The ultimate list of family Advent activities & Christmas countdown fun (free printable)

150+ Advent activities (or Christmas countdown activities) by category:

Fun at home, outings, serving others, in the kitchen, decorating, faith-based, crafting, movies, winter-specific, and summer-specific. Skim the list and choose 24 that suit your family!

The Ultimate Christmas Countdown and Advent Activity List - by Adriel Booker

I sat down to plan this year’s family Advent activities and thought I’d begin by brainstorming ideas and then choosing twenty-four of them from my list. I expected to stop around thirty or forty ideas… but they just kept rolling, so I decided to tidy them up by category and share them with you. (I’m yet to narrow my own list down to twenty-four for this year – ha! Maybe tomorrow.)

We’re also using a reading plan for the Jesus Storybook Bible this year, so we’ll be “opening” our little Advent stockings twice a day – in the morning for an activity and at night for our bible reading.

Hope this helps you plan a little holiday fun with your family. Please add additional ideas in the comments – let’s truly make this an ultimate Christmas activity list. (I left off ideas and traditions for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, but feel free to add them in the comment section too!)


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Serving others:

  • Shop for a gift to put under the Tree of Joy (or another charity).
  • Fill a shoe box for Operation Christmas Child.
  • Visit an elderly home and hand out homemade cookies.
  • Take a few small gifts to a shelter for women and children.
  • Write a letter to a family friend or some troops stationed overseas.
  • Drive to a store that has a Salvation Army bell ringer just to donate (without going into the store to buy anything!).
  • Buy a small gift for a child in the long-term care wing of the children’s ward, and bring a bouquet of flowers for his/her mother.
  • Serve a meal together as a family at a local homeless shelter.
  • Clean out your toy boxes and donate good quality items to an opportunity store.
  • Raid the pantry for canned goods to donate to a charity.
  • Take a plate of cookies and a homemade Christmas card to your doctor’s office, library, church office, and/or dentist office.
  • Anonymously pay for the Santa photos of the person behind you in line at the mall.
  • Wear Santa hats and take some doggie treats to your local shelter.
  • If you go to the woods to chop a Christmas tree, buy an extra license and bring one home for a neighbor who may not have the resources to get their own.
  • Wear Santa hats and take a garbage bag to clean up garbage from your neighborhood.


In the kitchen:

  • Make Christmas cookies.
  • Serve a red and green themed meal.
  • Make homemade caramel corn.
  • Make chocolate-dipped pretzels with red and green sprinkles.
  • Eat “reindeer droppings” for breakfast (donut holes!).
  • Make gingerbread cookies.
  • Make edible Christmas trees out of upside-down ice cream cones, green frosting, and sprinkles.
  • Make snickerdoodles.
  • Decorate a gingerbread (or graham cracker) house.
  • Invite a few friends over for a cookie decorating party.
  • Melt chocolate into Christmas molds.


Faith-based activities:

  • Visit a “live” nativity scene.
  • Go to a candlelight church service.
  • Read the Christmas story in the Bible.
  • Make and decorate a birthday cake for Jesus.
  • Spend time on your bellies playing with the family nativity scene and acting out the story.
  • Cut your lunch sandwiches into the shape of stars and talk about the original Christmas star.
  • Write a letter to Jesus, thanking him for the gifts you received throughout the year.
  • Attend Christmas Eve Mass at a beautiful cathedral.
  • Make a manger with twigs you collect from outside and talk about Baby Jesus  and the type of place he was born into.
  • Make paper crowns and talk about the wise men and the gifts they brought Jesus.
  • Visit a local farm and talk about what it must have been like for Mary and Joseph to have a baby in a stable.
  • Read one story from the Jesus Storybook Bible each day starting December 1stand teach your children how the whole bible leads to Christmas. (Download a free printable reading plan for the Jesus Storybook Bible here.)
  • Use The Truth in the Tinsel: An Advent experience for little hands (recommended by a friend).
  • Use this interactive Nativity experience and book, What God Wants for Christmas: Christmas in their hands, in their hearts, and out of the box.



  • Decorate the tree.
  • Deck the halls with boughs of holly.
  • String a popcorn garland for the tree.
  • Make origami ornaments for the tree.
  • Decorate a wreath together.
  • Hang some mistletoe and give out kisses.
  • Make a paper garland to hang on the tree, over a door, or in the kids bedroom.
  • Decorate the windows with spray snow.



  • Cut or pick a Christmas tree.
  • Visit a few friends’ houses to sing Christmas carols and hand out candy canes.
  • Hop in the car in your jammies and drive around to look at the Christmas lights.
  • Visit Santa for photos.
  • Attend a Christmas parade (or watch on TV/YouTube).
  • Watch the Nutcracker Ballet on stage (or on DVD).
  • Go to a tree-lighting ceremony.
  • Attend a Christmas concert.
  • Check out books from the library about how people celebrate Christmas in other nations.
  • Attend a holiday craft bazaar with grandma.


