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Calendar: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

<cal1>Wednesday/Nov. 29

<cal2>Whimsical Wreaths. 12:30-3:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, Hunters Woods, Reston. Learn how to make live fir wreaths for the holiday season. Most materials are provided, but students are encouraged to bring ribbons and other decorations to match their holiday décor. $15 for Reston residents/$30 for non district residents.. Reg#: 505453-7A. Visit www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

Del McCoury Band. Bluegrass. 8 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $30. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

Open Mic. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Visit www.jimmystavern.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Nov. 30

<cal2> ÒTiny Tots" Show. 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. at James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. The James Madison High School Wind Symphony and Color Guard present an exciting children’s concert, celebrating the spectrum of seasonal music. Costumed guests include Dora the Explorer, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Santa and his elves. Admission: $4, with tickets available in school lobby the day of show. Call 703-319-2110 or e-mail tinytots@jmhsband.org.

McLean Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the intersection of Chain Bridge Road and Old Chain Bridge Road, McLean.

Del McCoury Band. Bluegrass. 8 p.m., at the Barns at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Tickets: $30. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 1

<cal2> ÒTiny Tots" Show. 10 a.m. & 1 p.m. at James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna. The James Madison High School Wind Symphony and Color Guard present an exciting children’s concert, celebrating the spectrum of seasonal music. Costumed guests include Dora the Explorer, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph, Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Santa and his elves. Admission: $4, with tickets available in school lobby the day of show. Call 703-319-2110 or e-mail tinytots@jmhsband.org.

Friends of Vale Schoolhouse Holiday Mart. 12-4 p.m. at the historic schoolhouse at 3124 Fox Mill Rd in Oakton. Shop for holiday gifts and treats. Offering antique "smalls" and linens, original and designer inspired jewelry, women's accessories, original art. FVS is a non-profit 501(c) organization and a portion of all sales will benefit the preservation of the 1888 Vale Schoolhouse. Free admission. Call 703-476-8729

25th Annual McLean Holiday Craft Show. Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Friends of Vale Schoolhouse Holiday Mart. Noon-4 p.m. at the historic schoolhouse at 3124 Fox Mill Rd in Oakton. Shop for holiday gifts and treats. Offering antique "smalls" and linens, original and designer inspired jewelry, women's accessories, original art. FVS is a non-profit 501(c) organization and a portion of all sales will benefit the preservation of the 1888 Vale Schoolhouse. Free admission. Call 703-476-8729

Great Falls Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. 6 p.m. at Great Falls Village Centre.

"Snow White." 7 p.m. at the Herndon High School Theatre, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Herndon High School Theatre performs a production of the children's classic "Snow White."All admissions are $5 per person. Visit www.herndondrama.org.

Town Square Singers. 8 p.m. performances at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon. Call 703-435-6868.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 2

<cal2>Reindog Parade. 8 a.m. at the Langley Shopping Center. Sponsored by the McLean Chamber of Commerce, 703-356-5424.

25th Annual McLean Holiday Craft Show. Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

40th Annual Holiday House Tour and Boutique. Cost is $20 in advance, $25 day of tour. Boutique is free and takes place at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. Sponsored by the Woman's Club of McLean. Call Joan Morton 703-356-0089.

Christmas Marketplace. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. Over 40 vendors. Food, crafts, gifts, decorative items. Photos with

Santa. For information call 703-938-2553, ext. 12.

Children's Holiday Shopping. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Colvin Run General Store, Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls. Volunteers help children find the perfect gift for everyone on their lists. Free wrapping ensures surprises. Call 703-759-2771.

Children's Holiday Shopping. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Frying Pan Park Schoolhouse, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Inclement weather date is Dec. 9. Call 703-435-3710

Lake Anne Heralds the Holidays. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Lake Anne welcomes the holidays with a tradition of festive family fun, musical entertainment and a petting zoo. Santa arrives by barge at 12:30 p.m. to meet children on the plaza.

