and Pics) with Santa
Kids will love hanging out with Santa as he tells a classic Christmas story. After story time, each family can get a mini pro photo sesh with Jolly St. Nick in a whimsical Christmas setting. Sat., 5:30 pm. $50. Ages 10 an underEvent details.


The Nutcracker On Point
This celebrated production has become D.C.’s perennial favorite! Set in historic Georgetown with George Washington and King George III among other historical figures, this is The Washington Ballet’s holiday valentine. Snag a seat with family and friends and start a new holiday tradition. Fri.-Sun., 7 pm-9 pm. $33 and up. All agesEvent details.

What is on your to-do list for this weekend? Dish in the comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady