Christmas Things to Do In and Around Your New Home

Christmas Things to Do In and Around Your New Home

The festive period has arrived! To make the most of the festivities we have created a list of potential activities you could do in and around your home this Christmas.

Get Your Home Ready for Christmas

Decorating your home for Christmas is sure way to start feeling festive. We suggest using fairy lights, as they are a great way to decorate your home inside or outside, check out these lights from Not on The High Street, and a Christmas tree is a must. Here is some tree decorating inspiration.

Hanging a wreath on your door is a great way to give you a little festive cheer every time you come home or spread the festive cheer to passers-by. You could make a wreath for your door or buy one, if you are looking for inspiration or how to guides, you’ll find lots great ideas here.

Snow globes are a Christmas tradition; you could make your own personalised one.  Here are some great DIY snow globes.

For more ideas on how to decorate your house visit Pinterest where you’ll find lots of Christmas decorating ideas.

Christmas Activities

There are lots of Christmas markets popping up across the UK.  Click here to find your local Christmas market. Watching a pantomime at the theatre is a traditional Christmas activity for the whole family; all the classics are on at theatres throughout the UK

If you still have some gift shopping to do visit a department store, they’ll have their beautiful, extravagant decorations on display - if you are in luck they might even have a Santa’s grotto to keep the kids amused.

Towns and village are all decorated for Christmas, so a visit to a destination or somewhere you’ve rarely been will be something the whole family can enjoy.

Get Outdoors This Christmas

If you are looking to get outdoors this Christmas here are our suggestions to enjoy the snow (if we get some) and the crisp winter weather. Have a family snowball fight, build a snowman, go ice skating or take a peaceful winter’s walk in your local woods

If You Would Rather Be Cosy Indoors

After an afternoon outdoors there’s no better feeling than coming home to a warm cosy house. Here are our suggestions for Christmas themed fun at home. You could spend the day in your pyjamas, watch Christmas movies - Time Out have listed the best Christmas movies, which have you seen? Make the most of time indoors and play board games with friends and family.

Compiling a Christmas playlist will have you feeling festive in no time - to help to get you started here is a list of the best Christmas songs and carols. 

Be on trend this season with a homemade hat or scarf, read our blog to starting to knit and click here for lots of pattern ideas. You could even make a scarf, hat or blanket as a gift for someone.

If you’re organised and have bought your Christmas gifts you could make DIY gift tags – here is some inspiration.

Christmas Eve boxes are growing in popularity; fill it with a DVD, snacks, fresh pyjamas and woolly socks, for more ideas visit Pinterest.

If this is your first Christmas in your new home you might be keen to host lunch. Start by creating your ideal but achievable Christmas Day menu. You’ll also want to think about decorations, you could make a centrepiece for the table – check out these Christmas centre pieces.

Christmas Ideas for in the Kitchen

If you’re having friends and family over this Christmas, make mulled wine – Jamie Oliver has a great recipe, - it’s a great way to welcome guests into your home.

Looking for a kitchen activity for your children to get involved with? Try baking your own gingerbread house – we suggest using BBC’s Good Food gingerbread house recipe.

You might have run out of time to make a traditional Christmas pudding but you still have plenty to make a yule log, try your hand at the queen of baking, Mary Berry’s yule log recipe

Looking for a winter warmer? Try making a luxury hot chocolate, with marshmallows and a chocolate stirrer.

What are your favourite things to do on the lead up to Christmas?

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