“Have yourself a merry little Christmas. Let your heart be light. From now on your troubles will be out of sight.”
Are you familiar with this? As the classic Christmas song goes, this Holiday season your troubles will be out of your sight as I share with you these fun activities to give yourself a merry little Christmas with your family to enjoy!
The holiday season is a time to rekindle your relationship with family, revitalize your personal vitality, and reaffirm your thankfulness for life’s many blessings. Every generation has a connection with the holiday traditions and activities, and witnessing the joy and thankfulness on their faces is an experience to treasure.
Here are some of my activities during Christmas holidays that you may also partake in and create priceless memories with. These fun holiday activities are either free or extremely affordable.
Pailaw Shows to watch
Many establishments and parks have been putting on beautiful light displays every year for children to enjoy and for adults to shoot in front of. Given that these lights are a picture-perfect backdrop for your social media feeds, this is one of the fun activities you may undertake and spend time with your family or friends.
Examples include the Lights at the Park in Capitol Commons, Pasig and Christmas displays at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. This is perfect for sightseeing after dinner or a get-together with family and friends.
Holiday Movie Night
Holiday movie nights are a must, especially if you’re spending them with your partner, family, or friends. Many Filipinos consider this to be a family tradition because, as Filipinos, we like entertainment and movies. We enjoy getting together and cuddling.
There are plenty of movies to see as a family, whether you love classics or cling to hopelessly romantic movies. Don’t, however, just put everyone in front of the TV. Make movie night a special occasion by adding festive touches and holiday-themed food and drinks.
Bake & Cook with your loved ones
Since you only need some love and some effort by doing baking and cooking, this is also a cheap activity that you can make with your loved ones.
This is a fun activity for the whole family and a chance to teach your kids the benefits of cooking and baking, such as increasing their self-esteem, teaching them math and science since it requires measuring, and educating them about other cultures. Spending time in the kitchen as a family is a great way to spend quality time together.
But did you know that there is a recently opened bakery where you may bake the cake of your choice if you wish to do this activity outside?
IDIM DIY Bakeshop
The IDIM DIY Bakery is an international brand that started in Taiwan and was the first Do-It-Yourself bakery in Asia. It is currently the top DIY bakery in the Philippines. Customers receive the whole pastry-baking and decorating experience here rather than simply purchasing cakes!
And you’ll be eager to start baking due to the vibrant aesthetics and instagrammable decor! You won’t need to worry if you don’t know anything about baking in this shop either because you’ll be given a tablet that will serve as a guide for what you need to achieve. Additionally, there are baking experts there to help you if you have any queries!
Have Dinner Together
This will probably be my favorite. The Filipinos treasure nothing more than sharing a meal with their loved ones. Since many of us are busy with work or school, this kind of activity doesn’t always take place, but because it’s the holiday season, everyone is making an exception.
Game nights and unplanned activities with your family and friends may be part of this dinnertime. This will be a lot of fun as well if you’re anything like me who enjoys hanging out with cousins.
These are only a handful of the fun things you may do, but they are all very special. Simply be creative and organize things beforehand to make it less stressful.
Angelika is an aspiring producer and writer with a love for film and media production. She enjoys writing on a diverse range of topics, including lifestyle, health, and movie-related content. She likes to cook for her family and spend her free time with friends.