Things to do over winter break


Three snowmen with different costumes on, from Shutterstock, by Guppic the duck

Of course, as everyone knows, it is officially the holiday season! Wintertime is filled with activities that you and your family might enjoy. There are so many things to do. It’s also so much extra time off of school! With the whole day free, it’s easy to be confused about what to do and spend time just slumped on the couch not doing anything. To figure out what to do with your days, reading this article may help!

One of the most popular things to do during the winter season is go ice skating. Listed in order from closest to Mountain View High School to furthest, here are some places that you can go for ice skating:
Peaks Ice Arena – Provo
Salt Lake County Ice Center – Murray
Cottonwood Heights Ice Arena – Cottonwood Heights
Midway City Ice Rink – Midway
The Gallivan Center – Salt Lake City
Utah Olympic Oval – Kearns
Salt Lake Sports Complex – Salt Lake City
Park City Ice Arena – Park City
Resort Center Ice Skating Rink – Park City
Ruby’s Inn – Bryce Canyon

In Utah, it’s very popular to go snowboarding or skiing in the Winter. So much so that one of Utah’s license plates has an image of someone skiing on it. For more about snowboarding and skiing, view Nyle Larsen’s article.

Two of the most traditional winter traditions are building a snowman and having snowball fights. This is such a fun way to spend time with your family and friends.

To show excitement for whatever holiday you choose to celebrate this season you can decorate. One classical way people choose to decorate for Christmas is by putting up a tree. They add lights, and ornaments, and sometimes people choose to add candy, there are endless possibilities to what you can put on your tree.

Another very popular activity that people do during the holiday season is to build gingerbread houses. This is a fun and cute way to be festive and get excited for the holidays. Some people choose to make their own gingerbread cookies for their gingerbread houses, but most just buy the supplies. You can buy supplies for gingerbread houses almost anywhere. Target, Walmart, Costco, and many other stores sell kits with everything you need.

Baking tends to become an extremely popular tradition during the holiday season. Many people spend days on end baking holiday treats to give out to neighbors, friends, family, and others. Plenty of people choose to make things like gingerbread cookies, fudge, peppermint bark, sugar cookies, and so many others.

It’s the time of year for Christmas movies! Watching Christmas movies is a great way to spend time with your friends, family, or anyone you can think of. Some good Christmas movies are:
“Christmas with the Kranks”
“The Grinch”
“The Nightmare Before Christmas”
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
“The Polar Express”
“Home Alone”
“The Christmas Chronicles”

Lastly, to get into the holiday spirit the most, a great thing to do is spend time with your loved ones. Spending time with loved ones is such a simple, yet a nice, thing to do. The holiday season is the perfect time to put in a little bit more effort into seeing people. You can do any of the previously mentioned activities with others and many more. It can help form better bonds and even make a great gift to some people.