25 Days of Christmas Ideas


I’ve always wanted to do a special “25 days of Christmas” for my kids, but have never gotten around to doing it. Have you done this before?

I think about it around the beginning or middle of November and it seems like a great idea, but then December 1st gets here and I have nothing planned, so I scrap the whole idea. What can I say? Being the mom of small children can be exhausting!

However, now that my children are approaching 3 and 6, it’s looking much more manageable! My plan is to use a small toy mail box I bought earlier this year and each morning have a special note inside with our daily activity printed on it. That seems simple enough, right? We’ll see how it goes!

Things may look a little different this year due to COVID, but I’m determined to still enjoy the holidays with my little ones. Most of these ideas are completely feasible to do at home, while safely social distancing. If your family is comfortable venturing out, there are some ideas on here for you too!

Here are a few ideas I’ve thought about trying this year.

25 Days of Christmas Ideas

  1. Make cookies
  2. Drive around to see Christmas lights
  3. Make salt dough ornaments
  4. Breakfast with Jesus
  5. See the train display at Easton
  6. Buy toys for a local charity
  7. Breakfast with Santa
  8. Deliver food to a local food pantry
  9. Holiday movie night
  10. Make a Christmas countdown garland
  11. Have a red + green themed dinner
  12. Maker paper snowmen or snowflakes
  13. Mail letters to Santa
  14. Take a meal to a neighbor
  15. Make reindeer food
  16. Get photos taken with Santa
  17. See the Nutcracker or other holiday performance (Might have to be a virtual performance this year.)
  18. Visit the lights display at Franklin Park
  19. Leave snacks out for the delivery men
  20. Cut down your Christmas tree
  21. Wrap presents
  22. Have a hot cocoa snack time
  23. Take a Santa train ride
  24. Make a fun art project
  25. Mail Christmas cards
  26. Take holiday treats to your local police/fire station
  27. Visit a local nativity scene
  28. Read holiday books together as a family
  29. Go sledding (pending snow, of course)

Looking for more ideas? Check our Ultimate Holiday Guide In and Around Columbus.

Do you have any fun ideas to add to this list?

If so, I’d love for you to add them in the comments, below!