Celebrate the holiday season with family Christmas Eve traditions that will be remembered for years. Check out our list of fun family activities. Try out a few, and maybe you will find a new family tradition for your family.
Turn down the lights and sing carols by candlelight.
Read the Christmas story aloud from the Bible.
Attend watch night or candlelight service.
Read Luke chapter 2
View Christmas lights about town.
Let kids open one gift (such as pajamas).
Serve eggnog or wassail. Or set up a Hot Cocoa bar with lots of toppings-whip creams; marshmallows; candy cane bits; chips-white chocolate, peanut butter, butterscotch, etc.; cinnamon; syrups-caramel, chocolate, strawberry, etc.; and pretzels.
Is there room in your inn? The tradition is from Mexico. Go door to door knocking and asking if there is room. Last room you are invited into. Celebrate by doing any activity listed here.
Act out the nativity.
If you did the Christmas Straw activity (see advent traditions), place Jesus in the manager.
Light the middle candle in the advent wreath or wait until Christmas day.
Bake cookies for Santa.
Christmas web. A Victorian tradition where the different colored yarn is tied to a small gift. The yarns are then weaved around furniture etc., to a starting point. The person who follows his yarn trail and reaches the gift first wins the gift.
Give Jesus a gift of yourself. Make a promise not to shout at a brother, read the Bible in a year, volunteer at the soup kitchen, etc.
Have a Birthday Party for Jesus.
Hang Jesse Tree ornaments on Christmas Tree.
Line the sidewalk with luminaries
Sprinkle reindeer dust. Color sugar is sprinkled on the ground to mark the house.
Track Santa as he makes his trip around the world.
What does your family do on Christmas eve? Please share below in the comments.
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