Family Christmas Activities to Make Lasting Memories
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Bring the whole family together for Christmas fun! We’ve put together a list of joyful Christmas activities that will entertain everyone, from toddlers to grandparents. The holidays are a special time to celebrate togetherness and make lasting memories. Spend quality time together and cherish these moments with your loved ones. Our Christmas checklist includes Christmas cookies, family pajamas, ice skating, storytime and snuggles! We hope these special Christmas activities for kids will fill your days with joy and help you start new family traditions.
9 Christmas Activities for the Whole Family
Build a blanket fort and cuddle inside for storytime.
Build a cozy blanket fort where you can snuggle inside for storytime! Read your favorite books or engage your child with a personalized children’s storybook like Our Family’s Night Before Christmas. Made special for every family, this story introduces your child to the beloved Christmas poem and features the family’s names in the story and illustrations!
Bake Christmas cookies and give some to friends.
Turn on festive tunes and bake your favorite Christmas cookies! Baking is a perfect family activity, because every family member can help in the kitchen. Assign tasks like measuring, stirring, pouring, and licking the bowl. To celebrate your family’s love of baking, a gift like Baking Cookies Together is personalized for an adult and two children—and even comes with a child’s apron for mess-free fun in the kitchen! You can also include your favorite cookie recipe in the back, to save forever. When you’ve baked a few dozen, give some to friends or family to show your love and gratitude. The holidays are all about togetherness and love!
Put a puzzle together.
Puzzles are the perfect family activity to bring everyone together and bust boredom! When the weather outside is frightful, a puzzle is so delightful. Choose a new puzzle or select a personalized puzzle that is made especially for your family like Our Family’s Night Before Christmas Family Puzzle. As your child puts the pieces together, they will be surprised and delighted to see the family’s names appear on the stockings next to Santa!
Have an ice-themed day with ice skating and ice cream.
Turn your day into a winter wonderland with ice skating and an ice cream dessert after! Ice skating is a beloved classic activity that combines fun and fitness! Enjoy this popular workout indoors or outside at a skating rink!
Make your own ornament to decorate the tree.
Handmade ornaments are fun to make and filled with love! Craft your own ornament from paper or use plastic balls to make a snow globe ornament. Every family member can make their own and decorate the tree with new ones every year. In addition to handmade ornaments, personalized ornaments make great tree decorations and stocking stuffer gifts! Customize your own ornament with your child’s name and photo, to remember that Christmas forever.
Visit a Christmas festival or market.
Plan a day to visit your local Christmas festival or Christkindlmarket. Bundle up for a day of delicious holiday treats, gluhwein, Christmas music, and Christmas shopping. Don’t forget to snap a picture with Santa for the family Christmas card!
Do you wanna build a snowman?
If you’ve had this familiar song on repeat, this family activity is for you! Get outside and build an adorable snowman. If you live in a warmer climate, you can still build a snowman out of sand, clay, or Styrofoam. Get creative and add clothing to your snowman, to greet friends and neighbors. For more snowman fun, read a themed and personalized book like My Magical Snowman. This sweet story about how your child befriends a magical snowman will make them feel extra special!
Drink eggnog and drive around to view Christmas lights.
Pack up a thermos full of eggnog and drive through your neighborhoods to look at spectacular Christmas light displays! In the comfort of the car, your child will love snuggling under blankets and seeing the sparkling lights. This is a great activity to do in any weather and on a budget!
Get in matching family pajamas and watch a Christmas movie marathon.
Surprise the family with matching pajamas and enjoy a holiday movie-thon all day long! This relaxing activity lets you spend quality time together, and is perfect for parents, kids, and grandparents.