The holiday season is finally upon us, and with Winter break just around the corner, parents everywhere are looking for fun and festive activities for the whole family. With so much to do and so little time, it can be challenging to decide what to do first. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 8 holiday activities to help you make the most of your Christmas break. From heading to the winter festival in town to baking Christmas cookies together in the kitchen, these ideas will have your children engaged and help create lasting holiday memories for years to come.
Bake Christmas Cookies: Nothing says Christmas like baking cookies! Gather your family and bake up some of your favorite holiday treats and treasured family recipes! Whether you’re making classic sugar cookies or trying out a family recipe, baking brings everyone together for some holiday fun with a delicious treat.
Christmas Movies Marathon: What better way to spend a cozy night than cuddled up on the couch with warm blankets and some classic Christmas movies? Laugh, cry, and get into the holiday spirit with your favorite films. Make it a game by having everyone write their FAVORITE holiday film on a piece of paper, mix them all up in a Santa hat and have one lucky elf select the first movie!
Visit the Enchant Christmas: Enchant Christmas is a NEW holiday light display at Franklin Fields featuring all your favorite holiday traditions. Stroll through the magical wonderland of The Maze, visit The Village for some specialty crafts, or take a trip down The Ice Skating Trail and immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit. Finish with a trip to Santa’s Landing and take a photo with the big guy himself!
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a Bonfire: The winter solstice, happening December 21st, is the shortest day of the year and is celebrated by many cultures around the world. This is the time of season to burn the Yule log, gather your family and friends for a bonfire and celebrate the rebirth of the sun.
Presents Wrapping Party: Turn your gift-giving into a holiday activity. Pull out the wrapping paper, ribbons, and bows, and wrap your presents together with your closest friends and family. Make a delicious meal and enjoy time with loved ones, while taking on the challenge of wrapping all the presents TOGETHER! Just be sure to wrap their gift separately 🙂
Make Homemade Wreaths: Get crafty, have the kiddos help and make your own holiday wreath. Collect natural materials like evergreen branches, berries, and pine cones to make a beautiful, personalized wreath for your home. Or head to your local craft store and select decorations personalized for your front door.
Take the Santa Cruise in Lake Geneva: Take a festive cruise this holiday season on Lake Geneva and see the one and only Santa Claus from his lakeside hideaway. The cruise features a 40 minute cruise on Lake Geneva to see large holiday light displays and ends with a sail past Santa’s lakeside hideaway where he greets each child and wishes you all a Merry Christmas!
Winter Sports at The Rock Snowpark: Take advantage of the winter weather, even if we haven’t received our first snow of the season. The Rock Snow Park is the perfect place to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh powder. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, or looking to go tubing with the whole family, The Rock has it all.
The holiday season is a beautiful time of the year to take a well-deserved break with your family and friends. Choosing one or all of these 8 holiday activities will provide wonderful memories and fun for everyone. Let’s make sure to focus on appreciating our loved ones, while creating happy adventures and unforgettable experiences. If you’re looking for another fun activity, why not spice things up by registering now for our 6-week Trolls Mini Session? It promises to be an enjoyable experience that you won’t want to miss out on. Let’s get creative this season and fill our homes with happiness!