The holiday season can be the most exciting time to head out into the wilderness for a family vacation. Christmas spirit is in the air, leaving the whole family excited for a great adventure.
All your loved ones cozied up by a smoking fire, staring up into the starry sky…how can this setting be any more magical?!
You’re packing your bags, you’re booking your campsite and you’re ready to hit the road!
Now it’s time to start thinking about all the fun things to do when you get there.
The possibilities are endless during this festive season.
Whether you’re heading out into the snowy abyss or a bed of forrest green, we’ve made a list of 7 camping activities that are festive and fun for the whole family, during the holiday season.
1.Watch Christmas Movies In The RV
Take your Christmas movie bingeing to a whole new level by watching them from the comfort of your RV. How nice would it be to have your vehicle parked, surrounded by a bed of wildness, with the scent of pine trees and fresh air lingering, while you’re blanket covered in your RV? This setting describes the perfect holiday movie watching experience.
Whether you’re watching classics such as Elf, Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, It’s A Wonderful Life, etc, this makes for a fun night for the whole family.
2. Sing Carols Around The Fire
It’s common when camping to sing classic folk songs by the flaming, toasty fire, and have the whole family join in. Perhaps even someone in your brady bunch is musically gifted and has brought their guitar, or other portable instrument to play. The holiday season is the perfect time to take your personal choir to festive lengths.
Belt out your inner diva to Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas” or harmonize to a classic Christmas songs such as “Silent Night” and “Rockin Around The Christmas Tree.”
Christmas carolling is perfect for the middle of the wilderness because you can sing with all your spirit and be as loud as you wish. I’m sure all the furry forest friends won’t mind, and might even try joining in with you!
3.Eat Yummy Holiday Treats
What’s everyone’s favourite thing to do during the holiday season? Eat of course! The holidays are the perfect time to indulge in yummy baked goods and savory sweets.
Calories don’t count during the Christmas Season!
Fill up your campsite or RV with the rich smells of shortbread, chocolate truffles or peppermint hot chocolate.
Or check out these s’mores recipes, guaranteed to take your fireside game to a whole other experience!
4. Tell Christmas Stories Around The Fire
Leave the spooky, fireside stories for your next camping adventure. The holiday season should be filled with jolly, spirit and cheer. This is why telling your favourite Christmas tales around the fire is a fun activity for the whole family.
Tell your favourite anecdotes of Saint Nick, or bust out a classic tale such as “Twas The Night Before Christmas.” Your story can be fact or fiction, no ones judging!
5. Family Game Night
Family game night is a classic not only on the campground, but during all of your holiday get togethers. Have everyone bring their favourite card game or board game, and take turns learning and playing each.
Have some Christmas music playing in the background and a plethora of holiday treats at the table to heighten this festive activity night.
For the adults, spiked eggnog never fails to be a great edition to a card game. The children can stick to their peppermint hot cocoa, it’s just as satisfying.
6. Make A Snowman
If you’re lucky enough to head out into the snow for a winter camping experience this holiday season, then making a snowman is a must. This activity is fun for the whole family. You are free to be as creative as you like when making your very own version of frosty.
Be sure to pack your snowman a little pair of gloves, a hat, a scarf, and of course a carrot nose!
7. Make A Gingerbread House
This popular Christmas activity is perfect for inside the RV, or on a picnic table around the campsite. Making a gingerbread house in the wilderness sounds like the best atmosphere to unleash your creativity. Bring all your favorite candies, and decorations to ensure your house is the most decked out on all of candy cane lane!