December is always a busy month. You have wanted to partake in Christmas activities and do something fun with your family during this festive season but you are short of ideas. There is the Christmas shopping, there is wrapping presents, making sure you’ve got enough turkey and there are family get-togethers to remember. Then there’s the small matter of the actual Christmas period, where presents will be opened, some too many plonk glasses drunk and singing (out of tune) carols with others.

Around this time of the year, you are either too busy to really consider doing something with your family or there is nothing much affordable in the area. And what’s Christmas without family time? We’ve put together five fun ideas for Christmas activities to do with your family this festive season. These will help you all have those memorable Christmas moments and make December enjoyable for everyone!

5 Christmas activities to look forward to:

1. Putting up the Christmas tree

Christmas activities aren’t nearly as complete without the tradition of putting up the Christmas tree together. Even though the process takes longer, we feel the memories you create will last longer.

2. Plan a family holiday shoot

Why not get everyone in their Holiday best this year? Taking family photos as part of your memorable Christmas activities will give you something to cherish for years to come. Make family members stand out using witty props and experiment with wardrobes. You can be as creative as you like. The finished photo can be used in annual holiday cards, text messages, picture frames, and emails to extended family members.

3. Baking & decorating night

Crafts that you can eat after you finish them are the best! Gingerbread house kits are available in most stores around the holidays. Personalize the bare gingerbread men as a family activity and watch your kids have the most fun. Baking goods like cookies and candy canes are eventful and common during the festive season and are a great way to unwind and involve the kids.

4. Holiday game night

Put your competitive energy to the test with your family and friends! It would be fun to hold an ugly sweater contest, but take out some Christmas games that are suitable for adults, as well as several kid-friendly games to get everyone in the holiday spirit. With games like secret Santa and decorating gingerbread men, it’s easy to create new traditions during the holiday season.

5. A family trip away

There’s nothing like a little getaway to your favourite guest house or ‘out of the city’ escape before the New Year begins. Take a trip, even if it’s a day or week to make special memories with the ones you love. Take a break from all the Christmas activities that are essentially tiring you out and take a trip for fresh air before the festivities begin.

Christmas can make you feel like you’ve lived a whole life by noon, so it’s no surprise that you may be looking for fresh ideas for things to do during this season. Here’s a roundup of festive, entertaining Christmas activities for you and your family.

Here are a few fun things you could do on Christmas day itself. If you do go away, the best part about it is that you can partake in all of the Christmas activities mentioned above.

We at Bosveld Guest House hope you make the most of our list of fun Christmas activities to do with your family this festive season. All that’s left for you to do is to pack your things and head out here. Make your reservations today!