Although December is still a couple of months away, it’s a good idea to start planning for the festivities so you can make the most out of this time of year. Getting together with friends and family is a must, but it’s always fun to do some Christmas-themed activities so that you can start getting excited about the holidays together. Below are just a few suggestions as to what you can do in the run-up to December 25th and spread the Christmas cheer.
1. Visit Some Christmas Markets
Traditional Christmas markets are a great way to kick off the festive season, and they often run from mid-late November right up until a few days before Christmas eve. Not only is this a great opportunity to socialize with friends, but at the various stalls, you can find unique Christmas gifts from traders, as well as plenty of delicious food and beverages to sample. It’s the perfect way to spend an afternoon at the weekend or choose to visit at night time when all of the stalls are lit up for a more magical experience.
2. Go to a Wreath Making Class
Christmas wreaths on front doors can create a picture-perfect scene, but they also look wonderful hung up in other parts of the home, too. Although you can purchase amazing wreaths from stores and online, this year, consider taking a wreath-making class instead. This is a great activity for people who enjoy arts and crafts, and it will certainly help you get into the festive mood. If you don’t want to pay for a class, you can always order the materials you need and get some friends over to your place one evening to do this together. You can find tutorial videos online if this is new to you.
3. Christmas Baking
Filling your home with the sweet smells of baked goods is always comforting, but at Christmas, using typical spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger can make your living space feel like a cozy winter wonderland. There are so many types of sweet treats you can make, but for something simple yet satisfying, consider starting with some Christmas cookies. You can even decorate them with these PYO stencil Christmas for a creative touch.
4. Sing Some Carols
If you enjoy singing along to your favorite songs, you might find that getting involved in carol singing or a local Christmas concert could be a fun activity for you this year. Whether you choose to go door-to-door to collect money for charity, or just keep it simple by singing along to some festive classics with your friends, this can be a great way to get in the mood for Christmas.
5. Have a Snowball Fight
While kids and teenagers might do this more than adults, that doesn’t mean the older generations can’t have some fun, too! If you are lucky enough to live somewhere that is covered in snow during this time of year, why not get a little bit silly and have a snowball fight with your friends? Afterward, you can all come inside to warm up by the fire and enjoy a mug of hot chocolate (or something stronger!).
If you want to get into the Christmas spirit this year, think about the activity suggestions above and see which ones your group of friends would love to do.