‘Tis the season to be making special memories with your family. Whether it’s looking at Christmas lights, going to carols in the park or just hanging out watching a movie, spend some quality time with your kids.

Here’s 15 fun activities to do with your kids at Christmas.

  1. Sing along to Christmas carols with your friends and family. There’s loads of local carols to choose from.
  2. Send a letter to Santa. (Kids will get a reply back from Santa). Use address Santa, North Pole, 9999
  3. Make Christmas crafts like making ornaments, Christmas cookies or decorating gingerbread houses.
  4. Read a Christmas kids book with your kids.
  5. Get a photo with Santa. Here’s a list of local places to get a photo with the big guy.
  6. Visit the seafood co-op and eat your weight in seafood.
  7. Go see Christmas lights.
  8. Stage an ugly sweater Christmas portrait session.
  9. Enjoy food, entertainment and browse for gifts at Christmas markets. There’s heaps to choose from around the region. Suggestions: Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Farmers Markets, Olive Tree Market and Five Senses Market.
  10. Eat your way through a box of mangoes.
  11. Watch a Christmas movie with your kids. Here’s some suggestions.
  12. Hit the beach at Christmas time to make your Northern hemisphere friends and family envious.
  13. Create a special Christmas cocktail (or mocktail if you want to share it with the kids).
  14. Listen to some Christmas tunes with the Newy with Kids Christmas Spotify playlist.
  15. Follow Santa’s progress on Christmas Eve on the NORAD Santa Tracker.

Any other suggestions for Christmas family fun?

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Started in late 2012 by a local mum and newcomer to Newcastle, Newy with Kids has grown into a thriving go-to family guide for the Newcastle & Hunter region. Parents visit the Newy with Kids website to find things to do with babies, kids and teens. Whether it’s local attractions, upcoming events, kids eat free, school holiday activities or birthday party ideas, Newy with Kids is the best website for local parents to find local kid-friendly activities and information 24/7.
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