It’s important to slow down and have fun with your family at Christmastime. It’s easy for everyone to get wrapped up in shopping, planning, decorating, and just doing their own thing with their own friends. Make sure to set aside time for family this year, and try some of these 10 Fun Family Christmas Activities! These can be enjoyed by families with children of all ages!
10 Fun Family Christmas Activities
1. Go See Christmas Light Displays
A wonderful Christmas activity is to go see Christmas lights! If you want, you can pay to drive through a commercial Christmas village or park. But you could easily pay nothing at all and just drive around your local neighborhoods! Most neighborhoods have at least one family that goes all out and puts on a wonderful Christmas display! Play Christmas music on the car’s stereo and munch on Christmas cookies to have a truly memorable night!
2. Have a Christmas Movie Night
There are dozens of family friendly Christmas movies! Pick one or more, and gather together one evening to watch them. If you like, include some hot chocolate or Christmas desserts.
3. Make DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments
This is a fun family Christmas activity whether you have toddlers or teenagers! Look on Pinterest, and let your kids pick a few ornaments they’d like to make. Then have fun working on your ornaments as a family!
4. Make Christmas Cookies
Everyone loves Christmas cookies! Either after school or on winter break, gather the family together and bake up a batch or two of delicious cookies! And thanks to the Internet, you can easily find delicious cookie recipes regardless of any dietary restrictions!
5. Attend a Local Christmas Concert
Cities and towns of all sizes often have Christmas concerts in December. Many of these are kid-friendly, and some are free. Gather the family together one evening and take them to sing along with their favorite Christmas songs!
6. Attend a Christmas-themed Show
You don’t just have to go to the Nutcracker ballet every year. There are dozens of other Christmas-themed ballets and plays available. Some are classics, and some are modern creations. Try some different ones, and you may find a new favorite family Christmas activity!
7. Make a Gingerbread House
Making gingerbread houses is always fun! If you don’t want to use actual gingerbread and candy, you can use cardboard and small craft supplies instead.
8. Make DIY Christmas-Themed Bird Feeders
It’s just as important to keep your backyard birds fed during the winter as it is during the summer. Why not keep them fed and do a fun family Christmas activity at the same time? Gather the family together and make some cute Christmas-themed bird feeders to hang outside!
9. Play a Winter Activity
If you live in a place where there’s snow and ice before Christmas, take advantage of it! Have a snowball fight, build snowmen, or go ice-skating! If your weather is a bit milder, go to an indoor ice skating rink instead. Either way, you get to do a fun physically active family Christmas activity!
10. Go Caroling
It’s amazing how good people sound when they sing in a group! If you know your neighbors are the kind to enjoy some old-fashioned caroling, bundle up the family and go out one evening to spread some Christmas cheer! If you wanted, you could find the instrumental versions of your favorite Christmas songs and play them as background music from your smartphone! Your neighbors are sure to be impressed and to enjoy the show!
What does your family like to do together at Christmastime?