While the weather outside is frightful, the outdoor activities this winter are delightful! Outdoor outings for the family certainly take serious planning however seasonal winter activities can be fun for the whole family. Check out some ideas to get you outside this holiday season:
– Christmas Tree Lighting- You don’t have to travel to NY for the weekend to enjoy a tree lighting ceremony. Most local towns and cities have a service complete with holiday music, hot chocolate and activities for the kids. Important tip: don’t forget to dress for the occasion, layer clothing, gloves and hats are a must!
– Ice Skating- Many towns and cities will have a special outdoor ice skating rink for the winter months, this is a great activity to enjoy the outdoors while keeping warm doing laps on the ice rink. If you don’t have an outdoor rink in your area, this activity can also by enjoyed indoors, most rinks will have a free skate on the weekends with discounts for kids!
– Snow Games- The easiest way to enjoy the outdoors when the snows it just to step outside. Making snow houses, snowmen, and having snowball fights will keep the family occupied for hours. Sledding close by the house is fun for all too!
– Christmas Tree Shopping- Picking out the Christmas Tree is an important task for any family. Make sure you consider the size of the tree before purchasing! Christmas tree stores are popping up everywhere this time or year so you will have a good selection. If you are really adventurous you can even go to a Christmas tree farm to cut down your own tree!