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Motivation Time Tuesday: 18 Things to Do on Christmas Break

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things-to-do-on-winter-breakMaybe you’re  finishing up wrapping gifts and being cozy at home.

Or you might have to juggle work and the kiddos for the holidays.

Either way, get motivated to do what you’ve been meaning to do.

There are only so many years your kids will believe in Santa.

Make sure you take a minute to enjoy this time of year and the magic of Christmas while you can.

Don’t miss my list of 18 things you can do on winter break.

Affordable Things to Do on Christmas Break

Whether you have a day or two off of work or a week and a half to entertain your family and friends, try to squeeze in things you’ve been meaning to do this time of year but never got around to doing.My goal is to bring the kids to NY during Christmas break. I also hope to catch the Rockettes performance one year. Childhood years are fleeting, so try to pack in what you can while still being mindful of your money.

1. Get special hot chocolate or other festive beverages at your favorite coffee shop. I love Starbucks but Dunkin’ Donuts makes a mean salted caramel hot chocolate. Splurge on a small treat.

2. Get substantial savings on family activities, kids’ entertainment, and more (near you) here.

3. Take a day trip or a mini-vacation. Get a City Pass to see special places you’ve been meaning to see. NYC at Christmas time is definitely on my bucket list.

4. Find an indoor play space for little ones.

5. Get free Santa pictures at Pro Bass Shops (Dec. 24 is the last day).

6. Do a free craft at Lake Shore Learning. Make a New Year’s party hat on Dec. 28th.

7. If there’s any eggnog left after Christmas, make french toast with it.

8. Take a photo shoot while you are dressed up for the holiday.

9. Make a photo booth out of items around the house. Find a sheet or blanket as a backdrop.  Download FREE printable holiday photo booth accessories. Even use an extra set of Christmas lights to add interest. See the ideas in the pictures on my Pinterest boards.



10. Have a sleepover.

11. Camp out in the living room.

12. Shop after Christmas sales and get local deals. Treat yourself to local restaurants you’ve been meaning to visit at a discount .

13. Write out New Year’s Resolutions together and set goals for next year’s Christmas break.

14. Have a Christmas movie marathon.

15. Stay one or two nights at a hotel with a pool in a town you’ve always wanted to visit.

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16. Visit a location from Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show.

17. Go ice skating.


18. Have a spelling bee using “winter” words for fun.


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