Christmas entertainment ideas

I don’t know about you, but in the run up to Christmas we always look out for events and fun things we can attend, to get us in the Christmas spirit, and spend some quality family time together. Previous years have seen us do a whole variety of things:

  • Pantomimes – got to be done at Christmas
  • Cinema visits to see the latest seasonal offering
  • Christmas markets
  • Shows and concerts – this is usually more for me and Kevin as a couple. It is nice to do the odd thing just for ‘us’. We have also enjoyed stunt shows and ice-skating shows with the children.

So, with November just around the corner, we have started to look at things we can do this festive season. And we already have a little list. With the childrens help we have agreed to:

  1. Check out Disney’s new film – Frozen 
  2. Go and see our local pantomime – this year it is Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
  3. Get tickets for Disney on Ice. Now, I am not sure who is more excited about this one – me or the kids?!
  4. Head to our nearest big city to wander around the Christmas market – a spot of shopping and pancakes from the street sellers – what could be better on a cold, frosty morning?
  5. I might also try and sneak some ‘me time’ with some friends, maybe heading off to see a concert? That always gets me in the festive spirit! I quite like the look of the Boyzone tour 2013 – takes me back to the good old days!

Do you have Christmas traditions such as going to see a pantomime? What about when you were children – did you get taken on special days out in the winter season?

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12 Comments

  1. October 29, 2013 / 5:15 pm

    We are lucky to have huge German Markets in Manchester which always make me feel super festive!

  2. October 29, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    We love to go and see a Panto and I love Christmas Markets….They put me right in the mood for Christmas x

  3. October 29, 2013 / 7:33 pm

    I love booking Christmas stuff, makes me feel warm and fuzzy! I like a trip on the steam train to go and see Santa – magical!

    • October 30, 2013 / 8:22 am

      What a good idea – we live very near the Polar Express Dartmoor station, so that will definitely be one to add to the list!

  4. October 29, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    Am going on a girlie weekend with a friend to Salisbury christmas market – 1st night away from bubba ever – eek!

    • October 30, 2013 / 8:22 am

      Bless you – sure it will be fine, and you will enjoy some ‘me’ time x

  5. October 29, 2013 / 11:02 pm

    We have to do Christmas craft – and that has to include recycling toilet roll holders and something that involves lots of sweets.

    • October 30, 2013 / 8:23 am

      Forgot about Christmas crafts! Toilet roll holders are so handy for a variety of things lol.

  6. October 30, 2013 / 8:02 am

    I used to work every day in December up to Christmas day but not this year so I am looking forward to going to Bath Christmas market 🙂 I used to go to pantos when my son was small it’s great for young kids

  7. November 1, 2013 / 9:02 pm

    I am debating taking The Boy to a pantomime this year, it would be his first.

    Nipping over from blogsRus share thread.

  8. Loubelle
    November 1, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    We always make some Christmas decorations. Visiting the Chase and smelling all the Christmas trees is also a favourite!

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