We’ve gathered a variety of entertaining activities and celebratory events that you can enjoy with your family, friends, or coworkers this December. And the best part is, we have all your days covered, so you’ll never be bored!
December 1st – National Christmas Light Day
Spend this day stringing up your Christmas lights around your house. Once it gets dark, head out for a cruise around nearby neighborhoods to see other people’s lights. Or, check out a light show near you.
December 2nd – National Bartender Day
This day ought to get you in the holiday spirit (literally)! Grab a drink from your favorite pub or restaurant and make sure to show your appreciation to your bartender. If you’d rather stay cozy at home, try to create your own concoction.
December 3rd – Write a Letter to Santa
Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way, be sure to let Santa know what you want by writing a wishlist.
December 4th – National Cookie Day
Fill your home with the heavenly aroma of fresh-baked holiday cookies. Decorate them to your liking, eat them, and share them with loved ones!
December 5th – International Volunteer Day
Spend the day volunteering as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army, working at a local soup kitchen, or bringing Christmas cheer into hospitals and nursing homes.
December 6th – St. Nicholas Day
Brush up on the history of St. Nicholas, the generous, 4th-century bishop of Myra who was a popular figure celebrated for his extreme generosity.
December 7th – Book a Holiday Vacation
Travel somewhere you’ve never been and experience the beauty of the holiday season. This is a great option if you live in a place with a mild/practically nonexistent winter.
December 8th – National Christmas Tree Day
Most people put up their trees right after Thanksgiving, but if that’s not your style, you should definitely consider decorating yours on National Christmas Tree Day!
December 9th – Christmas Card Day
Get dressed up and take some holiday photos of your family (including your furry friends). Then, send out holiday greeting cards to your loved ones to let them know you’re thinking of them.
December 10th – Give To The Needy During National Giving Month
December is National Giving Month and there are plenty of ways to be generous! Make a donation to your favorite charity, send toys to less fortunate children, or donate canned items to your local food pantry.
December 11th – Participate In a Holiday-Themed 5K
If you’re one of the fit few of us that can actually complete a 5K, go ahead and spend this day running in your festive apparel.
December 12th – National Poinsettia Day
Poinsettias are the designated Christmas flower. Give your home a beautiful pop of color and holiday charm by decorating with fresh poinsettias.
December 13th – Watch Christmas Movie Classics
Who doesn’t love curling up on the couch with hot cocoa and watching It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, or Elf? Movie buff or not, you can enjoy some chill time watching your favorite Christmas films.
December 14th – Roast Chestnuts Day
If you’ve ever wanted to see “chestnuts roasting on an open fire,” this is the perfect day to make it a reality.
December 15th – Paint a Holiday Picture
Wine and paint nights are trending right now, and there are plenty of beautiful holiday-themed pictures you can paint.
December 16th – National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day
Host an ugly Christmas sweater party and have a contest to see whose is the worst.
December 17th – Build a Gingerbread House
Gingerbread houses are more than just beautiful; they’re tasty! Bake your own gingerbread or grab a kit from your local grocery store and start decorating.
December 18th – Hanukkah
If you’re Jewish, you’ll start celebrating Hanukkah (or the Festival of Lights) today. Many Jewish families serve special foods, exchange gifts, play games, and sing songs together during this eight-day holiday.
December 19th – National Hard Candy Day
Today’s the perfect day to buy your favorite hard candies or learn how to make them yourself! From lollipops and Jolly Ranchers to lemon drops and candy canes, there’s plenty of mouthwatering sweets to choose from.
December 20th – Go Caroling Day
If you’re someone who enjoys singing (or is actually good at it), we suggest joining a group of carolers and spreading Christmas cheer to your neighborhood.
December 21st – Create a Holiday Music Playlist
Search Spotify or YouTube for your favorite holiday songs and put them into a playlist you can listen to whenever you’re in the mood for tunes.
December 22nd – Go Last-Minute Christmas Gift Shopping
Are you still trying to find that perfect gift for your loved one? Take some time today to check it off your list!
December 23rd – Festivus
Festivus is a fictitious holiday that started on the popular sitcom, Seinfield, which serves as a protest against the mass commercialization of Christmas. If you’re in the Festivus mood, go ahead and celebrate it today!
December 24th – Drink Eggnog on Christmas Eve
It seems fitting that National Eggnog Day is also Christmas Eve! Pour yourself a tall glass of rich, creamy eggnog before the day is done. Make sure to get it while it lasts, as it’s usually only available during the holidays!
December 25th – Celebrate Christmas Day
Whatever your favorite holiday tradition is, take time to enjoy your family and friends as you celebrate!
December 26th – Kwanzaa
Kwanza is an African-American cultural holiday that lasts for seven days. Throughout this holiday, spend time feasting, storytelling, dancing, singing, celebrating unity, and connecting to your African-American roots.
December 27th – Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
Grab your art supplies and get creative today! Get some construction paper, scissors, glitter, and stencils (if you have any), and make your own cut-out snowflakes.
December 28th – Spend The Day In Your Christmas PJs
Who doesn’t love a lazy day spent in pajamas? Especially after the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas. Take a load off today and lounge around the house.
December 29th – Play In The Snow
If you’re fortunate enough to have snow where you’re celebrating, go outside and play in it! Sledding, snowball fights, and building snowmen are always fun winter activities for the whole family.
December 30th – National Resolution Planning Day
Time to set your priorities for next year. Write a list of everything you want to accomplish!
December 31st – Celebrate New Year’s Eve With a Glass of Champagne
Interestingly enough, NYE is also National Champagne Day. Celebrate the good times of the past and ring in the new year with this bubbly beverage!
Enjoy The Holiday Season
Whether you’re spending time with your family, hanging out with friends, or enjoying some romantic one-on-one time with your significant other, we hope this list has inspired you to try something new this December. May your days be merry and bright!