For three Sundays in December, the historic Glenview Mansion at Rockville Civic Center Park, 603 Edmonston Drive, will get visitors in the spirit with a series of holiday open houses.
The picturesque 19th-century home will be transformed into a holiday wonderland, and a variety of entertainment and activities will welcome visitors in search of seasonal festivities. All events are held 1-4 p.m. and are free.
This year's holiday celebration will showcase the mansion's 15 rooms and numerous halls decked for the season, continuing the decades-long tradition. There is no admission to tour the mansion.
Glenview Mansion, including its art gallery, is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Visitors should call before visiting to ensure there are no private events scheduled. For information about Glenview Mansion, call 240-314-8660 or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/glenview.
Enjoy Arts and Music with a Holiday Open House Series
Sunday, Dec. 4—Art, Music & Holiday Cheer
1-4 p.m. Rockville Art League – Juried Members Show, 2nd Floor
1:15 p.m. Rockville Singers
2 p.m. Awards Ceremony, 2nd Floor
2:15 p.m. Harmony Express – Men's A Cappella Chorus
3:15 p.m. The Encore Singers
Sunday, Dec. 11—Children's Sunday with Santa & Mrs. Claus
1:15 p.m. Richard Montgomery Madrigals
2:15 p.m. Wootton High School Music Department
3:15 p.m. Heart of Maryland Chorus, Sweet Adelines
Sunday, Dec. 18—Music & Merriment
1:15 p.m. Heavenly Handbells of Trinity Lutheran Church
2:30 p.m. Victorian Lyric Opera Company Singers
3:15 p.m. Watkins Mill Chamber Singers
Bring family and friends to Glenview to tour the holiday decorations. Glenview Mansion will be open three Sundays in December, from 1-4 p.m.
The Rockville Civic Ballet presents "The Nutcracker," the holiday classic that has become a local tradition, this month. "The Nutcracker" tells the story of Clara and her magical journey through the land of sugarplum fairies.
Performances are scheduled for Saturdays, Dec. 3 and 10, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, Dec. 4 and 11, at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $16 adults; $12 children (12 years and younger); and $12 seniors (60 years and older). Group rates are available.
The Rockville Civic Ballet is comprised of approximately 75 adult and youth dancers. The company, under the direction of Claudia Mangan, has presented "The Nutcracker" annually since 1974.
For tickets call the box office at 240-314-8690 between 2 and 7 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/arts.
The City of Rockville offers a variety of ballet classes for aspiring ballerinas and dancers. To see a complete list of classes and learn more about performing with the Rockville Civic Ballet, see the Recreation Guide or visit www.rockvillemd.gov/recreation.