From cats to science to The Grinch, there’s lots going on in San Diego this weekend. Head to the Old Globe Theatre for the premiere weekend of the holiday classic, The Grinch. Celebrate all-things books at the Family Day Book-a-Palooza. Get some holiday shopping done early at the San Elijo Holiday Boutique. Or have some family fun at Old Poway Park. Have a great weekend!

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San Diego

Pet Pals: Fantastic Felines
Get ready to meet and learn about animals. Today’s event features all-things cat! Fri., 4:30 – 5:30 p.m., San Diego Humane Society, $10/person. Ages 6 – 12. Event details.

Science Saturday at The Fleet
Kids can learn about stamp making and the avant-garde methods used by Surrealist artists. Design and create your very own stamp! Use recycled materials and a bit of imagination to create three-dimensional stamps for two-dimensional printing. Sat., 1 – 3 p.m., Reuben H Fleet Science Center, Free with $14.95 admission. All ages. Event details.

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.

Family Day Book-a-Palooza
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 KidVentures fun, crafts with Art Soup, 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.

North County

San Elijo Holiday Boutique
This fun event features 50 arts and crafts vendors selling home and holiday decor, clothing and accessories, jewelry and other items, plus free entertainment. Sat., 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., San Elijo Recreation Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

Studio O Children: Recycle Me! Kids Holiday Workshop
Have fun making art with recycled materials. Sun., 2 – 4 p.m., Oceanside Museum of Art, $10/person. Ages 7 – 14. Event details.

Old Fashioned Family Day
Play games, join themed activities and take your holiday photos with one of the Poway Midland Railroad trains. Sun., 12:30 – 4 p.m., Old Poway Park, Free. All ages. Event details.

East County

Willy Wonka Performance
Everyone’s favorite candy maker and his crew of oompa loompas are back to lead Charlie Bucket and his friends through the chocolate factory. Join the golden ticket winners as they experience chocolate rivers, candy and life lessons. Fri. – Sun., times vary by day, Greenfield Middle School, $15-$18/person. All ages. Event details.

Have Fun With Model Trains
Kids can check out the model trains by the San Diego S-Gaugers. Push buttons and check out all the features of these awesome locomotives. Fri. – Sun., 12 – 7 p.m., Grossmont Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

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

– Leah R. Singer

Photo courtesy of Atsuko N. via Yelp