It’s the holidays in Southern Maryland! With Thanksgiving behind us, Hanukkah starting on Sunday, and Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to celebrate! Here are just three of the festive events happening in Southern Maryland this weekend, Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018.
Dr. Mudd House Hosts Annual Victorian Christmas
Kick off the holiday season in Victorian style at one of Southern Maryland’s most historic homes!
The Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House in Waldorf will hosts its 17th Annual Victorian Christmas from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30; and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2.
Admission is $8 for adults and $3 for kids under age 16. Tickets
may be purchased on site.
Dr. Mudd’s home, St. Catherine, will be full decorated for the
holiday season, and docents in period attire will tell you the story of Dr. Mudd.
For more information, visit http://drmudd.org/17th-annual-victorian-christmas-celebrationand https://www.facebook.com/events/285435125406100/.
(Image via Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House Museum on Facebook.)
Take a Walk Through the Garden in Lights
For many Southern Maryland families, the holiday season isn’t
complete without a tour of the Garden in Lights at Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center.
The annual light event opens this Friday, Nov. 30, at 6 p.m. and runs most nights from 6 to 9 p.m. through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. The lights are closed to the public on Dec. 3, 4, 24, and 25. An evening for special needs guests will take place Monday, Dec. 3.
This magical holiday light experiences takes visitors on a
beautiful walk through the glittering woods of sculpture garden. You’ll be surrounded by spectacular light art and “light sculptures” depicting sea creatures, wintry wonderlands, enchanted gardens, wild animals, princesses, superheroes, and much more. Don’t forget to ask for a “Holiday I Spy” program, and after your walk, warm up in the Arts Building where you will find nightly entertainment, beautiful exhibits, great shopping, and a holiday cafe!
Cost is $7 per person, and members and kids age 2 and younger are free. No pets and no smoking or vaping.
For more information and a schedule of nightly entertainment,visit http://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/garden-lights-magical-light-show.
St. Mary’s College of Maryland Presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors”
Hear the story of the Magi from a new perspective when St. Mary’s College of Maryland presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” this weekend.
The college’s music department will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s holiday opera at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. Make reservations by calling 240-895-4498.
The performance will take place at the Bruce Davis Theater on the college’s campus.
Based on Italian folk tales of the Nativity and Epiphany, this
45-minute opera in English is a retelling of the story of the Magi from the point of view of a young disabled boy named Amahl, who lives in poverty with his widowed mother. It was the first opera originally written for television and premiered on Christmas Eve 1951.
This production is a collaboration of St. Mary’s College music students and faculty, and younger singers from the surrounding community. It is a great introduction to opera, suitable for younger audiences (ages 5 and up). Larry Vote, professor of music, will serve as conductor and Joan McFarland, instructor of music, is the musical/stage director and producer.
For more information, visit https://inside.smcm.edu/events/2018-11-30/amahl-and-night-visitors.
(Image via St. Mary’s College of Maryland website.)
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