Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions

When December arrives each year, it brings friends and family together like no other holiday. A time to reflect on the past 12 months and be thankful for everything you have been through and everything you have in your life.

Christmas is a time for love, laughter fun and traditions. Wether you have a family tradition dating back generations and want to add something a little different, or you are a new family searching for the perfect family tradition to end the year with, We have came up with the top 10 best Christmas Traditions for 2021!

From simple ideas to more creative, we have you covered!

1-      If your kids are all grown up now and flown the nest, get everyone together on Christmas Eve (or a date to suit everyone) to bake cookies then enjoy a Hot Chocolate while watching a Christmas movie.

2-      Every parent dreads December 1st as this is when Elf on the shelf makes his appearance! However, this bring extra smiles to the festive period for the children and is a lovely tradition to keep the magic alive!

3-      Christmas Tree Ornament shopping. Each year pick a new ornament for the family, this way you will also have something to hand down to your children, and their children, keeping your family tradition alive for generations to come.

4-      Christmas is a time for giving, and what better way to give back to the community then donating food & toys to your local food bank and local childrens charity. This can be done as a tradition on your own or as a family and will fill you with Christmas spirit

5-      Decorate a ginger bread house! This is so much fun and whats better, you can either bake your own, or buy a ready made one from a supermarket so you only need to decorate it!

6-      Build a snowman competition! Chances are if you live in Scotland you will have snow well before Christmas day! If not, have a go at making Christmas decorations with the family, grab some chocolate coins for the winner!

7-      Games Night! Plan an evening with friends and family and play some fun board games, while enjoying each others company and a mulled wine or hot chocolate.

8-      Visit a Christmas Market! Local Christmas markets are always the best, as you don’t need to travel far, have a fun festive day out with friends and family, while supporting local businesses!

9-      Christmas Pyjama Shopping. Make a day of it each year to pick out matching Christmas Pyjamas to wear on Christmas eve!

10-  Bake cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve. Each member of the family can decorate a cookie each and leave them out with a glass of milk for Santa’s arrival!

From our hotel to your home, we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.

Team McKays

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