I love Christmas. Like, a lot. I’m one of those people listening to Christmas music in October. The minute Halloween is over my house is completely converted to a winter wonderland. So needless to say, I try and make the most of the holiday season. I’ve put together a list of 12 Christmas activities that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!
Pop on your favourite Christmas playlist, throw on a Christmas apron, and have a great time making (and tasting) all your favourite Christmas cookies.
Decorating the Tree
I like to make this into an event. We love to blast the Christmas music and indulge in some holiday beverages while we decorate.
see the christmas lights
Take a walk around your neighbourhood and enjoy all the pretty lights and decorations. Bonus points if you bring some hot chocolate!
Building a Gingerbread House
This can be akin to building IKEA furniture. Proceed with caution.
Taking Part in a Charity
Christmas is a time for giving! There are so many charities that need your help this season. I shared the Christmas shoeboxes we packed for Operation Christmas Child last month. See what you can do in your town to help out!
Christmas Movie Night
I take Christmas movie night seriously. You need all sorts of snacks, comfy pyjamas, and no distractions!
Skating seems so romantic to me. Even better if you have a festive skating rink with Christmas lights!
Watch the Santa Claus Parade
Whether it’s your local Santa Claus Parade, or a bigger one on TV, this always makes me feel festive.
Visit a Christmas Market
I always find great one-of-a-kind gifts at Christmas markets! Plus, it’s the best place to sip some mulled wine and soak in the holiday spirit.
See a play or show
Whether it’s your local Christmas pageant, or seeing The Nutcracker at Lincoln Center, it’s so fun to get dressed up in your holiday best and see a performance.
Decorate Christmas Ornaments
This is a fun activity, plus makes for great Christmas gifts!
And make it fun! Go at a time when the crowds won’t too horrible so you can actually enjoy picking out gifts for your loved ones and check out all the Christmas decorations.
What do you love to do during the holiday season? Let me know in the comments!
Also, I got the idea for the 12 Dates of Christmas from my favourite blog Love Taza. Check it out!