December 07, 2021

Looking for fun new traditions you can do with your family this Christmas? Here are a list of 10 festive holiday activities to make this season extra-special. Low-cost and fun for the whole family, these Christmas-themed adventures are a great way to bring your loved ones together and make the most of December. You’re guaranteed to create some lasting memories—and start new traditions you can return to year after year.

1. Build a Gingerbread House

Build an epic gingerbread house together. Or, even better: do a family gingerbread house competition. Split into teams of 2-3, and appoint one person as the judge. Winner gets snacking rights.

2. Have a Christmas Craft Day with the Kids

Kick off the holiday season with some DIY crafts the kids are sure to love. Some of our favorites: Tissue Paper Christmas Wreath, Pinecone Christmas Trees and Paper Plate Christmas Masks.

3. Surprise Your Neighbors with Christmas Carols

Print out some sheet music, gather a group of enthusiastic carollers, and spread that Christmas cheer throughout the neighborhood.


4. Make a Cider

There’s nothing better than a hot drink to keep you cozy during the holidays. Whip up a homemade Spiced Cider to get you in the Christmas mood.

5. Go on a Winter Hike

Get bundled up in your warmest clothes and venture out for a winter hike. It’s a great way to get some exercise and spend some quality time with your loved ones, too.

6. Take Some Time to Give Back

Christmas is the season of giving, and whether it's through donations or volunteering, it’s the perfect time to give back what you can. Lift someone’s spirits by donating to your local food bank or toy drive, or volunteering at a community soup kitchen.

7. Try Some Delicious Holiday Baking Recipes

Christmas cookies, Yuletide logs, gingerbread or Candy Cane Brownies—bake up some tasty holiday treats and share them with your loved ones. Kids love to bake, so get them to help out with the mixing and measuring, too.

8. Take in all the Festive Christmas Lights

One of the best parts about the holiday season is all the beautiful lights and extravagant Christmas decorations. Go for a drive with your family and check out the most decked-out houses in the neighborhood. Or find a local Festival of Lights.

9. Set up a Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot cocoa is always a hit. And with a hot chocolate bar, the kids can whip up their own special chocolatey creation right at home. All you need is some yummy hot chocolate mix and a selection of your favorite toppings like marshmallows, crushed candy canes and syrup.

10. Cozy Up and Watch a Christmas Movie

There’s nothing like a good Christmas movie to get you in the holiday spirit! Grab some blankets and hot cocoa and watch one (or five) of the Christmas classics, like The Santa Clause or Elf.

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