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10 Joyful Activities for Your Christmas Break!

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10 Joyful Activities for Your Christmas Break!

Ms. Carrie Burns

Ms. Carrie Burns

Ms. Carrie Burns

Sydney Burns, Co-Editor

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Are you finding that your two weeks off from school have gotten boring? Here are 10 activities you can do to spice up your Christmas break!

  1. Go Ice Skating! There are many fun places to go with your friends and family. Although I don’t have the best coordination for ice skating, tie up your skates and try it out! The Avenue at White Marsh, Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena, and Pandora Ice Rink in the Inner Harbor are a few places to go in Baltimore.
  2. Go See a Movie with Family and Friends! A great Christmas movie is the new adaptation of The Grinch. If you’re not in the mood for a Christmas movie, some other movies that will be out in theaters are Transformer’s Bumblebee, Mary Poppins Returns, and Aquaman.
  3. Visit a Museum or Historical Site! The Hampton Mansion is right near NDP and is rich in history! Another great museum is the B & O Railroad Museum, which I particularly remember visiting as a child. If you love art, another place to visit is the Walters Art Museum. There are tons of museums that are not only educational, but very intriguing to learn about!
  4. Sit Down with a Cup of Hot Chocolate and Listen to Christmas Music! Once in a while, it is nice to sit by the fireplace, put your feet up, and relax over Christmas break! (I recommend checking out our “Ultimate Holiday Playlist 2018” article for spectacular songs!)
  5. Visit the Christmas lights in Hampden, also known as “The Miracle on 34th Street!” It will surely put you in the Christmas spirit! I’m planning to go over break with my friends and family.
  6. Take a day trip! Although it may be hard for some of us to travel, a day trip is a great way to spend time with friends and family without spending too much! A day trip to Washington, D.C. to visit museums or a visit to Harper’s Ferry is a fun and exciting way to spend your Christmas vacation!
  7. Go holiday shopping (this is especially important at the start of break)! Visit the mall or shopping center closest to you, or better yet: go online shopping! Since Christmas is right around the corner, be sure to do all your Christmas shopping before the last-minute crowd. Don’t procrastinate (like me) when getting your gifts!
  8. Go Christmas Caroling! Although I have never tried this before, if you love singing Christmas music, help spread holiday cheer around your neighborhood! Everyone loves a good Christmas classic! Bundle up with your hats and gloves, grab your lyrics, and sing your heart out!
  9. Bake holiday cookies or your family’s favorite recipe! I know that this is a tradition I would do all the time with my relatives and plus: you get to enjoy delicious treats at the end! It is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth and spend quality time with your relatives. (check out our holiday recipe on our site for an idea!)
  10. The last and probably most important one: SLEEP! We all need to rest from the school year so far and for our upcoming exams.

Have a restful and exciting Christmas break everyone! Be sure to spend time with your family and friends this holiday season, and to be grateful for everything you have! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Sydney Burns, Co-Editor

Hi! My name is Sydney Burns, and I am a senior. This is my third year writing for The Gateway at NDP! I am excited to write many more articles and to...

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One Response to “10 Joyful Activities for Your Christmas Break!”

  1. Mr. Tom Peri on December 14th, 2018 8:11 am

    Dear Gateway,
    Thank you for the series on all things Christmas. You have certainly added to my Christmas Spirit and spirit. I can vouch for Christmas at Hampton Mansion – worth doing for sure. Merry Christmas to the Gateway writer, staff, reporters, photographers, moderators, and contributors. You add something very special to our community. Thank you.

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