Samantha Flores, Sports & Health Editor
December is here and it is time to officially start the holiday festivities. Even in East Cobb, there are lots of fun winter activities to do and nobody wants to miss out! Try some of these fun ideas to have an eventful holiday season this year:
- Ice Skating
Ice skating is a must-do around this time of year! From the Avalon skating rink to “The Cooler” in Alpharetta, there are many places to check off this activity.
- Christmas Lights
One of the best parts of the holidays are Christmas light displays. Last year, Woodbine Station had a beautiful display, and others can be found in Roswell, Atlanta, etc. Take a nice drive one night and enjoy the lights!
- Movie Marathon
Everyone has their favorite holiday movies. From Santa Baby to Elf to The Grinch, there’s something for everyone. Spend a night cuddled up under Christmas blankets by the fire and relive your childhood by watching these movies!
- Bake Christmas Cookies
The classic December bucket list task: making Christmas cookies. Go to Publix and pick out the Pillsbury Doughboy Christmas cookies or have fun and bake some yourself!
- Make Gingerbread Houses
Gingerbread houses are like the pumpkins of Christmas. Spend an afternoon competing with your family and friends for the best Gingerbread house or simply put all the creative skills into one beautiful, delicious house!
- Go see Santa at the Mall
Santa never gets old! Go take Santa pictures for fun and tell him what you want this holiday season!
- Organize a Secret Santa Exchange
Secret Santas are one of the best holiday games. Suggest it as a sports team bonding activity, a family game, or something between your friends! It brings people together and is a fun surprise.
- Go see a Play
Christmas plays truly do instill the Christmas spirit into the audience and are a great activity. From The Nutcracker to A Christmas Carol, there are many options and all are fun and entertaining!
- Shop for a Local Toy Drive
Toy drives are one of the best ways to show the true holiday spirit in December. Giving back is easy, and it makes someone else happy. From Shop with a Trojan to local toy drives at preschools and churches, it is easy to participate.
- Go Shopping
The mall is one of the most decorated and fun places to be during the holidays. The mall during December is a whole different vibe and it must be experienced! Go Christmas shopping with friends or family, or even just go to the mall for fun!