22 Things to Do in December
From craft pop-ups and couch sing-alongs to holiday lights displays, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season.
When: Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-20
Where: Del Ray Artisans Gallery, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria
Don your mask, maintain your distance—only 10 people are allowed in at one time—and peruse one-of-a-kind gifts by local makers, from jewelry and pottery to cookbooks and upcycled totes. Hours are Friday from 6-9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
When: Through Dec. 13
Creative Cauldron is turning back the clock with a streaming performance of On Air, a show about Frank and Flora Conrad’s creation of the first radio station, KDKA (available online for free through Dec. 13). The community theater is also hosting a live telethon on Dec. 12 from 5-10 p.m., with the goal of raising $8,000.
When: Multiple dates and times
Where: 8350 Broad St., Tysons
The Boro, a mixed-use community in Tysons, is decked out with photo-ready props and holiday lights, and is offering a range of fun-but-safe activities, including an elves scavenger hunt (winners can score a $5 Flower Child gift card and are entered into a raffle), craft workshops hosted by Paper Source, pet-friendly yappy hours and a doggy yoga class. Check website for prices, times and details.
When: December 14, 7 p.m.
Where: Streaming on YouTube
This play by Audrey Cefaly (The Gulf) finds Walter, a recently single father to a spunky 7-year-old daughter, struggling to navigate the world of parenging solo with dating and learning to live again. The performance is presented as part of SigWorks: Monday Night Play Readings, an initiative that highlights and supports the work of DMV and regional playwrights.
When: Dec. 7, 8 & 18
Feeling creative? AAC is offering virtual craft workshops on mixed media ornaments (Dec. 7, 5:30-7 p.m.) and adult coloring books (Dec. 8, 6:30-8 p.m.), as well as a surprise gift mania for kids (Dec. 18). The latter will feature two instructional tracks—one for kids ages 5-7 from 3-4 p.m., and another for kids 8-10 from 4-5:30 p.m. Workshops are $35-$45.
When: Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
Join NCE for a virtual concert featuring classical masterpieces and holiday favorites, plus performances by winning pianists in the ensemble’s Outstanding Young Artist Awards. The show will conclude with a carols sing-along. Tickets $18-$36.