Your kids are probably counting down the seconds until tomorrow morning when it’s time to open the presents Santa left for them.
If you don’t have any Christmas Eve traditions yet, or are looking for something else to do with your kids, why not try one of the below activities.
It’s the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve with your family.
Bake Christmas cookies for Santa
If you haven’t done this yet, today is the perfect day for baking. The kids will love the idea of helping you make cookies to leave for Santa.
Click here for a Reindeer cookie recipe Santa will love. Get the kids to decorate the cookies.
Watch a fun Christmas movie
A fun family Christmas movie with popcorn and a big family bed in the lounge is a great way to spend Christmas Eve. If you have a Netflix account, look for Klaus. This beautifully animated feature about a postal worker who befriends a lonely toymaker was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2019. The kids will love it.
Go check out the Christmas lights
Many people in some suburbs love adorning their houses in Christmas lights. Go for a drive with the kids and see how many houses with cool Christmas lights you can find. If you’re in the East Rand it’s worth taking a drive to Dal Fouche in Springs – there is a park with Christmas lights – Santa, Olaf, the reindeer and many other Christmas light decorations are there. Houses in the area also have their own impressive Christmas light displays.
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