Winter Activities

Julianne Eladawy and Sarah Nelson, Staff Writer and Contributor

Winter break is coming up fast but you don’t know what to do? Here are some ideas to do by yourself, with family or friends!

At Home Activities :

  • playing in the snow
  • baking (brownies, cookies, cupcakes, etc.)
  • make homemade pizza
  • sledding (if there’s enough snow)
  • having a holiday themed day (movies, going in the snow, etc.)
  • making a fire with hot cocoa
  • holiday movie marathon
  • build snowmen (if there’s enough snow)
  • snowball fight!!
  • snuggling under a blanket 
  • decorate gingerbread houses
  • listen to holiday songs

Out of Town/House Activities :

  • skiing/snowboarding (Mohawk Mountain, Power Ridge Mountain, Thunder Ridge, Ski Sundown, etc.)
  • going to a sledding hill/anywhere with snow
  • going out to dinner 
  • look at lights
  • setting up outdoor or indoor lights
  • go holiday shopping (for family & friends)
  • go ice skating (Longshore, will add other places later)

Out of State Activities :

  • skiing/snowboarding (Vermont, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, etc.)
  • see the Christmas tree in New York
  • go shopping (for yourself and friends/family)
  • ice skating – Rockefeller center
  • go see the nutcracker – New York
  • see the holiday light show – Saks 5th Avenue

Activities with Friends and Family :

  • sleepover (matching pajamas, decorating cookies, movie marathon, etc.)
  • baking competition 
  • playing in the snow & ice skating
  • decorating the house
  • go to bath and body works (winter fragrances)
  • secret Santa or white elephant gift giveaway! 

New Years Activities :

  • go shopping and get 2023 decorations! 
  • watch movies
  • start a fun tradition! 
  • stay up and watch the ball drop on TV!

We hope you have fun doing some of these activities! Have a great winter break and happy holidays!