Unwrap the 2023 Christmas Trends with Fun Activities for All Ages

Go ice skating with your family

Whether you've got a romantic date in mind or a fun afternoon with the kids, ice skating is never a bad idea. 

Whip up an eggnog cocktail

Invite your friends over for a cozy night in and sip on the go-to drink!  Or, even better, make it Peppermint Eggnog.

Celebrate the season with a Polar Express train ride

Before you head out on your train trip, be sure to read the classic Christmas book to refresh your memory.  Plan your trip with these magical Polar Express train rides across the country.

Throw on your favorite tacky Christmas sweater

Gather up your friends and family for an ugly holiday sweater party, so everyone can show off their fun finds.

Mail a letter to Santa

Because kids aren't the only ones wishing for some Christmas magic.  Learn more at USPS's Letters to Santa program and check out their holiday stamps, too.

Video chat with an out-of-town friend or relative

Take a few minutes to wish a faraway friend or family member a very merry Christmas.

Go sledding

What better way to spend Christmas afternoon?

Make a DIY gift for a past or present teacher

These holiday-scented potpourri jars are the perfect gift for a teacher that wishes Christmas would last all year.

Roast marshmallows in the fireplace for homemade s'mores

S'mores aren't just for campfires!  Take advantage of being stuck indoors on a snowy day by getting a fire going.

Write a holiday greeting to someone in the armed forces

Remind those who can't be with their families during the holidays that someone is thinking of them.  Learn how to get involved at the Red Cross.

Visit a tree-lighting ceremony

There's no better way to kick off the holidays than by attending a small town tree-lighting ceremony.  Plan a trip to one of the best small towns for Christmas.

Donate a toy to a local drive

Donate something—whether it's money to a favorite charity, or toys, coats, and food to a local drive, it's what the season of giving is all about.

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