The in-laws are here, now what? The holidays are a time to spend time with family and enjoy the fun, winter weather. Whether you want to stay at home or go out and explore, here are some Holiday activities to do with your family. Here are 10 great winter activities for the whole family.
Go out and Explore
- Snow tubing (Cost(ish): $25.00 per person)
Many ski hills offer snow tubing where you and your family can be flung down a hill in a rubber tube. No skill is required but remember to dress warm! In BC, check out tubing options at Big White (Kelowna), Silver Star (Vernon) and Whistler (Vancouver).
- Skating (Cost(ish): Free-$5.00 per person)
Whether you’re already up at the ski hill or around town, there are skating rinks all across Canada. Many places rent skates and helmets for your convenience, find a place to skate near you!
- Christmas Market (Cost(ish): Free-$10.00 per person)
Christmas Markets are a great place to try new foods and find those last-minute gifts for your friends and family. Look to see if you can find a Christmas Market near you!
- Craft Fair (Cost: FREE)
Crafts fairs are often prevalent in the holiday season. Go check out the crafts and buy some handmade gifts!
- Sledding (Cost: FREE)
Can’t find a snow tubing place near you? Not a problem! Find a hill and you are set to go. Get the whole family bundled up and bring your sleds!
Staying Near Home
- Make S’mores (Cost(ish): $10.00)
Whether you build a fire outside or use your fireplace inside, s’mores are a delicious treat for anyone. All you need is roasting sticks, graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate!
- Snowball Fight (Cost: FREE)
Always a fun activity for everyone. Make teams with forts or play a free for all style, set the rules and have fun! (Hint: Best snowballs are formed in wetter snow, avoid powder)
- Christmas Movie (Cost: FREE)
Elf, Home Alone, Love Actually, A Charlie Brown Christmas, The Polar Express and Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas are a few examples of some classic Christmas movies. Popcorn and hot chocolate are the perfect Christmas movie essentials!
- Build a Snowman (Cost: FREE)
All you need is a “corncob pipe and a button nose and two eyes made out of coal.” Dress warm and give him/her a name! (Frosty is taken)
- Walk Around the Neighbourhood (Cost: FREE)
Go around and see the decorations that your neighbours have displayed. If you feel like making it more adventurous, you can drive and find some nicely decorated homes!