Top Ten Things to do During the Winter Holiday Season
Writer: Hayden Jacobs Editor: Lauren Cohn
10. Go Shopping for the Holiday Season
The holiday season is a great time to purchase items for your friends, family and even yourself. We all know about black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but there are sales from now through the end of December. Right now is a fantastic time to save money, so go shopping, and if you hate crowds (or people in general) stay at home and browse online for equally great deals.
9. Watch holiday movies/shows with friends and family
The holiday season is home to some of the most iconic movies and shows of all time. It’s a great opportunity to spend time with your friends and family and embrace the holiday season.
8. Exchange gifts with friends and family
It is the season of giving, so show your appreciation toward your friends and family with gifts. They don’t have to be expensive or nice; it is the thought that counts. (Plus, giving now most likely means you’ll receive something in the future)
7. Bake holiday-themed treats and share them with neighbors, friends and family
Everybody loves holiday treats, and the reaction received when showing up to an event with a batch of freshly baked holiday cookies is like no other. Embrace the holiday season and find some festive recipes online to share with your friends and family.
6. Go to Snow Mountain (tubing)
Snow Mountain is not just a tourist attraction designed to interest your annoying relatives in town for the holidays, it is also a great thing to do during the “winter” in Atlanta.
5. Celebrate the new decade
It’s the end of an era, the end of the glorious 2010’s. New years is always a great holiday, but it is especially special this year, since we will be beginning a new decade. Have a 2010’s movie marathon, throw a 2010’s themed party, and definitely listen to the top songs/artists of the decade.
4. Make new year’s resolutions
The beginning of a new year is close by and what better time than now to finally get all your stuff together like you keep saying you will. Use the new year as an opportunity to enter the new year as a new and improved person. Write down all the things you want to do, this way you are twice as likely to accomplish them.
3. Learn about a holiday you are not familiar with.
The holiday season is a wonderful time to learn about someone else’s culture since there are so many holidays from different religions taking place during this month. If you are interested in another culture you have not heard much about, there is bound to be a place to observe it.
2. Decorate your home in style of the holiday season.
Buy a Christmas tree and/or wreath to make your house more festive for the holiday season (if you celebrate Christmas or just enjoy the holiday, of course). Also, what better place to buy a new decoration for the holiday season than from your Raider softball and baseball teams!
1. Help someone in need
It is the season of giving back and your help can go a long way. Find opportunities in your community to help out those in need. ‘Tis better to give than to receive!