Craft and create:

  • Write (or color on) Christmas cards.
  • Decorate a Christmas card for your teacher, Sunday School teacher, or favorite babysitter.
  • Make a handmade Christmas ornament for someone else in the family.
  • Color a Christmas picture or make a Christmas craft.
  • Make paper snowflakes to hang from the kids’ bedroom ceiling.
  • Write letters to Santa.
  • Make and mail a Christmas card to a family member or friend who lives in another state or country.
  • Make a silly Christmas video to email to friends (or post on facebook) on Christmas day.
  • Make (or draw inside) thank you cards that are ready to be filled out after Christmas.
  • Make thumbprint snowmen.
  • Make homemade play dough in red and green.
  • Make play dough snowmen.
  • Make a video of each family member singing their favorite Christmas song.
  • Make glitter snow globes out of baby food jars. (Secure the lids with a hot glue gun!)
  • Paint pinecones to make a centerpiece for the table or to display in a clear vase or string on a bunting.
  • Make a bouquet of poinsettias out of felt or construction paper and pipe cleaners.
  • Make a pinecone bird feeder and attach a little note that says, “Merry Christmas birdies!”


Fun at home:

  • Have a living room dance party to a fun Christmas album.
  • Let everyone in the family choose a country and then google to see how they celebrate Christmas there.
  • Unwrap and read a new Christmas book.
  • Wrap grandma and grandpa’s gifts.
  • Pull out mattresses and have a family slumber party under the tree.
  • Have a family story night and read all your Christmas storybooks while enjoying a plate of cookies and milk.
  • Snuggle up in mom and dad’s bed and read The Night Before Christmas.
  • Have a funny Christmas photo shoot (80’s Christmas sweaters?!).
  • Make popcorn and watch home movies from the year.
  • Choose your favorite photos for a family yearbook.
  • Make some personal and family New Years goals.
  • Wrap daddy’s gift with mommy (or mommy’s gift with daddy).
  • Wrap up your holiday books for the kids to open and read together as a family (include one new book for the year).
  • Read Elf on the Shelf (and let the fun begin!).
  • Make a “pillow bed” on the living room floor and watch some classic Christmas cartoons (Rudolf, Frosty, etc.) together.
  • Send a small Christmas care package to a missionary or foreign exchange student.
  • Give each family member a shoe box and tell them to collect and fill it with red and green things from around the house or yard.
  • YouTube funny Christmas caroling videos together.
  • Use only Christmas mugs for all of your drinks for an entire day.
  • Draw the kids a bubble bath by candlelight with Christmas tunes playing on the stereo.
  • Interview each family member on video asking a short list of questions (favorite memory from the year, etc.).
  • Celebrate Saint Nicolas Day (December 6th) by doing a secret act of kindness.
  • Let each child choose a friend to invite over for a Christmas-themed morning tea.
  • Draw names and write a love note for a family member. Leave them out on Christmas Eve for Santa to distribute into their stocking.
  • Have a “fancy dress” code for dinner one night.
  • Check your shoes on Saint Nicolas Day – December 6th. [Leave the kids a few pieces of candy.]
  • “Help” dad put up the outdoor Christmas lights.
  • Write a “new” Christmas carol, personalizing (re-writing) the words to one of your favorites.
  • Invite another family to come over in their jammies to watch a favorite Christmas movie and share a favorite Christmas treat.
  • Get out a Christmas songbook and sing a few carols before nap time and bed time. (We actually do this for the entire month, but thought I’d include it for families who are a bit less gung-ho about the all-month caroling. Ha!)


Watch your favorite Christmas movies:

  • Miracle on 34th Street (Definitely the original… but in color for the kiddos.)
  • White Christmas
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas (I prefer the original cartoon version!)
  • Charlie Brown’s Christmas
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • The Nativity Story
  • Elf
  • Home Alone
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • The Nutcracker Ballet
  • The Polar Express
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  • National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
  • The Christmas Story
  • A Christmas Carol (the Jim Carrey version)
  • The Snowman
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the other cartoon classics

*A few of these movies aren’t appropriate for young children.


Winter-specific activities:

  • Make snow angels.
  • Go sledding.
  • Build a snowman together.
  • Get bundled up and go ice skating.
  • Have hot chocolate and candy canes.
  • Make hot apple cider.
  • Bundle up and go on a sleigh ride.
  • Make eggnog.
  • Have a snowball fight.
  • Roast marshmallows inside over the fireplace.
  • Make snow cones out of real snow.


