Five Activities for the Holiday Season

Small ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.


Photo by M. Sullivan

Coffee or hot cocoa of the day to count down to the holiday? Yes, please!

The holiday season is officially here, and people are searching for fun activities.

Families are always looking for fun traditions to take part in and the same for friends. Many strive to make this time of year a highlight because it’s the very last months of the year.

Here are some ideas to make your final part of the year shine:

1. Do a Secret Santa!

By having a Secret Santa, you are saving money since you only must get a gift for one person. The way this works is everyone puts their names in a jar (or finds a way to mix them up) and each person picks a name, this is the person they get to buy a gift for.

2. Attend a Light Show

Light shows occur after it gets dark outside in the evenings. These are typically about 15-20 minutes of basically driving through a lit-up Christmas wonderland. You stay in your car the whole time therefore you won’t be around too many people so you will be less likely to catch all those germs floating around. It is also a positive idea if you are busy with many other things in your life and don’t have enough time for a full day holiday event. It is flexible because of the idea that it is at night and is not long.

3. Go to a Holiday Fair

Holiday fairs happen all throughout the town on many different dates. At holiday fairs there may be crafts, food, live music, merchandise to buy, and so much more. You can find holiday fairs at popular places in the town such as churches and catering halls. Holiday fairs normally last for many hours so you can stay for as long or as short as you like.

4. Get an Advent Calendar

An advent calendar is a fun way to celebrate every day of the holiday season. There are many different types of advent calendars. Some of the most popular ones may include ones that give you gadgets each day. This activity does not take up too much time, all you must do is take a few minutes out of the day to open that day’s box!

5. Creating a Mini Christmas Wonderland

This can be done with some holiday stuffed animals, elves or figures, snow globes, small Christmas trees, some empty shelf space and any other gadgets you can find that will be fitting. In some empty shelf space, you can arrange all your chosen Christmas items how you would like to make it look like a mini wonderland. This is one of my personal favorite decorating ideas.