Around our house there are only two Christmas Eve Traditions. We set out carrots for the reindeer (in the driveway so they can eat while Santa is working inside) and new jammies for everyone! I’m always on the lookout for new Holiday Traditions to start as Sami grows older, and this list of Christmas Eve Traditions is the perfect way to start searching for new fun ideas. There are so many fun traditions to choose from! What does your family do for Christmas Eve?
The Santa Key is the perfect holiday tradition for houses with no chimney!
Elf Donuts are the cutest things ever – made from Cheerios
Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt is perfect to print out and take with you when the family packs in the car to look at lights!
Christmas Eve Photo Ornaments are a great tradition to start and look back at each year.
Adult Holiday Family Feud that you can play after the kids all fall asleep.
Reindeer Games are fun for everyone in the family!
The Christmas Pickle – a fun hiding game that all ages will love!
Pin the Nose on Rudolph Game from Parties4Me
Christmas Minute to Win It from Your HomeBased Mom
Santa Footprints from The Party Artisan
Indoor Snowball Fight by Sew Can Do
If you’re still looking for more Christmas Eve Traditions, why not try these:
Act out the Christmas story. Help your children learn about the reason for the holiday by retelling the Christmas story using simple costumes and props.
Bake and decorate Christmas cookies for Santa.
Open the first gift of Christmas. Everyone picks one gift to open before they head to bed!
Go look at Christmas lights.
Do an act of service. Teaching children the true meaning of Christmas is a wonderful Christmas Eve tradition.