The festive holidays are a wonderful time of year and a great way to spend some quality time with friends and family. However, it may be a time where you always struggle for things to do in the build-up, so here are some things to do over the festive holidays.
The holidays are all about spending quality time with your loved ones, and so a few festive drinks would certainly go down well. Gather your friends and head out on the town or perhaps see what nearby breweries and events are going on that you can all get involved in. Spending some quality time with your nearest and dearest is important, especially when most people will be spending their holidays with their own families. So free up some time before the holiday officially kicks in and see your friends for a jolly good evening.
Santa’s grotto is a must for any young children and seeing their face when they see Santa for the first time is priceless. There will be plenty of local shopping centers and community-run opportunities where a Santa’s grotto will be available, so take a look for your local one. There may be a bit of waiting time for it, depending on where you live so ensure you’ve planned ahead and prepared yourself for the waiting time. You might want to make it a day out and go for lunch somewhere before or after you’ve visited Santa. Make sure to get plenty of photos!
A Christmas market can be a truly magical experience and definitely one you’ll want to experience over the holidays. There’s plenty all up and down the country, but one of the most popular ones is the Frankfurt Christmas Market in Birmingham. Stalls and bars come from Germany to set up shop in the city centre and are there from the end of November till the day before Christmas Eve. So if you find yourself near that area over the festive period or just fancy a day out there, then that’s a great place to go and get festive. There’s plenty of German food, drink and of course, mulled wine by the vat load.
Sometimes, something more simple can be just as effective, and over the festive holidays, no Christmas is complete without watching a hundred-odd movies that you’ve seen every year before. Do some baking, make some hot chocolates and then sit back and relax under a blanket while you watch your favourite movie. It’s a great time of year to really enjoy some family time in your home. Stay out of the cold and indulge in a few sweet treats.
Having lots of fun over the Christmas holidays is important, so try out some of these for yourself and enjoy the season, while you have the opportunity to as it’ll soon pass by quickly.