14th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Flint Hill Elementary, 2444 Flint Hill Road, Vienna. Featuring a variety of professional crafters, a book fair and poinsettia sale. A Secret Santa Shop is available for children to purchase items for their own gift giving. 703-242-6100

Friends of Vale Schoolhouse Holiday Mart. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the historic schoolhouse at 3124 Fox Mill Rd in Oakton. Shop for holiday gifts and treats. Offering antique "smalls" and linens, original and designer inspired jewelry, women's accessories, original art. FVS is a non-profit 501(c) organization and a portion of all sales will benefit the preservation of the 1888 Vale Schoolhouse. Free admission. Call 703-476-8729

Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

The Clay Connection's Holiday 2006 Show and Sale. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., Vienna. Ceramists and potters from the local metropolitan area. Free Admission. Visit www.theclayconnection.org

21st Annual Herndon Homes Tour. 11 a.m-5 p.m beginning at the Depot Museum and historic downtown Herndon. Tour some of Herndon’s older homes. Advance tickets available at discounted price. Call 703-437-6366.

2nd Annual Holiday Open House. 12-4 p.m. at Body By Geoff, 1609-B Washington Square Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston. Enjoy the festivities and catering by Healthy Cooking Teaching Chef, Sandy Amato, with ÒHealthy HolidayÓ treats, sweets and drinks.

"Everything But the Squeal." 1-4 p.m. at The Claude Moore Colonial Farm, 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The colonial farm family uses every part of the farm animal after butchering. Learn about the many contributions livestock make to the family’s life. Regular admission: $3 adults, $2 children and senior citizens. Complimentary admission with Farm membership. Weather permitting. Visit www.1771.org/directions.htm

Veronica Li Book Signing. 2:30 p.m. at the Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Ave., E., Vienna. Author Veronica Li will discuss her latest book, "Journey Across the Four Seas: A Chinese Woman's Search for Home." Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated to the library.

"Snow White." 2 & 7 p.m. at the Herndon High School Theatre, 700 Bennett St., Herndon. Herndon High School Theatre performs a production of the children's classic "Snow White."All admissions are $5 per person. Visit www.herndondrama.org.

Holiday Concert. 2 & 7 p.m. at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2589 Chain Bridge Road, Vienna. A holiday concert with harp, mandolin, hammered dulcimer, flute and violins. This will be a concert of Christmas and Celtic music. Donations benefit local hunger programs. Visit www.elcvienna.org or call the office at 703-938-2119.

The annual Clifton Candlelight Homes Tour will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with the Caroling on Horseback Parade, sponsored by the Clifton Horse Society. Five Clifton homes will be on tour this year — all decorated in holiday cheer. After the homes tour, from 7:30-8 p.m., there will be Christmas Carol sing-alongs with hot cider and marshmallow roasting in Ayre Square, followed by the Christmas tree lighting at 8 p.m. in the Town Square. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. They can be purchased at shops in town, at Temptations Gifts in the Colonnade at Union Mill and Temptations Hallmark in Centreville. To reserve tickets, call 703-815-9480. Contact Lynne Garvey Wark at lghassoc@erols.com or Jennifer Chesley at townofclifton@aol.com.

The Joan Izzo Academy of Dance of Chantilly presents "The Kingdom of Sweets" from the Nutcracker and "The Sights and Sounds of Christmas" (a jazz and tap spectacular). This is one combined production. The dates are Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 3 p.m. All performances will be at Dominion High School in Sterling. Tickets are $15/each, $13 for Girl Scouts and their families. Tickets can be reserved/purchased by calling Kris Wooldridge at 703-430-0037.

Annual Holiday Tree Lighting and Sing-Along. 5 p.m. at Herndon Town Square, Historic Downtown. Call 703-437-5556.

"A Seasonal Celebration." 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. A holiday concert by the Reston Chorale. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors and youth. For more information, contact www.restonchorale.org.

Light Up Lake Anne Winter Festival. 6 p.m. at Lake Anne Village Center, Reston. Lake Anne Tree Lighting, Caroling and Hot Cider. Donations accepted for charity food drives. See the Lake Anne balconies, decks, and boats festooned with holiday lights in a neighborhood competition for best display.

