Each year for Christmas we do an outing for our grandsons instead of toys. There are so into DC Comics, that I thought an DC comic outing would be awesome. Are there any events that we could attend during Christmas week 2013 or early 2014
This is a major stretch, but, if you live in the US, Six Flags might be an option. In case you don't know, it's a theme park chain that runs across the states.
Despite not being a "DC theme park" per se, it is a theme park with DC-based rides, characters always walking around ready to take pictures with you, and DC merchandise. It's second theme is Looney Tunes, if they're in to that, too.
One problem, though. Six Flags, at least the one I usually go to, closes late October. Maybe if you want to try something new that has bits of DC mixed in, it would be a fun weekend trip for the family.
I think comic cons have come a long way in the past decade to become a much more family-friendly experience. Yes, you may still see the awkward and smelly fanboy or the cosplayer that shows a bit too much. But overall, a con of any size will have lots of things for kids to walk around and see.
I suggest artist alley especially and have them take along a sketchbook to get a sketch from artists or some comics to get signed by the creators. Just beware that artists sometimes want an arm and leg for sketches but many are willing to do freebies for kids.