Christmas Eve Traditions

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?

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Christmas Eve Box – from the Dating Divas and Oh My! Creative – the perfect tradition to start by packing a box full of surprises to be opened on Christmas Eve!

 The Santa Key is the perfect holiday tradition for houses with no chimney!

Reindeer Food printable tags from The Girl Who Ate Everything and The Girl Creative can be put on Ziplock baggies filled with Reindeer Food.

christmas eve traditions

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!

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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.

About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

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