The holiday season enchants sweetness and genuine delight, urging families to gather and create lasting memories. The daily grind takes a back seat as glittering lights illuminate our homes and the tempting scents of freshly made delicacies waft through the kitchen. Now is the moment to pay attention to what matters: our beautiful relationships with our loved ones.
Whether your family enjoys the cosiness of indoor activities or the excitement of adventure in the great outdoors, the holidays provide an ideal setting for cultivating deep bonds through shared experiences. The holiday season becomes a magnificent opportunity for families to create joy, laughter, and togetherness, from the laughter-filled confines of home to the expansive splendour of nature. To assist you in curating your ideal holiday itinerary, we’ve identified ten activities that cater to a wide range of interests and ages, ensuring that your holiday season is filled with warmth, love, and cherished memories.
Games are a great way to keep everyone busy and entertained for long periods. Gather easy snacks and sodas while the whole family plays games like Jenga, Monopoly, Charade, or a Christmas scavenger hunt.
Who doesn’t love a good Christmas movie? Wrap yourself in the sweetness of Christmas magic with Christmas comedies and feel-good romantic comedies fit for the whole family.
Concerts, festivals, and other events
During the holiday season, shows and events are hosted for people to attend. Find the holiday events closest to you suitable for the entire family, and have fun! If you are searching for events near you, check out Instagram pages like the Lagos Weekender and the Abuja Weekender, or you can use websites like Eventbrite to find customised events that fit your preferred location, taste, and activity idea.
Family dinners are an excellent bonding activity for the whole family, especially when everyone comes together from different locations. Set aside a day for the family to sit together, bond over familiar interests, and enjoy a good meal this holiday season.
Holiday-themed dinners are one way to switch things up with the whole family. Assigning everyone roles and ensuring they stick to the chosen theme is a guaranteed bonding experience for the entire family. If you’re feeling a tad festive, assign various dress-up roles for the family. The more committed everyone is to their roles, the better. So, have fun!
Picnics and brunches
Nothing beats a good mid-day picnic at the park with people you love. It only gets better during the holiday season. Pack up sandwiches, coolers with drinks, and a cosy blanket to place on the floor for an epic day at the park. On the other hand, a late-morning brunch date with the whole family can be the start of an exciting day out.
This is the season to spread joy, cheer, and love, not only within your family but also in your community. This holiday season, gather the entire family with gifts and food to share with community members, especially those less privileged.
Karaoke nights are an exciting way to blow off steam while having fun. For this activity, you can have everyone sing their favourite songs at home, or if everyone is up to it, head out to the nearest karaoke bar and sing the night away!
Christmas carols are the season’s highlight, from beautiful Christmas choruses to enchanting musical performances. Head to the nearest Christmas carol service and drown in the magic the season brings
While this is a bit cheeky, it is a fun activity for everyone to be a part of. Pick from many outfit choices for the photo shoot, like corny Christmas pyjamas or any fun holiday attire everyone loves, and take pictures to create a little holiday memorabilia.
DIY Holiday Cards
Holiday cards are an easy way to express love and care to the people around you. Get creative and engage the entire family in DIY arts and crafts projects to create quirky holiday cards for those they love.
From playing fun games to having quality conversations over a tasty meal, the list of exciting holiday activities remains endless. If you plan right, all activities can follow accordingly, from a late morning brunch to a picnic at the park and a music concert in the evening before heading home.
As we celebrate a season of love and the warmth of family, embrace the connections fostered through these exciting family activities. May this Christmas season serve as a reminder of the value of connection, understanding, and shared experiences.