It’s Thanksgiving weekend! The new statewide freeze doesn’t have to put a damper on weekend fun. There are tons of cool virtual events and activity ideas to keep your family active morning noon and night. Feeling stumped? We’ve put together our favorites for you. Read on to find out more.

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Virtual Native Cinema Showcase

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month from home with Indigenous cinema. The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase celebrates the best in Native film. For this 20th anniversary festival, the museum presents the program online, streaming new films, fan favorites, and conversations with filmmakers. This year’s program includes 64 films representing 49 Native nations in 12 countries, including documentaries, music videos, kid-friendly shorts, and films in Indigenous languages. Event Details.

LoveBug & Me Holiday Music Series

LoveBug & Me Music’s award-winning parent/child music program is offering online classes for ages 0 – 9 years. Their Magical Music Educators teach live 45-minute classes every day and personalize the experience for your child. Sing songs, dance, play instruments and hang out with their beloved puppet friend, LoveBug. With 20+ classes each week, you will definitely find something that fits your schedule. 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. You can even check off items on your gift list with a visit to SF Ballet’s online Holiday Shop! Event Details.

Teddy Bear Suite & Treat Takeover

Fairmont Olympic will not be hosting the traditional in-person Teddy Bear Suite. However, the Teddy Bears will be taking over The Olympic’s Facebook page and hosting various holiday giveaways! Event Details.

ACT Theatre: a Christmas Carol

The magic of Charles Dickens’ classic tale comes to life in an all-new, radio-style audio play presented by the ACT Theatre in Seattle. Scrooge and all of the beloved characters will come to life for you this holiday season, in the comfort of your very own home. Event Details.

Virtual Visit With Santa

To safely visit with Santa Claus this year, Hillsdale Shopping Center is bringing Santa virtually into the homes of kids in the community.  He’ll be able to listen to those all-important wish lists and interact with children online, as if they were propped upon his knee. Through specially designed live video chat sessions and side by side photos, kids can still experience the joy of meeting with Santa. Event Details.

Be About Love Family Concert

This Family Concert at the Be About Love Virtual Performance Festival features Stephen Cohen- voice, acoustic guitar, cigar box guitar, a homemade 1 string thing instrument, original musical sculptures, and you joining along at home by singing, dancing, and banging and plucking on anything you can find or make. Event Details.

Watch the Sunset

Enjoy natures fireworks before dinner. We’ve got all the best spots for you to watch the sunset in Portland here.

At-Home Wizard Adventure

Each professor from the Unseen School will challenge you to prove that you are clever, studious, patient, insightful, empathetic, and precise enough to study magic. Follow the clues included in your Adventurous kit to different locations around your neighborhood. Solve puzzles to complete your admissions test and become an apprentice wizard! Event Details.

—Annette Benedetti