Even when we’re hunkering down, weekends are about adventure. We’ve got plenty for families to take this weekend, including two new light displays that just opened—a dazzling family walking experience and a multi-story, musical extravaganza you’ll find on Starlight Lane. Families can also look forward to: streamable show stoppers and a totally animated workshop.

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Stream a show stopper
Recreate your favorite theater traditions at home when you stream Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker directly to your TV. Digital Plus tickets go live this weekend, or get general tickets for access starting December 18. Families can also cuddle ‘round the couch to watch Manuel Cinema’s A Christmas Carol, a visually inventive adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Livestream this all-ages show December 11-13.

Animate your world
At this virtual workshop, kids ages five and up learn to make their own stop motion animation mini movie. Psst… there are a limited number of StopMotion Animation Kits are available for curbside pick up at the Bellevue Library ahead of this event. Fri. Event details.

Sing, sing a song
It’s the final night of the week-long Great Figgy Pudding caroling competition, benefiting the Pike Market Senior Center and Food Bank. Tune in for the grand finale. Fri. Event details.

Celebrate Hanukkah
Thursday is the first night of Hanukkah, and families can take part in this festival of lights at a family workshop. Expect a virtual tour and an art making experience. Sun. Event details.

Find variety
Evans Variety Show is back! Tune in for 90 minutes of action-packed entertainment provided by musicians, magicians, acrobats, jugglers and all-around awesome performers. You’ll be on the edge of your seats! Sun. Event details.

Tune in to storytime
It’s interactive storytime with the Northwest African American Museum. Sit down to enjoy this month’s story. Sun. Event details.

Give a shout out
There are quite a few ways Seattle kids can connect with St. Nick in 2020, and driving through this Burien event is one of them. Be sure to bring your wish list to share with the Big Guy. Sat. Event details

—Allison Sutcliffe