Concerts

HARP CONCERT -- 7:30 p.m. tomorrow. Spencerville Seventh-day Adventist Church will hold a Christmas concert, including dulcimer, flute and violin as well as harp. 16325 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-384-2920.

"MESSIAH" SINGALONG -- 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10000 Stoneybrook Pkwy., Kensington. 301-208-2585.

LATIN AMERICAN CHORUS -- 7 p.m. Sunday. Coral Cantigas will hold a holiday concert at Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda. $20; $18, seniors; $16, students; free for 12 and younger. 301-424-8296 or www.cantigas.org.

CANDLELIGHT CONCERT -- 5 p.m. Sunday. St. Luke Lutheran Church will present its annual Advent-Christmas concert. Corner of Colesville Road and Dale Drive, Silver Spring. Freewill offering. Proceeds go to Community Family Life Services in the District and Meals on Wheels in Takoma Park. 301-588-4363.

CELTIC CHRISTMAS -- 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday. Guitarist Robin Bullock plays Celtic and Appalachian acoustic interpretations of carols and hymns. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260, www.blackrockcenter.org or www.flatpicker.com/bullock/introduction.htm.

FESTIVAL OF ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS -- 4 p.m. Sunday. Church of the Little Flower's choir performs with the St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church choir. 5607 Massachusetts Ave., Bethesda. Free. 301-320-4538.

Dances

HOLIDAY DANCE -- 8 p.m. Saturday. The Big Band Society will host this December event at Elks Lodge 15, 5 Taft Ct., Rockville. $18, members; $20, nonmembers. 202-244-2263.

CHRISTMAS SINGLES DANCE -- 9 p.m. Dec. 10 to 12:30 a.m. the next day. Catholic Alumni Club of Washington is host at the Knights of Columbus, 9707 Rosensteel Ave., Silver Spring. Free. 301-530-6288 or www.dcsinglecatholicpro.org.

WINTER ON ICE -- 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Dec. 17. Wheaton Ice Arena holds a student and special group performance. 11717 Orebaugh Ave., Wheaton. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected. Free. 301-495-4600.

Bazaars, Fairs and Festivals

HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow. Stocking stuffers, wreaths, baked goods and decorations. Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda. Free. 301-320-1006.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR -- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. tomorrow, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Women of Transfiguration Episcopal Church hosts this event, with wreaths, poinsettias, garlands and food on sale. 13925 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. 301-384-6264.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL -- 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Holiday crafts, baked goods, lunch, dinner, wreath sales, themed silent auction baskets, raffle and works by local artists. St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 21611 Laytonsville Rd., Laytonsville. Free. 301-948-8201 or www.saintbartholomews.org.

AUDUBON HOLIDAY FAIR -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The Audubon Naturalist Society hosts this 36th and final holiday fair featuring artisans selling nature crafts in heated tents at Woodend Sanctuary, 8940 Jones Mill Rd., Chevy Chase. $8; $3, children 2-12; free for younger than 2. 301-652-9188 or www.audubonholidayfair.com.

HOLIDAY BAZAAR -- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Beverly Farms Elementary School, 8501 Postoak Rd., Potomac. Free. 301-469-1050.

ALTERNATIVE GIFT FAIR -- noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Alternative Gifts of Greater Washington will hold two fairs where donors can give to local, national and international charities. The first fair is Saturday at Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave., Takoma Park; the second is Sunday at Brookmont Church, at the corner of MacArthur Boulevard and Maryland Avenue in the District. Free. 301-277-6260 or www.aggw.org.

FAIR TRADE HOLIDAY BAZAAR -- 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Episcopal Church of the Ascension will host a bazaar with crafts and food from more than 30 countries on sale, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 205 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg. Free. 301-948-0122.

BUDDHIST HOLIDAY BAZAAR -- 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Kunzang Palyul Choling Buddhist Center will host this annual event featuring gifts, baked goods, children's activities and an open house. 18400 River Rd., Poolesville. Free. 301-349-0440 or www.kpc-md-tara.org.

HOLIDAY CRAFTS BOUTIQUE -- 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Seasonal gifts from local artists and vendors. Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave., Kensington. Free. 301-942-2000.

HOLIDAY ART WALK -- A guided tour of seven galleries from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 in conjunction with Bethesda's Winter Wonderland Holiday celebration, featuring roving carolers. Tour starts at the corner of Old Georgetown Road and Wisconsin Avenue. Free. 301-215-6660 or www.bethesda.org.

Miscellaneous

ARTISANS STUDIO TOUR -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday and Dec. 9-11. Visit up to 12 artisan studios in cottages around Sugarloaf Mountain and buy handcrafted gifts. Tours start at various places. Free. 301-972-8089, 301-972-7564 or www.countrysideartisans.com.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALE -- 1 to 6 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 1 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sundays, today through Dec. 18 at St. Paul's United Methodist Church. 10401 Armory Ave., Old Town Kensington. Free. 301-933-7933.

