by anne b.
Ho Ho Ho Ramblers!
No matter what your religion is or what you celebrate during the holiday season, this time of year is a time of festivities and holiday adventures! I’m here to give you some holiday activities you can do with your family, friends, significant other, or even by yourself! This bucket list is especially special because it is also my holiday bucket list for this year. I will be trying to do all of these activities before the new year begins! Join me on these fun activities and may the holiday season begin!
1. Whip Out Some Christmas Donuts
First of all, yummmmmm! Preppy Kitchen just posted a Chocolate Peppermint Donut recipe and it screams holidays to me. The chocolate glaze and the crushed candy canes make me want to get baking right away! Unfortunately, they are going to have to wait until this weekend, but you can expect some MINI chocolate peppermint donuts on my Instagram pretty soon.
Ok, aside from the fact that I want to eat these donuts right off the page, baking is a great activity to get you in the mood for a cheerful holiday season. If you’re baking these by yourself, then I recommend putting a Christmas movie or, even better, some Christmas tunes that you can sing and dance to while stirring that batter. Otherwise, this is also a fun activity to do with your family, some friends, or your significant other! Baking is always good bonding time - at least when you’re not bickering about who’s in the way. Just don’t forget to put some chocolate on the other people’s noses. Once you’re done baking you can sit down together and eat your hard-earned treats by the fire and make holiday memories with whoever you are with.
2. Light Ceremonies
‘Tis the season of lights after all! The holiday season is always packed with beautiful lights- from multicolored or white string lights to lit up sleds and corgis (yes it’s a thing…). Most cities usually have some sort of light shows during the holiday season. If it’s a smaller town, there might just be one area that’s really beautifully lit. In that case, head over there with your whoever you want and admire the lit scenery.
If you’re in Canada, then the Christmas Lights Across Canada started yesterday! There will be Magical Winter Lightscapes multimedia show every night until January 7th in all of Canada’s capital cities.
3. City Christmas Tree
The Christmas tree is one of my favorite holiday decorations! So naturally, when I heard that Montreal would be getting a huge Christmas tree, I was intrigued, especially when I heard it was going to be an “ugly” tree.
Many cities even have the Christmas tree lighting ceremony! If your city has that and it hasn’t happened yet, go to it! I think it would such a cute outing with people you love. Looking up at a giant tree and seeing it suddenly come to life with lights and ornaments... that’s pretty awe-inspiring to me.
4. Go On a Hot Cocoa Date
If you’ve seen The Holiday Calendar on Netflix, then you know how cute a hot cocoa date at night with big snowflakes falling down outside the window is. Even though the ideal hot cocoa date would be with your significant other, it can also be done with friends or yourself! This is also a great opportunity to support your local coffee shops and maybe even meet some new people.
5. Go See a Christmas Play or Musical
This is a pretty classic holiday activity, but I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a Christmas play or musical. Some towns have Christmas plays that you can go see for free, so head over to Google and see if your town does that! Going to a play/musical is a great activity that you can do alone or with others. Plus, Christmas plays and musicals usually have such joyful and hopeful messages! Personally, I really want to go see The Nutcracker this year because I’ve never seen the actual ballet, only the movie versions.
Alright Ramblers, I hope you guys enjoyed this little holiday bucket list! If you do any of these, take a picture of us and tag us in it! We’d love to see what you guys are up to this holiday season!