Dead Men's Hollow. Bluegrass. 7:30 p.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road, Herndon. Admission: $12. Call 703-435-8377.

Town Square Singers. 8 p.m. performances at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon. Call 703-435-6868.

Ballroom Dancing. 9 p.m.-12 a.m., at the Colvin Run School House, 10201 Colvin Run Road, Great Falls. Dance to the sound of the Colvin Run Dance Band. Viennese Waltz dance lessons at 8 p.m. Tickets: $12. Lesson: $5. 703-430-6557.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 3

<cal2>Hanukkah Boutique. 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emeth Sisterhood, 12523 Lawyers Road, Herndon. Hundreds of holiday essentials, decorations and gifts will be available. Call 703-860-4515 for further

information and weekday hours.

Capital Cross Classic Bike Race. 10 a.m. at Lake Fairfax Park, Reston. Free children's race at 1 p.m. Featuring professional racers from throughout North America in the DARCARS Chrysler International. For additional information about the Capital Cross Classic presented by The Bike Lane featuring the DARCARS Chrysler International, contact kenmacpr@yahoo.com or phone 703-725-9576.

Christmas Marketplace. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. Over 40 vendors. Food, crafts, gifts, decorative items. Photos with

Santa. For information call 703-938-2553, ext. 12.

25th Annual McLean Holiday Craft Show. Friday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave. Call 703-790-0123.

Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

Herndon Community Center, 814 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Call 703-435-6868.

Christmas Marketplace. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, 8601 Wolftrap Road, Vienna. More than 40 vendors present food, crafts, decorative items. Have your photo taken with Santa. Call 703-938-2553, ext. 12.

Children's Holiday Shopping. 12 -4 p.m. at the Colvin Run General Store, Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls. Volunteers help children find the perfect gift for everyone on their lists. Free wrapping ensures surprises. Call 703-759-2771.

Visit from Santa Claus. 2-4 p.m. at The Freeman Store, 131 Church St., Vienna. Children will get to spend time with Santa, while parents will enjoy the visit in a stress free and classic old time setting. Afterwards, the entire family can shop for affordable gifts and purchase candy from the old time penny candy counter. Call 703-938-5187 for more information.

Holiday Carols at Wolf Trap. 4 p.m. at Wolf Trap, 1645 Trap Road, Vienna. Music performed by "The President's Own" Marine Band. Free, no tickets required. Visit www.wolftrap.org.

The Joan Izzo Academy of Dance of Chantilly presents "The Kingdom of Sweets" from the Nutcracker and "The Sights and Sounds of Christmas" (a jazz and tap spectacular). This is one combined production. The dates are Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 3 p.m. All performances will be at Dominion High School in Sterling. Tickets are $15/each, $13 for Girl Scouts and their families. Tickets can be reserved/purchased by calling Kris Wooldridge at 703-430-0037.

Town Square Singers. 8 p.m. performances at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon. Call 703-435-6868.

<cal1>Monday/Dec. 4

<cal2>Children's Holiday Shopping. 1 -4 p.m. at the Colvin Run General Store, Colvin Run Mill, Great Falls. Volunteers help children find the perfect gift for everyone on their lists. Free wrapping ensures surprises. Call 703-759-2771.

Children's Holiday Shopping. 12:30-3:30 p.m., Frying Pan Park Schoolhouse, 2709 West Ox Road, Herndon. Inclement weather date is Dec. 9. Call 703-435-3710

Town Square Singers. 8 p.m. performances at Industrial Strength Theatre, 269 Sunset Business Park Drive, Herndon. Call 703-435-6868.

<cal1>Tuesday/Dec. 5

<cal2>A Christmas Green Workshop. 10 a.m. in the Great Hall of the Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park St., Vienna. Presented by Five Hills Garden Club. Each year the club creates Christmas wreaths and sprays to hang on the doors of churches and public buildings. Each wreath or spray is made of fresh cut greens and adorned with a bright bow. A light lunch will be served. Call Diane Rice at 703-281-2125 or e-mail the rices3@cox.net.

