This past weekend was so much fun. One thing I love about this time of year are all the great activities for kids and families that are not only fun, but also free. We enjoyed being out and about together as a family, enjoying all that this season has to offer. Take a look!
One of our favorite traditions is going through an Advent Calendar together. I buy ours at Aldi for $1, which you can’t beat! Behind each numbered “door” is a piece of chocolate. We start out each morning with a verse to read together, and then the boys enjoy their Advent treat. Last week we learned that Jesus loves us, so we should love others, including our siblings. Let’s hope the lesson has an impact on these two ;-).
Christmas on the Square
On Saturday, we drove to Medina, Ohio and enjoyed their beautiful downtown. All the shops were open late and the square was decked out for the holidays. We snapped a few pictures of the kids in front of a gorgeous Christmas tree, we looked at lights, and we walked through a street-side vendor selling Christmas trees, complete with a campfire and candy canes for the kids.
We took the boys to see Santa and Theo enjoyed his moment with old Kris Kringle. Oliver on the other hand…was terrified. Lol, oh, I wish you could have seen him… (See my post from last year about why we let our kids believe in Santa.)
We went to see Santa at a local spot where the home owners deck their house out with all kinds of cool animated Christmas displays, and then Santa is there to see kids Friday through Sunday. It’s fun and it’s free! Here is information on all of Ohio’s Christmas light displays.
Search for the Christ Child
One of our favorite traditions of the season is to attend a local church’s production of an interactive live nativity called, Search for the Christ Child. Attendees are led by a guide through a series of scenes where actors depict the Biblical story of Jesus’ birth, starting with the story of Elizabeth and Zachariah and ending with the manger scene.The event is free with the donation of canned goods for a local charity. What a fun way to experience first hand the reason for the season!
What about you? What fun things have you been doing to celebrate the holidays so far?