Fun Activities and Things to Do on Christmas days

We have some weeks to begin celebrating Christmas. Opening sitting and presents beneath the tree are not the only things. Christmas is a time that’s spent with family members and friends. There are Christmas gift-giving and parties, along with other interesting activities. But it may be dull since there’s not any school, once you’re home all day. Here’s a listing of things which you may do time to make a little more enjoyable! Following is a listing of our favorite fun things and activities to do on Christmas days.

Make a Homemade Gift

There’s always something special about giving and receiving a homemade gift (it is an enjoyable thing to do at almost any respect!). It might be a glass frame with pretty smelling soap or wildflowers or infused vodka–the possibilities are infinite! I am really loving these flavored salts with these adorable glass jars.

Sip on Hot Chocolate by the Fire

Hot Chocolate

There is nothing quite like sipping on some hot cocoa while viewing a fire. It’s the ideal way to write your Christmas list! By whipping up a Red Velvet Hot Chocolate, you can create yourself a simple Old-Fashioned Hot Chocolate or spruce it up.

Find a fun way to display your holiday cards

Find a fun way to display your holiday cards

Say goodbye to holiday paper clutter by displaying the season’s greetings in a creative way.

Make a Christmas Tune Playlist

Christmas songs have come a very long way over the years–it seems like every artist has a song or record. Use Spotify to create your playlist that is perfect!

Make a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes

Make a playlist of your favorite holiday tunes

There is a reason you just can’t seem to find that Christmas song that is tricky. A playlist keeps your favorite tunes.

Make your own holiday tree trimmings

Make your own holiday tree trimmings

Put your family’s own touch on your Christmas tree by crafting decorations together.

See some favorite ideas for DIY ornaments.

Donate a toy to a local drive

Christmas is about giving, and giving a gift to a child in need is one of the most rewarding things to do that vacation, a heartwarming addition to your Christmas bucket checklist! Toys gather at my restaurant to donate to Toys for Tots Every year, however there are lots of other places in need. Try your regional shelter, children’s hospital or fire department. Plus, businesses and many stores will have Christmas Angel trees, where the decorations hung are wishes from children in need.

Lend a hand

Serve a meal at a local homeless shelter

Volunteer at a local soup kitchen or food bank on Christmas Day to help brings some holiday cheer to those less fortunate. Bringing joy and smiles to people who really need it’s truly embodying the spirit of this holiday season. Try one of these 50 random acts of kindness that don’t cost a cent.

Throw on your favorite tacky Christmas sweater

favorite tacky Christmas sweater

Gather up your friends and family for an ugly holiday sweater party, so everyone can show off their fun finds.

Enjoy a winter wonderland

Enjoy a winter wonderland

Add a festive visit to the ski slopes to your list of things to do on Christmas Day. Throughout the Northeast, some top mountains, like Sugarloaf, Jiminy Peak, Killington, and Whiteface are available for some fun snowy activities like skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. And you have your choice of slopes. If you are out West, plenty high ski resort towns are available for business such as Whitefish at Montana, Park City in Utah, Breckenridge in Colorado, and Lake Tahoe in Nevada.

See the Nutcracker Ballet

See the Nutcracker Ballet

When it’s only on a tiny local stage or a huge city production, a quintessential point to do during the holidays is to escape into a dreamland with the exquisite ballet performance of the Nutcracker. This classic Christmas story is based around a young girl’s Christmas Eve party and is a must thing to do at least once in your life!

Mail a letter to Santa

Mail a letter to Santa

Because kids aren’t the only ones wishing for some Christmas magic. Learn more at USPS’s Letters to Santa program.

Spend an Evening Wrapping Presents

Spend an Evening Wrapping Presents

Wrapping presents is just one of my favorite holiday activities! All the presents are saved by me before Xmas then spend the night covering them all in pretty paper and listening to holiday must. Here are 39 Gift Wrapping Ideas to get your creative juices flowing–my favourite is the Reindeer Thumbprint Paper!

Get a cocktail

Get a cocktail

From the neighborhood pub to the resort bar, grab a cocktail. Festive suggestions include even a hot buttered rum, a hot toddy, or a champagne cocktail.


