My Salt Lake City Christmas Bucket List

I love basically all the holidays, (except for Valentine's Day because it's all about Galentine's Day) and Christmas is no exception! 

There is no end to all the amazing, happy things you can do during Christmas time! I'm so excited that it's here!

I'm here to show you my ultimate Christmas list of all things I would like to do if I could in one holiday season.

And I've put an asterisk next to the ones I actually plan to do this year. 

What is my list missing?

PS I haven't included any New Year's Eve activities because I like to keep it very seperate from Christmas. Believe it or not, I have liked NYE even more than Christmas since I was a kid. And now it's my baby's birthday! 

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Christmas in Color
• Free Christmas lights at Layton Commons Park* 
• Winter Lights Zipline*
• See a Handel's Messiah performance*
• Christkindlmarkt at This Is The Place
North Pole Express on the Heber Creeper
• Ride in a horse-drawn sleigh
• Go tubing in Soldier Hollow
• Sledding near our house* 
• Visit the Ice Castles in Midway
• Build a snowman 
• Ugly Sweater Contest Party
• Harry Potter Christmas Party
• Hike in the snow to cut down our own tree
• White Elephant gift exchange
• Make gingerbread houses with my babies
• Matching pajamas for my little family
Make glass ornaments
Swedish Chimes*
• Read the nativity story on Christmas Eve*
• Everyone gets a book to read in bed on Christmas Eve (an Icelandic tradition)*
• Sing together around the Christmas tree*
• Give ornaments to the kids (this was a family tradition growing up)* 

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Scrooge 1970
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Arthur Christmas
The Grinch 2018
It's A Wonderful Life*
• Noelle
A Christmas Story
While You Were Sleeping
• Olaf's Winter Adventure* 
Home Alone
Home Alone 2
• "The Office" Christmas Episodes*
Die Hard (Watch it before you say it's not a Christmas movie. It is.)
Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe

• Eggnog Custard Tart with Gingerbread Crust
• Chocolate Buche de Noel
• Orange Cranberry Cookies 
• Orange Cranberry Mascarpone Tart with an Almond Crust* 
• Chocolate covered marzipan*
• Peanut butter cookies with Nutella
• Hazelnut Brownies*
• Divinity
• Cashew brittle 
• Linzer Cookies 
• Peppermint Crio Bru*
• Hazelnut hot chocolate 
• Peanut butter hot chocolate
• Christmas punch*
• Glögg*
• Chick-fil-A peppermint shake* 

What is your favorite thing to do at Christmas time? What else needs to be on this list? Share in the comments! 

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  1. What is glog? I love your list! We are trying to figure out all the things we want to do for Christmas. I’m going to have a maker space for my kids that is like a little elves workshop. They can make and wrap gifts all they want. I’ve been dreaming about it for a little while and hope it works out nicely.

  2. I love your workshop idea! That's the cutest, and now I want to do that with my kids someday.

    Glogg is a Scandinavian Christmas drink. (The Spring varies depending on the country).) It's basically hit mulled wine, but you can make it non-alcoholic too.

    We first had it at The Viking Yurt and now I make it home every Christmas.


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