Discover the Top Christmas Activities for 2023

Have a family slumber party under the tree

Because nothing is more magical than staring up at the twinkling lights of your Christmas tree, snuggled inside a sleeping bag.

Decorate a gingerbread house

Bonus points if you can make a gingerbread house with a country-style design!

Craft your own Christmas cards

A few thumbprints transform these plain white notecards into bona fide masterpieces. It's a craft anyone can master.

Swirl up a new hot cocoa

Instead of a packet of instant hot chocolate, whip up this white hot chocolate variety on your stovetop.  Wait for your family to be impressed.

Make the tree room the game room

Clear off the coffee table (or even the floor!) and store puzzles and games under the tree before Santa makes his visit.

Make salt dough ornaments

This easy DIY salt dough ornament recipe is great for kids of all ages (that means you, too, Mom).

Have a craft day with your kids

There are so many cute holiday crafts for kids that your little ones will have a blast creating.  You can keep them around the house as festive decorations, use during Christmas dinner for a table centerpiece, or your kids can gift them to family and friends.

Make your own holiday tree trimmings

Put your family's own touch on your Christmas tree by crafting decorations together.  See our favorite ideas for DIY Christmas ornaments.

Head to a Christmas tree farm near you

If you're more of an artificial Christmas tree person, this year, we suggest you try the real thing. 

Play Christmas tree eye spy

A fun way to get your kids involved on a long car ride (or short!) is to have them play "eye spy" for all the Christmas trees they see in the windows of houses.

See a Christmas choir or orchestra

There are plenty of music-related Christmas events to attend during the holiday season. 

Share the fun with the birds

Here's a perfect Christmas activity for kids to do with their parents—and it yields some pretty practical results too.  This birdseed ornament looks good, and it'll help attract goldfinches to your yard.

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