MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Hanukkah is underway, and Christmas and Kwanzaa festivities begin next week. So what’s better than a little family fun to get you into the holiday spirit?

Here are some of Jason Matheson’s best bets for weekend entertainment.

An “Eventually” Christmas: Holidays at the Mill
Matheson calls this a “really unique play,” which is performed in the “Flour Tower” elevator ride at Mill City. It takes a look at a 1920s holiday party, so you get a dose of history in with your festivities. Shows run tonight, Friday and Saturday. Tickets cost from $10 to $14.

“How The Grinch Stole Christmas” at Children’s Theater
It’s become a holiday tradition for many to head over to the Children’s Theater to see this year’s production of the classic Dr. Seuss story of the Grinch, whose heart was two sizes too small. Incredible set designs and costumes round out this year’s staging. It runs through the beginning of January.

“Play With My Poodle” – Illusion Theater
“The best title for a holiday show ever,” Matheson said. If you want a crazy and scarcely politically correct good time before Christmas, you’ll want to check out Miss Richfield 1981’s classic one-woman show.

A Scandinavian Christmas – Orchestra Hall
And, of course, for many in Minnesota, Christmas ties into traditional Scandinavian roots. If you know what “krumkake” is, you’re in. Holiday treats, a sing-a-long, and a candlelit procession should make for a fantastic celebration.