With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably thinking about fun winter activities to do with the family. From building snowmen to decorating the Christmas tree, there are a variety of traditional and non-traditional ways to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Let’s take a look at a few of them below.
Give An Experience
While everyone loves opening presents on Christmas morning, what if you gave the gift of an experience to your friends and loved ones instead? Not only can this save you a significant amount of money in the long run, it will give you and your family something to look forward to after Christmas day has passed. You could buy tickets to a show that everyone will like, take the entire family out to dinner, or plan a movie night with your closest friends.
Make A Handmade Gift
For a truly unique gift, consider crafting your own Christmas presents this year. Do you enjoy baking? Consider baking some of your favorite holiday cookies and gifting them in a decorative tin. Are you a musician? Write a song and record it for your family and friends to listen to. Are you an incredible seamstress? Create some fun holiday towels to give this year. Whatever your talent may be, giving a handmade gift is a great route to go.
Get An Advent Calendar
An advent calendar is a wonderful way to celebrate the holiday throughout the entire month of December. Many of these fun and festive calendars are religiously based, however there are an array of secular calendars on the market as well. Each day of the month will feature a small window. On each day, you can open a window to find a piece of chocolate in the form of a special image. Your children will light up with joy and laughter each morning until Christmas arrives (which is where the largest piece of chocolate usually resides).
Make A Hot Cocoa Bar
Nothing says Christmas like a hot cocoa bar. Whether you’re hosting the family at your house this year or you’re going to your mother’s, consider setting up a hot cocoa bar for your family and friends to enjoy. There are a variety of hot cocoa options on the market, and we recommend investing in both dark and milk chocolate, as your holiday guests may have a preference. Put out a bowl of marshmallows, pecan bits, and candy cane pieces, and let everyone build their own.
As you can see, there are many fun activities you can do throughout December to celebrate Christmas. If you’re interested in booking a luxury family vacation rental home in Steamboat Springs, look no further than The Porches of Steamboat. Our beautiful 16 acre neighborhood sits at the base of the ski resort, making it an ideal location for your next winter getaway. Our four and five bedroom residences can hold up to fourteen people, and you’ll have access to our five-star services and amenities as well. If you have any questions about our vacation rental homes, contact us today.