In between all of the shopping-trimming-decorating madness, there’s lots of family fun to be had around the city. For starters, we have a party with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a rockin’ performance at the Clubhouse, and an underwater show with Santa. We also have a musical performance with some popular Dr. Seuss characters, a special evening for lil’ ladies and dads, and an amazing (and educational) evening with the doctor of science. If you’re looking for a good laugh this weekend, take the family to a fabulous Christmas pantomime. In this wild and wacky fairy tale, the “panto” is anything but silent which means you’ll experience great songs, riotously bad jokes, and hilarious routines.

A High Flyin' Santa: Museum of Flight

Seattle

Santa’s Landing Party (pictured)
At this annual holiday event, see Santa and Mrs. Claus touch down at the Museum of Flight, tell the jolly ol’ couple your Christmas wishes, enjoy musical groups including kindie rocker Caspar Babypants, and lots of holiday fun throughout the Museum’s galleries. Sat., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Caspar Babypants performance at 10:30 a.m.; Santa arrives at 11:45 a.m.).Seattle. Outside activities free; inside activities included with admission. All ages. Event details.

Kids Rock Series – Johnny Bregar
Kick off the 2013-14 Kids Rock Series at the Mount Baker Community Clubhouse with a rootsy, jazzy joyride of family-driven songs by kindie fave Johnny Bregar. Sat., 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Seattle. $5 to $15 ($95 for a season pass). Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Diving Santa
Did you know that when Santa isn’t supervising his elves or delivering toys, he’s scuba diving? Come see for yourself when he dives in the Seattle Aquarium’s Window on Washington Waters exhibit. Plus, enjoy live holiday performances by Emerald City Voices and No Love for Fire. Sat.-Sun., 12 p.m. & 3 p.m. (also Dec. 21 & 22). Seattle. Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

Eastside

Seussical Jr.
In this musical production based on the works of Dr. Seuss, see Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, the Cat in the Hat, and all of your fave Dr. Seuss characters come to life on stage. Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m., Sun., 2 p.m. Kirkland. $12. Tickets required. All ages. Event details.

Father/Daughter Snowflake Ball
Put on your finest princess gown (sparkles and glitter are encouraged) and celebrate the arrival of winter with princess crafts, snacks, photo opps, and plenty of dancing. Fri., 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Kirkland. $25.19 to $30.23 per child. Registration required. Ages 3-10. Event details.

Doktor Kaboom Holiday Show
In this brand new holiday show, The Science of Santa, watch as Doktor Kaboom attempts to recreate all of Santa’s wonders while declaring Mr. Claus the world’s greatest scientist. One thing is for sure… Doktor Kaboom will leave you happier, smarter, and cheering for more! Sat., 11 a.m. & 3 p.m. Kirkland. $15 to $20. All ages. Event details.

Will you be celebrating the holiday season at one of these fun events this weekend? Let us know in a comment below.

–Kristina Moy

Photo credit: Museum of Flight