Are you hoping to relax and get some much-needed recovery and downtime from all the Christmas cheer? We thought so! But if you want to spend some family time out of the house, check out one of the events happening around San Diego. Get crafty at Lakeshore Learning. Head to Balboa Park for museum activities. Or go on a nature walk. Have a great weekend!


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San Diego

Free Crafts for Kids
Lakeshore Learning hosts a free craft activity each Saturday, where your kids can get creative. Every week features a new craft. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Lakeshore Learning, Free. All ages.Event details.

Guided Nature Walk
Enjoy a free guided nature walk and learn about the history, geology, plants, animals and ecology of the park. These interpretive nature walks are offered to enhance your appreciation of our open space and the unique beauty of San Diego’s natural environment. Sat., 9:30 – 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

Don’t Try This at Home!
Check out live science shows that highlight all the messy, loud and shocking experiments you can’t do at home as performed by the Fleet Science Show demonstrators. See what happens when a roll of toilet paper is combined with a leaf blower, watch frozen water destroy a metal pipe, witness an epic ping pong explosion and more. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, $14.95-$17.95/person. All ages. Event details.

Wacky Science Sunday
Join Ms. Frizzle and The Magic School Bus Wahoo! for Wacky Science Sunday at the Natural History Museum. Get ready to explore the wild and wacky worlds of mysterious creatures, fascinating habitats, and phenomenal hands-on science! Sun., 12:15 and 2:15 p.m., San Diego Natural History Museum, Free with admission. All ages. Event details

Fantasy on Ice
Enjoy frozen family fun at the 18th Annual Fantasy on Ice skating rink, presented by Sycuan. The NTC Arts & Culture District in Liberty Station will be turned into a Winter Wonderland as the popular skating rink moves from its downtown location to the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma. Sat. and Sun., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. NTC Arts & Culture District Liberty Station, $12-$14/person. All ages. Event details.

Family Drop-In Days at the Museum of Art
Explore and learn more about art on view through activities designed to help families look at and think about art in new and different ways. Join the art-making activities in The Studio, engage in family-friendly, docent-led tours, play with games and touchable objects, and Search-and-Find activities. Sun., 1 – 3 p.m., San Diego Museum of Art, Included with admission. Ages 6-12. Event details.

South Bay

Skating by the Sea
Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for its 11th year. The ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and Coronado Beach. Be sure to check out DELights while you’re there! Fri. – Sun., 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., $25/person. All ages. Event details

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments!

– Leah R. Singer