Are you ready to ring in the holiday season with your family, friends, and loved ones? Preparing for the holidays can get you in the spirit of the season. Here are 8 fun things to do before Christmas.
1. Look at Lights
Watch a synchronized light display whether it’s a house, neighborhood, or community event. Some places have tree lighting ceremonies. Also, you may find yourself catching a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh in your area. Pack your car full of friends and go find lights.
This can be a great gift if you enjoy baking. Teach your family and friends your recipe if you want to pass it down. You can bring your food to parties as well. Just make sure you know what your guests are allergic to.
3. Watch Christmas Movies
Another way to be together is to watch Christmas movies. This can be really comfortable and relaxing. Grab blankets, popcorn, and then lay back and unwind. You may even see a movie you haven’t seen before.
4. Friends and Family Time
Make sure with your busy schedule you have time to spend with family and friends. This is especially important because you do not want anyone to feel left out during the holidays. Try to have a calendar so that you will know where you need to be and you won’t double book yourself. Find things you and your friends both like to do during the holidays. Together, you could start your own traditions.
Music and dancing can also be fun to watch at Christmas time. Check out if your local community has a parade scheduled or a festival scheduled. This can be a great way to get out of the house and into the fresh air. If you live in a central location you can take a look at activities happening in other cities as well.
Whether you like seeing The Nutcracker or other music shows there are a variety of shows to fit several musical tastes. If you really enjoy live music you can attend an orchestra, band, or choir concert and hear them play Christmas songs. You can also try live concerts. Make sure to get your tickets in advance.
7. Venture Outdoors
With the holidays comes colder weather. Delight in the weather with winter sports. Take your friends or family out to play in the snow, ski, or ice skate. If you are in a hotter climate you can find indoor ice rinks.
It is time to be creative and make your home feel welcoming and warm. Have fun picking out your tree, wrapping your presents, and hanging your decorations. Be sure your home is ready for guests if your hosting. You may find a decorating piece that you will want to pass down in your family and use every year.