Christmas is a fantastic family time. With the shops stocking advent calendars earlier every year and Michael Bublé crooning his festive tunes on the radio as early as Bonfire Night, it can often get overwhelming. If your Christmas season gets too long and you need to fill it with some merry things to do, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at Mrs Pinch’s list of Christmas things to do this joyous season.
Let It Snow
Maybe we’re being a bit wishful thinking dreaming of a white Christmas but if the flakes do fall, get outside and play in it. Get the sledges out and head to the nearest hill to create amazing childhood memories. Start a snowball fight with your friends or have a snowman building competition. Don’t forget to capture these winter wonderland moments on camera too!
Make Your Own
Of course, we might not get snow but you can still enjoy some snow flakes. Get crafty and make your own. Round up the children and get some paper and scissors, safety ones for the kids! Use them to decorate the windows of your house or save them for the Christmas tree! Enjoy festive crafting to create gift tags, household ornaments or even a wreath for your front door!
Take yourself out for a woodland winter walk. By yourself if you want a bit of head space from the festive season or with the entire family. Wrap up in hats, scarves and gloves, keep an eye out for wildlife or just sit on a bench by the river and enjoy a flask of tea.
Ice Is Nice
There are pop up ice skating rinks all over the country during winter and it’s one of the more romantic Christmas things to do on our list. Skating hand in hand with your loved one not only spreads a bit of love through the season, it helps you both stay on your feet too! Teach your kids how to skate and make some winter memories.
You don’t even have to buy anything at these festive markets that you find in city centres every December. You can just enjoy walking around the fairy light clad streets and see what is being sold. Maybe enjoy a few tasters and treat your loved one to a mulled wine or spiced hot chocolate to warm the cockles. Of course, Christmas markets can be the perfect place to pick up some affordable last minute presents.
Board Not Bored
If the family are bored, break out the board games. Trivial Pursuit is fantastic and there is a junior version if the children want to get involved too. A decent game of Monopoly will get the competitive juices flowing and keep you entertained for hours. Keep a score board so you know who wins, you can even pull it out year on year to see who is the annual champion! Don’t forget about Pie Face too!
There’s nothing quite like settling down on the sofa with the family, wrapping a blanket around you all and switching on a Christmas film. From amazing festive animations like Arthur Christmas and children’s capers such as A Muppet’s Christmas Carol to classics like It’s A Wonderful Life, enjoy the wonder of the flicks. Perhaps you could bake something festive beforehand, like a cheese puff pie wreath, to enjoy with your film of choice!
There are so many enjoyable things to do during the festive season and you don’t have to fork out for all of them. We ho-ho-hope you find lots of Christmas things to do this year.