"Billy Elliot" opens at the Kennedy Center on Tuesday. (Carol Rosegg)

Starting Tuesday

A feel-good song and dance

Tony winner “Billy Elliot the Musical” makes its way to the Kennedy Center for a heart-warming alternative to typical holiday fare.


Local vocals

Local singer Chelsea Lee just released her much-anticipated debut album, “18 and Alive,” and it lives up to the hype. See her with Caroline County at Jammin’ Java


Royalty, free

Fashionable local retro-rockers U.S. Royalty mark the holiday season with a free show on the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage.


Welcome back Wizards

John Wall and the Wizards return to the Verizon Center court in their new uniforms and take part in an intrasquad scrimmage that is free and open to the public. D.C. rap star Wale performs to kick things off.


Christmas meets Halloween as a throng of several hundred Santa suit-clad merrymakers roam the city, singing naughty renditions of holiday tunes and generally raising a merry, nondenominational fuss. The Santarchy meet-up is set for 1 p.m. near the National Mall.