10 Holiday Activities the Entire Family Will Love

10 Holiday Activities the Entire Family Will Love


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! 

1. Build a Gingerbread House

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.