With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve put together some fun ideas to get you through the weekend and burn off some of that pre-Santa excitement. Consider: two rockin’ kindie concerts, a production based on a popular holiday poem and a fun Hanukkah celebration. If you’re looking for a production the whole fam will love, take your little theater-goers to Lion, Witch, Wardrobe playing at the Stone Soup Theatre. And be sure to read on to learn more about these events (and more!) taking place this weekend.

photo: The Museum of Flight

Seattle Center Winterfest
You’ll find lots of free and affordable activities and entertainment for the whole family at the Seattle Center. See a miniature winter train and village inside the Amory (and get a chance to work the controls with a small donation), visit the Winterfest ice rink, see ice sculpting demonstrations and enjoy live performances from the Garfield Jazz Band and Captain Smartypants and Sensible Shoes. Fri.-Sun. (through Jan. 1). Event details.

Kids Rock Series – Caspar Babypants
Boogie over to the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse for this month’s Kindiependent Kids Rock Series with Caspar Babypants. Expect lots of high-energy singing and dancing to old faves and new hits from Caspar’s latest albums. Sat. Event details.

Santa Landing Party at The Museum of Flight (pictured)
If you can’t make it to the Kids Rock Series, touch down at The Museum of Flight to catch Mr. and Mrs. Claus as they arrive from the skies (no reindeer required for this flight). Photo ops with the dynamic duo (including ample time for reciting wish lists) will be available, while the The Boeing Concert Orchestra and the Boeing Band will be performing holiday hits along with Seattle’s favorite kindie rocker: Caspar Babypants! Sat. Event details.

Eastside

Hanukkah Pajama Jam
Mark your calendars for this cozy community Hanukkah celebration with the J community!  Put on your PJs and enjoy live music by Josh & Chava, a live presentation of a special Hanukkah story from the PJ Library, food trucks (think: Napkin Friends and Delfino’s Pizza), Krispy Kreme doughnuts, arts and crafts, gift bags and more. Psst…don’t forget to bring a new or gently used pair of pajamas for Amara. Sat. Event details.

‘Twas the Night…
This is your last weekend (until next year) to catch this popular musical comedy based on the famous holiday poem. In addition to lots of holiday cheer, expect plenty of LOL moments and a few new surprises. Sun. Event details. 

The Elves & the Toymaker
In true StoryBook Theater fashion, this holiday musical will delight audiences young and old and remind everyone that the spirit of giving is truly the greatest gift of all. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

What fun holiday activities do you have planned this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

— Kristina Moy