Christmas Bucket List: 100 Fun Holiday Activities

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Today I’m going to share a huge list of fun Christmas activities that will make your family’s Christmas enjoyable and memorable.  This Christmas bucket list includes fun things to do for couples and individuals as well. You will also find tons of outdoor Christmas event ideas and holiday activities at home to get you into the Christmas spirit. Make the most out of the winter break with this list of festive things to do.

Planning for Christmas in September is never too early. Especially when you’re planning to travel, go to some Christmas events, holiday concerts, outdoor activities, or make any DIY Christmas crafts, you need to take time to plan ahead.

Read these Christmas bucket list ideas to find some fun holiday activities that you’re interested in. Write them down on your Christmas checklist and add them to your own family Christmas traditions to start this year.

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100 Christmas Bucket List Ideas

    1. Make a snow globe. Easy and fun DIY Christmas project you can do with your little ones.
    2. Handmade Christmas cards and send them out to your loved ones.
    3. Bake and decorate Christmas cookies together.
    4. Decorate a gingerbread house. You may also want to try a homemade gingerbread house recipe.
    5. Make gingerbread men.
    6. Have a craft day with your kids.
    7. Visit a live nativity.
    8. Set up a nativity scene. This nativity bricks set is great if you have kids who love lego. And this nativity set has music and a light-up star for toddlers.
    9. Set up a coffee station or hot cocoa bar.
    10. Plan your Christmas menu.
    11. Mail a letter to Santa.
    12. Make a snowman.
    13. Make snow angels.
    14. Have a snowball fight.
    15. Make homemade Christmas ornaments.
    16. Make paper snowflakes.
    17. Enjoy a holiday cocktail.
    18. Drink eggnog.
    19. Drink a candy cane cocoa.
    20. Make DIY Christmas stockings.
    21. Buy stocking stuffers and hang up stockings.
    22. Make a wreath for the front door.
    23. Use a gift tracker and go Christmas shopping.
    24. Wrap Christmas gifts.
    25. Make DIY gift tags.
    26. Decorate your Christmas tree.
    27. Decorate a tabletop tree.
    28. No space for a tree? Create a hanging branch Christmas tree.
    29. Light festive candles. Or if you have kids or pets, you might like the flameless candles.
    30. Bring a donation to your local food bank.
    31. Purchase a toy and donate to a local toy drive.
    32. Go skiing/ snowboarding.
    33. Go sledding.
    34. Go ice skating outdoors.
    35. Watch Christmas movies.
    36. Host a potluck party.
    37. Host a cookie baking party.
    38. Do a secret Santa.
    39. Hang Christmas lights and decorate the exterior of your home.
    40. Hang Christmas lights around windows.
    41. Make a trip to a Christmas tree farm. 
    42. Go Christmas caroling.
    43. Visit a local Christmas market.
    44. Attend a tree lighting ceremony.
    45. Drive around neighborhoods to see Christmas lights.
    46. Have a fun family game night.
    47. Make a holiday playlist.
    48. Relax by the fireplace with a hot drink.
    49. Make your own Advent calendar.
    50. Read the Christmas story in the Bible. 
    51. Wear Santa hats.
    52. Wear Christmas pajamas.
    53. Wear fun holiday socks.
    54. Go on a carriage ride.
    55. Go on a holiday train ride.
    56. Watch a Christmas show.
    57. Take a Christmas picture with your family.
    58. Host an ugly Christmas sweater party.
    59. Leave cookies and milk for Santa Claus and his reindeer.
    60. Attend a holiday concert.
    61. Take pictures with Santa.
    62. Simmer a stovetop Christmas potpourri.
    63. Make a popcorn garland.
    64. Make a dried fruit garland.
    65. Make essential oil holiday room spray.
    66. Hang up the holiday cards you have received.
    67. Write a list of little and big things you’re grateful for.
    68. Write New Year’s resolutions.
    69. Give a diary to your child and inspire him/her to write. 
    70. Visit a Winter festival.
    71. Visit a museum.
    72. Watch the Nutcracker ballet.
    73. Go to a church’s Christmas event.
    74. Volunteer at a local shelter or other organization.
    75. “Adopt” a family for the holiday.
    76. Handmade Christmas gifts for friends and family.
    77. Make a Christmas table centerpiece.
    78. Attend a local free holiday event.
    79. Bake cookies and share them with neighbors and coworkers.
    80. Make a Christmas cake.
    81. Do a random act of kindness.
    82. Enjoy a winter nature walk with your family.
    83. Make your home cozy with some rustic Christmas decorations. 

    84. Try a new restaurant that you have never been to before.
    85. Kiss under mistletoe.
    86. Have a festive picnic at home.
    87. Build an indoor fort for kids.
    88. Take a relaxing warm bubble bath.
    89. Visit a natural hot spring.
    90. Host an afternoon tea party. 
    91. Have a spa day. 
    92. Video chat to stay connected with your friends and family.
    93. Buy a gift card or make a DIY gift for a teacher.
    94. Rent a cabin for a romantic getaway.
    95. Do a holiday-themed puzzle together.
    96. Dress up for Christmas dinner.
    97. Easy and tasty sheet pan Christmas dinner if you want to save time in the kitchen.
    98. Learn a new skill that you want for a long time.
    99. Start a new Christmas tradition.
    100. Have a simple and joyful Christmas.

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Now that you have tons of ideas of fun things to do on your Christmas bucket list, spend time together as a family to enjoy the old traditions along with starting a few of these new Christmas traditions this season.

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