Holiday Cooking Class & Wine Pairing. 6:30 p.m. at Jasmine Café, Washington Square Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston. Reservations: 703-471-9114.

"Ancient Voices: Native American Animal Legends." 7-8 p.m. at Brown's Chapel, 11300 Baron Cameron Ave., Reston. A special presentation by The Wildlife Center of Virginia. Listen to Native American legends about some of Virginia’s native animals. Meet live animals whose ancestors inspired the stories, and enjoy a highly interactive puppet show. $5/person, RA members, $8/person, non-residents Reservations required by Dec. 1. Call Reston Association, 703-435-6530.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 6

<cal2>Master Singers of Virginia. 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. This special holiday event will feature Britten's "A Ceremony of Lessons and Carols." Tickets: $26/$22 McLean residents/$11 students. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Reston Attic Auction. 5:30 p.m. at the Reston Museum, 1639 Washington Plaza, Lake Anne, Reston. A Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a Live Auction at 6:30 p.m., with Phil Tobey as auctioneer. Refreshments will be served. Up for bid are posters, art, books and unusual Reston-related items – all objects that cannot be archived, but have priceless, nostalgic value. Auction items will be on display for preview at noon on Dec. 6. All auction proceeds will benefit Reston Museum. Visit www.restonmuseum.org

"The Nutcracker." 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Conservatory Ballet presents its 35th annual Nutcracker season, with an all children’s cast. For tickets, call 703-476-4500.

Open Mic. 9:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m., at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Visit www.jimmystavern.com.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 7

<cal2>A Holiday House Tour and Tea. 1-4 p.m., at 6832 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, will be hosted by the Commonwealth Circle of Northern Virginia. Four houses will be featured. The proceeds from this event will be donated to Vanguard and Child Help USA. Fee $30. Tickets may be purchased at Prezzies Gifts and Degage in McLean. The address for Prezzies is 6832 Old Dominion Drive,

McLean, 703-442-4575.

"The Nutcracker." 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Conservatory Ballet presents its 35th annual Nutcracker season, with an all children’s cast. For tickets, call 703-476-4500.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 8

<cal2>30th Annual Christmas Bazaar. 4-8 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean. Games for children include Moonbounce, Go Fish and face painting. Shop for crafts, gifts, baked goods and thrift shop items. Admission is free; all proceeds go to the African orphans of aids. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 10. Call 703-356-7916.

"The Nutcracker." 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Conservatory Ballet presents its 35th annual Nutcracker season, with an all children’s cast. For tickets, call 703-476-4500.

"Christmas in the Americas." 8 p.m. at the Vienna Baptist Church, 541 Marshall Road, Vienna. A program of Christmas carols from cultures across the Americas. Advance purchased tickets are $23 for adults, $18 for seniors and $5 for students. Tickets at the door are an additional $2 each. For further information or advance ticket purchase call 703-277-7772 or e-mail VoceVA@hotmail.com. Visit. www.voce.org.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 9

<cal2>Girls on the Run Reindeer Romp 5K. 8:30 a.m. at the Reston Town Center. Age group awards for the first and second place finishers in gender and age categories. Registration: $25 on race day/$20 before. Children under 12, $12. Visit www.girlsontherunofnova.org.

Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

30th Annual Christmas Bazaar. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean. Games for the kids include Moonbounce, Go Fish and face painting. Shop for crafts, gifts, baked goods and thrift shop items. Admission is free; all proceeds go to the African orphans of aids. Continues through Sunday, Dec. 10. Call 703-356-7916.

"The Kingdom of Sweets Nutcracker Tea." 10:30 a.m. at St. Timothy's Catholic Church in Chantilly. This is a special celebration with sandwiches, sweets, and tea (or juice) with a performance by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Sweets. Every child will have the opportunity to meet the cast and will receive a special holiday gift. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. Tickets are $25 each and seating is limited. Tickets can be reserved/purchased by calling Cheryl Kijewski at 703-754-6016 .

