Family and Friends viewing the Christmas Tree put  up at West Gate where many Christmas activities can be done at
Family and Friends viewing the Christmas Tree put up at West Gate where many Christmas activities can be done at
Viviana Partida

Christmas Activities To Do During The Month of December

The holidays are finally around the corner; that means indulging and finding new Christmas activities as time gets closer to Christmas break.

Ice skating is a good hangout spot for friends and family to enjoy your time on the rink. You get to spend time with those you care about to laugh and smile while having fun yourself.

Those who like to stay inside can decorate a gingerbread house or bake some Christmas cookies which is a way to help bring out your creativity and cooking skills to test. This is one of the best ways to celebrate the holiday while being cozy inside. Hosting a friendly gingerbread house competition is also one of the many options when you have a gingerbread house in hand.

Making and taking holiday cards with your family is a great way to gather and spend time with them during the most joyful time of the year.

Binging some classic Christmas movies with some hot cocoa, a comfy blanket, and pajamas will bring in some nostalgia from your old experiences from watching classics.

Christmas lights are a beautiful thing to see in person. The best time to go is at night to be able to see the bright and shiny lights blaring through the night. The most popular Christmas lights are the zoo lights located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Doing toy drives; is a nice activity to help those around who do not get any presents under the Christmas tree. It doesn’t only make a child happy but gives you a feeling of happiness knowing you just made someone’s holiday even better.

DIY and Painting ornaments or canvasses for the Christmas tree or just putting it around the house creates a fond memory. It indulges some creativity and you get to put up a creation you made each year on the tree is an unforgettable memory for the holidays.

Kids playing in the snow during the Annual Hometown holiday tree-lighting tradition at Verrado (Athena Lasley)

Creating a Christmas sweater without going out and buying one. It may be easier to just go to a store and get one but making one brings in a new memory and indulges in some Christmas spirit.

Going for a little family exercise; walking or riding around the neighborhood to see the lights and Christmas decorations that your neighbors have put up for the holidays. Many are very creative and clever with viewing new different types of decorations each year.

West Gate is one of the main locations where people go to complete many of these activities. It has an amazing Christmas tree which is a perfect place to take pictures with your family, especially at night; with all the lights being able to be seen. They sell hot cocoa, have an ice rink, crafting location, Christmas cookies, and many more.

If you want to complete these activities without traveling too far; Verrado will be hosting a yearly tradition where many of these activities will also be shown. It is a wonderful place to bring family and friends to hang out and take pictures with Santa, play some games, and win prizes. There will be a small ice skating rink to bring the little ones out to experience what Verrado has to offer.

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