Big List of Family Christmas Activities

Big List of Fun Family Christmas Activities

One of my biggest traditions every year is to pick up Christmas ornaments from wherever we travel. It makes for extra special family time as we decorate the tree and remember all the adventures we have been on together. We also bake Monkey Bread on Christmas morning and almost always burn our fingers because we can’t wait for the cinnamon goo to cool down.

These traditions make the holidays great! I collected some of my favorite family Christmas activities below for you to use as a bucket list while the kids are off school for Winter Break. Ideas for things to do to keep them busy (trust me, I get how hard that can be) – and ideas for perhaps some new traditions you can add to your repertoire.

Merry Christmas!


Big List of Fun Family Christmas Activities


Decorate your tree together

Drive around and look at lights

Volunteer for a charity

Make your own ornaments

Bake cookies

Bring cookies to neighbors

Take silly Christmas selfies

Watch holiday movies

Visit an center for the elderly

Hide your Elf on the Shelf

Make hot chocolate

Sponsor a child in need

Make a “Countdown to Christmas” chain

Light Advent candles

Create a family Christmas playlist

Camp out under the tree

Sign Christmas cards together

Decorate a gingerbread house

Write letters to Santa

Play board games

Do a puzzle

Attend a Christmas Eve church service

Read the Christmas story

Go ice skating

Build a blanket fort

Sing Christmas carols together

Hug in front of a fire

Make snow angels

Capture the kids’ handprints

Interview family about the past year

Donate extra toys and clothes

Put carrots out for the reindeer

Host a gift exchange

Go get a photo with Santa

Make eggnog

Decorate Christmas stockings

Play “Hide The Pickle” ornament game

Family coloring/drawing night

Make paper snowflakes

Look for community and school plays

Attend the local parade

Look up traditions around the world

Open one present on Christmas Eve

Set out cookies and milk for Santa

Track Santa on NORAD

Set goals for the new year


Big List of Family Christmas Activities - Bucket List for Family Fun at Christmas

Check out my post about a Letter From Santa!

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