Now here is something to write home about it… This weekend is going to be jam packed with events, from the festive (holiday card making and theater shows) to the familiar (museum birthday bashes). Need help coming up with a weekend itinerary? These six happenings get our stamp of approval.

CRDT-kidscrafts-7, drawingPhoto: Zhao ! via flickr


Holiday Card Workshop: National Postal Museum
Celebrate the holiday season by creating heartfelt, one-of-a-kind handmade cards at the National Postal Museum! Use beautiful holiday stamps, from all over the world both to inspire your creativity and decorate yourcards.In addition to stamps, a variety of craft supplies await you at the workshop. This fun event offers something for all ages who love arts & craft activities! Sat., 10 am-4 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


‘Christmas in New York’
This Broadway-style holiday musical, tells the story of Eddie, a boy bursting with ideas who attends a strange new boarding school. He quickly finds himself in a world of wonder filled with amazing inventions and adventures from the North Pole to the International Toy Convention in New York City. If the intriguing story line alone doesn’t pull kiddo in, the stunning choreography, sets or costumes will. Fri.-Sat., $19-$23. Ages 4 and up. Event details.


Get Glowing in Georgetown
If kiddo digs holiday lights, you won’t want to miss this! Georgetown will be decked to impress this weekend—nearly 300 lit holiday baskets will like the streets, 30-feet LED-lit trees will glisten along M Street, and a ginormous ornament will be lifted high above the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street. Don’t overlook storefronts either–there is a window decorating contest going on that is sure to amaze little lookie loos. Fri.-Sat., 6 pm-10 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Pajama Party with Santa
No need to get gussied up. Kids can just roll out of bed and come in pajamas to meet Santa and his helpers over a scrumptious gourmet and kid-friendly brunch at the Toys for Tots event. There will also be holiday crafts and balloon twisting, and photos with Santa on tap.  then receive a gift bag as a souvenir. Sat., 9 am-11 am. $11.95/adults; $5.95/kids. All ages. Event details.


National Building Museum’s 35th Birthday
Who knew?! The National Building Museum is an 80’s baby! Thirty-five years ago, an Act of Congress established the nation’s only museum dedicated to the history and impact of the built environment. To celebrate its birthday, the museum is throwing open their doors and offering free admission to all, plus birthday festivities throughout the day. Sat., 10 am-5 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Silver Spring
Music Box Series: Sleigh Ride
Celebrate the holidays with songs about winter, bells and sleigh rides. Thirty minutes prior to each concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. Sat., 10 am-11:30 am. Free. Ages 6 months to 3 year. Event details.

What’s at the top of your weekend to-do list? Tell us in the comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady