50+ Christmas Activities Your Family Will Enjoy

Girl looking at a snowman will text 50+ Christmas Activities Your Family Will Love

We had a wonderful time visiting family for Thanksgiving. Not only is a time to reflect, be thankful and enjoy family but it’s also a kickoff to the holiday season. Little Miss E and my Nieces got to decorate gingerbread houses, attend Christmas Tree Lighting and go to a Teddy Bear Tea Party at the St. Regis. If I wasn’t in the holiday spirit, I am now! Participating in Christmas Activities with your family is fun and creates special memories together. Below are a few pics from our holiday fun along with a list of 50+ Christmas Activities your family will actually enjoy!

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Fun & Silly Activities

  1. Play Elf on the Shelf
  2. Ride a holiday train
  3. Do a Christmas karaoke
  4. Wear Christmas PJs and visit a local pancake restaurant for breakfast
  5. Play Christmas bingo https://crazylittleprojects.com/christmas-bingo/
  6. Do a Christmas Scavenger Hunt https://www.thedatingdivas.com/christmas-scavenger-hunt/

Traditional Activities#christmasfamilyactivities #christmastraditions #christmas #familytraditions #family #santa #christmascrafts #holidayactivities #holidays

  1. Buy and Decorate your Christmas Tree together
  2. Take holiday pictures
  3. Send Christmas cards
  4. Open new pajamas on Christmas eve
  5. Have a Christmas movie marathon
  6. Write letters to Santa
  7. Visit / Take pictures with Santa
  8. Call Santa
  9. Video from Santa https://www.portablenorthpole.com/en/home
  10. Wrap presents together
  11. Go to a Christmas parade
  12. Get and decorate minature Christmas Trees for your children’s rooms
  13. Go Christmas caroling
  14. Look at Christmas Lights

Holiday Festivities

woman looking up at snow under christmas lights

  1. Visit zoo lights at your local zoo
  2. Visit a Christmas festival
  3. Attend a holiday Tea
  4. Go to a holiday production e.g. the Nutcracker
  5. Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange https://ourhappyhive.com/host-one-amazing-christmas-cookie-exchange/

Making Things

  1. Make and decorate sugar cookies
  2. Cut out snowflakes together
  3. Make homemade hot chocolate
  4. Make Christmas Pizzas with the kids
  5. Decorate Christmas Tree Cones
  6. Make popcorn snowballs
  7. Make Christmas Ornaments together
  8. Decorate a gingerbread house
  9. Bake breads for the neighbors
  10. Do Christmas crafts  https://ourhappyhive.com/3-simple-christmas-crafts-preschooler-part-1-2/

Cold Weather Fun#christmasfamilyactivities #christmastraditions #christmas #familytraditions #family #santa #christmascrafts #holidayactivities #holidays

  1. Make a snowman
  2. Outdoor sledding
  3. Go ice skating

Spiritual / Religious Focused Activities

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  1. Light candles and sing Silent Night
  2. Read the Christmas Story from the Bible
  3. Start an Advent calendar
  4. Go to a church or a school to watch their Christmas productions
  5. Visit a live nativity scene
  6. Attend a church service on Christmas Eve

Giving Backhands in red gloves with snow on them making a heart

  1. Do a 7 Day Act Of Kindness Challenge – https://cleverlyinspired.com/2015/11/25-acts-of-kindness-advent-printable/
  2. Donate gently used toys to a charity
  3. Visit a senior citizen center and take a Christmas treat
  4. Volunteer at a soup kitchen
  5. Participate in a program where you can give back e.g. Operation Christmas Child – shoe box Christmas or adopt-a-family

New Year Focused Activities


  1. Reflect on the year
  2. Make a vision board for the next year
  3. Make New Year’s Resolutions (Check out the FREE 5 Day Intentional Family Challenge – CLICK HERE)

I hope you have so much fun with your family and friends this holiday season.  Weather your relaxing at home in Christmas Pajamas or attending a holiday tea with the girls- may you make sweet memories, establish new traditions, and make the most of this special time!





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  1. Indu says

    You have provided wonderful list of activities for Christmas. This includes variety of things to do right from spiritual to festivity related activities with family.

  2. Teresa says

    This is an amazing list! There are some we already do, but I got some super ideas for our family of new ones to do. Thanks!

  3. Lucy says

    What great suggestions! The trick is to find activities that all generations can enjoy together. Definitely going to use some of these!

  4. Brittany says

    So many fun ideas I want to do them all! I love the idea of going to breakfast in Christmas pjs and we always go to zoo lights in salt lake city! And all of the volunteering ideas are amazing 🖤

  5. Heathet says

    Wow, lots of great ideas here! I love the scavenger hunt idea. I think my nieces would get a kick out of that. And my all-time favorite tradition is watching Christmas movies! I’ve been hooked on the Hallmark channel lately!

  6. Jalisa says

    There are so many things to do in what seems so little time. After Thanksgiving it always seems like a rush. But all of these seem like so much fun.

    • Melissa @ Our Happy Hive says

      25 days of service…that’s great. I’d love to hear the types of things that you do!

  7. Sydney says

    I love visiting zoo lights and elf on the shelf was my younger cousin’s favorite. The holidays is such a great time

  8. Natalie T says

    Awesome ideas. There’s so many that you can start early and take advantage of the spirit of the holidays. Looking forward to doing a few new things from that inspired me from your list.

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