SEASONS OF LIGHT -- Tuesday-Friday at 10 and 11:30 a.m. An on-stage holiday party teaches history and customs associated with Devali, Ramadan, Sankta Lucia, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas and the winter solstice. S. Dillon Ripley Center, Discovery Theater, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. $6, children $4. 202-357-3030.

THE VELVETEEN RABBIT -- Friday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday-Dec. 11 at 1 and 3:30 p.m. A musical adaptation of Margery Williams's classic children's tale. McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. $10. 703-790-0123 or 202-397-7328.

KAMP KREATURES CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA -- Saturday at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Things don't go exactly as planned when Gail Russell's puppets decide to put on a Christmas show. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Free. 202-628-6161.

KWANZAA CRAFT AND GAME WORKSHOP -- Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Storyteller Vann-Di Galloway and museum staff show inexpensive ways to participate in the seven-day cultural celebration that begins Dec. 26. Alexandria Black History Museum, 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. Free. 703-838-4356.

WHAT'S COOKING, JAMELA? -- Saturday at 10:30 a.m. A group art activity follows a reading of Niki Daly's story. National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave. SW. Free. 202-633-4600.

HOLIDAY FAMILY DAY -- Saturday at noon. The Navy's choral group, the Sea Chanters, leads a round of caroling and Santa Claus reads "'Twas the Night Before Christmas." Plus hot apple cider and cookies. Navy Memorial, Seventh Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Free. 202-737-2300.

HOLIDAY BUILDING ORNAMENTS -- Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Decorate wooden ornaments in the shapes of famous Washington buildings using an assortment of craft materials. National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. $3 per project. For reservations, call 202-272-2448.