Twas a busy winter weekend and all through the house, kids and their parents were stirring…in search of festive activities and virtual events to make everyone merry. In case you hadn’t heard, drive through holiday lights are all the rage this season. If you haven’t been, they’re a real trip. Also on our radar: a reason to order takeout, a hide and seek forest adventure and a family trivia night about the best ways to spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. Here’s what you need to know…

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Tee up fun
Plan a festive mini golf night at this south end golf course that’s truly decked for the season. Expect lots of lights, festive music and hot cocoa to warm you up. Reserve your tee time in advance. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Play I Spy in the forest
Keep your eyes peeled for fanciful wooden snow people and deer along the forested trails at Bloedel Reserve. Timed tickets are required for entry. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Order a surprise side with your takeout
Because it’s nice to take a break from cooking on the weekends, this is the perfect excuse you need to have someone else do the cooking. Parents, order your Palisade dinner and pick it up curbside, while the kiddos dance in the snowfall on their way to snap pics and have a few socially-distanced moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Fri. & Sat. Event details.

STEAM through the season
If your kiddo likes their science with a bit of art mixed in, this winter LED card making kit (available for pick up at the Valley View Library in SeaTac) should do the trick. Reserve a kit that has everything kids ages 8 and up need to make one card. Dec. 16-23. Event details.

Virtual Santa visits at the Northwest African American Museum
Black Santa will be visiting with kids virtually this year and he’s ready to hear kids’ holiday wishes. Reserve a time to visit and browse the online holiday market too. Sat. & Sun. Event details. 

How well do you know Buddy?
Don’t be a cotton headed ninny muggins! If you and the kids have watched the movie Elf more times that you’d like to admit, we’re sure you’ve got what it takes to win this family trivia night. Fri. Event details. 

Light the way
Follow the Lights of Redmond 2020 through Downtown Park to the Town Square. This outdoor event is all about light, art and culture. Nightly, through Jan. 3, 2021. Event details.

Make music
Celebrate the holidays with your family and the Seattle Symphony brass quintet. This frosty air-themed concert invites you to enjoy your festive favorites and more. Sat. Event details.

—Allison Sutcliffe