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Christmas Bucket List: 90+ Festive Things to Do

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Christmas Bucket List

Get into the Christmas spirit by creating your own Christmas bucket list this year!

These fun Christmas ideas will help you make the most out of the holiday season.

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Christmas is, as the song goes, the most wonderful time of the year!

If you’re anything like me, you like to make the most out of the holiday season and enjoy every moment.

This is why I am 100% one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music and decorating for Christmas in early November!

I like to enjoy the Christmas season as long as I can.

By creating a Christmas bucket list, you can get into the festive holiday spirit and make plenty of memories around Christmastime.

Many of the ideas on this list are easy to do at home and don’t cost a lot of money, so you can make the most out of the season without breaking the bank.

These are also all ideas specifically related to Christmas. For the best ideas of more general winter activities and things to do, be sure to read my list of 70+ winter bucket list ideas.

Festive Christmas Things to Do

Ready for the Christmas bucket list ideas? I’ve got you covered!

Here are 90+ festive Christmas ideas to help you celebrate the season.

Attend a Christmas tree lighting ceremony

Go to a Christmas tree farm

Get your picture made with Santa Claus

Buy the ugliest Christmas sweater you can find

Go to a local Christmas festival

Buy Christmas gifts for children in need

Bake and decorate homemade Christmas cookies

Attend The Nutcracker ballet

Participate in or host an ugly sweater contest!

Make a DIY Christmas ornament

Decorate a gingerbread house

Go all out decorating for Christmas

Cut down your own Christmas tree

Drive around looking at holiday lights and listening to Christmas music

Christmas Bucket List

Make the ultimate Christmas tunes playlist

Decorate your office or workspace for Christmas

Make paper snowflakes

Go to New York at Christmas

Leave cookies and milk out for Santa Claus

Make a homemade gift for someone

Host a Secret Santa party

Read A Christmas Carol or see it performed live

Decorate your Christmas tree with a specific theme

Light a Christmas-scented candle

Make a DIY Christmas wreath

Visit the Christmas markets of Europe

Make your own popcorn and cranberry garland

Send hand-written Christmas cards to everyone you know

Mail a letter to Santa

Volunteer at a soup kitchen around Christmas

Hang stockings on the fireplace

Christmas Bucket List Ideas

Participate in or host a white elephant gift exchange

Grab some friends and go Christmas caroling

Attend a midnight Christmas Eve church service

Use candy canes as stirrers for hot chocolate!

Start a new Christmas tradition

Host the ultimate Christmas party

Make yummy edible “reindeer mix”

Get matching Christmas pajamas with friends/partner/family and take photos

Visit the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finland

See the Radio City Rockettes in New York

Go ice skating

Winter Bucket List

Make a Christmas snowglobe or other Christmas craft

Donate your old winter clothing to those in need

Spend an evening wrapping presents by the fire with Christmas music

Get an advent calendar

Dress up like Santa and participate in SantaCon!

Buy the coziest Christmas socks you can find

Host a cookie swap with friends

Make homemade peppermint bark

Christmas Bucket List Ideas

Go to Disney World for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Make your own mulled wine at home

Kiss someone under the mistletoe

Read the poem ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Attend a live nativity

Make red velvet pancakes

Learn about Christmas traditions in other countries

Do a Christmas puzzle at home by the fire

Make your own gingerbread house from scratch

Hang Christmas lights in your bedroom

Take a sleigh ride

Try eggnog and fruitcake

Christmas Bucket List

Make Christmas cocktails

Send Christmas care packages

Learn how to knit and make a Christmas scarf

Attend a choir or orchestra Christmas concert

Participate in a Christmas-themed 5k or other run and dress up!

Make a countdown until Christmas

Spend at least 24 hours without any technology or social media

Have a Christmas movie marathon with popcorn and hot cocoa

Dress up fancy for a Christmas party or event

Celebrate a Christmas tradition from another country

Host a big Christmas dinner

Make a yule log cake

Do a random act of kindness

Get competitive and enter a holiday lights contest

Make a cross-stitch Christmas ornament

Buy poinsettia or other holiday flowers to brighten up your home

Get cozy by the fireplace and listen to Christmas music

Winter Bucket List

Decorate a tabletop Christmas tree

Make a collection of all your Christmas cards

Have a sleepover underneath the Christmas tree

Try different flavors of hot cocoa

Buy discounted candy the day after Christmas!

Go for a walk in the snow

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Turn off all the lights except your Christmas tree and candles

Go sledding

Make Christmas treats for your mailman, grocery store clerk, etc.

Send Christmas cards to soldiers

Decorate a snowman as Santa Claus

Read the Christmas story by the fire on Christmas Eve

Christmas bucket list ideas

Making Your Christmas Bucket List

I hope these Christmas bucket list ideas gave you some inspiration this holiday season!

Remember, at the end of the day, the Christmas season is not about getting stressed and trying to do everything.

Between shopping for Christmas gifts, sending Christmas cards, attending Christmas parties, decorating for Christmas, and so on, it can be hard to find the time to sit back, rest, reflect, and just enjoy the holiday.

But that’s really what it’s all about!

So I encourage you to only choose items for your Christmas bucket list that are really meaningful for you, and don’t worry about doing it all.

Instead, just enjoy spending time with family, friends, and alone, and doing things that feel the most significant for you to make the most out of the Christmas season.

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