15 local concerts to get you in the holiday spirit

Hearing the sounds of the season will have you decking the halls the whole way home.

Attendees of the Holiday Sing-A-Long at Wolf Trap never forget to bring their holiday spirit. Santa hats, jingle bells, festive blankets and local donations are always welcome. (Photo courtesy of Wolf Trap)

From kid-inspired singalong concerts to orchestral and choral arrangements, NoVA has quite the calendar of upcoming holiday concerts.

Find the classics (including traditional tunes and Elvis Presley renditions), donation opportunities and much more at these local performances during the 2019 holiday season.

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Swing into the Holidays
Saturday, Nov. 23, 7-9 p.m.
A big-band concert may be just what you’re looking for this holiday season, and the 17-piece Silver Tones Swing Band is ready to offer it! Join the band with special guests for a night of holiday-inspired big-band favorites. You’ll catch the Silver Belles trio, solo vocalists Wendy Marie and Gene Bates, and an appearance from the Yuletide Dancers. (Psst … the man in the big red suit may stop by too!) // Highland School Center for the Arts: 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton; $5-$15

“Celebrate!” Holiday Pops Concert & Gift Drive
Friday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Watch and enjoy as the Alexandria Singers weave together pop and jazz holiday classics for a local benefit concert this year. Some new tunes will transform a few Christmas-inspired favorites, and everyone is encouraged to sing along. Plus, bring donations and wrapped gifts for the Alexandria Community Shelter. // Convergence: 1801 N. Quarter Lane, Alexandria; $20-$25

Wolf Trap Holiday Sing-A-Long
Saturday, Dec. 7, 4 p.m.
It’s time to sing! Bring your Santa hats, light-up necklaces, warm blankets and jingle bells to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap for the annual holiday singalong concert. This year’s performance will feature the United States Marine Band, with Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Expect appearances from local choirs and choral groups, and be sure to bring an unwrapped, new toy to donate to Wolf Trap’s Toys for Tots initiative. // Wolf Trap Filene Center: 1551 Trap Road, Vienna; free

The Fabulous Dialtones Holiday Show + Young Relics
Friday, Dec. 6, 8 p.m.
Holiday mixed with classic rock … what could be better? Catch the Fabulous Dialtones and the Young Relics in a holiday mashup concert that will spread holiday cheer while rocking the roof off of Jammin Java. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave., Vienna; $15-$25

Washington, DC, Temple Choir Christmas Concert
Saturday, Dec. 7, 7-8:30 p.m.
Every Christmas season, the Washington DC Temple Choir of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints hosts several concerts around the Washington, DC metro area. This year, the ensemble will perform in Ashburn, before making stops in the nation’s capital and Maryland, in hopes of spreading plenty of musical holiday cheer. Attend for an evening of sacred and traditional Christmas music. // Ashburn Stake Center: 21015 Claiborne Parkway, Ashburn; free

Holiday Concert in Fredericksburg
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 7-8:30 p.m.
The United States Air Force Heritage of American Band will perform this year’s holiday show, “Holiday Memories,” on Dec. 11. The band hopes to remind attendees of their favorite holiday memories by playing both old and new holiday music with family favorites such as “Silent Night,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” and more. It’s a one-night-only concert you don’t want to miss! // Dodd Auditorium: 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg; free

The 14th Annual Rocknoceros Holiday Sing-Along
Saturday, Dec. 14, 10:30 a.m.
Earlier this year, the ever-popular Rocknoceros band (consisting of Coach, Williebob and Boogie Bennie), celebrated the Pink! Album’s 10th anniversary. The band has been performing together for nearly 15 years and will host its 14th annual holiday concert at (where else?) Jammin Java. Come sing your favorite holiday and Rocknoceros songs for all to hear. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave., Vienna; $10

2019 Tiny Tots Holiday Concert
Saturday, Dec. 14, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
This joyous musical performance is meant for the whole family to celebrate the holiday spirit. Join characters like Frosty the Snowman, the Grinch, Rudolph and Buddy the Elf to sing holiday tunes and enjoy photo opportunities with the characters. The event’s primary content will focus on ages 3 to 10. // Potomac Falls High School: 46400 Algonkian Parkway, Potomac Falls; $6

Free Christmas Musical
Saturday, Dec. 14, 3-4:30 p.m.
Enjoy a night with Living Water Worship Center Church in raising money and non-perishable food items for the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry. The evening will consist of live music, giveaways, fun for the whole family and community fellowship. // Living Water Worship Center Church: 16211 Lee Highway, Gainesville; free

Holiday Cheer with Loudoun Symphony
Saturday, Dec. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Experience the sounds of the holiday season with Loudoun Symphony’s holiday concert, “Holiday Cheer.” The concert is a collaboration with the Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestra and will feature classic Christmas renditions from The Nutcracker, a Christmas singalong and much more. // St. David’s Episcopal Church and School: 43600 Russell Branch Parkway, Ashburn; $30 (12 and under are free; 55 and older, $25)

A Christmas Spectacular
Saturday, Dec. 14, 4-5:30 p.m.
The Middleburg Concert Series at Middleburg United Methodist Church will host the Shenandoah Conservatory Chorale for a holiday concert, under the direction of Chanticleer Director Emeritus, Matt Oltman. The 26-member chorale ensemble will kick off the holiday spirit and be joined by organist Dr. Dudley Oakes. The ensemble has traveled and toured extensively throughout Europe, North America and Asia. // Middleburg United Methodist Church: The corner of Washington and Pendleton Streets, Middleburg; free

Randoll Rivers – Elvis Christmas Show
Saturday, Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Award-winning Elvis Presley impersonator Randoll Rivers is headed to Northern Virginia for a Christmas-inspired performance that everyone can enjoy. So put on your blue suede shoes and rock around the Christmas tree with this local concert. // Flatbeds and Tailfins: 300 E. Main St., Remington; $15-$20

A Street Corner Corner Symphony Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 15, 6 p.m.
Street Corner Symphony is ready to sing the roof off of Jammin Java in December with the group’s joyful Christmas tunes. The five-member contemporary a capella group is from Nashville, and competed on NBC’s all-vocal competition, The Sing-Off. During the performance, the full drink and dinner menu will be available at the venue and you’re sure to be singing along right into the night. // Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna; $15-$22

Holiday Concert at CMC
Friday, Dec. 20, 7-9 p.m.
The Contemporary Music Center is excited to present a holiday concert featuring local artists Bobby Thompson and Maddi Mae, who will play a mix of holiday songs and original, local music. King & Maddie will also be joining them, and straight from Nashville, Summer Pittman will be performing as well. Celebrate the sounds of the season with these local, professional performers just days before Christmas. // Contemporary Music Center: 4410 Costello Way, Haymarket; $20-$25

A Family Christmas: One-Hour Concert for Kids
Monday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m.
The kids want to enjoy a holiday concert just for them too. The Choral Arts Chorus will treat them to holiday classics meant to have them dancing, singing and swaying along to the music, and get them ready for the arrival of Santa Claus. He might even stop by to say hello with his friends Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. // Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall: 4915 E. Campus Drive, Alexandria; $10

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