We’ve made it to mid-December, and this means we’re in the heart of the holiday season. In many places, temperatures are cold (or at least colder than they were a few months ago) and snow may even be on the ground. Everyone is getting ready to spend time with loved ones, either locally where they live or somewhere else. Christmas is a time for love, gratitude, and time with those you love. Sure, giving each other gifts is fun too, but don’t forget what this season is actually all about.
With that in mind, there are plenty of holiday activities that you can do with those you love.
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Who needs to spend money on stuff, when you can spend it on time spent with someone you care about?
If you’re unsure of where to start planning, don’t fret. There are plenty of options out there, and the one you enjoy most won’t be the same as the next person.
For that reason, I’ve put together the best holiday activity for you based on your astrological sign. Read on to see which one may be best suited for you. If you aren’t sure which sign you are, look for the birthdates below each one in the list.
Capricorn: Make A Classic Cookie Recipe
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
Capricorns like their traditions and rules, and are sometimes called “old souls.” You value what you know. With that in mind, a great activity for you this month is to make a classic Christmas cookie recipe — whatever is traditional to you.
Aquarius: Go Ice Skating
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Aquarius is ruled by a planet that spins on its side, and similarly, these folks like to form their own path with twists and turns! The perfect activity for you, if you’re an Aquarius, is to go ice skating — a holiday classic. Even warm cities have skating rinks, but if you live in a cold climate you can probably find one outside. Don’t forget your mittens!
Pisces: Go Enjoy The Outdoors
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
It’s said that Pisces often feel like a piece of them is always swimming away, trying to escape reality. Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be a lot to handle, so it’s a great time to get outside and escape for a little bit. Find a hiking spot nearby where you live or just go for a nice, calming walk — whatever will bring you peace of mind.
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Aries: Host A Baking Contest
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
Aries can be fiercely competitive, but their friends still love them for it. Create some friendly competition this holiday season by hosting a baking competition. Have everyone make their favorite cookie, cake, or otherwise, then have everyone taste and vote for their favorite (all for fun of course).
Taurus: Watch a Classic Christmas Rom-Com (or Two)
(Apr 20 – May 20)
If you’re a Taurus, then your sign is ruled by Venus — the planet of beauty and love. Since you’re a lover of romance, you should spend an evening watching a classic Christmas romantic comedy, such as Love Actually. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!
Gemini: Go On A Sleigh Ride
(May 21 – June 20)
Geminis are said to have two people inside them, and sometimes it can feel like they’re always flip-flopping their personality. Something is always changing! Because of that, the best holiday activity for you is a sleigh ride — you’ll constantly get a change of scenery as your trip goes along. Aren’t sure where to go? Do some Googling
Cancer: Take A Photo With Santa
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Cancers are sensitive, nurturing, and can often be thrifty with their money. If you are one, you’re a very caring person, making the holiday season all the more fun for you. A photo with Santa, especially if you live in one of the cheaper states for it, is the perfect holiday activity for you. It’s wonderful with kids or with loved ones.
Leo: Plan A Gift Swap
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
The misconception is that Leos are self-involved — they’re not! They like attention and being in charge, but also care deeply for those around them. The perfect combination of these would be to take the lead and plan a gift swap. This can be with coworkers, friends, or otherwise. White Elephant parties are fun for everyone and not too expensive either!
Virgo: Volunteer For A Day
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Virgos are dependable and are the sign of service, among other traits, which is another perfect match for the Christmas season. A great activity for you would be to volunteer at a place in need this month. Check out this list of ideas, or just look around your town to see if any places are calling for volunteers.
Libra: Go On A Christmas Bar Crawl
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Libras are social butterflies and love to enjoy things without rushing. Often the holiday season is full of social events — time with family, company parties, and more. Still, there’s, even more, you can get involved in. If your city has it, you can join a Christmas bar crawl. Alternatively, you can plan your own and invite everyone you know! Use it as a chance to meet new people and try out new bars.
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Scorpio: Enjoy Hot Cocoa With A Close Friend
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Scorpios can be more of a mystery to the outside world, and tend to be less open to others than some of the other signs. Still, you’re fiercely loyal to the people you do trust. Take the opportunity to enjoy a fancy holiday hot chocolate (Starbucks has a great selection, plus local coffee shops likely do too) with a close friend.
Sagittarius: Build A Holiday Cocktail
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
If you’re a Sagittarius, then you’ve got a wide imagination and a free spirit. Use your creativity this month to create your own holiday cocktail. Pick out a few different ingredients and challenge yourself to try to fit them into a tasty cocktail. Or try to re-create one you’ve had from somewhere else!
No matter which activity you choose, make sure to include a friend or significant other in your festivities — that’s the reason for the season after all!