Are you ready to jingle your bells? The most wonderful time of the year is fast approaching, and with it, the endless possibilities for themed holiday fun. From baking and decorating holiday treats to binge-watching classic Christmas movies, the Christmas season offers so many memory-making opportunities. Don’t let them pass you by! Make the most of this time by following this list of 5 fun Christmas activities to try out this holiday season.
Activity #1: Build and Decorate a Gingerbread House
Who doesn’t love a good gingerbread house? Many stores will sell gingerbread house-making kits around the holiday season.
Not a gingerbread fan? Consider Nestle’s Kit Kat Holiday Log Cabin Kit, which is made entirely of chocolate Kit Kat bars and even includes a Kit Kat Santa. Oreo also has an Oreo Mini Holiday Chocolate Cookie House Kit, complete with pre-baked chocolate cookie house pieces and mini Oreo cookie decorations.
Feeling more ambitious and wanting to bring out your inner Mrs. Claus? Baking gingerbread and making your own houses from scratch is always an option and will make your brick-and-mortar house smell amazing. Overall, building and decorating gingerbread houses is a good activity to do with your children and family and can get your creative juices flowing!
Activity #2: Donate to a Christmas Toy Drive
Why not make another person’s Christmas even brighter this year? After all, isn’t the true meaning of Christmas to think of and bring happiness to others?
Sadly many kids do not get a classic Christmas experience and don’t receive any gifts from Santa under the tree on Christmas morning. Luckily many holiday toy drive programs exist to spread some holiday cheer.
Donating to these programs in the name of the Christmas spirit is a great activity to try this holiday season! This activity serves as a good reminder to everyone of the true meaning of Christmas. If you have kids, it will teach them a good lesson about the value of giving to others in need.
Activity #3: Visit Your Local Christmas Market
What is more magical than a Christmas market? Between the holiday music, Christmas decorations, cute crafts, and yummy food, Christmas markets are a festive feast for the senses.
Christmas markets can also be a great place to get your holiday-themed photos done. Amongst the Christmas trees, twinkling lights, and hot cocoa stands, the photo ops are endless, so get those Instagram captions ready!
Visiting your local Christmas market can be useful too. Many unique gifts can be found at markets, so get your holiday shopping done at the same time. You’re guaranteed to find something for everyone. Getting your Christmas shopping done at your local Christmas market is also a good way to support local businesses during the holiday season.
Activity #4: Watch Classic Christmas Movies
Watching classic Christmas movies is a holiday activity that can become a great annual tradition! For many of us, watching classic movies brings us back to our childhood and happy memories.
Throw on some themed PJs, make yourself a mug of hot chocolate and a bowl of popcorn and snuggle up with a comfort film. There are so many to choose from! No matter your mood, there is sure to be a holiday movie to match it.
If you’re looking to crack a smile at something funny, try Home Alone or Elf. If you’re looking for something romantic, try A Castle for Christmas or Love Hard. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with a childhood classic like The Polar Express or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
Activity #5: Host a Christmas Party
Spend time with your friends and family this Holiday season by having them over for a themed party! There are many things you can do to host a fun Christmas party.
Create a fun Christmas playlist, since no holiday party is complete without one. Use this chance to explore different holiday albums. You can even ask guests to share their favorite seasonal songs as well.
Organize and play fun Christmas-themed party games. A themed game of Heads Up, Christmas trivia, wrapping races, and pin the nose on Rudolph are sure to get all of your guests laughing and having fun.
Take this opportunity to practice your chef skills in the kitchen. Serve some Christmas-themed charcuterie boards and finger foods, and enjoy holiday-themed drinks and desserts.
Christmas is a time to enjoy and cherish. It only comes once a year, after all! Whether it be with family, friends, or even solo, use this holiday season to make memories and try new things. Jump into some seasonal activities and feel the Christmas spirit this holiday season!
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