15 activities for a fun holiday season

Spend the holiday season doing fun creative activities.

The holiday season is a perfect time to try new activities and have fun while doing so with friends and family.

The holiday season is all about joy and excitement, from holiday parades to parties. It’s definitely about what you make it.

Here are 15 activities to do for the holiday season:

1. Bake cookies and delicious treats

Baking is one of the best activities to engage in during the holiday season. From cookies to cakes to pies and tarts, the delicious smelling aroma tops one of the best moments of the holiday season.

2. Go ice skating

If you’re ready to get active, grab your warmest jacket, hats and gloves and head on down to your local ice rink.

3. Have a holiday movie night

Movie nights can be solo, with family, your friends, or even with your pets. All it takes is a good movie lineup, popcorn, cozy blankets, and candy!

Movies I am watching this holiday season:

  • Home Alone
  • This Christmas
  • A Christmas Story
  • Merry Liddle Christmas
  • Candy Cane Lane

4. Go Christmas caroling

Christmas caroling is a unique way to bring in the holiday season in good spirits and also enjoy medleys from your favorite holiday hits.

5. Plan a trip

Maybe it’s time to take that family vacation or plan a solo trip to visit friends, explore a new place or even family.

Get out of your hometown and visit a new one to experience their holiday culture!

6. Host a holiday party

Holiday parties are great for showing off your baking and cooking skills, connecting with peers and family and having fun!

You can have ugly sweater parties, where guests have to wear ugly sweaters and win prizes for the ugliest sweaters. Holiday pajama parties for a night of movies!

7. Go to a restaurant for dinner

Food from the Sugar Factory.

If you’re someone who normally doesn’t go out the dinner, take this as an opportunity to. Get dressed up, plan a day with friends or family and find a good dining spot.

8. Catch a holiday play

Local theaters typically offer a variety of Christmas plays during the holiday season. Check your local theater to see if they have The Nutcracker or any holiday plays.

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9. Have craft nights

Crafts nights are a good time to make ornaments, gingerbread houses, ugly sweaters and more! You can buy craft kits from Michaels, Hobby Lobby, Walmart and Target.

10. Make some hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is a delicious warm treat that you can get creative with. You can add whipped cream, marshmallows, peppermint, caramel and more to any hot chocolate creation you make!

11. Have a photoshoot

Family or solo photoshoots are a great time to dress up for the holidays and put your best photo smile on. You can do a DIY photoshoot or find a photographer to get those images right for you.

If you want to take it a step forward you can make Christmas cards out of the images at your local photo print shops like CVS and Walgreens.

12. Plan a shopping trip

Shopping trips are fun when you plan them strategically. Plan a day to go shopping for gifts or new pickups and then get yourself a delicious treat afterward.

13. Play board games

Board games like Monopoly, The Game of Life, and Clue, are the perfect holiday games to play with friends or family.

UNO has a variety of card games for families to gather and tackle together.

14. Spend a day with family and friends

It doesn’t have to be a big affair but spend a day with your family or friends by visiting your local downtown area. You could even visit new restaurants, and holiday attractions, or take photos with Christmas decor.

15. Go to a local sports event

Plan an evening to visit your local basketball, football or hockey games if sports are your thing.

The holiday seasons don’t have to be boring, it just takes time to truly find activities that are enjoyable and fun!

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