HOLIDAY HISTORY TOUR -- noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, Dec. 6-31. A display of 1900s holiday cards at the Beall-Dawson House. Cider and homemade cookies follow. 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. $3; $2, seniors and students, free for Montgomery County Historical Society members. 301-762-1492 or www.montgomeryhistory.org.

HOLIDAY COOKIE SALE -- 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Holy Resurrection Orthodox Church, 10201 Democracy Blvd., Potomac. Free. 301-299-5120.

HOLLY TROLLEYFEST -- 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 17 and Dec. 18. The National Capital Trolley Museum presents Santa Claus aboard a trolley. 1313 Bonifant Rd., Colesville. $3, $2 for seniors and children ages 2-17. 301-384-6088 or www.dctrolley.org.

HOLIDAY GAME FESTIVAL -- 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Features new board games, local game inventors and various children's activities. University of Maryland Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom, Route 1, College Park. Free. 301-313-0448 or www.northstargames.com.

WINTER WONDERLAND -- 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 10, 2 p.m. Dec. 11. The Bethesda Urban Partnership presents roving carolers, a live ice-sculpture presentation, holiday storytelling, crafts and Santa Claus. Woodmont and Norfolk avenues. Free. 301-215-6660 or www.bethesda.org.

CHRISTMAS PAGEANT -- 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Children's pageant and choir performance. St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Trinity Parish, 6030 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda. Free. 202-383-2163 or www.stlukesbethesda.org.

Children

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA -- 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Breakfast, coffee, crafts, eye screening, fingerprinting by county police, and photos with Santa to be mailed later. Rocky Hill Middle School, 22401 Brick Haven Way, Clarksburg. $4; free for children 1 and younger. 301-916-6561.

"THE NUTCRACKER" -- 4 and 6 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. The American Dance Institute will host a children's version of Tchaikovsky's ballet. 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. $15; $10 for 12 and younger. 301-984-3003 or www.americandance.org.

GIFT WORKSHOP -- 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 11 and 18. Children can create holiday gifts. Rockville Arts Place, 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. $15 a child. 301-869-8623 or www.rockvilleartsplace.org.

SUGAR PLUM EXTRAVAGANZA -- noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 11. An interactive introduction to "The Nutcracker" for ages 3 through 8. 1570 E. Jefferson St., Rockville. $25 a child. 301-984-3003 or www.americandance.org.

CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM -- noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11. The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Friends of the Agricultural History Farm Park will host organ music, carolers, free tractor-drawn wagon rides, hot cider, gingersnaps, gift sales and more. 18410 Muncaster Rd., Derwood. Free. 301-495-4602.

HOLIDAY MAGIC -- 1 and 4 p.m. Dec. 17. Joe Romano demonstrates his sleight of hand. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260 or www.blackrockcenter.org or www.romanomagic.com.

TEEN SKATE NIGHTS -- 8 to 10 p.m. Fridays from Dec. 16 through Jan. 6, held by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission at Wheaton Ice Arena at Wheaton Regional Park. 11717 Orebaugh Ave. Wheaton. $6 with student identification or report card. 301-649-3640 or www.wheatonicearena.com.

Lights

GARDEN OF LIGHTS -- 5:30 to 9:30 p.m., today, tomorrow, Saturday, Sunday, Dec. 7-11, Dec. 14-23 and Dec. 26-30. Brookside Gardens displays 650,000 twinkling lights for the holidays. No vehicles admitted after 8:30 p.m. 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $15 a car, minivan or van. 301-962-1411 or www.brooksidegardens.org.

TREE LIGHTING -- 7 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. Clarksburg Historical Society offers singing, beverages and Santa along with the lighting of a tree at Old Town Community Clarksburg Corner, Route 355 and Clarksburg Road. 301-253-3807 or 301-428-0190.

HISTORY CENTER -- 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Santa arrives in a horse-drawn wagon, carolers sing and a neighborhood tree is lighted at the History Center at the Waters House, 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. Free. 301-762-1492 or www.montgomeryhistory.org.

GAITHERSBURG WINTER LIGHTS FESTIVAL -- 6 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Dec. 25. Seneca Creek State Park hosts its annual winter lights festival, with themed areas such as Teddy Bear Land and Victorian Village, and trolley rides. 11950 Clopper Rd., Gaithersburg. $10 a car Sunday through Thursday; $12, Fridays and Saturdays. Discount coupons available at Lakeforest Mall. 301-258-6350 or www.gaithersburgmd.gov/winterlights.

MONTGOMERY HOSPICE/BROOKSIDE GARDENS ILLUMINATION CEREMONY -- 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. For $20, members of the community can memorialize loved ones by sponsoring a light on the tree at Brookside Gardens. Names will be inscribed in a memory book. 4500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-921-4400.

TREE-LIGHTING MEMORIAL SERVICE -- 7 p.m. Tuesday. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will honor those who have died, live far away or are special in some way. $20 a light. Proceeds go to Hospice Caring in Olney. The church is at the corner of Route 355 and South Westland Dr., Gaithersburg. 301-869-4673 or www.hospicecaring.org.

The annual Garden of Lights show at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is open through Dec. 30.