November 24-February 25
Trains of Christmas. Annual model railroad display features a huge four-level "O" scale holiday layout with steam and diesel trains by Lionel, MTH, Williams, Weaver and others. Event time, Fridays through Sundays, 1 to 5 p.m. (also Dec. 26). Admission, adults $4, children 12 and younger, 50 cents. www.roundhouse.org. 301-739-4665.
November 27-December 30
German Christmas. Features German Christmas customs and traditions in a holiday-decorated atmosphere as part of the regular tour of the historic Jonathan Hager House. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 2 to 5 p.m. Admission, adults $4, seniors $3, children 6-12 $2, children under 6, free. www.hagerhouse.org. 301-739-8393.
November 28-December 3
Festival of Trees. View beautifully decorated trees and wreaths. Enjoy seasonal entertainment, food, beverages and gifts. Proceeds benefit the Antietam Healthcare Foundation. Robinwood Medical Center. www.antietamhealthcare.org. 301-790-8802.
Peter White Christmas. A smooth jazz evening with guitarist Peter White and special guests Rick Braun (trumpet) and Mindi Abair (sax). Sunoco Performance Theater, Whitaker Center, Harrisburg, Pa. Showtime, 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $48.50. www.whitakercenter.org. (717) 214-2787.
City Park Tree Lighting. Traditional lighting of the City Park Christmas tree, followed by caroling and refreshments at Hager House, Mansion House and the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts. Event time, 7 p.m. www.hagerstownmd.org. 301-739-8577, ext. 183.
Marie Osmond - The Magic of Christmas. Holiday tunes and entertainment from this member of the well-known Utah clan. Luhrs Center, Shippensburg University. Showtime, 8 p.m. Ticket range, $25-$45. www.luhrscenter.com. (717) 477-7469.
Antietam Memorial Illumination. Volunteers place more than 23,000 luminaries across portions of the Antietam National Battlefield to commemorate the casualties at the Battle of Antietam. Driving tour begins at 6 p.m.
December 1, 8, 15
Saturday Plus programs with holiday themes at Discovery Station, Hagerstown. December 1, Bob Wantz, "Watercolor Holiday Cards"; December 8, Jane Bowen, "Wrapping Holiday Gifts"; December 15, Rodney Martin, "Mr. Star and Sky," presents "The Christmas Star." Event times, 1 and 2:30 p.m. Admission, adults $7, children 2-17 $6, children under 2, free. Events are free to museum members. www.discoverystation.org. 301-790-0076.
December 1-2, 8-9
Washington County Rural Heritage Museum events. December 1-2, Quilt Show sponsored by Friends of the Rural Heritage Museum; December 8-9, annual Holiday Open House. Times for both events, 1-4 p.m. www.ruralheritagemuseum.org. 240-313-2839.
Yule Tea at Berkeley Castle. Benefits the Museum of Berkeley Springs, W.Va. Tickets required. For information, call (304) 258-9147.
Christmas at the Miller House. The Washington County Historical Society's headquarters at 135 W. Washington St. opens for the Christmas season. This year's theme is "Christmas Traditions," as decorated by local garden clubs. Regular hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 1 to 4 p.m. (also Sundays during the holiday season). For information, go to www.rootsweb.com/~mdwchs or call 301-797-8782.
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever." Chambersburg Community Theatre presentation of the efforts of a woman and her husband to put on the annual church Christmas pageant despite having to deal with the world's meanest kids. Capitol Theatre, Chambersburg, Pa. Showtimes, December 5-8, 7 p.m.; December 8-9, 2 p.m. Tickets, adults $10, children $5. www.thecapitoltheatre.org. (717) 263-0202.
NPR's A Jazz Piano Christmas. Top jazz pianists and other artists perform their favorite holiday songs, this year with a Latin theme. Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Washington, D.C. Showtimes, 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Tickets, $35. www.kennedy-center.org. (800) 444-1324 or (202) 467-4600.