The following is a list of holiday performances, including some community choruses, orchestras and dance troupes.

KRIS KRINGLE PROCESSION -- 6:30 p.m. tomorrow. A parade features Kris Kringle, other holiday characters, caroling and the official lighting of the city tree. Everedy Square, Frederick. Free. 301-228-2844.

HOLIDAY MAGIC -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. A holiday magic show for families with magician Mike Rose. Gaithersburg Elementary School, 35 N. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. $2; $5 maximum per family. Donations of unwrapped new toys also will be accepted. 301-258-6350.

NEW MARKET CELEBRATION -- Noon-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The town of New Market presents its annual "Christmas in New Market" celebration. The event features costumed strollers, carolers, children's choirs and a craft fair. Interstate 70, Exit 62. Free. 301-865-5544.

HOLIDAY MUSICAL TRADITIONS -- 1 and 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The Institute of Musical Traditions presents folk singers Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxers's 17th annual family holiday concert with fellow singer Ella Jenkins. At 8 p.m., a Celtic holiday concert with Al Petteway, Amy White and Robin Bullock. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Auditorium, 1301 East West Hwy., Silver Spring. $14 in advance; $17 at the door. 301-754-3611.

"BETHESDA'S WINTER WONDERLAND" -- 2-4 p.m. Saturday. The Bethesda Urban Partnership Inc. presents "Bethesda's Winter Wonderland Set," featuring local elementary schools and children's cultural groups. Bethesda's Metro Center and the Newlands Building Plaza, Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda. Free. 301-215-6660 or

HOLLY TROLLEYFEST -- 5-9 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through December. The National Trolley Museum presents its "Holly Trolleyfest" with Santa, lights and toy trains. Trolley Museum, 1313 Bonifant Rd., Silver Spring. $3; $2, ages 2-17 and seniors. 301-384-6088.

"THE NUTCRACKER" -- Call for times. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. The Rockville Civic Ballet presents "The Nutcracker." F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. $7; $5, ages 60 and older or 12 and younger. 240-314-8660.

CORAL CONTIGAS -- 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday. Coral Cantigas presents "Navidad! Carols and Parrandas," Latin American carols featuring musicians from the Latin American Folk Institute. The Church of the Redeemer, 6201 Dunrobbin Dr., Glen Echo. $12-$15 in advance, $15-$18 at the door. 301-424-8296 or

LESSONS AND CAROLS -- 7 p.m. Sunday. The chancel choir of Westmoreland Congregational United Methodist Church of Christ presents the annual service of Lessons and Carols for Advent. Contributions benefit Christ Church Episcopal School in Nazareth, Israel. Western and Massachusetts avenues, Bethesda. Donations accepted. 301-229-7768.

MUSEUM BY CANDLELIGHT -- 2-7 p.m. Dec. 14. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will feature Civil War-era camp songs and Christmas carols played on a reproduction banjo, plus a presentation of 19th-century Christmas items and holiday practices. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. Free. 301-695-1864.

GAITHERSBURG CHORUS -- 7 p.m. Dec. 14. The Gaithersburg Community Chorus presents its holiday concert, "Sugarplums & Latkes," with holiday songs. Quince Orchard High School, 15800 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg. Free; donations accepted. 301-258-6350.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT -- 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 3 p.m. Dec. 15. The Choral Arts Society of Frederick presents "A European Christmas." Kussmaul Theater, Frederick Community College, 7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick. $12; $10, seniors and students. 301-662-7356 or

HOLIDAY CONCERT -- 2:30 p.m. Dec. 15. The Montgomery Village Community Band presents a holiday concert. Lake Marion Community Center, 8821 E. Village Ave., Montgomery Village. Free. Donations of new, unwrapped toys support the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. 301-948-0110.

"HOLIDAY JAZZ" -- 3 p.m. Dec. 15. The Congressional Chorus presents "La Fiesta de la Posada," a Christmas cantata for chorus and mariachi band. Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda. $20; $15 in advance. Students and seniors half-price; free for children 12 and younger. 202-441-2394.

MASTERWORKS CHORUS -- 3 p.m. Dec. 15. German Christmas music by the Masterworks Chorus. Strathmore Hall Arts Center, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. $24, adults; $21, ages 60 and older; $12, students with ID. 301-530-0540.

CHILDREN'S CHORUS -- 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15. The Children's Chorus of Silver Spring presents its Holiday Concert. Episcopal Church of Our Saviour, 1700 Powder Mill Rd., Silver Spring. Free. 301-622-7646. At 6:30 p.m Dec. 29, the chorus performs at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $15. 301-622-7646.

HANDEL'S "MESSIAH" -- 8 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21. The Cantate Chamber Singers of the National Chamber Orchestra present "A Holiday Tradition," which features the baroque oratorio from Handel's "Messiah." F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Call for prices. 301-762-8580.

HOLIDAY DANCE -- 8 p.m.-midnight. Dec. 20. Frank Guldseth and the New Columbia Swing Orchestra perform swing music. William Talley Recreation Center, 121 N. Bentz St., Frederick. $30 per person and $50 to reserve a table for eight. For tickets and reservations, call 301-228-2844.

HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA -- 8 p.m. Dec. 20 and 21. Bound 4 Broadway, a middle and high school performance group, presents the music ensemble Technique, performing holiday music and dances. Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Rd., Germantown. $10; $5 with a nonperishable food item. 301-330-8749.

ROCKVILLE CONCERT BAND -- 3 p.m. Dec. 22. A holiday concert by the Rockville Concert Band. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8682.

ROCKVILLE CHORUS -- 7:30 p.m. Dec. 22. The Rockville Community Chorus presents "Seasonal Music Through the Ages," with the Rockville Regional Youth Orchestra. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. Free. 240-314-8690.

WORSHIP HOUSES -- 4-9 p.m. Dec. 26. Fifteen of Frederick City's Worship Houses present the 16th annual "Candlelight Tour of Historic Houses of Worship," which features tours, interpretations and seasonal music. Site brochures are available at the Frederick Visitors Center, 19 E. Church St. Free. 301-228-2888 or

-- Compiled by Mark Jones

The Rockville Community Chorus will present its Christmas program, "Seasonal Music Through the Ages," on Dec. 22. Other arts groups across the area also are performing this holiday season.