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Advent Calendar Activities

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It’s that time of the year again! Time to get out your Advent Calendars! There is very little worse than realizing Christmas is a few days away and you haven’t even enjoyed the holidays. In my family we make lists of little things to do everyday to get us into the Holiday spirit. Like go ice skating, drink Hot Cocoa, Hang mistletoe. Nothing too difficult or expensive. Kids love it! It is a nice reminder to slow down and take the time to enjoy this fun time of year.

Check out my list of advent activities after the jump

photo credits: Garnet Hill

Go Ice Skating
Watch It’s a Wonderful Life, make spiced cider.
Exchange gifts
Make Christmas Cookies for friends.
Find Mistletoe, hang it in our house and kiss under it.
Address and Mail Christmas Cards
Go to Borders and Pick out one new Christmas CD.
Go to The Nutcracker
Handel’s Messiah Sing Along
Leave out wooden shoes on December 5
Make Thick Hot Chocolate and Homemade Marshmallows
Host a Christmas Sweater Party
Put up a ribbon sash for Christmas cards
Donate canned goods
Give neighbors a present
Put up a wreath
Make a Gingerbread house
Make a popcorn garland
Make hot chocolate and read The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Sing (or listen) to favorite Christmas songs
Drive around to see neighborhood lights
Go out and see public light display
Open a gift (new stocking or pajamas or pillowcase)
Make a family traditional dessert
Eat out at a festive restaurant
Go to a seasonal movie
Tell stories of childhood Christmas around the fire
Have a romantic candlelit dinner by the Christmas tree
Make decorative sugar cookies
Sign up to purchase gifts for a needy child
Host a Christmas dessert party
Write out a Christ-centered goal to start early for the New Year
Have a movie party (classic Christmas clips)
Go to a Christmas Concert
Attend City tree lighting event
Have a full traditional breakfast while listening to Christmas music

See my favorite Advent Calendars Store bought and Homemade right here.

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Jordan Ferney is a former event planner and author of the popular lifestyle and design blog, Oh Happy Day! Jordan has worked for Babble, Anthology Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Cookie Magazine.com, Project Wedding, and iVillage. She lives in San Francisco in a one bedroom apartment with her husband and two boys, Moses and Roman.

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7 thoughts on “Advent Calendar Activities

  1. [...] as a parent. You can put little candy or small presents inside or do what we do and choose a fun activity to do together to put you in the Holiday [...]

  2. Sara says:

    We borrowed this idea when you talked about it last year! We LOVED it! We modified the list to include having a slumber party by the Christmas Tree, going on a ferry ride, riding the carousel downtown, etc. Thanks for such a rockin’ idea!

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