There is a chill in the air and the holidays are on their way. Soon, it will be all cold and frosty, which means it’s the best time of year to stay indoors, have a great meal or a fancy party, and to decorate your space with those wonderful Christmas decorations that have been left in your attic for the last year.

Regardless of whether you decide to buy new decorations, like these fantastic farmhouse Christmas signs to place in your room, or if you decide to stick with the decorations you already have because of the memories, this is the time of year that everyone looks forward to, which is why you must make the most of it.

If you need some inspiration for events you can plan for your friends and family over the holiday period, then you have come to the right place.

1.    Ice Skating

An afternoon at an ice-skating rink makes for a fun activity with friends or with the kids. It doesn’t matter if you aren’t any good; you will all get a laugh over falling on the ice. Afterwards, you can warm up with a delicious hot chocolate.

2.    Winter Markets

Bundle up and visit a local market. At any market, there will be tons of stalls with delicious, hot and fresh food to try and gifts to buy for your friends and family. If you feel like you need to get out of the house, a visit to a winter market will cheer you up and give you some holiday cheer.

3.    Meal Out with Friends

Everyone gets together for a homemade meal on the big day with their family, but it’s less common to have a similar meal with your friends. Book a table at The Corner House, wear a fancy dress and have a tasty meal with your friends. It’s a fantastic way to show how much you appreciate them and to spend precious time together.

4.    Ginger Bread House

Constructing a gingerbread house is basically a holiday tradition, but why not go all the way and bake the house from scratch? It may take longer than buying a premade set, but the achievement you will feel when you complete it will be like none other. Plus, the aroma of fresh gingerbread will make your home smell divine.

5.    Tree Festivities

The best way to get into the holiday spirit is to see other wonderful Christmas trees and lights. Check-in your local area to see if there are any Christmas tree exhibitions showing of brilliantly decorated trees.

6.    Bake Sale

The holidays are the time for baking. Get out your kitchen supplies and bake up a storm; from cupcakes to brownies, gingerbread men and cookies, the list is endless and very sweet. You can sell your creations at local markets or set up your own stall. Donate your sales to a local charity and give something back this year.

7.    Light Switch On

Most towns and cities have their own light switch on events, but why not have your own? If you have a whole array of lights for your garden and the outside of your home, you can invite your friends and family round for a night of tasty snacks, games and your very own light switch on.  

The holidays are all about spending time with your most precious loved ones and giving something back; have fun and spread cheer.

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Written by Kitty

There's nothing better than a weekend spent at a spa and total relaxation and happy thoughts is a way of life to me. It's lucky I love cats really with a name like mine! Happily married with my three fur babies to keep us company.