December 20th and 21st @ 7:30 p.m.
December 22nd and 23rd @ 2 p.m.
Enjoy a world full of talented circus artists in the form of penguins on rola bolas, reindeer skipping rope, toy soldiers on slack wire and more in Cirque Dreams Holidaze. This two-hour holiday-themed show brings ornaments to life, with live singing and hundreds of props and costumes to delight the whole family.
Get tickets at this link.
Theater at MGM National Harbor
101 MGM National Ave.
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
November 16th – January 1st @ 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (plus 8 p.m. shows on Saturdays)
Enjoy a heartwarming holiday spectacle featuring a talented cast from Cirque Dreams in Unwrapped, a 25-minute show featuring acrobatics and aerial displays. Purchase guaranteed seats at this link, or line up early the day of for limited complimentary tickets.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center — Atrium
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
December 15th @ 1:30 – 6:30 p.m.
In the Dark Circus Arts presents three workshops by internationally acclaimed German wheel performer and educator Chris Delgado, who studied at the Dell Arte International School of Physical Theatre and trained with world champion Wolfgang Bientzle for four years.
1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.: Beginner German Wheel
3 p.m.-5 p.m.: Intermediate German Wheel
5:30-6:30 p.m. Supreme Spiral Success on the German Wheel
For full workshop descriptions, visit the Facebook event page. Click here to purchase tickets to these workshops.
861 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
December 1st @ 5 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
RESCHEDULED December 21st @ 7 p.m.-11 p.m.
At the corner of naughty and nice, discover Krampusnacht DC, an annual event celebrating the European Krampuslauf tradition. In short, Krampus is the evil counterpart of Saint Nick who punishes misbehaving children, like ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ come to life!
Check your holiday cheer at the door (and find an outlet for your wintry angst) at the Bah Humbug Krampus Ball, featuring performances of contortion, juggling, music, burlesque and more on the Black Cat mainstage. Ticket are available at this link, and sales benefit Santa’s Cause DC, an area nonprofit that provides gifts for youth in the foster system. This in an all-ages event and includes time to visit with Santa and Krampus from 7-8 p.m. prior to the show. Parents are advised to use discretion, as some acts feature adult content.
Visit the Krampusnacht DC website for more information.
7-8 p.m. Santa’s Cause DC benefit reception, kids photos with with Santa and Krampus.
8-11 p.m. After-party with live entertainment.
Black Cat DC
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20009
December 14th-16th @ Richmond Waldorf School
Spend a weekend in RVA for their second annual juggling convention, featuring open juggling, workshops and a Saturday night show. This year’s featured act is Forty Fingers & a Missing Tooth, the ‘hilarious juggling juggernauts’ from Asheville, North Carolina. See the Facebook event page for more details.
Looking for cheap and beautiful housing? Check out Richmond’s recently opened (and super hip) HI Hostel at this link.
Richmond Waldorf School
1301 Robin Hood Road
Richmond, VA 23227
December 5th-9th @ Capitol One Arena
Dive into a world of acrobatics, aerial, juggling and extreme sports, all performed on ice in Cirque du Soleil’s Crystal. Watch with delight as the show’s main character skates her way through her own imagination on a journey of self-discovery in this thrilling tale of empowerment and liberation.
Buy tickets at this link.
Capital One Arena
601 F St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20004