Winter is officially here, and while the holidays may be less festive than usual, you can still have plenty of fun and adventures. All you need is some creative inspiration. Here’s our winter bucket list to get you started.

 

Make angels. Whether you’re surrounded by snow or sand, lay down in it and let those arms and legs fly.

 

Wrap it up. Get creative this holiday season and make your own environmentally-friendly wrapping paper. You’ll find our favorite ideas here.

 

Sing out. Start a socially-distanced caroling tradition— Zoom and sing with far-flung family and friends.

 

Pay it forward. Get in the giving spirit with random acts of kindness. Pay for the person behind you in line at the coffee shop or takeout window, or wake up extra early and shovel your neighbor’s driveway.

 

Chill out, outdoors. Unplug with a meditative fresh-air winter workout like snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

 

Get kuchen. Learn to make a traditional dessert from another country—like kuchen, pavlova, or alfajores.

 

Have a pajama party. Spend 24 hours straight in your PJs, full stop.

 

Make mulled cider. Cook up a big batch of hot mulled cider, then serve it in insulated Sedona tumblers to keep it warm.

 

Give yourself the gift of fitness. Commit to training for a 5K, 10K, or half marathon. If you can’t find a local race, join a virtual event.

 

Host a marathon. A holiday movie marathon, that is. Balance classics like White Christmas with comedies like Elf—and don’t forget the popcorn.

 

Bucket List Bonus. Have access to a lot of snow? Go all in on winter adventure by building your own igloo. Here’s how.

 

Have more to add to our winter bucket list? Share your ideas in the comments below.