1. Shop and give back this holiday season. December is the time all shoppers are looking to attend holiday trunk shows in San Diego. On December 1, join International Children’s Cancer Foundation in La Jolla and help raise funds while you shop. On December 4, Melero Boutique and Gallery is hosting a shopping fundraiser to benefit Together for Charity in South Bay. Sip, celebrate and make a difference making this holiday. www.gbsan.com

2. The ideal gift book for this Christmas Season. An enchanting tale full of brilliant and clever illustrations that will capture kids’ hearts and brighten their holiday spirit. Children will absolutely love reading this wonderful Ben & Elvis Adventure. You can mix and match with other books and puzzles from the series. www.benandelvisadventures.com

3. Bring your family to the Old Globe for a Grinchy, bilingual night. Enjoy a reading of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in English and Spanish, holiday treats and a visit from the Grinch himself. Part of the festivities will include a Mexican Piñata making it sweet Grinchy holiday. www.theoldglobe.org/viva

4. Helping others. This holiday season the San Diego Food Bank is hosting a Holiday Food Drive until December 31 to collect food for individuals and families in need over the holidays. You can help feed hungry San Diegans this holiday season by hosting a food drive or dropping off nonperishable food items in the famous red barrels at Jerome’s Furniture locations, Vons or Stater Bros. supermarkets. www.sandiegofoodbank.org