The city is hopping this weekend! We’re dangerously close to kickoff of the holiday season, but you can hang onto the calm for a bit longer. Take your little princess to meet a Disney Princess on Saturday or accept approaching holidays by watching a classic Christmas play. On Sunday, you can kick back and take in the largest parade in town or you can get in the party mood — with Yo Gabba Gabba.

East County

Mother Goose Parade
The largest parade in San Diego, the Mother Goose Parade includes floats, marching bands, drill units, clowns, equestrians, celebrities, specialty vehicles, performing artists… and Santa, of course! Sun, 10:00 a.m., El Cajon, Free. All ages. Event Details.

Rapunzel Princess Meet and Greet
Make your little one’s princess dreams come true! Verizon Wireless is hosting a meet and greet with Disney’s newest princess: Rapunzel of Tangled fame. Don’t forget your camera! Sat, 5:00 p.m., Verizon Wireless in Santee. Free. All ages. Event Details.

North County

Encinitas Fall Festival
Stroll along the South Coast Highway, enjoying the cool breezes and over 450 vendor booths. Check out the live music on two different stages. Over 200 businesses and 40 eateries will be open as well. Sun, 9:00 a.m. Encinitas. Free. All ages. Event Details.

San Diego

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Check out the classic children’s play at the Old Globe Theatre. For the 14th year, the theatre will be transformed into the snow-covered Who-ville right down to the last can of Who-hash. Ticket prices vary, so check the website. Sat, times vary. Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Prices vary. 3 and up. Event Details.

Yo Gabba Gabba Live
It’s Time to Dance! The Yo Gabba Gabba tour is stopping in San Diego! Are you ready, are you ready? Muno and his funky pals are here to entertain your little one (and you) with their catchy tunes, fun dance moves and important life lessons. Sun, 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. San Diego Civic Theatre. Prices vary. Baby-5 years old. Event Details.

— Laura Willard