Many thanks for stopping by the newest Grab & Go Kids Planner. We've searched high, searched low, even between the couch cushions (oh there is that missing doll’s shoe) to find the best family friendly weekend activities in Santa Monica so you and yours can stay happily entertained.
Where/When: Books and Cookies, 2230 Main St.; 4 p.m. Dec. 2
Why Go: Indulge your silly side while supporting our city’s local authors with this lively reading of Candace Ryan’s acclaimed book, Animal House.
Where/When: , 801 Montana Ave.; 8:45 a.m. Dec. 4
Why Go: Burn off those Thanksgiving calories (thank you delectable pumpkin pie) as a family with this race designed for the whole family. Register for this music filled event here.
Pricing: $25-$35 (includes T-Shirt and raffle entry).
Where/When: , 2601 Main St.; 3:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m. Dec 6
Why Go: Celebrate the delights of winter with this buoyant puppet show featuring popular puppet master Mr. Jesse and his puppet friends.
Where/When: ICE Santa Monica; Sundays through December from 2 to 5 p.m.
Why Go: Drag those barely used Halloween costumes from the closet and parade them on the ice rink with these skating days reserved exclusively for the showing off of your favorite dress-up outfits.
Pricing: $12, admission and skate rental