Things To Do Over Winter Break

Maya Anderson

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We all know what comes with winter break- Christmas, New Year’s, trips to cities, snow…But sometimes during the two-week period, there are lulls–sometimes because of the weather or boredom due to extra time. Either way, we’re all in the mood for something to do. Here are some fail-proof things to do during winter break! 

Visit Friends

You have a whole two weeks at home, and you’re bound to want to go out for food at some point or just be sitting around your home. While you’re going out, invite some friends from school to hang out with you.  That way, you can at least say you’ve seen each other during winter break.

Bake Holiday Desserts

Oftentimes we love to cook, and there’s no better time than the holidays to do so. There are so many goodies you can have time, and the space, to make. You can even package them up and send them to friends and family to enjoy, which is what my family does.


There’s no better way to spend your time than spending it helping those who need it. Look up any places to volunteer in your hometown. It’s especially important to ask around during Christmas time because many places- -soup kitchens, homeless shelters, and more–are looking for an extra helping hand.

Gift Shop

Let’s face it, most of us procrastinate our gift shopping until the last minute or have no idea what to get any of our friends and family. Use your break time to do some short purging for gifts because you’ll have some free time.

Stay At Home

On those cold or rainy days, it can be hard to muster up the energy to get out and do something. These days are reserved for cuddling up in Christmas pajamas, on the couch, with your hot chocolate and puppy, watching Christmas movies.

Work Out

The majority of New Year’s resolutions revolve around health. So why not start now, that way when the new year comes around, you’re already in the habit, and it’ll be easier for you to keep your resolution. Spend your mornings working out rather than crashing on the couch.

I hope these options give you at least a little something to do over the holidays and that you won’t feel as trapped if you have nothing to do!