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Fun Christmas Activities For Kids And Adults — Holiday Bucket List And Tradition

Christmas is one of the most anticipated times of the year, especially for kids who can’t wait to unwrap their presents. There are just too many reasons to be excited about and wonderful memories to make.

And, speaking of memories, there are a lot of things you can do with the family that would make the holiday extra special. So, if you want to make this season an unforgettable one, be sure to check out our list of the activities your family can do this Christmas.

Fun Christmas Activities For The Entire Family

Bake And Decorate A Gingerbread Man

Oh, the little gingerbread man. This season, one of your child’s favorite characters is a hit, thus it’s a good idea to make one. There are a lot of simple gingerbread man recipes over the Internet that you can try at home.

To make baking fun, let your little one help. Once the cookie is done, you can let them finish the decoration. 

You can also buy a gingerbread man or house kit if you want to save time from baking.

Take A Holiday-Themed Family Photo

Photos will always be one of the best ways to preserve a memory so be sure to snap one this holiday. You can even take a picture of you before the holiday season and create a family Christmas card you can give to your loved ones or keep to yourself.

Setting a theme is a good family tradition to consider so you have something to get excited about every year. It’s also a perfect excuse if you want the entire family to dress up in their photos.

Pro Tip: Want a perfect family photo this year? You can hire a professional photographer who can help you capture your desired Christmas-themed portrait.

Start A Family Tradition

Speaking of family traditions, why not start something this year? It can be as simple as caroling around the neighborhood, write letters to Santa, and the list goes on. If you’re looking for more, you can check this for family tradition ideas.

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Christmas Craft Party

‘Tis the season for parties… so what better way to celebrate Christmas than to create a small event at home. For this one, you can invite your kids’ friends as well because as we all know, the more the merrier!

Set up a craft table and prepare Christmas snacks to make the party more exciting. 

Interesting Read: 5-Minute Simple Crafts Anyone CAN Make At Home – Kids Will Love It

Write Letters To Santa

For me, this is definitely a tradition that I’ll introduce to my son. It’s simple, it’s fun, and you should try it, too. All you need is a pen/pencil and paper.

To start, just write a short message to dear Santa and of course, don’t forget your child’s wishlist.

Check Out The Local Lights

Every Christmas, cities are preparing a beautiful display of Christmas lights so be sure to check this out with your loved ones. This activity won’t require a lot other than a car, Christmas treats, and of course, the entire family.

Create Snow Globes

Want to give personalized gifts to your loved ones while having fun with your child? Then try making snow globes. You can recycle jam or mason jars and get the following materials ready:

  • Small Christmas Ornaments, Such As Trees, Snowmen, Christmas Balls, Etc.
  • Clear Glue
  • Jam Or Mason Jar
  • Warm Water
  • Glue Gun
  • Spoon Or Wooden Stirrer
  • Glitters 


Christmas is all about giving so this holiday, be sure to give back to the people who need it the most. Volunteer with your kids or donate the things that you’ve used but not abuse. This is not only fun but also, teaches your kids an important lesson about giving and helping.

Fun Christmas Activities For Adults

I heard you… 

Kids are not the only ones that should be merry this Christmas. Even us, adults, should have fun, too! Here are some activities you can consider.

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Eggnog Tasting Party

If you’re looking for an awesome activity you can do with your friends and family, you can host an eggnog party at home. Of course, the sky’s the only limit for this one. You can also try wine or other holiday beverages, too.

Set Up A Holiday Photo Booth

Do it for the ‘gram! Look for a nice background, add a few props, strike a pose, and snap! 

Play “Minute To Win It” Christmas Edition

Games are exciting, no matter how old you are. So for this season, do a classic game that falls under a Christmas theme. One of the games you should consider is the ever-popular Minute To Win It and you can get more Minute To Win It Christmas games here.

Christmas is the perfect time to bond with your loved ones so be sure to make it worthwhile.

Happy holidays!