25 Holiday Bucket List Ideas ~ Free Printables

A Holiday Bucket list is a great way to be intentional about spending time together doing fun things with the whole family.

I’m sharing ideas, activities, and adventures to help get you into the holiday spirit with your family and friends this holiday season. 

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 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)

6. Get a picture with Santa

25 Holiday Bucket List Ideas

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

Holiday Bucket List

Free Holiday Bucket List Idea Printables

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

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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