The kids have been out of school for a while, and now they are all sugared up from the holidays! If you are experiencing a little cabin fever, don’t despair. There are tons of awesome things going on around town that will keep your crew entertained and active. Catch a show, watch a movie while swimming or hit a local festival. Read on to find out where to get your wiggles out this weekend.

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Head to the Dive-In Movie: Tigard Swim Center
Join for the first ever Dive in Movie at #TTADpools. Toy Story 4 will be playing and your kids will get a chance to splash and play while they watch. Fri. Event Details.


Jump Your Way to Sky High Sports Portland
Get active this holiday season when you and your family Jump into the spirit! The Kids Court, Kids Adventureland, Sky High Hoops, Sky High Dodgeball, the Super Size Jump Bag, the Arcade, Klime Wallz, and the Freestyle Courts are ready to help you make memories at Sky High Sports! Fri. Sat., & Sun. Event Details.

SE Portland

Check Out ZooZoo
Imago Theatre’s famous ZOOZOO is back! ZOOZOO bounds with glowing bug eyes, insomniac hippos, arrogant anteaters, introverted frogs, magical polar bears, acrobatic worms, self-touting accordions and tricky penguins fill the stage with wonder, awe and humor. Good for 3 years old and above. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

MESMERICA 360 Portland
This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above. Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes. Sat. Event Details.

NW Portland

Don’t Miss Matilda the Musical
The smash hit, Tony Award-winning Matilda the Musical is about to spark a revolt on the NWCT stage. An inspiring, heart-breaking, captivating masterpiece, Matilda revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination, and a girl who won’t let being “little” stop her from putting an unjust world right. Most enjoyed by ages 6 and up. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

SW Portland

Don’t Miss Reindeer at Oregon Zoo
Come see the reindeer at the Zoo in November & December! Please confirm with location their opening hours. Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Get in on Gingerbread House Crafting
Make your very own gingerbread house. No frosting required, though they will provide an assortment of candy treats to decorate The Craft Factory way – with a glue gun! Your candy will be extra secure as you decorate your seasonal house for only $10. While you can’t eat your house, you can enjoy some delicious gingerbread treats. Sat. Event Details.

NE Portland

Watch Charles Dickens’ a Christmas Carol
Portland’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the Playhouse for its 7th year! Join Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly spirits who visit on Christmas Eve to guide the grumpy miser through a redemptive and transformative journey towards friendship and love. The traditional ghost story surprisingly staged and contemporarily cast. Hopeful, musical, and, above all, fun! Fri., Sat. & Sun. Event Details.

Experience Hanukkah Rager
3rd Annual Hanukkah Rager with a live Klezmer, hot tub, Latkes, Manishewitz Jello shots, fire pit and more. Cash bar and fundraiser for the Alberta Shul. Invite your friends. All are welcome! Sat. Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti