The holiday season is in full swing! We know our readers are ready to get their “jingle” on, so we’ve come up with a complete list of Christmas and Holiday activities for families with kids. From kid-friendly recipes to holiday crafts, we have a slew of fun ideas to keep everyone entertained.  Be sure to check out the holiday events in each city below for local tree lightings, holiday tea and nutcracker performances and more in your ‘hood.

Holiday Cards. A little behind on your holiday cards this year? Don’t worry, you have plenty of time! Check out our story about holiday card resources, and don’t forget that we spoke to our favorite local photographers to get their insider tips on how to go about hiring a professional photographer. The same (and very awesome) local photographers dished on their favorite spots to take holiday card photos in your city. To hear from SF photographers click here and to hear from local LA photographers click here.

Christmas Charity. The holiday season provides an excellent opportunity to teach our children the joys of giving. Consider sponsoring a local charity with your family, moms group, preschool, or workplace. We’ve listed a few charitable organizations to get you started.

Local Holiday Events
Seattle. Santa events, Christmas tree lightings, nutcracker performances — you name it, we’ve got it covered. Check out the local Seattle metro page for everything holiday related in the Emerald City.

San Francisco. Everyone knows that San Francisco sure knows how to throw a party and the holidays are no exception. From ice skating to multi-cultural holiday events to christmas tree and menorah lightings, the San Francisco metro homepage has everything you and your family could possibly want this holiday season.

Los Angeles. Sure, it doesn’t snow in sunny LA, but that doesn’t  mean that the holidays aren’t taken seriously here. Take a peek at our Los Angeles metro home page for the inside scoop on everything holiday related in the City of Angels.

Portland. Celebrate the holidays P-town style with ice skating, gingerbread house decorating and and holiday lights galore. Visit the Portland local home page for all the holiday fun activities that will keep you and the kiddos entertained all December long.

San Diego. San Diego is brimming with family-fun this holiday season. There are some must-see events so be sure to check out the San Diego local home page for all the details on how to make this the most memorable holiday season yet.