There are so many fun, unique ways to spend time with friends over your Christmas break that you may not have thought of just yet. Whether you’re looking for fun activities outside, you want to have a relaxing night in, or you want to plan a party to hang out with your friends, there’s something on this list that you’ll love to do this Christmas break. If you’re looking for new ways to spend time with friends, this is the list for you!
It’s a rite of passage as a teenager to spend a few awkward days of your Christmas break ice-skating with a group of friends. If you haven’t experienced this rite of passage yet, this Christmas break is your time to shine. Go ice-skating with your friends, and if you’re like me, you can’t ice-skate and you’ll make a complete idiot of yourself. These are memories to last a lifetime! It may feel like one of the most cliché ways to spend time with friends, but believe me, you won’t regret it!
2. Holiday Movie Marathon
If you’re looking for some less cringe worthy memories to make this Christmas break, a holiday movie marathon is a much better option for you. Holiday movies are the perfect way to chill out after stressful exams, because they’re usually pleasant and relaxing and they’ll help get you in the holiday mood! Round up your best friends and pick out your favorite Christmas movies for a quiet night of fun!
3. Take a Picture with Santa
My little brother is nearly an adult, and yet he still makes it a tradition every year to go to the mall and get a picture on Santa’s lap. If you’re as silly as he is, getting a picture with Santa is the perfect way to spend time with friends this holiday season. You can even turn it into an event, and spend the day shopping at the mall with your friends until you get your picture taken with him!
4. Host a New Year’s Eve Party
If you’re under 21, your New Year’s Eve prospects are probably pretty slim. Rather than have a casual night at home, turn it into a big event. Invite a ton of your friends, tell them to dress up, and buy some fizzy non-alcoholic drinks to ring in the New Year with your best friends by your side!
5. Have a Snowman Contest
It’s nearly impossible to avoid snow during your winter break if you live somewhere with cold weather. The morning after a snowstorm, round your friends up and have a snowman-building contest. Find your cutest winter accessories and after you’re done, find an unbiased third party to judge your masterpieces!
6. Christmas Cookie Swap
If you and your friends love baking, host a Christmas cookie swap to bring your friends together over your break! Bring cookies to swap, recipes, or even just the ingredients to spend the day baking together! No matter what route you choose to go, this Christmas cookie extravaganza may just be the perfect holiday party for you!
7. Ornament Swap
If you and your friends are not as keen on baking but do like the idea of casually hanging out over your break, an ornament swap may be the better option for you. It’s easier, and it’s a ton of fun to find ornaments that you know your different friends will love. Plus, it’s a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit!
What are your plans with your friends over Christmas break? Will you try any of these out? Give me some ideas in the comments!