12 Ways to Get Into the Holiday Spirit
For the holiday lovers out there, December is the time to get into the festive mood. Full of joy, laughter, guests and music, the festive season brings people together.
And, that means out of town family and guests coming for a visit! Without having to spend much money or take too much time having to plan activities, try entertaining your guests by achieving our 12 days of Christmas activities.
Our list is easy to cross off and is great for keeping yourself and your guests busy and in the festive mood.
Sugar cookies are simple to make and easily get you in the festive mood. From stars to snowmen and everything in between, sugar cookies are a great way to start the holidays.
Nothing says the holidays like a horse-drawn sleigh ride on a farm! The Armstrong Caravan Theatre is just that and more. As you ride on a carriage and tour around the farm, pulled by horses, you also stop throughout various locations to enjoy scenes for "The Orphan's Dream." This outdoor winter experience is sure to get you feeling festive!
Remember to dress warm!
Have a movie marathon night of Christmas-themed movies by the fireplace! Enjoy an old time favourite or a new classic, like Elf. You'll be able to appreciate that you don’t have a 40-year-old son who thinks he’s an Elf living in your home.
Your family and friends aren't the only ones who need some extra TLC during the holidays. Treat yourself to something that you’ve had your eye on. It might not have made it to your Christmas list, but since it's on your wishlist why not treat yourself?
Whether it’s at a public skate at the Winfield Arena or at an outdoor rink, like Kelowna's Stuart Park, ice skating is for everyone! It's a great place for family and friends and is a great way to exercise!
Maybe an outdoor theatre production isn't for you, but a sleigh ride is. Luckily for you, our incredible, nearby ski hills offer sleigh rides! Head up to Silverstar or Big White to enjoy a sleigh ride on the mountain. With hot chocolate, falling snow and incredible views, you'll love being immersed in a winter wonderland.
Build a Snowman
With all of the snow we've had lately, a snowman is just what your yard needs! Invite the whole family over and work together to build your own unique snowman.
If being outdoors in the snow isn't for you, then you can definitely make one indoors, without the mess of snow.
The holidays are all about family, friends and fun! Invite your friends or neighbours over for game night. Try a new game and release your competitive side.
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
Decorating a Christmas tree is one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit! Invite your friends and family over for a few appies and warm beverages and brighten your living room with tree decorating.
There's one thing that we tend to leave to the last minute each year, and that's writing Christmas cards. The chaos of the season can get to us, so plan ahead and take the time to sit down and write your holiday cards!
Getting festive doesn't have to be extravagant. Enjoying hot chocolate with a loved one or neighbour is a great way to feel festive.
All of the Lights
Set out for a night on the town by touring your neighbourhoods for the best-decorated houses! It's a great way to see all the hard work people put into their holiday decorating!