On Dec. 7, noon to 1:30 PM, join Washington National Cathedral for Handel’s beloved “Messiah,” and experience this Christmas classic in a space as Handel would have intended. The Cathedral’s soaring architecture and Gothic splendor offers a space unlike any other in Washington to experience Handel’s masterpiece. This is an abbreviated performance of “Messiah” highlights, perfect for busy families with young children. Tickets are $25 to $95; $15 for students. cathedral.org.