HAGERSTOWN -- The Maryland Symphony Orchestra never would dream of upstaging Santa Claus.
But Saturday night, it provided quite a few musical presents to an appreciative audience during its annual holiday pops concert, Home for the Holidays, at The Maryland Theatre.
From Handel's "Hallelujah" to "A Charlie Brown Christmas," there was a place for both on the program.
"It's a concert of holiday favorites," said Andrew Kipe, executive director of the MSO. "From classical to traditional caroling, it encompasses all of the music of the season."
Kipe said the holiday concert is one of the most popular and family-friendly offerings of the year.
It's also a way to reach out to a different audience, he said.
"We try to serve the community in a variety of ways," Kipe said. "This is one of them."
A nearly full house came out to hear the MSO's holiday concert, which also featured Hagerstown Choral Arts, under the direction of Gregory Paul Shook; Hagerstown native and resident Kelly Wright of Fox News Channel; and soprano Sheridan Webb, a 16-year-old student at Clear Spring High School.