The holiday season boasts many types of celebrations, foods and opportunities for socializing. There are many things you can do at this time of year in addition to giving gifts and attending parties. Here are three interesting holiday activity ideas.
- View a Holiday Light Show
Holiday light shows can showcase traditional string lights, Christmas tree lighting ceremonies, elaborate designs, lighting contests or choreographed shows. The holiday light show in DC, for example, includes a large Christmas tree, walking trails full of lights and bonfires. These events typically take place outdoors in the evening, so you’ll need to pay attention to the weather.
- Baking and Gingerbread House Building Contests
If you want to do something more interactive, try entering holiday-related contests. Many holidays involve food. Christmas in particular is famous for its cookies. Organizing or entering a cookie-baking or decorating contest allows you to get creative and try different kinds of cookies. Building and decorating gingerbread houses is a popular holiday pastime. You can bake the gingerbread yourself or purchase kits and pre-made materials. This versatility makes gingerbread house decorating an excellent activity for people of all ages.
- Attend a Holiday Parade
If you want to attend a show but don’t want to be outside at night during the winter, you might want to see if there are holiday parades in your area. Many cities and towns organize and host holiday parades with floats, marching bands and other performances. Some are local and others appear on national television. Parades are typically free to attend. Depending on where you live, you may be able to participate in the parade if you’re interested in doing so.
Many people celebrate one or more holidays during the winter months, which means there are many ways to celebrate. You can host an event yourself or look for festivities hosted in and around your community.