Iowa November 28, 2016
It’s Not Christmas In Iowa Until You Do These 11 Enchanting Things
Whether you love or hate winter, Christmas definitely has a way of making it magical. The excitement of decorating, listening to Christmas music, anticipating time with family and friends, all make this season something really special. Before you know it, Christmas will be here, so make the most of the season with these 11 enchanting Christmas activities.
1. Drive around and look at Christmas lights.
There's nothing more enchanting than a dark winter night lit up with flickering Christmas lights.
2. Go on a hunt for the perfect Christmas tree.
There's something so exciting about getting out into that crisp winter air and finding the perfect tree.
3. Decorate your tree while listening to Christmas music and drinking hot chocolate.
Once you've found the tree, it's always fun to warm up by the fire with some hot cocoa as you hang your favorite Christmas ornaments.
4. Visit the Christmas room at the Amanas.
Amana's General Store has a magical Christmas room that specializes in all things Christmas. 4423 220th Trail, Amana, IA.
5. Go ice-skating.
Find your local rink, lace up your skates and get ready for an afternoon of fun.
6. Unleash the kid in you with a sledding trip.
There's nothing more exhilarating than flying down a hill on a sled.
7. Enjoy a holiday concert or performance.
Whether you love holiday music or the ballet, it's always fun to get dressed up and attend some sort of holiday performance.
8. Bake and eat Christmas cookies.
There's nothing better than filling the house with the wonderful smell of fresh baked cookies. Except eating them, of course.
9. Pay a visit to Santa.
No Christmas season would be complete without a visit to Santa.
10. Volunteer or donate to an organization that benefits those less fortunate.
Christmas is the season of giving, so it's always nice to take some time out to give to those who need a helping hand.
11. Watch your favorite Christmas movies and T.V. specials.
Whether you love Rudolph or the Grinch or Frosty the Snowman, there's nothing like watching your favorite Christmas specials to make you feel like a kid again.
Did we miss any of your favorite traditions? Let us know in the comments. For more holiday fun, Here Are The 10 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In Iowa.