‘Tis the season to be jolly! Twinkling fairy lights, pine trees decked out in tinsel and glitter, a slight chill in the air, red, gold, and green everywhere — it’s officially Christmas season!
The holidays are all about spending quality time and catching up with those you. Fill your hearts with cheer and start the festivities with these magical activities you can do with friends and family.
1. Have a different kind of Christmas party
Reuniting with friends for the holidays? Chances are, you’ll be catching up at someone’s home or a café. This year, why not take the party out of the house and into somewhere new, such as a rooftop bar?
Get the best view of the city during Christmas at Loof, which might just be the most fun place in Singapore to drink. Cheeky and quirky, this hidden gem in downtown CBD makes an amazing venue for your party.
Want something even more different? Take your party to the next level by turning it into a costume party. Dressing up isn’t just for Halloween after all! Get tacky and thrown on the ugliest Christmas sweater you can find and make it a contest among your pals.
2. Hold a holiday-themed movie night
There’s no easier way to get into the spirit than holding a movie marathon your favourite Christmas films. Slip into your comfiest pyjamas and put on classics like the Home Alone series and It’s A Wonderful Life to get the family feeling all warm, fuzzy, and nostalgic.
In the mood for romance? Cosy up with your significant other to rom-coms, such as The Holiday, Love Actually, and While You Were Sleeping. Not the cheesy type? Spooky yet family-friendly holiday flicks, such as The Nightmare Before Christmas and Krampus might just be what you need! If you need more suggestions, check out the best Christmas movies of all time.
3. Organise a Secret Santa
No party is complete without exchanging gifts so plan and organise a Secret Santa among your friends. Set a manageable price limit and a theme and get into the giving spirit. No Scrooges allowed! Of course, nothing is more heartfelt than a gift you made yourself.
There’s just something special about giving and receiving a gift that someone worked hard on. If you’re the crafty kind, consider knitting simple scarves or beanies or even making your own scented soaps and candles. Talented in the kitchen? People will always say yes to Christmas cookies.
4. Do random acts of kindness
Spread the Christmas cheer and make someone’s holiday memorable by doing good. After all, giving is the true meaning of Christmas. Here are some simple suggestions for your daily acts of kindness:
- Donate food to a shelter
- Pay for someone’s coffee behind you in line
- Let someone go ahead of you at the checkout counter
- Leave a generous tip for your waiter or waitress
- Donate old books, clothes, and toys
- Leave nice comments on social media
These are just a few things you can do to make the most out of the most wonderful time of the year!