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Christmas activities bucket list

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Welcome to day 16 of the Brig Advent Calendar 2022!

With Christmas approaching, there are many things you will do with your friends and family to celebrate the holidays. So, here I will go through a detailed bucket list to supplement your holiday traditions for more festive fun.

Some events may have passed since reading this, but the list can also be used for next year!

Christmas Activities For Families

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  • advent calendar
  • pick a Christmas tree
  • decorate the house (inside and out)
  • matching pyjamas
  • decorate the tree
  • write letters to Santa
  • holiday card photo
  • family game night
  • sort a treat and drinks for Santa
  • winter walk
  • play Christmas games
  • visit Santa

Christmas Activities For Everyone


  • drive-in movies
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  • light shows
    • Glasglow
    • Pitlochry Enchanted Forest
    • Brodie Castle
    • Edinburgh Castle of Light
    • Christmas at the Botanica
    • Beecraigs Festive Forest
    • Spectacle of Light
    • Kirkcudbright Festival of Light
    • Tweed Valley Tunnel Trail Run
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  • Christmas markets
    • Edinburgh Princes Street
    • Glasgow George Square
    • Glasgow St Enoch Square
    • Aberdeen Christmas Village
    • Dundee (Ethical) Christmas Fair
    • Perth International Christmas Market
    • Inverness Eden Court Christmas Market
    • St Andrews Night Market
    • Oban Winter Festival
    • Traquair House Christmas Fair
    • Drumlanrig Castle Christmas Fair
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  • light switch on
    • Most places
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  • ice skating
    • Aberdeen Christmas Village Ice Rink
    • Edinburgh Ice Rink
    • Glasgow Ice Rink
    • M&Ds Ice Rink
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man in santa claus costume looking at a baby
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Outdoor Activities

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  • make a snowman
  • snowball fight
  • make an igloo
  • sledging
  • winter walk
  • show angels
  • shovel driveways and walkways

Indoors Activities

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  • arts and crafts decorations
  • get artsy with the Christmas cards
  • arts and crafts gifts
  • paint
  • bake
  • make gingerbread house
  • have gingerbread house competition
  • hot chocolate
  • make a Christmas playlist
  • Christmas movie marathon
  • prepare Christmas food
  • Christmas pet fun
  • make gifts
  • wrap presents
  • Christmas karaoke night

Final thoughts

Most people already have their own Christmas traditions. But here is the ultimate Christmas festivities bucket list.

If you enjoyed this compiled list of activities, I have also written an article on date ideas which you can read here.

Furthermore, these activities can be done with friends, family and your partner – or even alone. Also, this list contains activities for all budgets and all people.

I hope you all enjoy your festive time – happy holidays!

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