The Ultimate Summer Advent Activity List - by Adriel Booker 

Summer-specific activities:

  • Make sand angels.
  • Take a wagon ride or bike ride after dark around a neighborhood that’s known for lots of Christmas lights.
  • Have fish and chips on the beach.
  • Play backyard cricket.
  • Stay up past bedtime and go swimming after dark.
  • Spread out blankets in the yard and do some star-gazing.
  • Have a fondue night with summer fruit and chocolate.
  • Go for a wagon ride with Santa hats and squirt guns.
  • Roast marshmallows outside over a bonfire.
  • Make root beer or coke floats.
  • Go out for snow cones (or ice cream cones).
  • Have a red and green themed BBQ.
  • Go for a “moon walk” in your jammies.
  • Go to the beach and use shaving cream to make Santa beards on each other before jumping in for a swim.
  • Attend “Carols by Candlelight” in the park.
  • Wear your swimmers for an outdoor bubble bath in the wading pool.
  • Take a family bike ride (or wagon ride) with Santa hats on.


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Dear friends, I hope this mammoth list has helped to get your creative juices flowing to think about how you can celebrate the lead-up to Christmas with your family. This is certainly a time of year to celebrate!! What are your favorite Christmas activities? 


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About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


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  • bernardeena
    27 November 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Great ideas and suggestions, thanks!
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  • Shonda
    29 November 2012 at 12:40 am

    I love long lists of ideas!!

  • Mellisa Rock
    29 November 2012 at 12:54 am

    I’ve done an advent calender in the past but this year to be more frugal we are going to make a point to watch a Christmas movie a night for free! Thanks for the lists, pinning it for others and my future self.

  • Jill
    29 November 2012 at 4:02 pm

    Thanks so much for the list!! Thought I would pass on our absolute favorite Christmas movie (my 3 year old & on up request it:) The Very First Noel – because you need another activity on you list:) if you want to check it out.

  • Kamille@Redeeming the Table
    30 November 2012 at 3:48 am

    quite the list–thank you! I like the Jesus Storybook Bible Advent reading plan a lot. Our family favorite! Megan from Sorta Crunchy mentioned it–thank you! You enjoy the summer down under and I’ll soak in the cold in Washington state:)
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  • A Little R & R
    1 December 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I love this!!! In fact, I love it so much, I shouted you out on my latest blog post. 🙂 I can’t wait to read it again and jot down some things I want to use from it. You are super-creative!
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    2 December 2012 at 3:00 pm

    So excited to have found your blog and this post–just linked up to it from my post tonight! Thanks so much!

  • Sarah Quiroz
    5 December 2012 at 10:24 am

    Thank you for all these great ideas! I love your blog and shared your advent Jesus Storybook Bible reading plan. We love that bible and reading it again touches your heart as deeply as the first time.
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  • Christine
    2 November 2013 at 8:28 am

    Thank you for posting this list! As the “crazy single aunt” of the family I get to share my holiday with a bunch children and adults. This list will give the season the extra sparkle I was seeking! Much love and blessings to you!
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  • elizabeth c
    6 November 2013 at 2:59 am

    Thanks for the ideas! I just wanted to share that Veggie tales has a lot of Christmas themed movies too that we add to our movie list and the kids love them!

    • Adriel
      13 November 2013 at 10:17 pm

      thanks elizabeth! we’re just now getting into veggie tales and loving them!! looking forward to checking out some of their christmas specials. i think my mom actually sent us one or two dvds last year but i’m practicing extreme self control by not pulling anything out until after thanksgiving. 😉
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    26 November 2013 at 10:19 am

    Starting to make our Christmas activities list and found this post via pinterest, LOVE all these great ideas!!
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    28 November 2013 at 6:31 am

    Just wanted to let you know I came across your blog and have fallen in love with you… madly… and it might even lead to problems, but I’m sure in the long run my family will be thankful that someone else shares in my passion for such things (so they won’t need to hear me talk). Anyway… just wanted to say thanks for all you’ve shared here, as well as some of the other posts I’ve found and will be linking to from my blog. 🙂

    Merry Christmas!

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    • Adriel
      9 December 2014 at 1:40 am

      i used to love going to the nutcracker ballet as a kid. it’s much harder to find in australia, unfortunately!
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  • Karen
    27 November 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Your long list of activities is very helpful. I am just starting to plan for our family advent activities and I will definitely include some of the activities in your list.

    Thank you for sharing your ideas.
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  • Ellora @ CreativelySouthern
    28 November 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Adriel, I love your ideas! This is by far the best list of activities I’ve found, and I’m happy to say that I’ll be using several of them on the advent calendar for my daughter this year. Thanks so much for sharing your ideas. I’m also featuring your post here over at Creatively Southern for the advent calendar I just made. Happy Holidays!!

