The holiday season is here again and it’s a special time to reflect on the good things, celebrate annual traditions, and connect with friends and family.

With decorations to be hung, seasonal recipes to be followed, and Christmas cards to be put in the mail, there are plenty of holiday-themed experiences to keep us all entertained. That’s why we prepared a Christmas checklist of our top picks for fun Christmas activities you can do with family and friends – or even enjoy solo!

The following Christmas activities are perfect for you and your family. Just choose your favorite from those below or use them to inspire an idea of your own.

Throw A Christmas Party

Christmas parties are a great way to spend time with friends and family during the Holidays.

Set Up A Christmas Photo Booth

Photo booths make great activities at any Christmas party. Simply find an appropriate Holiday Background, add a few props, and set up a camera to get the party started. 

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Enjoy A Drive-In Movie

Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback and just in time for the holidays! Check to see if any local venues will be hosting one of your favorite Christmas movies and go there. This is one of those fabulous Christmas activities the whole family can partake in.

Visit A Christmas Tree Farm

Sure you could pick up a Christmas tree at the local mega-store or parking lot pop-up, but the holiday season is about creating memories! A fun Christmas activity for families could involve driving out to a Christmas tree farm and hand-selecting the tree that you think will look best in your home. In some cases, you may even need to cut the tree down and transport it back to your car. While the process takes longer, we have a feeling the memory will last a little longer too.

Take The Family Ice Skating

Ice skating is a Christmas tradition for a reason. It’s active, fun, and a chance to spend some time on the ice.

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Go On A Hike Or Walk

If you’re looking for a way to walk off a Christmas meal, a family walk or hike is a great idea. It also gives you the chance to check out local Christmas decorations and lights along the way.

Build A Snowman

Building a snowman is one of the most classic and fun Christmas activities to make a part of your family traditions. Accessorize the snowman with a hat, scarf, buttons, sticks, and more to bring it to life.

Go Sledding

If there’s a local area safe for sledding, consider taking the kids for a day of fun outdoor activity. Just make sure that there aren’t any dangerous materials, such as tree trunks, rocks, or others in their way.

Attend A Church Service

Many churches offer a special service on Christmas Eve, making it a great activity for religious families. It’s also a great excuse to dress the whole family in their best Christmas attire to celebrate the meaning of Christmas.


Looking to give back during the Holidays? Take the family to a local shelter or other volunteer organization. This is also a good opportunity to teach the little ones about the spirit of Christmas.


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