Finally, December is here! The festivities are now in full gear and people are planning how they are going to spend time with their loved ones without spending a fortune. Do not worry, we have your back. There are several activities you have to get involved in that are either very cheap or free.
Between buying gifts and traveling to see friends and family, Christmas time can become quite expensive. And, although it is easy to rack up some big bills during the holiday season, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Being on a budget does not mean you miss out on the fun parts of Christmas, hence this article. Sit down, relax, and grab that glass of hot cocoa and let us show you some of the cheap and free things to do during Christmas. Continue reading to see our ideas.
Baking Christmas Cookies
To some, this is a tradition. If it’s not in your home, you might consider jumping on the bandwagon. You can do this with your family members or neighbors, and bring the Christmas spirit into your home. Baking cooing is a great, budget-friendly way to spend time with loved ones. What’s more, if you are looking for gifts to send out, you have some right there – Christmas cookies!
Attend A Tree Lighting Ceremony
This is one of the most spectacular things to do over the Christmas period. Almost all cities have ceremonies where they light trees, and this could be a perfect plan for you and your loved ones. This will usher you into the Christmas mood, and you will also get to mingle with other people over some cocoa and other snacks.
This is another incredible way to save money during this festive season. It is a creative way to get everyone in a home involved in doing something. As you do this, remember to put on some Christmas music, grab yourself a drink, and get to work. You can borrow a leaf from the so many ideas available online.
Decorate Your Christmas Tree
Yes, what is a home without a Christmas tree during this season? As you decorate your tree, don’t forget to play some soothing music, grab a glass of your favorite drink, and enjoy the process. If you are the kind who likes decorating trees, I bet you must have collected several decorations over the years. This means you will not have to spend a penny this year on decorations. You can even invite people over to help you decorate your tree so it is an activity with friends.
Go To The Mall
Well, don’t cry about not having any money just yet; going to the mall does not mean you have to spend anything. However, it does get you away from the monotony of your house, chores, watching TV, and even work. Most malls usually have festive decorations, and sparkling lights, you can also do some window shopping. It is a great way to enjoy the holiday season.
Watch Holiday Movies
From “The Grinch” to “The Muppet Christmas Carol,” there are lots of movies to select from, which will bring out the Christmas mood. So grab that blanket, get cozy, and enjoy some of the holiday classics on a snowy day.
If you have time to spare, consider volunteering. Offering your times costs absolutely nothing and Christmas is all about giving. What better gift can you give someone other than giving them your time? Whether it’s volunteering at an orphanage or a local food bank, there are so many places in your community that could probably benefit from your help.
This is just a drop in the ocean. There are so many ideas and activities to take part in at absolutely no cost within your area. You can even make Christmas cards and send out, spend time listening to your favorite old music, or even surprise people with homemade gifts. The list of ways to enjoy Christmas is endless.