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20 affordable holiday family fun ideas

20 affordable holiday family fun ideas

Posted on: December 15, 2016
Author: Alberta Baby Bundle

Spent more than you hoped leading up to the holidays? You’re not the only one. Affordable family fun is top-of-mind for many Alberta families this time of year. It’s the perfect time to save a bit of cash while creating cherished family memories.

We recently asked Alberta Baby Bundle subscribers for their holiday family fun ideas. Here are some highlights!

  1. “We have family and friends over and we go sledding. Once we are all frozen, we head inside for hot chocolate and treats!” - Jessica
  2. “I absolutely love getting all bundled up and either walking around the neighbourhood looking at all the beautiful lights or going for a drive (if the weather isn't cooperating) with a nice hot coffee.” - Lisa Marie
  3. “We have a family baking day. My parents, siblings, spouses and kids come for a day of baking and sampling. Each family makes a recipe to divide with the others so we all get a variety of Christmas baking.” - Tara
  4. “On Christmas Eve, we all open gifts of pajamas, drive around looking at Christmas lights and then watch a Christmas movie together.” - Amanda
  5. “We love making cookies together! It is a great way to spend time together. Everyone can decorate their own cookie and be creative. Plus they make great gifts!” - Lynn
  6. “We like to watch old home videos while opening presents on Christmas day.” - Amreet
  7. “We love to purchase Styrofoam balls or clear plastic balls and paint and decorate our own Christmas ornaments.” - Rea
  8. “I like to bundle up my kids and take them on a train ride, then grab some hot chocolate and go down to the Legislature and check out the lights.” - Danielle
  9. “Going out to Spruce Meadows and driving through the millions of lights that are there. The kids love it and we stay toasty warm!” - Prashant
  10. “Ice skating on an outdoor rink.” - Jane
  11. “Every year we love to go and chop down our family's Christmas tree. It has been a tradition for the past couple years and makes for a fun day!” - Laura
  12. “Going out for a picnic in any of the beautiful natural parks nearby!” - Cecilia
  13. “Watching movies with popcorn, hot cider and hot cocoa.” - Lisa
  14. “Playing card games and “minute to win it” games for cheap gifts.” - Kathryn
  15. “Making snow men and starting a snow ball fight.” - Aly
  16. “We love to sit down as a family and build our gingerbread house while drinking hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music.” - Anita
  17. “Christmas Day, we drive out to a big hill in the middle of the prairie where we build a bonfire and go sledding!” - Kaylee
  18. “Dancing to the music video ‘I got a feeling’ by JT” - Edward
  19. “Walking outside in the country during a fresh snow fall, or when there is hoar frost on the trees and fences, and finishing off inside with a hot chocolate.” - Sara
  20. “We LOVE tobogganing! We live on a tobogganing hill & one of our favorite holiday activities is to invite friends over for a tobogganing party and then come inside for a fire, hot chocolate and chili.” - Tanis

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