  • Joanne
    30 November 2014 at 9:53 am

    Thanks so much, I love your ideas especially regarding ‘serving’. What an inspiring list! We were at church this morning and the priest spoke to us about creating our own family advent traditions, it really struck a chord with me. So i found myself doing an internet search and immediately came to your blog. I feel like i’ve struck gold. If you have any organisational/ planning/ family motivating tips and also tips for motivating the family i would love you to share them. I have a husband and two boys who are my loves but i am a girly girl and sometimes feel my suggestions and ideas are not always on their wavelength! Thank you xx

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  • David
    2 December 2014 at 3:50 am

    Thanks Adriel – some great ideas there to get the creative thoughts going. Love what you do. And Merry Christmas!

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  • Ciera
    20 November 2015 at 1:55 am

    Hello Adriel!

    I did not have time to read the entire list, but I love what I’ve read so far! I can’t wait to print the list and start picking. I really appreciate the service ideas. Giving others your time is so valuable and irreplaceable. I have been searching the Internet for ideas and came across your list. Then I saw your blog and realized you are a sister in Christ! I will add you to my family’s prayer jar so we can pray for you regularly.

    God bless you!


    • Adriel Booker
      16 December 2015 at 4:23 pm

      thank you and merry christmas! glad i could help. 🙂

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  • Amanda @bephoenixfit
    29 November 2015 at 3:00 am

    These are great ideas, and I’m really loving the dance party with Christmas music! 🙂 I’m so excited to fill up our calendar now. Thanks for this post!
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    • Adriel Booker
      16 December 2015 at 4:18 pm

      You’re welcome. That’s definitely a favorite in our family. (And I pull it out more than once, especially when I don’t want to prepare anything!) Merry Christmas!

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  • Julie Blinn
    3 December 2015 at 11:16 am

    I gave my email addressed and confirmed subscription… so how to access the free printables? Thank you.

    • Adriel Booker
      4 December 2015 at 1:58 pm

      Did you get my email Julie? You need to confirm the subscription and then it will automatically send to you. Merry Christmas!

    • Adriel Booker
      16 December 2015 at 4:16 pm

      you’ve sorted it out now, right julie?

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  • Kenborne
    7 June 2016 at 12:58 am

    Thank you for this list!

  • kelly
    27 November 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Thank you for this list! This is the best and most extensive list of Advent activities I’ve found!

    • Adriel Booker
      2 January 2017 at 2:59 pm

      awesome! so glad it was helpful. merry christmas kelly!

  • jen
    1 December 2016 at 6:12 am

    Thank you so much for this list! I can’t wait to use it to make some traditions with our son.
    Merry Christmas!
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  • Debbie Hogan
    2 June 2018 at 2:08 am

    My name is Debbie Hogan and I really enjoyed your blog about Christmas traditions. I have been married to my husband Jim for almost 49 years, have 2 adult sons and 6 wonderful grandchildren. I was a teacher and speaker for MOPS for over 20 years and have a real heart for young moms and their families. In 2002 Jim and I founded Standing Stone Ministry. Our mission is to “pastor pastors and their families”. We serve pastors, missionaries and para-church leaders. Please check us out.
    In the early 80s I started a business selling Christ-centered Christmas traditions but my life became so busy being Mom to our active boys that I wasn’t able to continue the business. Now that my sons have families of their own, we decided it was time to restart Traditions4U. Our first tradition is The Candle Tree. It’s a wonderful game that will become a favorite Christmas tradition. You can see our Kickstarter video on our website. I would greatly appreciate it if you could share this wonderful Christmas tradition with your network. I’d love to talk to you to answer any questions you might have. I live in Orange County, CA. I look forward to hearing from you. Keep encouraging young moms!

    • Adriel Booker
      4 June 2018 at 3:03 pm

      Sounds like a lovely ministry Debbie. You have a lot going on. Thanks for sharing with my readers.

  • Michelle
    28 November 2018 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks for sharing, it’s great!

  • Casey
    30 November 2018 at 3:07 pm

    Cool ideas Adriel. Help me have a better christmas 🙂

  • Corrine
    19 February 2019 at 6:39 am

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    to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really loved what you had to say, and
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  • Emily
    23 February 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Thanks for the marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you will be a great author.

    I will always bookmark your blog and will come back someday.
    I want to encourage yourself to continue your great writing, have a nice holiday weekend!

  • Jacquie
    22 October 2019 at 5:14 am

    Such a wonderful list! We enjoy celebrating an advent countdown each year. And I love how you added the ‘wear Santa hats’ to make regular service ideas more festive 😉 We have never hung mistletoe but I remember my grandparents did that every year — gotta put that on our list.


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