The holidays are a perfect time to let loose and have fun. It’s also a special time of year to gather friends and family members together and socialize. If you’re looking for activities beyond the traditional dinner out at a restaurant, there are a number of ways for you to make your holiday experience something unique and festive.
Attend a Concert
Seeing a favourite singer or band is an amazing life experience for music enthusiasts. What’s even more special is setting the concert venue to occur around the holidays. Since concerts can be expensive, you may want to purchase tickets ahead of time to get the best price on seats. This allows you to enjoy an evening out and still stay within your budget and be able to continue saving for retirement.
Visit a Winery
Holiday gatherings are typically centred around the home environment. If you’re looking to break out of the normal routine, you may want to try something different. Wineries are a great setting for either a work holiday party or family reunion. Choose a destination that offers both food and beverages for your guests to make it an event greater night of fun and merriment. You can also rent a party bus for New Year’s, since many of the attendees will be indulging in tasting the varieties of wines. The large seat capacity and luxury design of the coach allows your guests to have fun, drink responsibly and travel in style.
Book Tickets to a Holiday Play or Musical
Holiday plays and musicals are especially popular this time of year. If you’re looking for a way to get in the spirit of the season, you may want to search for classics such as, “Miracle on 34th Street,” or “A Christmas Carol.” You may also find special showings of your favorite holiday movies such as “White Christmas” or “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
Gamble at a Casino
If you’ve been to Las Vegas, you know how exciting the lights of the city and buzz of the winning slot machines can be. If you don’t have enough time to hop on a plane and head to sin city, a local gambling casino can be a fun way to spend the holidays with adult friends and family members. Whether you’re into playing slots, blackjack, roulette or Keno, the action never stops. Pick the right casino, and you may also find they offer entertainment, dancing and culinary delights. Some establishments provide guests with special promotions and discounts for the holidays.
Take a Cooking Class
Whether you’re looking to learn some different skills in the kitchen or find a unique way to ring in the New Year, taking a cooking class is a wonderful holiday experience. For some, cooking is a therapeutic activity where you can nourish your mind, body and soul. You also get to enjoy the food that you’ve prepared. If you have a favorite eatery, see if they offer special classes in the evening. Cooking classes are so popular today that you may find something where they offer wine pairings and guest chefs.
Host a Party
Creating meaningful holiday memories shouldn’t cause stress and anxiety. You can host the best holiday bash for friends and family without even breaking a sweat when you have it catered. Because you don’t have to worry about food and setup, you can focus on holiday decorating and games. If your group is smaller, you could easily throw a sit down dinner or cocktail party with appetizers.
Sharing exciting experiences with your loved ones can build lasting memories. With a little thought, planning and a final guest list, the above six ideas can put you on your way to a memorable, safe and happy holiday celebration.