5 Fun and Festive Holiday Activities to Do With Kids

Quick reminder: 2020 is almost over, and we're in the midst of a holiday season unlike any other.

While it feels like everyone in the world is counting down to the final moments of the year, it's still the most magical season of all, especially for kids! We rounded up the most festive and fun holiday activities to do with your little ones this season. 

Plan a Holiday Movie Night

Get cozy and settle in for a family movie night starring beloved holiday films. Make sure you mix in the classics, like Home Alone and It's A Wonderful Lifewith the must-see romantic comedies you wait *all* year to watch–'tis the season for Love Actually and The Holiday! If your kids are obsessed with animated films, add Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, Polar Expressand Klaus to your binge-list.

Experience Local Holiday Decorations

Because no holiday is complete without seeing extravagant and wonderfully over-the-top decorations: make sure you plan a trip to visit the most festive spots in your local area. In New York, you can stop by Rockefeller Center to take in the sparkling Christmas tree and see the glittering holiday windows at Saks Fifth Avenue all in one outing. We know it's cold, but bundle up and get out there–and may we suggest our Alexa beanie and gloves to keep you cozy?!

If you're spending the holidays in a warmer locale (like Arielle!), keep an eye out for dazzling displays of holiday lights or even drive-thru experiences you can see from your car. Trust us: palm trees look just as festive as Christmas trees when decked out in lights!

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Opt for a Festive Museum Outing

While some cultural institutions remain closed, many have reopened with new rules and reservation policies–just make sure you plan your visit ahead of time! New Yorkers have festive options your kids will love: the Metropolitan Museum of Art's iconic Christmas tree is on display, as is the Origami Holiday tree at the American Museum of Natural History, which is adorned with 1,000 bright origami cranes.

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Bake Holiday Cookie Masterpieces

This is the year you *really* embraced baking thanks to quarantine, and the holidays are the perfect time to let that shine. Have your kids help you bake holiday cookies, and go all out with your designs. From festive shapes to seasonal frosting and toppings, you can't help but feel the holiday spirit after baking!

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Donate Gifts to Children In Need

You're never too young to help make a difference. 2020 has been a hard year for so many reasons, which means there's no better time to make giving back part of your family holiday celebration. Plan on donating a few gifts to a toy drive, and have your kids be part of the entire process, from choosing the presents to wrapping and delivering them. If you want to donate to a national program, Toys for Tots is an excellent option.

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