9 Activities for Making this Holiday Season Memorable

Feeling festive? Get in the holiday spirit with a few of the activities below!

Send out Christmas cards

Stay connected and show a little love to your friends and family with Christmas cards! If you’re not the crafty type, purchase a few cards from a local vendor and have everyone write a personalized message to your recipients. If you really feeling creative, try putting together a family holiday greeting video to send to your loved ones. 

Festive Christmas lights drive

Christmas lights are usually one of the first signs the holiday season is among us. Grab the family and a hot chocolate and head out for a drive to see Christmas lights! If weather permits, bundle up and enjoy a winter walk through your neighborhood taking in the lights.

If you are in the Saskatoon area, be sure to check out the BHP Enchanted Forest this season! Open from November 18th to January 7th, this beautiful display of lights will be sure to get you in the holiday spirit.

Have a themed gathering with your friends and family

Theme parties are probably the most fun type of party, even for the holidays. Below are a few ideas.

Buffalo plaid: Deck yourselves out in red, white or any color of Buffalo plaid for a fun matching theme!

Plan a pajama party: Ask your guests to put the least amount of effort into their wardrobes as possible—by showing up in their pajamas. As long as their PJs are holiday-themed, they’ll fit right into a cozy setting of fuzzy blankets, floor pillows, and maybe even a small fort. 

Break out the ugly Christmas sweaters: What’s not to love about an ugly Christmas sweater party that encourages your guests to come cozy up, get toasty, and celebrate the season in a very low-key way!

Decorate the house in its holiday best

Take the time to set up your holiday decorations and make your house stand out! Put on your favourite holiday playlist and get to work. It’s important to maintain those traditions that bring us joy this season!

Family baking

What are you favourite family recipes? Many families have traditions around baking and sharing food. Although gathering in person looks different this year, keep these traditions going and find new ways to celebrate the season. Make a day of it and drop off some delicious baking to your loved ones near you! 

Stay active outdoors

Looking for ways to keep moving in the cooler weather? Try ice skating at your local outdoor rink or bundle up for a winter walk!

Charitable giving

For some, the holiday season can be a challenging time – especially this year. Help spread some holiday spirit by getting involved in local charitable initiatives. Consider donating gently used outer wear to those in need, donate food and supplies to your local food bank, or if you are able, make a financial contribution to an organization that is meaningful to you.

Holiday movie night

From old classic favourites to new movies coming out every year, there is no shortage of movies to watch over the holiday season! Cozy up with your favourite snacks and blankets and enjoy a relaxing holiday themed movie night. Make a list now of all the movies you want to watch and see how many you get through before the New Year!

Gingerbread house decorating competition

Who says the holiday season can’t involve some healthy competition? Host a gingerbread house making competition!

  1. Get a few households to all buy the necessary materials: Gingerbread house, icing, and candies for decorating!
  2. Get creative and build your best gingerbread house.
  3. Share your creations by hosting a small event or even a virtual call and vote on the best creation! You could post the different houses on social media and get others to vote as well.

Let us help you take care this holiday season! A Personal Health Plan from Saskatchewan Blue Cross offers coverage for 20 core health benefits. This includes Health Practitioners such as Massage Therapists, Naturopaths, and Chiropractors!