There’s lots of fun to be had this three-day weekend in Seattle! For starters, we have a super-fun night at the zoo, a festival with some of Santa’s helpers, and a hands-on science activity. We also have a fairy tale about a spoiled princess, a ginormous consignment sale, and an interactive musical. If that’s not enough excitement, how about a rockin’ concert with The Fresh Beat Band, Some Assembly Required at Seattle Children’s Museum or a family-friendly Veterans Day Recognition & Ceremony?


Parents Night Out

Grab dinner and a movie while your kiddos spend a fun-filled evening inside Zoomazium. Activities will include games, puppet shows, a movie, and a live animal encounter, plus a yummy pizza dinner! Sat., 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm. Seattle. $30/child; $22 each additional sibling. Registration required. Ages 4 to 11. Event details.

Reindeer Festival

Starting this weekend, you can meet two of Santa’s reindeer–Dasher and Blitzen, visit with Curley (the curious camel!), and watch the reindeer nosh on yummy treats during their feeding times. Sat.-Mon., 9:00 am – 6:00 pm (through December 24). Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.

Discover Science Weekend

Explore science through exciting hands-on experiments and presentations at the Seattle Aquarium. Plus, meet visiting scientists and researchers from NOAA Fisheries and the UW and get your questions answered from the Aquarium’s own scientists and researchers. Sat.-Mon.,  9:30 am – 5:00 pm. Seattle. Free. All ages. Event details.   

Veterans Day Recognition & Ceremony

At the annual Veterans Day ceremony, the Museum of Flight will recognize the contributions of America’s veterans. The event will include music, guest speakers, color guard and autograph session, and special programs for youth, adults and families. Sat., 11:00 am. Seattle. Free with admission (Veterans and current military free). All Ages. Event details. 


The Frog Prince

In this SecondStory Repertory production, see what happens when a frog tries to win the friendship of a reluctant princess. Fri., 7:00 pm; Sat. & Sun., 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm (through November 25 ). Redmond. $10 ($5 tickets available on Sunday for kids ages 1-3; under 1 free). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

MIPA Toy Swap

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at this giant consignment sale of gently used toys, baby and kids clothes, and equipment. Clean out your closets and sell your unwanted items or shop the sale for tons of great bargains! Sat., 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (half-price sale 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm). Mercer Island. Free. All ages. Event details.

3 Pigs

This short, zany, and very interactive StoryBook Theater musical will have you rootin’ for the three little porkers as they scramble to save their skins. Sat. & Sun., 11:00 am, 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm. Kirkland. Tickets required. $10. Ages 3 to 10. Event details.

What do you have planned for this 3-day weekend? 

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Kathleen Helms