Don’t you just love this time of year? There is TONS going on this weekend, but here are our top picks. (Don’t forget to check out our calendar for more options!)

Holiday SCVNGR Hunt Kick Off: Want to win a gift basket FULL of hot items featured in our 2011 (cool) approved holiday gift guide? It’s valued over $500. {Um, yeah?!?!} Come play and shop local with us December 10th through the 17th! We’ve worked with some of our fav local businesses to create an uber fun scavenger hunt for the whole family. You’ve got a week to travel around the city, shop for gifts and complete fun challenges. The individual (or family) that racks up the most points takes all.

Rock the Dock: Head over to Power Plant on Saturday, December 10th from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM for their FREE Rock the Dock Celebration! Live music, Santa, stories, ornament making, moon bounce, trackless train rides and more. Plus you can warm up with soup tastings and other delicious samplings from Power Plant and Power Plan tenants, including Phillips Seafood, Dick’s Last Resort, Chipotle, Houlihan’s and Joe Squared. Hello, yum.

Rapunzel: Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! Trapped in a tower by her witch mother, Rapunzel longs for the day when she can get out and meet the people of the village. A Prince and his side kick conspire to save the damsel in distress. This musical comedy is great for the entire family. At Pumpkin Theatre this weekend. Check their website for times.

Cirque de la Symphonie at the BSO: Take your holiday experience to new heights as Cirque de la Symphonie performs on and above the stage. Bring the entire family to hear holiday favorites while experiencing an awe inspiring performance as the circus meets the symphony. Stunning aerial feats, strong-men, mind-boggling contortionists and juggling acts will take your breath away! Now thru Sunday.

2011 Poinsettia Show & Train Garden: The 2011 Poinsettia Show & Train Garden at the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens opens Dec. 10 and runs through Jan.1, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10a-4p. This event is FREE but a $5 donation is suggested. A special show preview party hosted by Friends of Druid Hill Park and Baltimore Conservatory Association is December 9th from 6-8p, $20 admission.