36 Christmas Advent Activities

We started a really special tradition when my oldest son was only a year old, a full calendar filled with Christmas Advent Activities and events. Since we started, we have moved three times, had a 2nd baby, and survived a lockdown; so we have gotten really creative with what we add to our annual Christmas Advent calendar!

So, I have always had one master list of local + anywhere activities, but because our local list is SO extensive I thought I’d throw this easy-to-scan post together for the moms anywhere in the world! You can do these in any order and change up any of these ideas. And here’s my biggest tip: HAVE FUN! Don’t stress about the calendar you put together. Do what you can, and enjoy those warm snuggles in front of a good book or Christmas movie for the in-between times.

Christmas Advent Activities

Activities to do at home

Traditions to create

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Local events and fun out in the wild

  • Find sparkling, festive neighborhoods to take a drive through. Pack some hot cocoa and Christmas tunes!
  • Look up local Christmas bazaars and markets, where you can get lost in a wonderland of festive delights!
  • Check your local event calendars for outdoor Christmas movie nights.
  • Look into your local museums for an array of fun-filled holiday events.
  • Peruse your local library for Christmas classic books and movies.
  • Host a used book or toy exchange among friends.
  • Go ice skating!
  • Find a local holiday performance. Many schools and city rec centers offer free concerts and shows!

I hope this post helps inspire you to create an amazing holiday season! I hope you’ll dive into the holiday spirit and embrace the joy and wonder that this magical time of year brings. Let the twinkling lights and cheerful melodies fill your heart with warmth and happiness. This Christmas Advent Activities calendar should help you connect with loved ones, share laughter and stories, and create cherished traditions that will be enjoyed for generations. May your holiday season be filled with love, peace, and endless moments of pure joy. Merry Christmas!

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