MacKID's Picks For At-Home Family Fun This Week

Free virtual events to celebrate the holidays Dec. 21-28

By Kara Murphy December 20, 2022

Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas! Happy Kwanzaa! It's ALLLLL happening this week! Here are our five holiday week event picks for you Dec. 21-28:

1. Light the Hanukkah candles

Celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the candles in your home each night. Want more ideas? Check out 8 Ways To Celebrate Hanukkah With Your Kids for game ideas, crafts, recipes, and more! Dec. 18-26

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2. Teens! Jingle On In For Holiday Trivia Fun

This teen-only virtual event, hosted by the New York Public Library, will give kids ages 13-18 a chance to test their knowledge on all these December celebrations. Dec. 22

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3. Find Holiday Joy With Stories About White House Pets

Celebrate the holidays with ... the White House pets! Learn how White House pets help the first families deck the halls through stories, games, songs, and art activities. Whether you favor cats or dogs, celebrate Hanukkah or Christmas, this virtual program will get you in the holiday spirit! Dec. 22

4. Follow Santa On His Christmas Journey

NORAD — the North American Aerospace Defense Command — follows Santa on his journey around the world each year. Follow along to see when Santa gets close to your house! Dec. 24

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5. Celebrate Unity On The First Day of Kwanzaa

Come together in mind and spirit — virtually — to celebrate the first day of Kwanzaa as a family and community. Melaneyes Media, the producers of feature films "Walk on the River: A Black History of the Alamo City" and "Message to the People: A Story of Malcolm X," is hosting the evening's festivities, which include lighting the candle, discussing that day's principle (Unity), telling stories, playing games, and celebrating! Dec. 26

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