100+ Fun Christmas Bucket List Ideas for a Wonderful Christmas

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Ensure your Christmas is a very merry one, full of joy, fun, and wonder, with our ultimate Christmas bucket list, packed with 100+ ideas to make Christmas special!

Christmas bucket list ideas list

Whether you’re hosting family, keen to make it magical for the kids, or want a holiday adventure, our exciting list of ideas has something for everything.

If you’d like to download our ultimate Christmas bucket list as a printable PDF, scroll to the end of the article to get it for yourself and try as many of these ideas as you like.

Christmas Bucket List Ideas List

Fun Christmas Bucket List Ideas

1. Put up Christmas decorations around the house

2. Visit Santa at a shopping mall

3. Make a tree-shaped mural with your Christmas cards

4. Make ornaments for the Christmas tree

5. Make a wreath for your front door

6. Play a Christmas playlist in the car

7. Make a snow globe

8. Make cider and mulled wine

9. Rent a photo booth with props

10. Visit a local Christmas market

Christmas Traditions to Start

11. Bake sweet mince pies

12. Make eggnog

13. Send handmade gifts to friends and family

14. Go carolling

15. Wrap presents using custom wrapping paper

16. Prepare countdown/advent calendars

17. Hang stockings around the house

18. Go to an official ‘turn-on-Christmas-lights’ parade

19. Go Christmas shopping with the family

20. Host a special Christmas brunch

Christmas Bucket List Ideas for Couples

21. Get a Christmas tree and decorate it

22. Attend a Christmas orchestra concert

23. Hang mistletoe and kiss everytime you step under it

24. Have a Christmas song sing-along

25. Drink hot apple cider around an open fire

26. Play a game of Christmas-themed adult scavenger hunt

27. Cook a holiday meal together

28. Go ice skating

29. Arrange a Christmas candlelit dinner date

30. Prepare and drink Christmas cocktails

Christmas Bucket List Ideas for Families with Kids

31. Visit a nearby Winter Wonderland

32. Hang stockings around the house

33. Go sledding in a snowy area

34. Read a bedtime story to the kids by the tree

35. Bake and decorate a gingerbread house

36. Craft Christmas cards for friends and family

37. See reindeer in a national park

38. Send a letter to Santa

39. Create paper snowflakes for your walls and windows

40. Take pictures with Santa at the mall

Solo Christmas Bucket List Ideas

41. Make homemade s’mores

42. Walk through the neighborhood and photograph the decorations

43. Roast chestnuts over the fire

44. Attend a nutcracker ballet

45. Bake and swap cookies with your neighbors

46. Solve a Christmas puzzle

47. Read a holiday-themed book

48. Light Christmas candles around the home

49. Create your own hot chocolate recipe

50. Enjoy a Christmas-themed manicure and pedicure

Christmas Bucket List Ideas for Friends

51. Go ice-skating in Santa costumes

52. Visit Christmas market towns

53. Go on a weekend ski trip

54. Arrange Christmas caroling for the neighborhood

55. Build and decorate a snowman

56. Attend a holiday party

57. Wear matching ugly Christmas sweaters

58. Have a snowball fight with your friends

59. Hold a Christmas potluck party

60. Attend a Christmas concert with friends

At-Home Christmas Bucket List Ideas

61. Bake Christmas cookies for neighbors

62. Video call friends and family

63. Take a funny family photo for a Christmas card

64. Hold a Christmas dance party

65. Host a games night

66. Buy matching pajamas for everyone in the house

67. Host a secret Santa

68. Make a Yule log

69. Host a festive wine and cheese evening

70. Prepare a turkey or a fancy meal

Christmas Movies Bucket List Ideas

71. Host a ‘Home Alone’ marathon

72. Play Christmas movie trivia with friends

73. Have a Christmas RomCom evening

74. Buy a scratch-off list of Christmas movies

75. Watch ‘Miracle On 34th Street’

76. Watch Elf

77. Watch It’s A Wonderful Life’

78. Watch ‘A Christmas Carol’

79. Have a Harry Potter marathon

80. Dress up as your favorite character before movie night

Charitable/Volunteer Christmas Bucket List Ideas

81. Bake Christmas cookies for a retirement home

82. Knit hats and sweaters for a retirement home

83. Send food to a homeless shelter

84. Donate toys to an orphanage

85. Volunteer at a soup kitchen

86. Donate your old winter clothing

87. Make Christmas cards for a nursing home

88. Raise funds for a charity

89. Volunteer to be Santa at a children’s hospital

90. Volunteer at a local food bank

Unique Christmas Bucket List Ideas

91. Send a handmade gift to a stranger in your neighborhood

92. Decorate a tabletop tree and give it away

93. Carry out an impromptu act of kindness

94. Leave money inside a book in a library

95. Make a Christmas-tree-shaped pizza

96. Reconnect with an old friend and send them gifts

97. Take a virtual tour to Lapland

98. Go for a reindeer sleigh ride in Finland

99. Attend the midnight mass

100. Rent a snow machine and make a YouTube video

101. Dress your pets up in elf costumes


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Make Christmas a time of wonder, joy, and magic, and use these ideas to inspire you during the festive season. Christmas comes but once a year, so be sure to make it memorable!

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100+ Christmas Bucket List Ideas List

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