"The Nutcracker." 11 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Conservatory Ballet presents its 35th annual Nutcracker season, with an all children’s cast. For tickets, call 703-476-4500.

Visit from Santa Claus. 1-3 p.m. at The Freeman Store, 131 Church St., Vienna. Children will get to spend time with Santa, while parents will enjoy the visit in a stress free and classic old time setting. Afterwards, the entire family can shop for affordable gifts and purchase candy from the old time penny candy counter. Call 703-938-5187 for more information.

Children's Holiday Workshop. 2-5 p.m. at the Worldgate Centre, Herndon. The event includes photos with Santa, holiday gift making, balloon artists, holiday musical entertainment, temporary tattoos and caricature artists. All activities are free. Gift-making project supplies are limited. Call 571-382-1200.

Candlelight Tours of Sully Plantation. 5-8:15 p.m., 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. Cookies and cider. Prepaid reservations required. Adults $10/Senior & Child $7. 703-437-1794

"Ho-Ho Holiday Pops." 7 p.m. at George Mason University Center for the Arts. The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and Fairfax Choral Society with guest host, Doug Hill, WJLA-TV will present a program of holiday music. Tickets range from $25 - $55. Children 18 and younger, tickets $15. Call 888-945-2468 or go to www.fairfaxsymphony.

"Christmas in the Americas." 8 p.m. at the St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 432 Van Buren St., Herndon. A program of Christmas carols from cultures accross the Americas. Visit. www.voce.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 10

<cal2>Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

30th Annual Christmas Bazaar. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. John the Beloved Catholic Church, 6420 Linway Terrace, McLean. Games for the kids include Moonbounce, Go Fish and face painting. Shop for crafts, gifts, baked goods and thrift shop items. Admission is free; all proceeds go to the African orphans of aids. Call 703-356-7916.

Holiday Concert. 2 p.m. at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. This concert will feature Gregg Bryant playing the holiday favorite "Chestnuts Roasting on an open Fire" on the Alto Saxophone and Vienna Mayor Jane Seeman narrating "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Admission and parking are free. Visit www.viennacommunityband.org or call Pat O'Keeffe at 703-281-4077.

"The Nutcracker." 12 & 3:30 p.m. at the Reston Community Center, 2310 Colts Neck Road, Reston. The Reston Conservatory Ballet presents its 35th annual Nutcracker season, with an all children’s cast. For tickets, call 703-476-4500.

"Christmas in the Americas." 8 p.m. at the St. Francis Church, 9220 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. A program of Christmas carols from cultures across the Americas. Visit. www.voce.org.

Candlelight Tours of Sully Plantation. 5-8:15 p.m., 3601 Sully Road, Chantilly. Cookies and cider. Prepaid reservations required. Adults $10/Senior & Child $7. 703-437-1794

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 13

<cal2>The 18th Annual Santa's Ride for Children with stops at local police stations in Fairfax County to collect toys for needy and sick children. Members of the Fairfax County Police Department's Motor Squad are collaborating with the Vienna Police Department, Fairfax County Sheriff's Department, Fairfax City Police and the Virginia State Police in the ride to collect toys for needy or sick children.

"Boys of the Lough: A Celtic Christmas." 8 p.m. at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. A Celtic Christmas is a celebration in music and song of the vital midwinter Celtic traditions of Ireland, Northern Europe and North America. Tickets: $30/$25 McLean district residents/$12 youth. Visit www.mcleancenter.org.

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 14

<cal2>Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Join the cast of Seasame Street in a evening of song and dance. Tickets: $15, $18, $25 (Premium seats) and $35 (Gold Circle seats). Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

<cal1>Friday/Dec. 15

<cal2>Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." 10:30 a.m. & 7 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Join the cast of Seasame Street in a evening of song and dance. Tickets: $15, $18, $25 (Premium seats) and $35 (Gold Circle seats). Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

"A Classic Brass Christmas." 8 p.m. at Centreville United Methodist Church, 6400 Old Centreville Road, Centreville. Choralis, under Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, will present its popular holiday concert, in two venues this year. The Classical Brass Quintet and guest choral ensembles from H-B Woodlawn High School and Chantilly High School will join Choralis for these concerts. The program will feature settings of carols and holiday songs. General admission tickets are $25. $5 student tickets, at the door only, for students 22 and under with valid ID. Tickets available by calling 703-237-2499 or by visiting www.choralis.org.

