Cuddle up in the car and watch a movie on the big screen at the Monroe Street Drive-In Theatre this…
The Countdown to Christmas is ON! Make the most of the holiday season with daily cheer and festive activities for your family.
Day 1: Christmas Countdown
Pull out construction paper and the stapler to make a countdown for the kids to help the kids know how much longer they need to wait. Write a special activity or message on the strips (i.e. pizza night, family dance party, Christmas sweater day) and start each morning with something to look forward too.
Day 2: Write A Letter
Whether it’s a letter to Santa, a note to a friend or picture for the grandparents. Spread good cheer and take a trip to the mailbox.
Day 3: Make It Snow
It doesn’t quite feel like Christmas without snow. When there are no flurries outside, you can make them inside! Mix 2lbs of baking soda and a can of shaving cream in a bucket for sensory snow for the little ones or gather a few more supplies and make snow globes!
Day 4: Neighborhood Lights Tour
Take a walk around your neighborhood or a cruise in the car to scope out the lights in your neighborhood. It may not seem exciting as an adult but it’s magical for kids. If you want more local entertainment, check out one of these neighborhood light shows!
Day 5: Bake Cookies
Whether it’s a traditional favorite like Peanut Butter Blossoms and Gingerbread People or more creative options like Peppermint Brownie Cookies or Snickerdoodle Snowmen, make cookies for your family and package some up to deliver to friends or neighbors.
Day 6: Christmas Movie Night
Cuddle up on the couch and watch your favorite Christmas Movie – you can nibble on a cookie or two during the show.
Day 7: Visit Santa
Day 8: Check Out a Holiday Event
It’s not too late to go to a holiday event around town. Whether it’s a ticketed event or an on-going free activity like the tree festival in downtown Plymouth or lights at Blossom Heath Pier, it’s easy to find Christmas cheer. One of our favorite traditions is putting on our holiday playlist and taking a ride through the Wayne County Lightfest.
Day 9: Sing Christmas Carols
Download the lyrics to your favorite songs or stream the Disney Sing-A-Long for Christmas Caroling in front of your tree or surprise friends or family with a special show.
Day 10: Make An Ornament
Since your kids may be missing out on school crafts this year, you can create some at home. Here are some fun and easy ideas.
- Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree
- Thumbprint Snow Ornament
- Rudolph Reindeer Photo Ornament
- Beaded Name Candy Cane
Day 11: ‘Visit’ A Relative
The hardest part about the holidays is not gathering like we’re used to. Reach out to an aunt/uncle or cousin who you would normal see at this time of year to catch up and see the kids on FaceTime or Zoom.
Day 12: Family Photo
Get dressed up, wear pajamas, put on the mask to remember the year – it doesn’t matter what you’re wearing as long as you’re together and that’s what you really want to remember.
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..