Our Christmas to do list usually starts before Thanksgiving. Gasp! Yes, we usually try to see Santa before Thanksgiving. My previous post shares are reasons behind visiting him before Thanksgiving.
The rest of our holiday activities usually kick off the first weekend in December, with a trip to Disney on Ice. My girl loves it! Her favorite Disney princess is Snow White! It may have something to do with the fact that, it was her birthday theme this past year. Nevertheless, it made this year the best Disney on Ice ever, because Snow White and the seven dwarves made an appearance! Or as my daughter likes to call them – the 7 D’s! She attended the show all decked out in her Snow White attire!
The rest of our weekends are usually spent doing different holiday activities – everything from pancake and pajama breakfast, to seeing Christmas plays, cookie decorating, and going to all the small town Christmas events.
My Pinterest searches are usually brimming with holiday cheer starting in July. I am always on the lookout for fresh new ideas and activities. There are always things I’d like to add, but of course that would mean doing away with a few others. Anyone else have that problem? You see so many cute suggestions or ideas, that it becomes hard to narrow down your holiday list?
One holiday activity I would love to add would be taking the girls on the Polar Express train ride. I think they would love it! Or even the possibility of attending the Polar Express pajama party at our theater. Of course that would mean giving up Disney on Ice. Decisions, decisions…
Another suggestion that came in this year from a fellow mama, was visiting Santa at the Macy’s in Chicago. She made it sound like it was the most magical experience ever – so of course it’s on my wish list for upcoming years. Anyone ever taken your child there? We’ve never been. It would definitely be a little bit of a journey with two little ones. But it just sounds like a truly wonderful experience.
One of our regular traditions is to go back to my husband’s hometown and attend their Christmas festivities. Unfortunately with the weather being unpredictable, it meant we were unable to attend this year. We were all a little bummed… Luckily with my list of ideas we were able to do a few activities in place of our travel plans.
We had a Polar Express movie night. Complete with cookie making and hot chocolate! I didn’t want to make it too complicated. So we just used the premade sheets of cookie dough and the packets of hot chocolate mix. We had the best time! ! I hope to make this a yearly tradition!
Our second activity (making a Gingerbread House) was fun, but won’t be winning us any awards! The house completely fell apart before it was even half way decorated, but my girl had a blast! Especially eating all the decorations. My friend Kelly, said we need to purchase the pre-made houses! Thanks Kelly! I will definitely do that next year!
What are some of your favorite Christmas activities? Do you find it hard to pick and choose which ones to do each year?
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