Holdiay decorating

Nobody is enthused about holiday decorating compared to kids! They throw themselves into it with an energy adults don’t have this time of year. And that is what makes it fun. As kids get older, you strike at it from your holiday list and may set them in charge of decorating. There are many elegant decorating projects kids can do.

Pull out sleeping bags and have a family slumber party under the tree

family slumber party under the tree

Since there is nothing more magical than staring up at the twinkling lights of the Christmas tree, then snuggled inside a sleeping bag.

Put on a Talent Show

Kids talent show

This can be an activity with chances! And it is great for all ages, including the grown ups. If you are working, the children perform for you afterwards and might gather a series. Or, the entire family could flaunt their talents for visiting guests–lip-syncing and dance to a favorite song or just singing a few carols.

A show can be as complicated or as straightforward as you like. This might imply audio, costumes, an original script and places. Or none of that! Determine what works best for your family. And when your kids are not born performers, they could still enjoy writing set building or designing costumes.

Go Ice Skating

Go sledding or ice-skating

Throughout the Christmas season, outdoor ice skating rinks begin popping up–even in places without any snow! Put on a set of blades and slip around the rink. Follow this up with a cup of warm cocoa.

Go Hiking

Go Hiking

Why not enjoy this holiday season to the great outdoors? This Christmas Day and hit the trails to experience nature’s beauty throw on these hiking boots or sneakers. What’s a better gift than relaxing in the fantastic outdoors? Check out these stunning pictures of national parks covered in snow.

Get cultured

Get cultured

Though a lot of major museums are closed on Christmas Day, Jewish temples, including the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco along with the Jewish Museum in New York City, and smaller ones, including Madame Tussauds and the Museum of Mathematics at Nyc, are open for people to feed their thoughts on the holiday. And make sure you add a trip to one of these 8 weird museums to your bucket list.

Drink Eggnog

Whip up an eggnog cocktail

Drinking eggnog is a significant tradition throughout the holiday season, so overpay for your Christmas bucket checklist? Typically the beverage is made with sugar, cream, milk, whipped eggs, spices and a bit of alcohol (although the ones you purchase in the grocery store may be sans the liquor–add sad face).

If you want to make your own, see our eggnog Torani syrup for inspiration. Not a huge eggnog fan? How about just adding a little eggnog flavor to your coffee with this eggnog Torani syrup.

Watch Family Movies

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Kids entertain than themselves. And there’s no better time to break out the house movies than during Christmas break when there time to see. And it only makes sense since this is probably the time you break out the video recorder.

Decorate a gingerbread house

Decorate a gingerbread house

Bonus points if you’re able to make it with a country-style design!

Have a Snowball Fight

With this much fresh snow outside can you limit yourself. Get outside for a good old fashioned snowball battle! Invite some friends, make groups and let’s see who wins the war.

Host a cookie-baking party

Host a cookie-baking party

Nothing beats on the odor of freshly baked Christmas cookies wafting from your oven!

Have a look at our favorite Christmas cookie recipes to get started.

Roast marshmallows in the fireplace for homemade s’mores

Roast marshmallows in the fireplace for homemade s'mores

S’mores are not only for campfires! Take advantage by getting a fire going, of being stuck inside on a day.

Deliver homemade holiday treats to someone unexpected

Deliver homemade holiday treats to someone unexpected

Whether it’s the cashier at Walmart or even the regional Kroger, they are guaranteed to love a delivery of Christmas treats.

Check out our best ideas for homemade food gifts.

Try an Indoor Sport

Indoor Sports

Roller skating, basketball, swimming, ping pong, and swimming are a couple of indoor activities to attempt over your vacation break. If there’s a roller rink nearby, then it’s easy enough to find a place. And arcades and some kid-friendly restaurants have pool tables and ping pong. If you don’t belong to a sports club, however, it could be tricky, but not impossible to find areas for basketball and indoor swimming. Some gyms and YMCAs will market trial memberships or day passes.

Write a Book Together

Writing Activity

OK, it doesn’t need to be an entire book. But penning a narrative could be a great memento of your holiday break. And this is a fantastic activity for kids of all ages. Can donate to a group narrative. Older children can write or exemplify. Additionally, this is an activity you can take part in while you’re currently working or something that you can have them work without you. See more writing activities for kids.

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