The holiday season is upon us. Our neighbours, friends or family are getting ready to celebrate, putting up Christmas lights, playing jolly carols, and shopping for gifts. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, December is quite a magical, happy time of year that makes you want to make the most of the holidays and time off. But how? What are some things we can do during the holidays if we don’t celebrate Christmas? Well, as it turns out, there’s a lot!
Catch up with friends and family
Like summer, this holiday season is prime time for vacation days! Students are on winter break, people are booking days off. Now is the time to catch up with friends and family. Go out for coffee with that one friend who is always busy, or host a family game night with the whole gang.
Go to Winter Festivals and Markets
Cities everywhere are just booming with activities to keep you busy this holiday season. Lights are being strung on every tree branch, ice skating rinks are opening up, and there are plenty of holiday markets and festivals happening in every town. Enjoy the whimsical atmosphere of the holidays by supporting local sellers, experiencing different festivals and enjoying the sights.
Embrace the cold
Grab winter by its horns and step outside into the cold by choice! Go out for a hike in the snowy forests, take a ride down a ski hill, or zigzag across a skating rink. These activities aren’t available all year round, so it’s best to take advantage of them! And when your fingers are frozen and you noses are red, snuggle indoors with a hot chocolate by the fire, all warm and cozy!
Escape the cold
Minus degree weather not for you? Make a run for it! You’ve got days off work, the kids are out of school… Take advantage of the extra time and book a ticket to some place warm, where the sun still shines and palm trees sway in the wind.
Just Stay Home
If you’re not in the mood to be active, then don’t go anywhere. Instead, set up the perfect winter haven at home. String up fairy lights, make hot chocolate, surround yourself with pillows and blankets. Cozy up with your favourite book or put on a movie and just be content with doing absolutely nothing at all. It’s the best way to enjoy a cold winter day!