Winter Holiday Fun Bucketlist
It’s that time of year, where there is Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc. in addition to New Years. This time can be incredibly hectic, but incredibly wonderful at the same time. I love this point of the year because there are so many fun activities to do and occasions to spend time with family. I don’t particularly like the cold, but it makes the holidays more magical with a cold breeze, having to bundle up, and some occasional snowflakes falling.
This year I am staying around Seattle for Christmas and New Years, so I’m hoping if it gets chilly, it at least snows. There is something so beautiful about the snow.
Now, I would like to share some of my favorite activities to do around this time of year and since it is already December, we need to get cracking on checking some things off our list!
I definitely would say that I’m not the best baker out there, but there is something about the holidays that brings the baker out in all of us. My family typically gets in touch with our Italian roots, by making some holiday cookies that my grandparents used to make. Our favorites are pizzelle, snow ball cookies, and biscotti! Another of my favorites are homemade almond roca and cranberry chutney. I usually try to stay away from sugar, but these treats are definitely my weakness.
There are so many delicious foods that you can make around the holidays, so I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below about what you love to make. The best thing about this activity is that you can do it with anyone. You can also make hot cocoa or hot apple cider for a fast holiday treat!
Have Fun in the Snow
Not everyone has the chance to do these activities because of where you live, but if you have snow nearby you should definitely take advantage. My favorite activities in the snow are making a snowman, going sledding, and skiing. No matter how old I am, I will still take pleasure in building a snowman and making a snow angel. Like I said, I’m not a huge fan of the cold, but every once in a while it’s fun to bundle up with hats, scarves, and gloves and play in the snow.
Be Creative with Decorations
Another of my favorite winter activities is decorating. My mom was always really into decorating for all holidays and has an insane Christmas decorations collection. After all these years of putting up so many decorations, you would think I would be tired of it, but now it doesn’t seem like the holidays without some holiday decor. I’m not super excited about taking them down in the end, but putting up decorations in your home can be super soothing to do alone or fun to do with a group.
Get in the Holiday Spirit
There are so many activities going on during the holidays, especially in December. Check out what events are going on around you, wherever you live. One activity that you can do pretty much anywhere is drive around and look at holiday lights or tree lighting ceremonies. There are some really cool light displays to see, while staying cozy and warm in the car.
In Seattle, there is Snowflake Lane, a holiday parade in downtown Bellevue, the Teddy Bear Suite and Festival of Trees at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Sheraton Hotel’s Gingerbread Village, and many more fun holiday activities.
I am so excited to start checking off my December bucketlist and hope you are too! What are your favorite Winter activities to do?
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