It’s always a must to do something to celebrate the holidays with your besties. But rather than going for another traditional Christmas dinner, you should plan to do something a tad different this year. After all, there is so much you can do as the celebrations for the holidays start. Therefore, here are some fun ideas for celebrating the holidays with the girls.
Attend a Christmas market
One of the best things you can do with your buddies this year is to head to one of the many Christmas markets. You will find at least one occurring in your local area that you must attend. After all, there are usually a ton of stalls selling lovely little presents you can buy for your friends and family. And they tend to have all the festive food and drink such as mulled wine and mince pies that you can enjoy. The great thing about Christmas markets is they tend to be on around the world. After all, you will find some of the biggest ones in places like Germany that you and the girls can attend. So if you are feeling adventurous, you and the girls can head to a fantastic market abroad for a long weekend. Just remember to book your plane ticket in advance as it’s so expensive at this time of the year. Here are some of the best Christmas markets in Europe that you should go to.
Head for a city trip
Cities are fantastic to visit at this time of the year. After all, they are bustling with life during the holidays. For one thing, you can get some last-minute shopping done in the shops. And you can also enjoy all the pretty decorations in the heart of the city. Also, sightseeing with your friends would be ideal at this time of the year. After all, visiting some of the iconic buildings during winter will be a sight to behold. And if you are lucky enough to have snow during your trip, it would be ideal to celebrate the holidays. If you head to a well-known city like New York, you will be lucky enough to find tours around the city which celebrate Christmas. For example, you could go on one which shows you where all the top Xmas films were shot in the city. That would be a fun experience for you and the girls to enjoy as you get to take some selfies in iconic places!
Go ice skating
Everyone loves to skate during the winter months. And it really comes to the forefront during the holidays. In fact, you will find at least one skating rink near the city center that you can go to with your buddies. Therefore, you should give ice skating a whirl this Xmas and head to the rink with your mates. Choose one which is playing Christmas songs while you skate to truly celebrate the holidays! And remember to ensure you are all covered up before you hit the ice. After all, you don’t want to end up with a broken arm or leg as you fall on the rink! And after skating, you could enjoy a hot chocolate with the girls too!
Go visit iconic Christmas trees
One of the best things about Christmas is putting up your Xmas tree in your living room. After all, it’s a fun activity that you can do as a family. Therefore, you should consider going round to see all the iconic Christmas trees in the cities around the world. For example, if you visit New York with your buddies, you can take photos next to the iconic tree outside the Rockefeller. Or if you head to London, you can check out the beautiful tree in Trafalgar Square! It will be so much fun to get a picture with the famous Xmas tree, and you will remember the visit forever with your girlfriends. If you look in this article, you will find some Christmas trees worldwide which should be on your radar!
Sing some Christmas carols
A lot of the churches open up their doors during the joyous Christmas celebrations. And even if you are not religious, you might still enjoy a wonderful evening of Christmas carols. After all, you and your friends will love listening and singing along to classics like Silent Night. It can make for a magical evening and is fantastic if you all want to get into the festive spirit!
Go on a skiing weekend
One of the best things about this time of year is the snow. After all, it makes it an ideal time to do some winter sports. Therefore, why not celebrate the holidays by going on a skiing weekend with your girls. You can hit the slopes then have a wonderful night in your lodge in front of the fire. After all, nothing says Christmas like a roaring fire and a glass or two of mulled wine! And remember to put on a classic Xmas film to celebrate the holidays.
Do some holiday wine tasting
If you all love to get merry, you should consider going on some form of wine trail during the holidays. After all, trying lots of wine is a great way of getting in the holiday spirit. And you will be tipsy by the end of the tasting! You could even do something similar to a holiday wine tasting which would be great at this time of the year. There is often food included too so you can enjoy some grub while tasting all the best wines with your buddies.
Go on a trip to Lapland
You could consider going all out this year by heading for a trip to Santa’s hometown of Lapland. It’s a truly wonderful place where you can do some husky sledding, go on a reindeer sleigh ride, and even get to meet Santa himself! And the accommodation will be fab for you and your friends as you will be in the middle of the snowy grounds. While you are in Lapland, you might even see the Northern Lights at this time of year which is a lovely moment to share with your friends!
And if you are stuck for present ideas for your friends, read my previous blog for some great stockings you can make for your girlfriends.