Advent Activities to do with Family around Christmas

If you are lucky enough to get some time off this holiday season (or have family coming into town for a few days) here are some festive ideas you can do with everyone.

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Go to a Christmas tree farm, and grab lunch afterwards!
Sing Christmas carols (go around to neighbors you think would enjoy it).
Create an ugly sweater or Christmas stocking with items from the craft store.

ugly sweater party DIY ideas for Christmas

Volunteer your time; homeless shelters are a great place to start.
Drop off food, clothes, and toys to localΒ charities.
Donate winter belongings to places like the Salvation Army and Goodwill.

donate clothes stack of winter items for Christmas
Bake treats for EVERYONE~ coworkers, friends, housekeeper, trainer, your doctor, babysitter, church staff, teachers, etc.Β *Make sugar cookies, a gingerbread house, pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, peppermint treats with crushed candy canes, hot chocolate, apple cider, and of course, Egg Nog!
Drive around popular neighborhoods with wonderful Christmas lights.
Have a big family dinner together.

Holiday dinner at Christmas meal with family

Rent a movie.
Play board games.
Go ice skating at an outdoor rink.

Ice skating during Christmas time
Go see a life-size nativity scene.
See a play, like The Nutcracker!
Buy or create a DIY Advent calendar to countdown with.

DIY Advent Calendar for Christmas ideasAttend a midnight church service on Christmas eve.
Listen to Christmas music as you pray.
Give the gift of your presence, instead of a present!
Jesus Christ on Christmas nativity scene

Hope you’ll stay a while.

❀

~Laura

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