Best Holiday Family Activities

Best Holiday Family Activities

The holidays are an incredibly busy time, and there are countless activities for you to take part in. When you have kids, though, family-friendly activities are a must. We’ve come up with eight great ways your whole family can celebrate the holidays.


Kids’ Brunch & Cookie Decorating at Bottiglia

Brunch, craft, and be merry at Bottiglia’s Kids’ Brunch & Cookie Decorating event. This special event, held on Sunday, December 16th, offers fun for the whole family. From 10 to 3, join us and let your kids decorate delicious cookie recipes as you enjoy a brunch item from our menu. Just $15 includes a kids brunch menu item and a cookie decorating activity, so you can take care of a meal and offer your kids some holiday fun.


Playtime at Kids’ Quest

If the kids need to get rid of some extra energy this holiday season, then a trip to Kids’ Quest is in order. Your dining receipt from Bottiglia’s Kids’ Brunch gets you a special deal at Kids’ Quest Green Valley Ranch – buy three hours and get one free. Let your kids enjoy and explore craft stations, climbing walls, arcade games, and more.  

Ice Skating at Green Valley Ranch’s Winter’s Village

Lace up your ice skates and head to Green Valley Ranch’s Winter Village. The ice rink features real ice, so your whole family can skate together. When you’re ready for a break, gather around a fire pit and enjoy some holiday treats. Special “play and stay” hotel packages are available so that you can enjoy a fun getaway with the family.

Plus, if you’re looking for a fun way to spend New Year’s, consider the Fire Pit Package which includes skate passes for 6, one bottle of champagne, New Year’s Eve party favors, a live DJ, and s’mores and hot cocoa.

Be sure to take advantage of extended hours available during winter break!

Christmas Caroling

Gather up your whole family and go Christmas caroling to spread some holiday cheer. Depending on your children’s ages, you may want to practice a bit ahead of time. You can get together with other families to create a group, or see if there are scheduled caroling nights in your town that you can join.

See a Play

Chances are there are some great holiday plays and performances near you. These events can make for a great night out with the family, especially if you stop by Bottiglia for dinner before the play. Be sure to get tickets early, though, since events may sell out.

Holiday Craft Day

Have a craft day at your house and make some fun holiday crafts. There are countless ways that your kids can help to add a festive touch to your home, from making ornaments to creating wreaths to stringing popcorn and cranberries to decorate your Christmas tree.

For a successful craft day, plan out some crafts ahead of time and stock up on any supplies that you’ll need. Play some Christmas music and reward yourself with Christmas cookies after you’re done crafting.

Baking Day

Handling holiday baking on your own can be a big task, so get the kids in on the action and host a family holiday baking day. This is the day where you can get all of your holiday cookies baked, then create some delicious baked goods to serve as gifts. You might even want to make some dishes ahead of time to cut down on your to-do list for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Your kids’ ages will play into just how much they can do during your baking day, but even young children can help out in a number of ways. This baking day can be a great way to start teaching your children the basics of baking. Plus, your kids can help with decorating, packing cookies into boxes, and, of course, taste testing to make sure everything you bake tastes delicious.

Holiday Movie Night

For a low-cost, low-stress holiday celebration, host a holiday movie night right in the comfort of your own home. You can keep things simple and involve just your immediate family, or you can invite other families and friends to join you.

Start the night with a holiday dinner, pop in a classic holiday movie, and kick back and relax on the couch with your family. Hot chocolate and holiday cookies are a must, as are popcorn and any other favorite treats.

No matter how you decide to celebrate the holidays with your family, we at Bottiglia hope that you have a wonderful holiday season.