Hi y’all! This time of the year is filled with so much hustle and bustle. But with these 20+ Christmas Activities you can take a breath and enjoy the beauty of the season.
My family LOVES everything about Christmas! The kids get so excited when the MANY boxes of Christmas lights and decor gets pulled down from the barn loft. It can be a little overwhelming for me to get everything displayed just right, but the look on my kiddos faces and seeing the magic of Christmas come to life in their eyes makes it all worth it.
This list includes activities that my family enjoys on a yearly basis. However, there are others we have yet to try. So, pick a few, or try them all, and experience the JOY of Christmas!
20+ christmas activities
- Christmas Scavenger Hunt.
Take a ride around town or a walk around the block to see how many Christmas items and displays you can spot.
- Build a snowman.
This is a great way to help your family bond. As well as, learn team work.
- Enjoy a drive-through light show.
We travel 2+ hours every Christmas break to enjoy this activity. It’s extra special for us because that is where my husband proposed. 😍
- Visit a live Manger Scene.
- Drive around your local downtown and courthouse to see the light displays.
- Take a ski trip or go sledding at a nearby park.
- Outdoor Ice Skating.
- Volunteer to be a bell ringer for Salvation Army.
- Go Christmas caroling.
- Visit a tree farm to find the perfect Christmas tree.
- Build a Gingerbread house.
- Bake Christmas cookies.
This is a fun tradition I do every year with my mom and sister. The kids pitch in putting the icing on. Then the grown men pitch in eating them. 😆
- Do a “Count down to Christmas” or Advent.
My husband did Advent as a child so we kept the tradition going with our kids. Starting November 30th we read a scripture, a prayer, light a symbolic candle, then sing a Christmas song. Once Advent is done they pick a Christmas book to read before bed. I know it sounds like a lot to do every night for a month but it works for us. And it also helps us to teach our kids the TRUE meaning of Christmas.
- Decorate the Christmas tree as a family.
Now that my kids are older they love helping me with the tree. Yes, it’s a bit hectic and messy but I let them freely display the shatterproof bulbs. Then I rearrange them later to fill in the gaps. (hehe)
- Have a Hot Cocoa/ Movie Marathon evening.
- Make Pine Cone Bird Feeders.
- Create heartfelt Christmas cards for teachers and classmates.
- Attend a Christmas Eve service.
- Make a holiday wreath.
Let each family member choose their own decorations to add to the wreath so the entire family’s personality is displayed!
- Have a family craft night.
Create ornaments, wall hangings, snow globes, or even gifts to share. Maybe crafting isn’t your thing but you will be surprised how much fun it can be when you create with your family!
- Design ugly Christmas sweaters.
- Christmas Charades.
Act out characters from your favorite Christmas movies.
Have A Very Merry Christmas!