The holidays are a great time to get together with family and friends, but sometimes it can be hard to find things to do that everyone will enjoy. If you’re looking for some fun Christmas activities for teenagers, look no further! From watching holiday movies to baking cookies to playing games, we’ve got you covered.
Teenagers love Christmas for many reasons. For some, it is a time to spend with family and friends, exchanging gifts and eating delicious food. Others see it as a chance to take a break from school and relax. But for many teenagers, the best part of Christmas is the sense of anticipation that comes with not knowing what’s going to happen next.
The build-up to Christmas Eve is often filled with excitement and suspense, as teens wonder what Santa will bring them. And on Christmas morning, they are rewarded with a flurry of presents.
For teenagers, Christmas is a time of joy, laughter and surprises. So why not join in the fun and make this holiday season one to remember with these Christmas Activities.
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Top Christmas Activities for Teenagers
With Christmas just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start thinking about fun activities for teenagers. If your teen is looking for ways to celebrate the holidays, there are plenty of great options to choose from.
Whatever activity your teen chooses, Christmas is a great time to create lasting memories with family and friends.
Watch Christmas Movies
There’s nothing quite like snuggling up with some hot cocoa and watching holiday classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” or “Miracle on 34th Street.” Or, if your teenager is more into comedies, try “Elf” or “Home Alone.”
From board games to video games, there are plenty of options for some holiday fun. Try playing classic games like Monopoly or Scrabble, or get competitive with a round of Mario Kart. Or, if you’re feeling really competitive, try playing some games or even a round of Christmas trivia.
Plan an Ugly Sweater Party
This is a great way to get everyone in the holiday spirit! Just have everyone wear their ugliest Christmas sweaters and have some fun. You can even make it a contest to see who has the most creative or outrageous sweater.
Decorate the House
Get your teen involved in decorating the house for Christmas. They can help put up the tree, string lights, or hang decorations. This is a great way to get everyone in the family into the holiday spirit.
Set up a Hot Chocolate Bar
Take some time to set up a Hot Chocolate Station. This is a great way to warm up after a day of playing in the snow. Just set up a table with all the fixings for hot chocolate, and let everyone make their own cup. You can even add some fun toppings like marshmallows, candy canes, or whipped cream.
Start a New Tradition
This is the perfect time of year to start a new holiday tradition with your teen. Whether it’s watching a holiday movie together, going for a festive walk around the neighborhood, or making gingerbread houses, it’s a great way to create lasting memories. Get your teen involved in choosing the new tradition, and make it something everyone can look forward to each year.
Have a Secret Santa
This is a great way to get everyone in on the fun, whether you’re at a big family gathering or just hanging out with friends. Just make sure everyone knows the rules before you start drawing names. Set a spending limit, and let your teen shop for the secret Santa gift.
There are many people who could use some extra help during the holidays, so this is a great way for your teen to give back. They can volunteer at a local food bank, or help out at a nursing home. This is also a great opportunity to teach your teen the importance of giving to those in need.
Take Part in a Holiday Scavenger Hunt
This is a great way to get everyone up and moving. You can do an online scavenger hunt, or you can hide clues around your house or neighborhood. Just make sure to have some prizes on hand for the winners. Your older teens may like to help set up the scavenger hunt for the younger kids.
Have a White Elephant Gift Exchange
If your teen is looking for a way to celebrate with friends, have them each bring a wrapped gift for a White Elephant Gift Exchange. This is a great way to get everyone in the holiday spirit, and it’s also a lot of fun. Just make sure to set a budget so no one feels left out.
See a Christmas Performance
Whether it’s a play, a concert, or a dance recital, there are plenty of holiday performances to choose from. This is a great way to get into the holiday spirit, and it’s also a lot of fun. Just make sure to check the schedule in advance so you can get tickets.
This is a great activity if you want to get out of the house and spread some holiday cheer. Just make sure you know all the words to the songs before you start!
Decorate Cookies Or Make Gingerbread Houses
This is a classic Christmas activity that’s always fun, no matter how old you are! Just make sure to have plenty of candy on hand for the decorations. You can get your teen to research some fun designs online, or you can just let them go wild with their creativity.
This is a great opportunity for teens to get creative in the kitchen and show off their baking skills.
Make Homemade Gifts
If you’re looking for a more personal gift this year, try making something yourself. Whether it’s baked goods, jewelry a knitted scarf, or DIY body scrub, homemade gifts are always appreciated.
Read a Christmas Book
There are so many great Christmas books to choose from, so this is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Just make sure to find a book that’s appropriate for your teen’s age group.
Go Sledding or Ice skating
Ice skating and sledding is a great way to get out of the house and get some exercise. And if you’re feeling competitive, you can even have a friendly competition to see who can skate the longest without falling.
Build a Snowman
This is only possible if you live in an area where it actually snows on Christmas, but it’s definitely worth it if you do! You can even turn it into a competition to see who can make the most creative snowman.
Christmas is a great time to get together with family and friends, but sometimes it can be hard to find things to do that everyone will enjoy. With these Christmas activities, your teen is sure to have a blast this holiday season. So get started planning and make this Christmas one to remember!