It may be Blursday, but that doesn’t mean the weekend isn’t right around the corner. Kickstart the first weekend in December with festive reindeer games at the annual Issaquah Reindeer Festival. We’re also looking forward to a chance to let freedom swing, an artventure with animal appeal and a family workshop that’s sure to be “sew” much fun. Let’s get planning!

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Dash off on a holiday adventure
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with the kids at Cougar Mountain Zoo’s annual Reindeer Festival. Expect reindeer, Santa and plenty of holiday cheer. Through Dec. 30. Event details.

Let freedom swing
Join The Lincoln Center (virtually, of course) for a special concert in which families learn the about Blues, Swing, improvisation and the brilliant artistry of jazz legends Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith. Sat. Event details.

Step on the gas
Drive-thrus are the new black in the time of coronavirus. This weekend Seattle families can find two: a Children’s Craft Grab ‘n’ Go on Mercer Island and a Santa Hat Giveaway on the south end of the city. Both are on Saturday.

Go on an art-venture
Artsy kiddos can expect a combo of movement, drawing and sensory activities in this animal map drawing class that will have them pondering animal senses. Sun. Event details.

Write to Santa
Take your Santa fans to mail a letter to the Big Guy at this special mailbox, set out by Island Treats on Mercer Island. Be sure to include a return address so Santa can write back to your nice-list kiddo. Through Dec. 18. Event details.

Take a streamable journey
It’s the last weekend to stream Studio East’s original production, The Journey…, a montage of music, dance, monologues, poems and more performed in four acts. Written by local teens, it explores and reflects their varied experiences over the past 10 months with the pandemic and racial unrest. Recommended for ages 9 & up. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Have “sew” much fun
Stop by Seattle ReCreative to pick up a sewing supply sack, then work with the kids to hand sew a snow person, just in time for winter. Sun. Event details.

Connect with local makers
Two favorite winter craft fairs are going virtual this year. Put the Urban Craft Uprising Winter Show and the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Winter Festival on your weekend calendar. It’s a virtual maker paradise.

—Allison Sutcliffe