60+ Christmas Activities

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Simple Christmas Activities

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So many simple Christmas activities to do with your family this Christmas season. Not only will they help you create fun family memories, but they will help you serve others, too! 

Simple Christmas Activities

FUN & SIMPLE CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES

Whether you choose to do an activity for your advent calendar or just want some fun Christmas activities to do with your family, this list will give you tons of simple and fun inspiration! 

Many of these activities can be done at home and won’t cost you a fortune! Even better, right? Since Christmas can be an expensive time of the year. 


1. DECORATE SUGAR COOKIES

These Christmas sugar cookies won best all-around cookie at a Cookie Swap. They will be well-received! 

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2. DECORATE THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Make this easy galvanized tree collar to make your tree extra awesome. 

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3. LEARN ABOUT THE SYMBOLS OF CHRISTMAS

This beautifully-illustrated book teaches about the 12 symbols of Christmas and what they mean. 

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4. DRIVE TO SEE THE LIGHTS IN PAJAMAS

5. MAKE GINGERBREAD MEN TREATS 

Easy no-bake gingerbread men cookie treats is a great Christmas activity for kids! 

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6. VISIT TEMPLE SQUARE 

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7. MAKE A CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN CHAIN 

8. DO THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS FOR SOMEONE

9. GET A PICTURE WITH SANTA

 

10. CAROL OR READ STORIES AT AN OLD-FOLKS HOME

11. READ CHRISTMAS STORIES

Better yet, read do a Christmas book advent countdown using all your favorite Christmas books. Here’s our list of favorite Christmas stories. 

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12. SLEEP OUT BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE

13. CELEBRATE ST. NICHOLAS DAY ON DECEMBER 6TH

Here’s why you should celebrate St. Nicholas Day and how to make it a fun day! 

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14. WATCH A CHRISTMAS MOVIE BY THE TREE

15. GO TO A NATIVITY DISPLAY 

16. MAKE FAMOUS ENGLISH TOFFEE

Fail-proof English Toffee recipe here 

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17. DIP PRETZELS

 

18. DO A SUB-4-SANTA

19. DRINK HOT COCOA ON THE FRONT PORCH

20. CELEBRATE ADVENT SUNDAYS

This is one Christmas activity that will help you slow down and really enjoy the season! 

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21. MAKE SANTA HAT COOKIES

Here’s the recipe for Santa Hat Oreo Cookies 

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22. READ THE NATIVITY STORY 

Here’s a kid-friendly nativity script with songs! 

23. MAKE COOKIES FOR SANTA

These are Santa’s favorite chocolate chip cookies, just sayin’. 

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24. START A CHRISTMAS JAR

25. WRAP PRESENTS TOGETHER

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26. WATCH ELF

27. WATCH THE FREE CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL 

28. BUILD A SNOWMAN

29. DECORATE ORNAMENTS & HAVE AN EXCHANGE

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30. GO CAROLING

31. WRITE & MAIL LETTERS TO SANTA

Here’s Santa’s real address and a free Santa letter template! 

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32. START A NEW CHRISTMAS TRADITION 

33. HOST A HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE FOR FRIENDS/NEIGHBORS

34. HAVE A FESTIVE BREAKFAST

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35. GO TO AN OUTDOOR SKATING RINK

36. DANCE TO CHRISTMAS MUSIC

37. MAKE A HOMEMADE GIFT

38. WATCH MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

39. SEND CHRISTMAS CARDS

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40. CUT DOWN YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE

41. LEARN ABOUT CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD

42. MAKE A CHRISTMAS CRAFT

43. GO TO A LIGHT PARADE

44. GO TO A FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT

45. ATTEND A TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

46.PLAY JINGLE BELL BOWLING

Christmas Game Idea- Jingle Bell Bowling
47. DO A SCRIPTURE ADVENT CALENDAR

Read about one of Christ’s attributes each night of December with this free scripture advent calendar

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48. HOST A COOKIE EXCHANGE

6 Tips to Planning The Perfect Cookie Swap (& Recipes!)

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49. VOLUNTEER AT A SOUP KITCHEN OR HOMELESS SHELTER

50. STRING POPCORN FOR THE CHRISTMAS TREE

51. MAKE HOLIDAY BEIGNETS

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52. MAKE FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE

No need to go all the way to NYC when you can make delicious Frozen Hot Chocolate in 5 minutes

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53. MAKE I-SPY NATIVITY ORNAMENTS 

A perfect Christmas nativity craft for kids! Here’s the directions and supply list! 

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54. CARVE SOAP NATIVITIES 

How to here 

Soap Carving Nativities55. HAVE AN INDOOR PICNIC BY THE CHRISTMAS TREE

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56. DO A HOT COCOA BAR 

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57. DECORATE GRAHAM CRACKER OR GINGERBREAD HOUSES 

Use this gingerbread house icing glue recipe to keep your houses together! 

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58. MAKE RUDOLPH SANDWICHES OR TOAST

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59. HAVE A CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT DINNER 

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60. STOP & SMELL THE FRESH CHRISTMAS TREES 


I hope you have a memorable Christmas season. Let me know your favorite Christmas activities in the comments below! Or tag them on Instagram with #sofestivechristmas!

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