Ever since it officially became the month of December, we all brought out our holiday decorations, our favorite holiday movies, and all of the holiday music has been playing on repeat. Needless to say, we’re counting down the days until Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, and another thing we’re counting down to is winter break! We’re so ready for school to be out and to get some time off to be with friends and family and celebrate the holiday season.
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If you’re wondering what fun things you and your squad can do over winter break to make your break #lit, then we totally have you covered. Here are 10 things for you and your squad to enjoy doing while on winter break.
1. Go ice-skating
Nothing says winter break better than grabbing a pair of skates and going ice-skating with your friends. Ice-skating makes some super fun memories that you and your BFFs will always cherish.
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2. Build gingerbread houses
A super fun activity that you and your friends can do is make a gingerbread house. You can get some of the gingerbread house kits at just about any store during the holiday season. If you want to make it really fun, you and your friends can even have a friendly competition of who can make the most creative gingerbread house. Time to show off your decorating skills!
3. Visit decorated Christmas houses
There are so many houses that get super festive for the holiday season, and sometimes, some communities have a whole collection of houses that you can either drive by or walk past and see all of the houses’ decorations. It’s a great thing to do with friends to see all of the holiday lights and joyful decorations. Plus, it makes a pretty epic aesthetic on your Instagram account.
4. Secret Santa
One of the best parts about the holidays is not just getting gifts, but being able to give back to others. Secret Santa is an exciting thing for you and your squad to do. Here is how you do it. You put all of the names of the members of your squad on individual pieces of paper and put them in a hat. Then, each of you will pick up a name and you have to get a gift for that person. You don’t know who your “Secret Santa” is until the day you guys reveal it and exchange gifts. So fun!
5. Have a baking party
Who doesn’t love some delicious holiday treats? Grab your friends and bake some scrumptious goodies – from gingerbread cookies, to chocolate chip cookies, and beyond. Another thing you can do is give your baked goods to neighbors or other friends to help spread the holiday cheer.
6. Go skiing / snowboarding
An awesome thing to do during winter break is to enjoy being outdoors. Sure, it’s fun to just Netflix it up during break, but you also make some unforgettable memories doing other things too. Try out skiing, snowboarding, or any other outdoor activity with your friends. If you don’t know how to do something, the best thing is to try and learn!
7. Have a spa day
You’ve been waiting for winter break for what feels like forever. Throughout these past couple of months at school, you’ve been swarmed with homework, tests, quizzes, and projects. Winter break is time for you to relax, so gather your friends together and #TreatYourselves to a spa day that could even be done at home. Get some bath bombs and you’re set for your very own DIY spa day.
8. Have an ugly Christmas sweater party
‘Tis the season to bring out the ugly Christmas sweaters! Switch things up and make it fun by making your very own ugly Christmas sweaters with your friends. Remember – the uglier, the better!
9. Have a holiday movie marathon
Get your onesies and make some hot chocolate. Take one day out of your winter break to binge watch all of your favorite holiday movies!
There is always a special and magical feeling in the air whenever it is the holiday season, so why not share your happiness and holiday joy with others? There are a lot of foundations and charities that you could volunteer at to help give back to others and bring extra smiles to people for the holidays.
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