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Creating Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year.  The air is full of excitement and the children are full of energy.  It is a great time to bond with your children, nieces or nephews by creating holiday traditions.  Listed below are some of the things that my family enjoys during holidays.

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Holiday Decorating:

Get the spirit going in your house starting with the decorations.  Make it an event for the entire family.  Put on the Christmas music and encourage all to sing along. Check All Star Activities HOLIDAY SONGS for song lyrics. Have hot chocolate and cookies ready for when you are finished.

Countdown Calendar:

A great way to celebrate the upcoming festivities is to have a countdown calendar.  They come in a variety of styles some of which allow the kids to open doors, move a mouse, or add an ornament to a tree each day for the month of December.  This was always a favorite in our house and the excitement built up as the days grew closer.  If you do not want to purchase a calendar you can print one and have the kids mark each day with an X.

Priceless Presents:

Family will surely appreciate a present made by the kids.  They can be simple crafts or elaborate projects.  Plan early and you will find it is a great way to keep them busy on a rainy day.  Check All Star Activities PRICELESS PRESENTS for some great ideas.

Holiday Baking:

Kids love to help in the kitchen so why not make it a special holiday tradition to bake cookies.  I would recommend one type of cookie and of course something that requires icing and jimmies. 

Shopping Event:

Depending on the age of the kids this can be modified.  Pick a day to visit the mall, do some shopping, visit Santa and then go to lunch.  All will enjoy the special time with Mom or Dad.

Christmas Eve Celebration:

Since it is often difficult to visit both sides of the family on Christmas Day my family started a Christmas Eve Tradition.  We have a big dinner and then exchange presents.  The kids love to spend the time with their cousins and  enjoy getting to open some presents early.

Breakfast with Santa:

Churches, schools and non-profit organizations all have Breakfast with Santa.  The kids love to get up and get dressed to go out to breakfast.  A visit from Santa is always a great surprise!

Christmas Train Ride:

West Chester Railroad located in West Chester, PA has a 90 minute scenic Santa Express with Christmas Carols.  The highlight of the trip is a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.  My kids really enjoyed this Saturday morning event.  For more information visit the official West Chester Railroad website.

Tree Cutting:

We always purchase a fresh tree for Christmas.  We go to the local tree farm and roam until we find the perfect tree for our home.  The kids enjoy the time outdoors and trudging through the trees.  We try to guess to see which family member will find the tree that we will purchase.  The highlight of the event is dad on the ground cutting down the tree.  This is always a great deal of fun for our family.

Christmas Lights Cruising:

Take the time to drive around your township to see how people have decorated their houses.  The kids love to see the lights and to vote for their favorite house.

Township Tree Lighting:

Each year our township has a tree lighting ceremony that is followed by a reception at a local restaurant, where they serve light snacks. Of course there is a visit from Santa.  So check out your township website to see what they have planned for the holidays.

Ice Skating:

If not before the holidays then during the kids winter break from school take them ice skating.  Indoor and outdoor rinks are a great deal of fun especially during the holidays. 

A Trip to the Theater:

This is something that is fun for older children.  There are many terrific holiday shows local theaters in every city.  So why not take them to see the Nutcracker.  Buy your theater tickets in advance so you can have a better selection of seats.  Check All Star Activities Survival Tips for Taking Kids to the Theater.

Movie Night:

We love to watch Christmas movies each year leading up to the holiday. Our all time favorite is Elf.  Check All Star Activities for details on having a Movie Night. and a list of Christmas Movies