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Things to do at Christmas

Christmas begins on December 1st for me and I am always on the lookout for Christmassy things to do with the kids to make the run up to the big day more exciting. 

Making memories with friends and family is what makes Christmastime so special, so whether you’re looking to start new Christmas traditions or complete the entire bucket list, these will get you on your way. 

75 Festive Activities You Can Do at Christmas…

1 – Write a Letter to Santa, and get FREE reply Via Royal Mail

2 – Go on a Christmas light Hunt with our free printable Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

3 – Play Christmas Board Games. We have compiled a great list of the best Christmas Board Games

4 – Make some Christmas Crafts

5 – Bake a Christmas Cake, Yule Log or Cookies

6 – Have a Christmas Movie Night

7 – Start a Christmas Film Advent. Here’s a brilliant Christmas Movie Advent for Kids or our Christmas movie Advent for Adults

8 – Host a Christmas Party

9 – Go to a Pantomime at your local theatre

10 – Go Christmas Shopping

11 – Go on a Christmas Scavenger Walk

12 – Visit Santa at a Grotto

13 – Do something for Charity

14 – Write out and Send Christmas Cards

15 – Make a Christmas Wish List

16 – Decorate the House

17 – Make a Homemade Table Centrepiece

18 – Visit a Christmas Market

19 – Go Ice Skating Outdoors

20 – Buy and wear a Christmas Jumper on National Christmas Jumper Day

21 – Check out some fun, free Christmas Websites

22 – Track Santa on his Journey! Here’s how

23 – Play Christmas Games Online

24 – Take a Christmas Quiz

25 – Create a Christmas music Playlist – Or play ours

26 – Wear Matching Family Christmas Pyjamas

27 – Create an Elf breakfast – Heavy on the syrup!

28 – Go Christmas Carolling

29 – Go to a Christmas Church service

30 – Go to your town’s big light switch on

31 – Make a Gingerbread House

32 – Find free, local, council-run Christmas activities 

33 – Make a Wreath

34 – Make mulled Wine

35 – Plan your Christmas Dinner Menu

36 – Plan Your Christmas Eve Meal

37 – Make some handmade Christmas Gifts

38 – Visit Winter Wonderland (there are loads around the UK)

39 – Make a Hot Chocolate Station to enjoy with a festive film

40 – Do Some Christmas Colourings

41 – Do a few random acts of kindness. This Kindness Advent Calendar is perfect for ideas. 

42 – Have a Christmas Cocktail (or mocktail) evening

43 – Start a new family tradition

44 – Organise a Secret Santa

45 – Watch a Festive Screening at your local cinema or wrap up and try an outdoor or drive in movie

46 – Get together for a Christmas Meal out with family and friends

47 – Go on an organised Christmas Light Trail at your local stately home or park

48 – Have a Christmas weekend away at somewhere like Bluestone or Butlins, which specialise in Christmas-themed stays. 

49 – Visit A Christmas Tree Farm to pick out a real tree

50 – Host a Christmas Games Night

51 – Organise a Festive, Family Photoshoot

52 – Roast Chestnuts on an Open Fire

53 – Take part in Elf on the Shelf

54 – Join in your local Charity Santa (or Elf) Run

55 – Watch the Nutcracker Ballet

56 – Create your own Christmas Poem

57 – Read a Christmas Book

58 – Weather permitting: build a snowman, have a snowball fight or go sledging

59 – Take a Polar Express ride on a steam train to see Santa

60 – Play Christmas Bingo

61 – Buy or Make a gift for someone lonely and spend time with them

62 – Make some homemade decorations such as snowflakes or paper chains

63 – Buy and complete a giant Christmas Jigsaw

64 – Go for breakfast with Santa at your local Harvester or Beefeater

65 – Enjoy a festive buffet 

66 – Play the Christmas version of the game ‘never have I ever’

67 – Learn some Facts about Christmas

68 – Elf yourself! This app lets you put pictures of your face on Elves to create a hilarious family (or friends) video of you all dancing together as Santa’s Elves. 

69 – Have a Christmas Karaoke Night

70 – Make Reindeer food ready for Christmas Eve (Oats & Glitter)

71 – Invent a new Christmas party game

72 – Have a Christmas themed sleepover in the living room

73 – Learn how to say ‘Santa Claus‘ or ‘Merry Christmas‘ in different languages

74 – Taste the limited edition festive menus at Costa or Starbucks

75 – Complete this Christmas Bucket List!


Christmas Bucket List Ideas

You can download and print off a copy of this list, click on the image or use this link

Christmas Bucket List IdeasWe hope you love this list and have ticked off as many as you can. If you have any questions or think we have missed something out, please let us know in the comments below…


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