The Ultimate Checklist of Fun Activities to Do With Friends This Winter

The weather outside may be frightful, but we’ve come up with plenty of things to do this winter that'll be a blast!

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Whether you're looking for winter snow activities, or just need some activities to do indoors during the winter, we've got you covered.

Things to Do in the Snow

  • Have an epic snowball fight.
  • Build a snowman.
  • Go sledding.
  • Catch snowflakes on your tongue.
  • Make a snow angel.
  • Hit the slopes.
  • Go snowshoeing
  • Watch the snow falling

Things to Eat and Drink in Winter

Things to Do Outside in Winter

  • Go ice skating.
  • Kick back in an outdoor hot tub.
  • Go stargazing.
  • Take a wintry hike.
  • Wear mittens.
  • Breathe in the smell of pine.
  • Try friluftsliving.

Things to Do in the Winter Inside

  • Wear fuzzy slippers at home.
  • Curl up under a blanket with a good book.
  • Shop after-Christmas sales.
  • Take a long bubble bath.
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle.
  • Play a best-selling game with friends and family.
  • Cozy up in front of a roaring fire and watch the flames.
  • Donate food/toys/clothing to a local charity.
  • Mail a handwritten card to an old friend.
  • Spend the whole day in your flannel PJs.
  • Watch some hockey.
  • Listen to the wind howl on a chilly night.
  • Reread a favorite book from childhood.
  • Burn your favorite scented candle.
  • Light candles and enjoy a bubble bath.
  • Work on a challenging crossword or word game.
  • Take a cooking class (virtual or in person).

Fun Winter Activities For Kids

Celebrating the Holidays

  • Decorate your home with festive lights.
  • Put up a wreath.
  • Decorate a gingerbread house.
  • Take a drive (or a walk) to admire your neighbors' holiday lights.
  • Turn on the all-holiday-all-the-time radio station.
  • Buy something from a holiday craft fair.
  • Listen to carolers.
  • Throw a Super Bowl party.
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