8 fun activities to do during the winter in 2024

Winter is the perfect time to cozy up at home with boards games, snacks and movies.

The winter months are a great time for you to either cozy up under your warmest blankets or bundle up for some outdoor activities like ice skating or sledding.

However, the winter months shouldn’t be ruined by the amount of snow and cold weather that is received. You can still have some fun during the winter with a few ideas and alternatives to summer fun.

Here is your guide on eight fun winter activities to do in 2024:

Go ice skating

Local cities like Detroit offer temporary ice rinks for days of ice skating with families and friends.

At Campus Martius in the heart of Downtown Detroit, you can rent ice skates and skate along the ice rink for a couple of bucks.

During the winter, ice skating is also a great way to get active in the winter while also trying something different.

Host a cabin trip

Gather your closest friends and family and visit a local cabin.

You can bring all your favorite snacks and games for a couple of days away from the inner city and enjoy the sights of your choice.

Make hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect winter drink to indulge in while you’re trying to relax and stay warm.

I love to add marshmallows, whipped cream and chocolate drizzle to mine.

Go sledding

I have never been sledding but it is on my bucket list of things I want to try.

Sledding is another winter activity if you want to have a little fun in the snow.

Dress in winter fashion

Winter fashion includes warm gloves, wool coats, knee boots and cozy sweaters.

Take this season as a chance to layer your outfits, and experiment with different styles and colors.

Check out my winter fashion guide for more style advice.

Have a do-it-yourself craft day

A DIY craft day or night is the perfect winter activity because it doesn’t require you to leave your house (unless you need supplies).

DIY craft ideas:

  • Paint your furniture a new hue
  • Make a new dish
  • Create a tote bag using iron on letters or the Cricut.
  • Make a faux cake using styrofoam
  • Upcycle your clothing
  • Make a candle

Plan movie nights

Grab your favorite blanket, coziest socks, and snacks then turn on a movie.

Or you can find a new series to binge-watch.

Here are a few binge-worthy series on Netflix:

  • Clickbait
  • Fake Profile
  • The Marked Heart
  • Red Rose

Go skiing

Skiing is another fun winter activity for you and your friends to gather for a day of fun in the snow.

Just make sure to put on your warmest and best winter gear for warmth.

Bonus: Play in the snow

Have a day when you enjoy the snow! In my book, you’re never too old to enjoy the snow whether it’s building a snowman alone or having a snowball fight with your friends! Remember to enjoy the snow while it’s around.

Activities to do in the snow:

  • Have a snowball fight
  • Make snow angels
  • Build a snowman

Bonus: Host a game night

Gather your friends and family for an evening of board games or trivia.

Game nights are a great way to decompress and have fun with your people.

Games to play at your next game night:

  • UNO
  • Monopoly
  • Heads Up
  • The Game of Life
  • Cards Against Humanity
  • Unsolved Case Files
  • Card games
  • Video games

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