A holiday bucket list is the best way to take advantage of everything the holiday season brings.
I don’t know about you, but I feel like every year the holidays come out of nowhere. And before you know it, it’s New Years and you didn’t really do anything out of the ordinary.
This is a list of activities you can do at home or in your local city.
Oh, and this list isn’t just for kids. While some of these ideas are for kids, many of them can be enjoyed with your plus one or your friends. There are some things on this list that are free (because who doesn’t love that around the holidays) while others may require some dough- and I’m not talking about the cookie kind.
Holiday Bucket List
- Mail letter to Santa
- Attend a tree lighting ceremony
- Attend a holiday festival or concert
- Create your own holiday playlist
- Donate toys to a local drive
- Read ‘Twas the night before Christmas
- Make a popcorn garland
- Hang mistletoe in every doorway
- Bake and decorate Christmas cookies
- Drive around and look at lights in another neighborhood
- Make a gingerbread house or gingerbread cookies
- Sip on some homemade hot chocolate
- Watch a classic Christmas movie
- Have a fondue night
- Make reindeer food
- Deliver treats to your neighbors
- Make an ornament
- Make dinner as a family
- Go ice skating
- Host a cookie exchange
- Make paper snowflakes
- Donate food to a food bank
- Adopt a family
- Roast marshmallows in the fireplace for homemade s’mores
- Pull out sleeping bags and have a family slumber party under the tree
I know what you’re thinking, some of these ideas are no-brainers, but some will also serve as a good reminder. Who knows, you may have some new family traditions on your hands. And if all else fails, just head to Target and hit up the holiday section. You’ll be sure to find enough stuff to create some holiday magic.