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. 19, 7 p.m.
Get in the holiday spirit with a performance by the Symphony Orchestra of Northern Virginia and the Arlington Chorale. For $10, you’ll receive a concert link that you can watch between Dec. 19-Dec. 26. Pay $20 to receive the same link, plus a downloadable version that you can replay time and again.
When: Through Dec. 20
Where: Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, 888 N. Quincy St. #102, Arlington
Arlington artist and Marymount University adjunct art professor David Carlson is back at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art (he staged the gallery’s very first show when it opened in May 2018) with a new collection of abstract art, this time inspired by the question “What is consciousness?” Call 703-405-1642 to book a private tour (appointments available Thursday-Sunday, noon-7 p.m). Only six people are allowed in the gallery at a time. Gallery admission is free.
When: Through Dec. 31
Where: Gallery Underground, 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington
Some of the best things come in tiny packages. This all-member, mixed media show by Gallery Underground artists features works measuring roughly 8” x 10” or smaller. Admission is free.
When: Through Jan. 3, 5:30 -10 p.m.
Where: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, 9750 Meadowlark Gardens Ct., Vienna
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens normally attracts 75,000-80,000 visitors this time of year, so competition will be tight for the limited number of timed tickets available in 2020. Reservations with designated entry times will prevent crowding throughout the walkable half-mile outdoor light display, which will be open every evening—including holidays—through the end of the year. Tickets $8-$17.