The holiday season shouldn't come down to just one day—it should be celebrated all season long with your loved ones and kids. From crafting, baking, sight-seeing, and volunteering, here are all of the fun traditions you can start with your family this wintertime. Think of it as the ultimate holiday-season bucket list!
It's time to put your cookie cutters to good use! Kids will enjoy decorating with colorful frosting and fun sprinkles.
Not only will this be fun to craft together, but it will give you and your little ones a chance to have some Christmas fun every day of the month.
Have your friends and neighbors over to eat seasonal treats, sing holiday tunes, and play festive games.
The only thing your kiddos will love more than putting this no-bake creation together is seeing the final product displayed as a decoration in your home.
Put on an old holiday classic or watch Frozen again!
It wouldn't be Christmas without classic tunes like "Sleigh Ride," "Winter Wonderland," and "Frosty the Snowman."
Invite the whole family over and make a celebration out of it.
Local and city theaters all over the country perform family-friendly classics each year like The Nutcracker, A Christmas Carol, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
Cut down your own tree, or simply walk around with hot cocoa in hand—either way, you'll get the chance take in the beautiful scenery and breath in the crisp, fresh air.
Root for your local or city team by attending a hockey or basketball game together.
Embrace the true meaning of the holidays by helping others in your community. Find volunteer opportunities through Rescue Mission.
It's easy to get cooped up in the house during the colder months, but this activity will get everyone moving.
Make it a yearly event and have the whole family go together after the first snowfall.
Do it together or split into teams and turn it into a challenge to see who can make the most creative or funny snowman.
Have your kiddos address letters to Santa, the troops, family members, or all three—everyone deserves some extra love this time of year!
Who wouldn't love to receive a cute DIY hot-chocolate kit like this?
If it's too cold to leave the house, try a crafting project like this one. Your kids can display them on the mantel or in their bedrooms once they're complete.
Many communities host "breakfast with Santa" events that benefit local charities or churches, or you can head the mall for a traditional holiday photo with Saint Nick.
Set aside a small area in your kitchen or family room and assemble some tasty fis like peppermint sticks and teeny marshmallows. Your family will love using this all winter long.
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Pile everyone into the car and crank the holiday tunes! You can make it even more fun by having your kids choose a winner at the end.