25+ Fun Holiday Activities for Families

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The holiday season is a great time to spend time with your family, whether they live with you or not.  Here is a list of fun and you can do with your family any day of the week.

Family Activities In Your Home

  • Family Christmas movie night
  • Play holiday charades
  • Read holiday books together.
  • Read the Christmas story.
  • Decorate your Christmas tree
  • Have a picnic under the Christmas tree.
  • Decorate gingerbread houses
  • Make homemade ornaments using these ideas HERE.
  • Make a Christmas music playlist together.
  • Have an indoor camp out using Christmas lights.  See how HERE.  
  • Make this Starbuck’s Caramel Apple Cider Copycat recipe.
  • Have a gathering with a hot chocolate bar with tons of toppings.
  • Make a cranberry and popcorn garland to hang on the trees to feed the birds.
  • Make a Snowman Craft of Treat together.
  • Make some of these 25 Holiday Treats together as a family.
  • Have a cookie decorating contest with sugar cookies, frosting, and candy.
  • Make homemade gifts for family and friends.  Find ideas HERE.
  • Work on your New Years resolutions.

Family Activities Outside of Your Home

  • Drive around and look at Christmas lights.
  • Make up a Christmas scavenger hunt.
  • Chop down your own Christmas tree.
  • Go Christmas caroling
  • Take cookies and cards to friends and family.
  • Go see a local Christmas play
  • Attend a holiday concert (churches and schools do these)
  • Go ice skating

Here are some fantastic Random Acts of Kindness that teach kids to give back this holiday season.

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