Holidays are around the corner and it is time for families to gather and celebrate special occasions. During the holiday seasons, you will find different faces brighten and lighten with the display of the holiday lights. It is the time when smelling the freshly baked cookies becomes so enticing that anyone would want to take the first bite. Holiday season is the season to open gifts and see smiling faces.
Some people stress out during the holidays and it is often because of the preparations but anyone can still have fun during the holiday season with creative ideas for activities. Holiday activities are not only limited to gathering, eating together and talking. There are a lot more things we can do during the holidays.
And with that, here are 10 of the cheap family activities you can try during the holidays.
- Holiday Lights Tour
During the holidays, there are houses and places where you can find the holiday light. This is when they decorate a certain place with lots of lights of different colors. One of the most anticipated sights is the tunnel of light. When you are driving through areas with holiday lights, it’s best to savor the sight and put down your devices. But if you have time to stop, take a lot of pictures and videos as you enjoy the scene and keep the memories.
- Decorating the Front Door as a Gift
Families do not need to have expensive activities to share during the holidays. Kids would love to see some decorations on the front door of the house. Be a little artistic and make your front door a present. Add some ribbons and colorful papers, your front door would eventually look like a gift. When opened, the gift is what is inside the house.
- Holiday Movie Night
Nothing beats the moment you get to spend the holidays with your family. One of the things a family can do is to watch a holiday themed movie. It is not only cheap, but you get to spend more time with your family and include some of your friends, too.
- Go Caroling
When the whole family gathers together to celebrate the holidays, the best way is to go caroling. Sing holiday songs to the older members of the family. If you are lucky, some of them would give you money as a token or more gifts. Not only kids will enjoy it, but also the elderly members.
- Making Ornaments
Another way to spend some time with your family is by making holiday ornaments. Holiday ornaments are a good way to spend time with the family. You get to share your creative ideas with each other and chat while working on the craft. You can use these ornaments to decorate your holiday tree, your home or maybe swell to others or give as a gift.
- Attend a Holiday Production
There are some people who love to see some productions especially during the holidays. If your family enjoys production, then it is a good time to spend time together watching one. There are some holiday productions that are cheap and some are also free. There are also schools which have a yearly holiday production for their students’ families. If one of your family members is a part of it, show them your support by watching them perform.
- Have an Advent Calendar
You may have heard of advent calendar gifts, but you can also make one for the family. Before you begin your countdown to Christmas day, make an advent calendar for the family. You can put anything you think is valuable for your family member. This is an inexpensive but also an exciting way to spend time with family.
- Making Cookies
Cookies will always be present during the holiday season. If you have kids or kids at heart family members, making cookies can be your bonding time. Not everyone will join in cookie making, but it’s a great time to spend it with someone who shares the passion of baking.
- Holiday Party Games
Holiday activities should always include party games. There are plenty of party games a family can enjoy. Party games always offer a good laugh to each family member. It can also create a bond that is irreplaceable for a family.
- Writing Letters to Santa
Kids will always believe in Santa. Some will outgrow it, but for the very young ones, a letter to Santa is one way for them to request a gift that they really wanted to have. It will always be nice to see kids writing a letter to Santa and waiting when their holiday socks are filled with gifts from Santa Claus.
Holidays need not to be expensive for a family to have activities with. With a little imagination and creativity, anyone can have a jolly holiday with the whole family. Holiday season is for the love and happiness of the family and all its members.