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3 Holiday Activities To Do, Outside Of The Obvious

Between the activities, food, and much more, there are few things not to love about holidays. When it comes to the activities to do, however, many people think of the obvious ones. At Halloween, people think of trick-or-treating, while caroling comes to mind at Christmas.

While these can be a favorite childhood pastime for many people, most people grow out of it at a certain point. They simply don’t want to do it anymore. With the various other activities you can take part in, however, you’ll be spoiled for choice while having quite a bit of fun.

A few top picks stand out for this.

Non-Obvious Holiday Activities: 3 Top Options

1. Find A Ghost At Halloween

Halloween is intrinsically tied to ghosts, spirits, and other creatures. Why not go looking for them? Doing this could be one of the more interesting – albeit scarier – things to do at Halloween.

You might need some equipment for this, such as a laser grid, so it’s worth getting prepared for this in advance. Ghost hunting is also better done in a group. Not only does this help with any nerves you might have, but it’ll make the activity much more fun.

Once you’re all set, you shouldn’t have a problem fitting more than a few scares into your Halloween.

2. Get To Baking For Any Holiday

Some holidays are associated with a lot of cooking, such as Christmas. Everyone thinks of the dinner (and the gifts) when it comes to Christmas Day, for example. It’s not the only option you have if you don’t want to cook but still want to make something to eat, however.

Baking is one of the best ways to do so, and you can base what you bake on the holiday itself. Ghosts for Halloween, Santa Clauses for Christmas, and much more. With a bit of icing, and maybe even some food coloring, will help wrap this up.

You can even get the kids involved and make some tasty treats to make this extra special. They’ll be sure to love it.

3. Have A Holiday-Themed Movie Marathon

Sometimes, movies are practically mandatory when it comes to Halloween. With the likes of Netflix and other platforms, doing this has never been easier. Leading up to the holiday, you should find categories based solely around films related to the holiday itself.

The Halloween franchise might be some of the more obvious films to pick for Halloween, while anything involving Santa is practically mandatory for Christmas. As much as keeping things related to the holidays is recommended for this, you could also choose to go with something comedic or action-oriented if Santa Clause or ghosts aren’t your style.

Non-Obvious Holiday Activities: Wrapping Up

No matter what age you are, you can take part in more than a few holiday activities that aren’t obvious. Each can be a fun and unique way to enjoy the holiday, no matter which holiday it is. Between a movie marathon, some ghost hunting, and more, there shouldn’t be anything stopping you from enjoying any holiday.

Title image courtesy of Image by Karolina Grabowska from Pixabay


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