After you’ve had your share of Thanksgiving leftovers, spend some quality time with the kids without having to leave the house. You can support small businesses at this online holiday market while the kids participate in various activities, watch the Nutcracker, or help to solve a secret code during this live-action story-tellingadventure.  Scroll on for more fun weekend ideas for kids!

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Adler Astronomy Live

This every-other-weekly series features diverse voices in STEM, eye-popping space visualizations, cutting edge research, space science news, and the human stories behind scientific discoveries! Event Details.

Christkindlmarket Chicago

You can shop the handmade gifts, food and drinks and kids can participate in Kinder Club activities at this super popular market from the comforts of home, anywhere in the world. Event Details.

SF Ballet: Nutcracker Online

Watch SF Ballet’s spectacular Nutcracker stream in HD, tour our virtual opera house full of fun activities, send downloadable holiday snaps to your friends and family, enjoy historical highlights of San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker, and learn steps from the choreography. Event Details.

The Little Engine That Could
StoryBook Theater is proud to present their first show of the reimagined 2020-21 Virtual StoryBook Theater Season with the classic tale The Little Engine That Could. Event Details.

“The Temple & the Secret Code”

There are live actors on Zoom that will act a story with your kids who become junior detectives. Can you help solve the code? Event Details.

Joy Around the World: A Family Game

This virtual scavenger hunt takes you to holiday markets and festivals, amazing museums and many scenic places around the world, in search of answers to fun, holiday-related questions. Whether it’s for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or even Boxing Day, it’s a fun game to unite families and friends. Event Details.

Recycled Bluegrass Banjos

Participants will take a closer look at the banjo’s history, hear a banjo demonstration and learn about influential banjo player Earl Scruggs. Then, create their own miniature jar lid banjo craft inspired by Scruggs’s Gibson RB-Granada Mastertone banjo in the museum’s Precious Jewel exhibit. Event Details.

Santa Story Time

The Historic Downtown Snohomish Association is hosting a virtual Santa story time this year. Tune in with your kids to hear the story on Facebook or Instagram. Event Details.

In Deep Time

Honor Remembrance Day for Lost Species by creating story mobiles that memorialize what we have lost in our lives and beyond them. Event Details.


There are tons more events on our calendar – be sure to check them out all week long!


–  Jesseca Stenson


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