Paul Edward Hope as Dad, Tia Shearer as Trixie and Brittany Baratz as Mom in “Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical.” (Carol Pratt)

Today we sent out our weekly Going Out Guide With the Kids e-mail newsletter, packed with ideas from the Going Out Gurus and great reads for parents from the rest of the Post. If you want to get in on the action, sign up to get it here.

To give you a taste of the newsletter, here are three of our top picks:

National Menorah Lighting (Tuesday) The festival of lights begins with the lighting of the menorah on the Ellipse.

Water-Skiing Santa (Saturday) When you come from the North Pole, Christmas around Washington seems downright tropical. So much so that Santa and his entourage are going to be frolicking in the Potomac River this Christmas Eve.

“Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical” (through Jan. 8) The traveling show about a tot and her beloved toy returns to the Kennedy Center.

And don’t forget to check the Weekend section on Friday to find out which wrapping paper entry won our annual contest. Take a peek at the finalists and “adorable mentions” in our online gallery.