While waiting for Santa, keep yourself and the family busy with fun events all around Brooklyn!

Just a few more days until Santa pays us his annual visit. To bridge the wait until the big day for you and your little ones, we’ve selected a few family-friendly events happening this weekend all across Brooklyn! Ho, ho, ho and Merry Christmas!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas at Brooklyn Public Library

Join the Brooklyn Public Library for the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Visit the outskirts of Whoville, where a green, revenge-seeking Grinch lives who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.

When: Friday, December, 22 at 3.30pm

Where: Brooklyn Public Library, (Park Slope), 431 6th Ave. at 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

How much: Free!

Kids Camp: The Peanuts Movie at Alamo Drafhouse 

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut like they’ve never been seen before, thanks to the team behind the “Ice Age” series. Charlie Brown, the world’s most beloved underdog, embarks upon an epic and heroic quest while his BFF Snoopy takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis, the Red Baron. From the imagination of Charles M. Schulz with some modern-day flourish, “The Peanuts Movie” will prove that every underdog has his day. More info here.

When: Saturday, December 23 and Sunday, Sunday, December 24, 9:00am.

Where: Alamo Drafthouse, 445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201

How much: You pick! Tickets go for $1, $3 or $5 and proceeds will benefit local nonprofits!

Sing Along with Amy Miles at Lark Cafe

Come sing and dance with Amy Miles. You may know Amy from PBS Kids’ “Lomax the Hound of Music,” Amy Poehler’s “Smart Girls” or Amy’s own web series “Meow Meow Music.” From performing with “They Might Be Giants,” writing music for “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and being a full-time Momma herself, Amy stays busy. Playing original and well-known songs on guitar, ukulele and percussive things, singing stories with puppets and bubbles, Amy brings her quirky, country rock and casual style to the sing-along arena.

When:  December 24,  10:00 am – 11:45 am

Where: Lark Cafe, 1007 Church Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11226 United States

How much: $10/family

Ho Ho Ho Dobro at City Point 

A holiday celebration for families and friends featuring puppets, holiday-themed face painting, balloon artists, music and dancing, and much more. The guest of honor at the event will be Santa Claus, of course. The event will also feature a newly installed mural by celebrated artist Will Cotton entitled “Forest” and is in-keeping with City Point’s commitment to providing culturally inclusive activities for the public. For every photograph or selfie taken in front of the mural and posted to social media, City Point will donate $1 to the non-profit RxArt, which provides art therapy for children in hospitals.

When: Sunday, December 24, from  12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Where: City Point Mall, 445 Albee Square West, Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States

How much: Free

The Steadfast Tin Soldier & Nutcracker Sweets at Puppetworks

Photo credit: Puppetworks

Puppeworks Inc. presents Andersen’s “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” and Tchaikovsky’s “Land of Sweets,” adaptations of the holiday classics for marionettes. Each performance features both shows. Vist the website for details.

When: Saturday, 22 – Saturday, December 30. Showtimes are:  12;30pm, 2:30pm and 4:30pm (no 4:30pm shows on Saturdays)

Where: Puppetworks Inc., 338 Sixth Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215

How much: Kids:$10, adults $11 (cash only). Reservations are suggested: 718-965-3391 or e-mail: puppetworks@twcmetrobiz.com (NO same day e-mail reservations).

Kids’ ArtFest at the Jewish Children’s Museum

Photo credit: NY Metro Parents

Beginning on Sunday, December 24, Brooklyn’s Jewish Children’s Museum is calling all little artists to its annual Kids’ ArtFest! The week-long festival features an incredible array of workshops and activities for children of all ages. See the website for details on the activities and times.

When: Sunday, December 24 -Tuesday, January 1

Where: Jewish Children’s Museum, 792 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213

How much: $14 museum admission

NYTM Train Operators Workshop at the New York Transit Museum 

Photo credit: New York Transit Museum

Drop by the New York Transit Museum’s computer lab to take control of an NYC Subway car and operate it over virtual miles of track, using some incredibly realistic software! This exciting event is suitable for kids ages 10+.

When: Saturday, December 23 &  Sunday, December, 24, 3:30pm -4:30pm

Where: New York Transit Museum, Boerum Place & Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

How much: Museum admission: Adults $10, children (2-17) $5. (limited capacity). Click here for details.

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Andrea Leonhardt

“Made in Germany,” Andrea Leonhardt is the managing editor for BK Reader. Andrea holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in American studies and education, and a master’s...

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