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4 Free Holiday Activities to Bring Family and Community Together

Posted by Jennie L. on

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Christmas and Hannukah are just a few weeks away, which means that many Americans are spending the days leading up to winter break rushing around town shopping, doing errands, and making plans. Winter holidays mark the busiest and most expensive time of year. Before you let the true spirit of the season pass you by, consider arranging time in your family’s schedule for these 4 holiday activities that remind everyone what the season is all about: togetherness, family, community, sharing, and love. As a plus, these activities are all cheap or free!


Caroling was once a tradition at Christmas to invoke the religious spirit the holiday stands for. While caroling has almost become a thing of the past in most communities, many of us still love hearing classic Christmas carols at Christmastime. Gather up your kids and neighbors or a few friends and travel your neighborhood with cups of hot chocolate in hand, singing carols and enjoying holiday lights. Singing always boosts the spirit!

Donation Party

While many toy drives require new gifts for children in need, second-hand stores do not. Ask your children to go through their toys and clothing and pull out what they no longer want or use to donate to a thrift store or charity. Many families buy used toys for their children at Christmas, and your kids will be part of making presents on Christmas possible for other families who can’t afford new toys. Plus, they’ll be reminded that they already have all they need!

Reading Stories at Nursing Homes/Hospitals

Many elderly and ill members of society spend holidays alone or with minimal contact with the outside community. Visiting a hospital or nursing home with your kids to tell Hannukah and Christmas stories is a great way for kids to give back to members of our society who are in need of kindness and attention. It’s a great reminder to be thankful for everything their own family, health, and community as well.

Neighborhood Lights Drive

Viewing light displays around the neighborhood is a favorite Christmas activity for many families across America. Nothing quite cheers the heart like seeing joyful, celebratory, twinkling Christmas lights warming the neighborhood—especially on snowy nights. Drive or walk through your neighborhood and surrounding communities with family members and enjoy all the carefully hung decorations. When a whole community decorates for a holiday, it signifies a unique coming-together during a special time of year and kids are guaranteed to enjoy it.

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