From books to Curious George to The Grinch, there’s lots going on in San Diego this weekend. Head to the Old Globe Theatre for the holiday classic, The Grinch. Celebrate all-things books at the San Diego Jewish Book Fair Family Day. Play with Curious George at the San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum. or eat some tasty tamales in Escondido. Have a great weekend!

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San Diego

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
Start the holiday season with Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!  The family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash. Sat. and Sun., times vary by day, Old Globe Theatre, Tickets start at $24. Ages 3+. Event details.

San Diego Jewish Book Fair Family Day
Family Day will be packed with activities, entertainment, and learning experiences for the whole family. Kids are invited to enjoy a fun-filled day of activities including: Kid Zone, with activity stations including an obstacle course and crafts. The Book Nook will be open where families can spend some quiet time and read a book to their kids. Other activities include crafts, stage performances by kids’ book authors, and more. Sun., 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

Fall Family Frenzy Day
You’ll have fun grinding acorns like Kumeyaay Indians, and checking out plants and animals that helped the Indians survive. Kids will also make crafts, get a tattoo and learn about harvest. Sat., 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., San Diego Natural History Museum, Free with admission. All ages. Event details.

San Diego DogFest Walk ‘n’ Roll
Raise money to provide highly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities. Includes a 1.2-mile dog walk followed by entertainment, holiday shopping and contests for ugliest sweater (on both owner and dog), best holiday dog costume and more. Sat., 9 a.m., Liberty Station, Free. All ages. Event details.

Thanksgiving Revisited
Explore a traditional fall feast of the Kumeyaay Indians, San Diego’s first celebrants. The menu will be harvested from nature. The day also includes a hike. Sat., 9:30 – 11 a.m., Mission Trails Regional Park, Free All ages. Event details.

North County

KPBS Kids Workshop Featuring Curious George
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum and KPBS for a special kids workshop featuring Curious George. View shapes and colors through a kaleidoscope and make your own. And don’t forget a special visit by a costume character. Sat., 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, $6 museum admission. Ages 3 and up. Event details.

Escondido Tamale Festival
Have fun at this festival that includes a tamale contest, gourmet tasting area, food trucks, a chihuahua costume contest, car displays, kids’ activities, holiday gift vendors and Escondido history exhibits. Sat., 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Grape Day Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

A Salute to Veterans
Come out and see dozens of marching bands pay tribute to veterans as they march in a stunning display on the H Street Extension. There will be lots to see, including veterans, community organizations, classic cars, dance teams, ROTC and community leaders. Lots of family fun and entertainment await you! Sat., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Bayside Park, Free. All ages.Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer