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Family At The Holidays
Family is what makes the holidays memorable and worthwhile. Holiday family traditions passed down from generation to generation can be a great way to add a little more cheer to the season. See these ideas for family traditions for the holidays, and begin one this year with your family!

Holiday Family Traditions:

  • Watch a holiday movie together as a family

  • Have Grandma/Grandpa read the kids "The Night Before Christmas" (or alternate holiday story)

  • Bust open and share the Peppermint Pig™ (a holiday tradition with Saratoga roots!)

  • Make and decorate gingerbread houses

  • Bake and/or decorate cookies together

  • Celebrate with an Advent calendar with a gift each day leading up to Christmas

  • Light the Menorah together every night of Hanukkah

  • Put on a Nativity skit
  • Candy Cane Hot Cocoa
  • Read the Christmas story together

  • Enjoy a candy cane hot cocoa night

  • Go to church as a family

  • Volunteer at a local soup kitchen

  • Make a charitable donation in lieu of / in addition to gifts

  • Drop a gift anonymously at someone's doorstep

  • Sing carols at home or go out caroling

  • Visit a senior home or hospital

  • Have a family member dress as Santa

  • Mysteriously have a bag of joke gifts anonymously appear each year

  • Play a slideshow of pictures from previous holidays of years past

  • Put on a festive puppet show

  • Decorate the home together with lights (or go out light sighting!)

  • Pick out and/or cut your own tree and decorate as a family

  • Do a holiday craft together

  • Plan a day / evening of local holiday shopping as a family

  • Attend a local parade or annual holiday event as a family each year

  • Visit Santa's Cottage in Saratoga Springs


We hope this list of holiday family traditions gave you some good ideas for a tradition (or perhaps a few traditions) you can start in your home this holiday season!

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