Top 10 Fabulous Things To Do In Your City This Christmas Weekend
1. Host an ice-skating social
Gather your friends for some winter fun. Embrace the chilly weather and serve up hot rum with vanilla ice cream and your favorite ice skating Christmas cookies. No snow? No problem. Throw on a scarf and make it a porch party.
2. Make your own garland
While you can certainly make your own strands of Christmas garland from faux pine or other greenery, why not go outside the box this holiday season? There are tons of creative garland ideas like popcorn garland, dried fruit garland, or mitten garland!
3. Build a snowman
You don’t need a lot of snow to create a charming design with classic elements such as a carrot nose and eyes made of coal or stones. If it’s not a white Christmas where you live, you can make an easy snowman craft or ornament instead.
4. Cross-stitch some Christmas merriment
While you’re watching Hallmark Christmas movies, try sewing something sweet for a friend, teacher, or relative. These 4″ cross patterns make gifts that sled. (Sorry, not sorry!)
5. Try a non-tree tree
Not into fresh Fraser fir or pre-lit flock beauty? No worries. Think outside the box by creating a tree shape from items you already have, or arrange holiday photos and cards into a tree shape on an empty wall. See more alternative tree ideas here.
6. Go on a winter scavenger hunt
Organize a winter scavenger hunt for the kids and let them find animals and plants they are likely to see outside. You can also collect items for reuse (like these donuts).
7. Add cheer to your front door
The door is not just on the wreath! Try a pair of vintage skates loaded with fresh greenery from around your yard. Bonus: you can leave it until February without the neighbors talking
8. Decorate a tabletop tree
Add a tree to a small space by placing a 3″ variety on the table. Sprinkle a few with ornaments and garland and you’re done!
9. Hold a neighborhood cookie swap
With all that beautiful Christmas cookie decorating you’ve been working on all month, you should show off your cookie skills by hosting a cookie exchange with your neighbors. Share recipes and ideas and enjoy delicious batches of cookies whipped up by your neighbors!
10. Hang stockings by the fireplace
No holiday decoration is complete without Christmas decorations on the mantelpiece, especially stockings that are carefully hung by the chimney. Whether you buy some customized holiday stockings for the family or make your own crochet Christmas stockings, your fireplace will look absolutely festive and ready for Santa.