12 Days of Christmas Activities from a Rio Grande Retirement Home
Try these Holiday Activities to get in the Holiday Spirit
There are so many fun ways to get in the holiday spirit, from baking desserts to going to Christmas tree farms, that it can be overwhelming to decide what to do. While we look forward to and enjoy holiday traditions, you can always incorporate new things into your routine. Who knows– you might enjoy them enough to be a new tradition! If you’re looking to stay busy by getting in the holiday spirit, keep reading for Brook Ridge’s 12 days of Christmas activity ideas lists. Keep in mind that these are just a few ideas and combinations– try mixing them up and adding your own favorites to have the most entertaining holiday season!
Start the morning with some yummy breakfast, such as french toast, chocolate chip pancakes, cinnamon oatmeal, or a yogurt bowl. Once you’re fueled up with your breakfast, head out to your local Christmas tree farm or stand and pick out your perfect tree. Then, you can spend the rest of the afternoon putting decorations on it.
Get started on your holiday shopping if you haven’t already! First, head to local small businesses and shops to find some gifts for your friends and family members. Then, when you get home, take a break, grab some hot cocoa, and wrap the presents with festive paper and bows!
Decorate your home! Take some time to swap out your regular blankets for holiday-themed ones, put up wreaths, hang lights, and light a seasonal candle to bring in the holiday feel. Why not put on your favorite Christmas movie while you’re at it!
Have a cookie exchange with your friends and family! Encourage everyone to bake their favorite holiday cookie to share and spend some time catching up with one another.
If it’s too cold to go outside, or if you’re looking to relax, you can have a Christmas movie marathon. Whether you want to pick them out yourself or watch them on television (Hallmark has a legendary holiday movie lineup every year), there is no shortage of options!
Spend the day relaxing with friends and family, and then head to downtown Pharr at night to enjoy the Christmas tree and lights!
Find a local nonprofit, like the food bank, and spend the day volunteering. The holiday season is a great time to give back to your community and help those in need.
Make merry with some music! Gather some musically-inclined friends to have a holiday sing-along. Encourage everyone to bring whatever instruments they play, and have a holiday jam session. If you don’t play any instruments or sing, simply put together a playlist of your favorite holiday songs and enjoy.
If you’re someone who enjoys crafting, take some time to get creative and make some holiday art. Consider making wreaths, garlands, snow globes, ornaments, and other pieces you could display in your home. For more fun, invite friends and family to join you!
Spend some quality time with your family over a nice meal. There are so many local restaurants to choose from that would love your support this holiday season!
Take advantage of the comfortable Texas weather and go for a stroll at a local trail or park. Throw on a Christmas sweater to keep warm and show off your holiday spirit.
Sit down and take some time to write your loved ones Christmas cards. Not only will this help get you in the holiday spirit by expressing your appreciation, but it can help strengthen your relationships.
There are so many more ways to fill up the holiday season with festive activities–these are just a few ideas from Brook Ridge, a top retirement community in Pharr, Texas. So call up your friends and family to enjoy them with you!