What does Christmas mean to you?

What does Christmas mean to you?

What is it that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas… is it the markets? The late-night shopping? The delicious food? Or is it spending time with loved ones, watching films by the fire?

When you ask someone - that isn’t a child, what their favourite thing about Christmas is, they say spending time with loved ones.


As much as we all love receiving really special gifts under the tree, it would be no fun opening them alone…

With that being said, we wanted to give you some of our favourite things to do with loved ones at Christmas.

See some Christmas lights – there is something so special about walking around a Christmas light trail with a mulled wine or hot chocolate to keep you warm!

Activities don’t have to break the bank; you can spend a cosy evening at home playing all the classic board games

Go to a show – bring back all the childhood memories by going to see a pantomime… he’s behind you!

Visit the Christmas markets – there are so many cities and towns, which offer spectacular Christmas markets!

Make a Christmas eve box – if you have kids then this is a fun way to make Christmas eve that little bit more exciting.

Watch all the classic Christmas films – The Grinch, Elf, Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street just gives us all the Christmassy feels.

Do some baking – whether it be a classic Christmas cake or some sugar cookies, it will really get you in the Christmas spirit!


Go ice skating – there are some really lovely outdoor ice-skating rinks at a lot of garden centres and markets this year… don’t forget your gloves!

Volunteer – although Christmas is magical for many, there are a lot of people much less fortunate and there are many charities who would appreciate extra help at foodbanks/soup kitchens

Visit Santa – again, if you have small children, going to visit Santa is such a magical experience


There is more to Christmas than gifts. Doing the things you love with your loved ones is definitely the most magical part of Christmas for us! 


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