25 Holiday Bucket List Ideas ~ Free Printables

Activities and adventures to help get you into the holiday spirit with your family and friends this holiday season. 

A Holiday Bucket list is a great way to spend time doing fun things with the whole family.

25 Holiday Bucket List Ideas ~ Free Printables

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Adventures to Cross off your Holiday Bucket List

1. Drive around and look at Christmas lights while you listen to Christmas music ( Pack a thermos of hot chocolate or hot cocoa for the drive) Check out our visit to Clifton Mill)

2. Visit a live nativity (ChristmasTown)

3. Bake Christmas cookies or decorate sugar cookies

4. Go see the miniature trains (The Duke Energy Holiday Train Display is one of our favorites )

5. Visit your local zoo (we love going to the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo)

25 Holiday Bucket List Ideas

6. Get a picture with Santa

7. Find a place with over the top holiday cheer (like this place) 

8. Go Christmas caroling or go watch carolers

9.  Do a random act of kindness

(It could be as simple as giving away candy canes -get more Random Acts of Kindness ideas here)

10. Donate to a non-profit in need (Drop off non-perishables at a local food bank, Angel tree, make homemade holiday cards)

11. Watch a Christmas play or your favorite holiday movies ( “A Christmas Carol” at Playhouse in the Park or Elf, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, White Christmas)

12. Purchase or make an ornament for this year

13. Elf on a shelf ( or make your own tradition to look forward to each year)

14. Go downtown

25 Holiday Bucket List Ideas

15. Share a meal with someone who needs a friend around the holidays

16. Take a picture with a holiday namesake or town

(like Santa Claus, Indiana)

17. Write a letter to Santa

18. Organize or go to an ugly Christmas sweater party

19. Attend a tree lighting ceremony

20. Go ice skating

21. Send Christmas cards or gifts to someone in the military 

22. Watch a performance of “The Nutcracker”

23. Make a gingerbread house

24. Create a fun advent calendar

25. Attend a Christmas/Christmas Eve service

Free Holiday Bucket List Idea Printables

I have two different FREE printables to help you cross off your Holiday Bucket List

25 Holiday Buckets List Ideas ~ Free Printable
25 Holiday Buckets List Ideas ~ Free Printable

2 thoughts on “25 Holiday Bucket List Ideas ~ Free Printables”

  1. I love this idea! What a creative way to make sure you take advantage of all the season joys

  2. Hi Nendra,

    It was a great post! My family is here for the holidays, and I think these will be great things to try out with them. Your list gave them a lot of fun options, and since they are here till New Year, I will definitely do some activities with them. Thanks a lot for sharing these amazing ideas with us, I can’t wait to try them out with my family. I appreciate your help a lot.

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