Family-Fun Activities that you can do with your families during the holiday season. These are activities and events that everyone can paricipate in...make new memories and start new traditions. Happy Holidays!
What better way to celebrate the holidays than by visiting a tree farm?! Whether you go to pick your own tree and take home or to enjoy a nice cup of hot cocoa or apple cider and a tour, a tree farm is a great activity for the whole family.
Plays and the holidays go hand in hand! From your child’s school play to a local (or national) holiday musical, there are always a variety of themed productions to see during the holiday season. Plays such as “A Christmas Carol”, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical”, “Nutcracker! The Magic of Christmas Ballet”, “The Chanukkah Guest”, and more can be found typically playing in a local theater or event center throughout the holiday season.
Ski trips are an essential part of the holiday season. Take advantage of the snowy months with a family ski trip. Don’t ski? No worries! Make it a casual snow day (or weekend) with the family. Build a snowman, sled down a small slope, have a snowball fight, or make some snow angels. Add a cup of hot cocoa and you have yourself the perfect ski/snow trip.
Experience the history of Christmas with a live nativity scene. In a live nativity, actors dress up and reenact the story of Christ’s birth in a cherished religious tradition. Typically churches or local theaters will host a living nativity for free or at a minimal entrance fee. There are also drive-through living nativity scene options as well.
There are countless holiday movies for the whole family. Whether your family prefers traditional holiday films or the popular Harry Potter or Die Hard films, the holidays are the perfect time to sit down and enjoy a movie marathon with your family and friends.
Much like a movie marathon, a game night is the perfect way to gather the whole family together for some quality time around the holidays. Pick up some holiday-themed board games such as Candy Land Winter Adventures or Merry Grinchmas! to make it even more holiday-friendly.
Looking for a weekend escape during the holiday's? Julefest is back in Solvang for a month-long celebration of the quaint village. From a nightly light and music show, candlelight tours, artisanal night market, and a jazz band this hallmark inspired and postcard worthy village has it all.
Grab the family and your best friends and load up into the car to experience the holidays from the comfort of your own car. Drive through the night lights that are synchronized to holiday music through your car radio. Find an location near you and enjoy the slow-roll-by-lights tradition!
With some time off, now is the perfect opportunity to check out those trails you’ve been wanting to hike. Grab the family or those that enjoy hiking, and head out for a morning or evening hike. Enjoy nature this holiday season!
Celebrate the holiday season with an outdoor ice rink found in just about any city and climate. From Napa Valley’s Holiday Ice Rink at Vista Collina to Skating by the Sea at The Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, bundle up and get your friends and family together to experience the festive winter activity... before the ice melts!
If you live in a snowy area or just visiting, break out the camera and take photos to capture these beautiful memories! It's a great way to get everyone involved in that current moment, you can even create a themed photoshoot. Your kids will thank you when they're older and your friends and family will greatly appreciate it.
Enjoy this holiday season by taking that holiday vacation you’ve always wanted to go on! Whether it's roadtrip along the coast, a plane ride to Hawaii, or just down the street of your neighborhood treat yourself to a relaxing vacation.