Holiday Reception. The Mayor and Town Council will host a holiday reception at the Vienna Town Hall, 127 Center St., Vienna. Call 703-255-6311.

Saturday/Dec. 16

<cal2>Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." 10:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Join the cast of Seasame Street in a evening of song and dance. Tickets: $15, $18, $25 (Premium seats) and $35 (Gold Circle seats). Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

Lunch With Santa. The Vienna Parks and Recreation Department will host lunch with Santa at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, Vienna. Call 703-255-6360.

Santa Paws Photo Event. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Learning Tree Lobby, Reston Town Center. Hosted by GoodDogz.org, have your pets' photo taken with Santa Paws. Proceeds benefit local dog rescue organizations. Call 703-980-0955.

Annual Children's Holiday Party. 12:30-3 p.m. at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. Call 703-435-JIMS

"The Nutcracker." 1 p.m. at the Madeira School Theatre, 8328 Georgetown Pike, McLean. The Reston Conservatory Ballet presents its 35th annual Nutcracker season, with an all children’s cast. For tickets, call 703-715-8366.

"A Classic Brass Christmas." 8 p.m. at at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church, 225 E. Broad Street (Rt. 7), in Falls Church City. Choralis, under Artistic Director Gretchen Kuhrmann, will present its popular holiday concert, in two venues this year. The Classical Brass Quintet and guest choral ensembles from H-B Woodlawn High School and Chantilly High School will join Choralis for these concerts. The program will feature settings of carols and holiday songs. General admission tickets are $35. $5 student tickets, at the door only, for students 22 and under with valid ID. Tickets available by calling 703-237-2499 or by visiting www.choralis.org.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 17

<cal2>Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

Sesame Street Live "Elmo Makes Music." 1 & 4:30 p.m. at the George Mason University Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax. Join the cast of Seasame Street in a evening of song and dance. Tickets: $15, $18, $25 (Premium seats) and $35 (Gold Circle seats). Visit www.patriotcenter.com.

Messiah Sing-Along. 4 p.m. at Saint Luke Catholic Church, 7001 Georgetown Pike, McLean. Saint Luke Chamber Orchestra, Cheryl Branham, conductor; with soloists Elizabeth Hungerford, soprano; Tricia Lepofsky, alto; Anthony Colosimo, tenor. Admission: free-will offering. Call 703-356-0670.

Christmas Program and Dinner. 4 p.m. at the Christ the King Lutheran Church 10550 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls. The program begins with a performance by the King's Chimers, the Tone Chimes choir, playing "O Come, All Ye Faithful." Following the King's Chimers a short play titled "Away From the Manger," a humorous look at everyone who didn't make it to the stable in Bethlehem to see the baby Jesus. After the program, everyone is invited to dinner in the Fellowship Hall, hosted by Middle and High School youth. Freewill donations will be accepted.

<cal1>Wednesday/Dec. 20

<cal2>VOCE Caroling & Holiday Supper. 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of chorale music while dining on a Prix Fix menu. Reservations: 703-471-9114

<cal1>Thursday/Dec. 21

<cal2>Casino Night for Charity. 8-11 p.m. at Jimmy's Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon. DJ, Dancing, Auctions. Call 703-435-JIMS.

<cal1>Saturday/Dec. 23

<cal2>Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 24

<cal2>Breakfast with Santa & Friends. 9 a.m.-noon at McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant, Reston Town Center. Enjoy breakfast, have your photo taken with Santa. By reservation only. Call 703-467-0821.

<cal1>Sunday/Dec. 31

<cal2>New Year's Eve Golf Tournament. 10 a.m. at Herndon Centennial Golf Course, 909 Ferndale Ave., Herndon. Visit www.herndon-va.gov/HCGolf.html or call 703-471-5769