The holidays are a time when family and friends come together to celebrate. If you’re looking for some fun activities to keep everyone entertained, look no further! This list has something for everyone. From festive traditions to easy crafts, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So get ready to have some fun this holiday season!

Make gingerbread houses

This is a classic holiday activity that’s perfect for the whole family. You can either buy a pre-made kit or make your own gingerbread from scratch. Then, decorate your houses with candy and frosting. Be as creative as you want! And if you need a few ideas to get you started, take a look here!

Have a cookie decorating party

Who doesn’t like cookies? So why not Invite some friends over and bake some sugar cookies? Then, break out the icing and sprinkles and let everyone decorate their own cookies. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit! Love From the Oven has some great holiday cookie decorating tips to help!

Plan an adult night out with a holiday twist

Why not leave the kids at home and plan a date night during December? You can grab dinner and catch a performance of “Murder for Two: Holiday Edition” at the Hippodrome Theater! This is one of the Hipp’s most popular shows and you’re going to love the holiday spin on it as you try to figure out “whodunit” from 13 possible suspects.

Have a movie marathon 

There’s nothing wrong with curling up on the couch with some popcorn and watching all your favorite holiday movies back-to-back. Good Housekeeping has put together a list of 66 holiday movies that everyone will love! And if you want some special snacks for your movie night, then take a look at these! A movie marathon is the perfect way to relax and get into the holiday spirit.

Make hot chocolate bombs

There’s something magical about hot chocolate bombs. When you pour hot milk over them, they explode into a rich, creamy mug of hot chocolate goodness. They’re fun to make, and even more fun to drink! To make your own hot chocolate bombs, you’ll need some chocolate spheres, milk chocolate, and marshmallows. Once you have your ingredients assembled, all you need to do is melt the chocolate and marshmallows together, then pour it into the spheres. After a few minutes in the fridge, your hot chocolate bombs will be ready to enjoy! These tasty treats are all the rage right now—and for good reason! They’re simple to make and so much fun to eat. Plus, they make great gifts too!

Play holiday lights bingo

If your family loves to look at everyone’s holiday displays, then why not play some bingo while you do it? You can download these bingo cards and then get into your car and drive around town admiring all the festive holiday lights on people’s homes. It’s a great way to get out of the house and see some amazing displays too!

Catch a performance of The Nutcracker

The Orlando Ballet will be performing The Nutcracker at the Dr. Phillips Center (Steinmetz Hall) December 2nd – 18th. This is a great chance to take the entire family to see Clara, the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy and Mother Ginger. Definitely a holiday classic! There are also several family and sensory-friendly performances of The Nutcracker taking place on December 3rd, 10th, and 17th. 

No matter what you’re looking for, this list has something for everyone to enjoy this holiday season! So get out there and have some fun with your family and friends—you’re guaranteed to make some great memories along the way.

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