81. Christmas crafts: Give your home a DIY decor makeover this holiday season. Let the kids help you make a wreath, create a “Frozen” inspired treat jar or learn how to fold a napkin into the shape of a Christmas tree with these holiday craft ideas.
82. Bake cookies: There’s nothing like a fresh batch of warm cookies! Whether you’re baking for an office party, cookie swap or family get together, make sure you warm up the oven and always have the cookies ready for Santa and your guests. Need some new recipes? Check out a few of our favorite Christmas cookies ideas.
83. Sledding on Art Hill: Art Hill in Forest Park is always a great place to go sledding. Located right in front of the St. Louis Art Museum, this snowy slope attracts plenty of locals during snowy days for one of the biggest hills in the area. What makes this hill so great is, well how big it is! There’s plenty of room so that many people can enjoy the ride.
84. Plan A Christmas Brunch: Whether it’s for a group of friends or a special holiday gathering for your family, a Christmas brunch is a great way to have a great meal with those special people in your life. Of course there are plenty of places to get brunch in St. Louis, but if you want to host one at your home, we have some great breakfast casserole recipes you have to try!
85. Write A Letter To Santa: There’s nothing quite like the magic of Santa for kids during Christmas time! Want to help your kids get in touch with the big man in red at the North Pole? KEZK’s Trish Gazall has some websites you can use to make sure your lists make it to the Jolly Old Elf.
86. Go Caroling: If you and your friends would like to carol for the joy of the season, your neighbors will appreciate it. There are local caroling opportunities in your area. You can contact senior residential care facilities to schedule a caroling event, or ask local shopping centers if they would like carolers for an evening. Many St. Louis hospitals welcome carolers. Brainstorm with your fellow carolers and discover the Christmas season opportunities.
87. Read A Book: From toddlers to teens, check out these books from Simon & Schuster if you want the kids to do some quality reading this holiday season.
88. Enjoy A Cheap Holiday Escape: The holidays should be a time to enjoy family, friends and traditions, not a frantic race to the finish line or an endless to-do list. Give yourself a gift — slow down and enjoy the pleasures of the season. These citywide escapes are waiting for you with Christmas bells on.
89. Getaway Without The Kids: Once in a while, parents need to get away and enjoy some grownup time. A weekend away from your responsibilities will let you recharge your batteries and find space to rediscover yourself. When you return, you’ll be rested and ready to appreciate the kids again. Check out these getaway options very close to St. Louis.
90. Create Your Own Gifts: Sometimes the personal aspect of gift giving gets lost among wish lists, crowded shopping malls and the often overwhelming feeling of anxiety that can set in about not getting it all done in time or not having enough to pay for it all. This year, try something different: make gifts for a few special individuals. It’s fun and the gift will no doubt be one of a kind. Want to create your own Christmas gifts in St. Louis? Try these local spots!