25 Creative Christmas Activities for the Family

 25 fun and creative Christmas activities for the family that are inexpensive or free, easy ways to spend time with your loved ones.

25 fun and creative Christmas activities for the family that are inexpensive or free, easy ways to spend time with your loved ones.

With Christmas just a short time away, it’s easy to get caught up in the baking, cooking, decorating and shopping craziness of it all. It’s also easy to forget the what is most important in our lives. Our loved ones. I have compiled a list of fun things to do for some family time, of course these could also be done with friends!

{In no particular order}

  1. Drive around and look at Christmas lights
  2. Go caroling
  3. Take dog/cat treats to an animal shelter
  4. Go ice skating
  5. Bake cookies for Santa with the kids
  6. Take books to a children’s hospital
  7. Visit a retirement/nursing home
  8. Make dinner for families at a Ronald McDonald House
  9. Go sledding
  10. Volunteer at a homeless shelter
  11. Drink eggnog/hot cocoa
  12. Go to church/mass
  13. Host a family and friends brunch
  14. Read Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
  15. Adopt a family
  16. Make tamales
  17. Have each family member write a short paragraph for a family year-end letter
  18. Take a family photo
  19. The Twelve Days of Christmas {start on Dec 13th}
  20. Have appetizers for dinner on Christmas Eve with your kids {no major cooking involved!}
  21. Read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20
  22. Take baked goods to your local fire station
  23. On Christmas Eve have the kids each open one present {a pair of pj’s to wear that night!}
  24. Open a ‘family’ gift on Christmas Eve {like a game everyone can play that night}
  25. Have a baking party with family and friends where everyone gets to take home some goodies

What fun and creative Christmas activities for the family do you enjoy?


  1. says

    I went Christmas-crazy a few weeks ago and compiled a bunch of Christmas ideas – I’m impressed by how original some of the things on your list are! I actually hadn’t run across many of them!

  2. Penney says

    great ideas, some of which I’d never thought of 🙂 Thanks!

    • mydisorganizedlife@gmail.com says

      Thank you, Penney, I hope you have a chance to enjoy doing some of them this year!

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