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10 Fun Christmas Eve Activities for the Family

Do you remember the excitement and magic of Christmas Eve when you were younger? This can be a special time for kids, so as a parent you will want to do all that you can to make this day a special and memorable experience for you all. Here are 10 fun-filled activities to try to make Christmas Eve an exciting occasion.

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1. Hang Up Stockings

Hanging up stockings helps to create excitement waiting for the arrival of Santa and seeing just how happy and excited your kids are is sure to fill you with joy as well.

2. Make a Ginger Bread House

Image of baking Christmas gingerbread house
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Christmas is a time for baking and enjoying tasty treats. Making a gingerbread house with the kids is also a chance for them to be creative and can be a fun family activity.

3. Go for an Evening Walk

Going for a walk in the evening to see the houses lit up can be a magical experience and a nice way to spend time together while getting some fresh air – just be sure to wrap up warm!

4. Create Christmas Eve Boxes

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Christmas Eve boxes are quickly becoming a modern tradition and it is easy to see why. This involves creating a box filled with goodies, such as sweets, games and books to build excitement for the following day and to have a few things to enjoy on Christmas Eve.

5. Christmas Films

It isn’t Christmas without getting cosy and watching a few festive films and there are many great ones to choose from. This is also a nice way to enjoy some peace and quiet before the big day.

6. Go Carol Singing

Carol singing can be a fun way to get out of the house, feel part of the community and connect with your neighbours. This will help to get the kids in the festive spirit and it can be nice to get out of the home on Christmas Eve.

7. Attend a Service

Even if you are not religious, attending a Christmas Eve service at church can be a nice way to feel part of the community and to teach your kids about the origins of Christmas.

8. Games Night

Playing board games and other games can also be a fun way to spend the evening and get you all in the mood for the big day.

9. Get a Takeaway

Getting a takeaway can be a real treat and is ideal for a cosy night, especially if you will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen on Christmas Day!

10. Go to a Christmas Market

A Christmas market will help to get you all in the festive spirit and could be a chance to stock up on a few supplies for the festive period.

Hopefully, this post will give you a few ideas and help you and the kids to get excited for the big day.