Winter Bucket List

‘Tis the season for… all things winter! It’s that wonderful season when we delight in the cold weather, relax by the fire, feast on our favorite comfort foods, and prepare for the holidays ahead. Enjoy the best of the season by completing this winter bucket list.

Let it Snow, Let it Snow

Just because the temperature drops, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t enjoy some outside activities! Get out of the house and enjoy the season. O, what fun it is!

  • Go skiing or snowboarding
  • Build a snowman or snow angel
  • Snowshoe
  • Go Christmas Caroling
  • Go sledding
  • Toboggan
  • Take a winter family hike
  • Chop down your Christmas tree
  • Drive around and admire different neighborhood lights
  • Attend a holiday party
  • Wear an ugly Christmas sweater
  • Go on a winter scavenger hunt
  • See the Nutcracker Ballet
  • Attend a winter festival
  • Have a snowball fight
  • Build an igloo
  • Go ice skating
  • Have a bonfire
  • Attend a winter parade
  • Go snowmobiling
  • Try a new restaurant
  • Go on a sleigh ride
  • Enjoy an outdoor hot tub
  • Attend a hockey game
  • Stay the night at a cozy cabin
  • Attend a tree lighting ceremony
  • Get a picture with Santa
  • Go star gazing on a snowy night

But Baby It’s Cold Outside!

Winter is synonymous with the comforts of home, so it’s no wonder that movie marathons, holiday crafts, and cozy fires are a must on any winter activity list.

  • Knit a scarf
  • Make your gift list, and buy your gifts early
  • Decorate for the holidays
  • Wrap presents
  • Read a new book by the fire
  • Clean out and organize your closet
  • Create a winter song playlist
  • Make a wreath for your front door
  • Mail a letter to Santa
  • Make an ornament
  • Play a board game with your family
  • Kiss someone under the mistletoe
  • Create your family Christmas card
  • Host a holiday movie marathon
  • Read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Spend an evening wrapping presents
  • Build a fort out of blankets
  • Light a tree scented candle

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

Winter is the perfect excuse to indulge in your favorite comfort foods

  • Make homemade hot chocolate
  • Bake and decorate cookies
  • Make a gingerbread house
  • Make chili and cornbread
  • Plan out your holiday menu (if you are hosting)
  • Bake homemade bread
  • Eat a candy cane
  • Drink eggnog
  • Make and enjoy your favorite soup
  • Make a slow cooker meal
  • Bake a pie
  • Make your favorite casserole
  • Make s’mores over a fire

Give the Gift of Giving Back

Don’t forget about the real spirit of the season – giving back. Make time for some of the following volunteer ideas.

  • Donate food to a food bank
  • Go caroling at a nursing home
  • Donate to Toys for Tots
  • Pay the toll for the person behind you
  • Go to an animal shelter and help out for the day
  • Feed someone’s parking meter.
  • Donate your unused mittens and jackets

If you have spent the last few weeks (or months) counting down to winter, make the most out of the season by completing a few of these items.


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