10 Things to Do with Your Kids This Christmas

Nia Hendricks
The holidays are a special time of year to remember what’s really important and make memories with the ones we love. But sometimes, especially in Florida, it can be difficult to get into the Christmas spirit. There aren’t exactly “chestnuts roasting on an open fire” anywhere in sight. So, we’ve put together a list of Broward County Christmas events, crafts, and activities for the entire family to enjoy together as you celebrate the season that commemorates the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

EVENTS


  • Fort Lauderdale Christmas Pageant
    
Enjoy a Christmas tradition for over 30 years at First Baptist Fort Lauderdale! From November 30th through December 17th, bring your family to an artistic experience celebrating Christmas and the Gospel story. Times and tickets vary.



  • CCA Band & Choral Concert: Glory to God, Peace On Earth
    Sing songs to Jesus and enjoy Christmas classics at the Calvary Christian Academy Band & Choral Concert on December 7th & 8th. Student musicians, singers, and dancers come together to give glory to God and create a festive experience for the whole family to enjoy. Tickets are $5.

  • Bethlehem Revisited
    Travel back in time and over to the little town of Bethlehem December 8th-12th to see what it was like when Jesus was born. For 25 years First Church of Coral Springs has recreated Bethlehem and shared the love of Jesus with the community. Roman soldiers, stable animals, and historically appropriate costumes set the scene and bring the nativity story to life.

  • Not-So-Silent-Night
    Enjoy a special Christmas production and time of worship led by the students at Ocean’s Edge School of Worship on December 15th & 16th at the Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale Theatre. Tickets are $5-10.

  • Holiday Fantasy of Lights
    Get your Christmas playlist ready and load up the van! Drive over to Tradewinds Park to enjoy a drive-thru light show from now until January 1st, from 6-10pm. Tickets are $11-16 per vehicle.
CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES


  • Let It Snow Globe
    Bring the snow to South Florida with this waterless snow globe craft. This craft is simple and fun, but is probably best suited for children ages 9+.

  • Random Acts of Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar
    Christmas time creates a great opportunity to intentionally teach children to be kind and generous because of the great gift Jesus is to us. Download this free advent calendar and have your child or student cross off each day and task leading up to Christmas. Spend a little time each day discussing their random act of kindness!

  • Christmas Service with the Family
    Make worshipping with your local church a priority this Christmas and bring the whole family to a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day service at the church you attend. After the service, take turns talking about what God is doing in your heart on the drive home. Spend time giving thanks and praying as a family.

  • Christmas Wreath Cookies
    This no-bake recipe is easy for kids of all ages to participate in. Make a couple plates for your child to share with teachers, neighbors, and loved ones.

  • Santa Pancakes
    Santa may not be real, but these pancakes are real yummy! Have your little one help you Christmas morning by putting together a festive breakfast. From penguin oatmeal to Christmas puppy waffles, there are plenty of designs to add to your breakfast table!


What are your favorite family activities this time of year? Share in the comments below and perhaps another family may pick up a new tradition!
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