Winter Activities to Partake in at Home


Senior, Isabella Ribera at the New Havens Fantasy of Lights in December 2020.

Caitlin Ardito, Staff Writer

     It’s that time of year when the weather becomes too cold outside. This can create a challenge of coming up with activities to do during this cold season with friends and family. 

     There are a ton of fun things you can do during the winter season, indoors and outdoors. Winter is the only time you can do things such as watch Christmas movies with your family, make a gingerbread house, make holiday cookies, and so many other things.

     Doing activities together with friends and family can make the experience even more fun. Family activities such as art projects, sledding and having a bonfire can be a great way to do stuff as a family. Even taking a hike at Sleeping Giant State Park in Hamden, CT is a great way to get your friends and family outdoors.

     Senior, Isabella Ribera says, “My favorite activity to do during the winter would be ice skating with my friends, I always laugh a lot.” When it comes to outdoor activities ice skating, skiing and sledding are perfect things to do with friends during the cold season.

     A lot of family traditions occur this time of year and traditions are unique to each person. Winter family traditions can help make the winter season feel more joyful when having to stay inside during the cold.

     Senior, Brittany Soriano says, “ My family and I make gingerbread houses together each year and even though we’re not good at them it’s a fun thing we always have done together.”

     A common tradition families have during the Christmas season is cutting down a Christmas tree and decorating it together. Even though it’s a normal thing to do during this season, it can be considered a tradition.

Places such as Treat Farm, Saint Mary’s Church, and Jones Family farms are all popular places to go with family to pick out a Christmas tree.

     It is very important to be doing activities and traditions with our friends and families during the winter season because it’s something that can be cherished and looked back on in the future. 

     Senior, Todd Harris says, “ A favorite memory of mine that I have when I was a kid would be when I was younger I would wake up really early and wake my parents and all my siblings up so I can be the first to the tree.”