Are you a decorate-before-Thanksgiving or decorate-after-Thanksgiving person?
Wherever you fall in this holiday debate, there is one thing everyone can agree on: THE HOLIDAYS ARE MAGICAL
And there’s few things MORE magical than the entire family coming together to share in a fun (& meaningful) holiday activity!
Check out our list of 10 holiday activities your family is sure to love, and that might even end up becoming traditions you will celebrate for years to come!
Whether you’re buying a kit or constructing from scratch, building a gingerbread house is a fun, traditional activity the entire family will enjoy!2. Cuddle Up with Your Favorite Holiday Movie
Whether you’re a “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” fan or prefer a more classic “Miracle on 34th Street” type vibe, holiday movies are made for warmth & snuggles!3. See a Local Production of The Nutcracker
This beautiful holiday-themed production is the perfect way to expose children to the magic of the performing arts.4. Make a Dreidel and Share the Story of Hanukkah
Whether you are of Jewish faith or seeking to learn & teach about others’ beliefs, this is a fun & educational activity for everyone in the family!
5. Have a Holiday Picnic
If the weather allows, pack your favorite holiday foods & drinks and enjoy a holiday-themed feast out in the beauty of nature!6. Unwrap New Christmas Pajamas on Christmas Eve
For those celebrating Christmas, having the whole family unwrap a new pair of festive pajamas (and perhaps wearing them for a Christmas lights drive!) is a fun and cozy tradition for everyone in the family!7. Volunteer in Your Community
The holidays are more than just gifts! Teach gratitude and the importance of giving back by volunteering in your local community! Organizations like www.volunteermatch.org and www.unitedway.org list volunteer opportunities perfect for all ages!
8. Bake Your Favorite Cookies
Little hands will love helping with this one and BONUS: you can make the neighbors’ holiday brighter by giving a batch away!9. Go Ice Skating
Whether you’re hitting up the local rink or lucky enough to skate around Rockefeller Center, ice skating during the holidays is wintry magic!10. Be Present
And we don’t mean the kind you unwrap! This holiday, be the family that unplugs and is truly present for all the joy, chaos, & magic the season holds.