From the November/December Issue of D Home: Babes in Toyland

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Miracle on 34th Street: Only an uncultured Scrooge would allow the kids to stare at a television when they could be staring at a stage. Take the family to the theater to watch a performance of this holiday classic. 

Let's Make Stuff: Pushing the Envelop with Oil and Cotton: Every year, fancy people anxiously await the arrival of the handmade Christmas cards from Thomas Heatherwick's design studio. This class showcases some of Heatherwick's designs so your little darlings can create clever, one-of-a-kind cards for the fancy people in their lives.

Falling Leaf Wreath Class: Are your kids looking to channel their inner Alexander Calder? This class will do the trick. Budding artists create autumnal mobiles and wreaths with a combination of activities including drawing, sculpting, cutting, gluing, and crafting. 

O Christmas Tea: Get the family bathed and dressed in their Sunday best for high tea. Even the most unruly kiddos will be all polish and refinement for an hour and a half when open-face sandwiches, sconces, truffles, and three teas are served. 

Lighting of the Chanukah Candles: Celebrate the nightly lighting of the menorah with music courtesy of the Akiba children's choir and kosher snacks such as sufganiyot and gelt. 

Family Fun: Holiday Treats: It really isn't a proper holiday season without ready access to delicious treats. To that end, this class offers kids and adults the opportunity to create and decorate sugar cookies, mini snowman cupcakes, chocolate bark, and more. 

Sleepover: After your kids read From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, they'll be ready for their own after-hours adventure at the Perot. Activities include a 3-D movie screening and exclusive demonstrations.