Top 16 favorite winter activities


Credit: Eden Vanslette

WSPN compiles a list of the best activities to participate in during the cold winter season approaching.

Nicole Erdekian and Hannah Rice

Below are 16 fun and cozy winter activities that will be sure to keep you busy. Have fun!

  1. Go into Boston and visit the Faneuil Hall Marketplace for some holiday fun.
  2. Go ice skating at Frog Pond.
  3. Go sledding or snow tubing at Nashoba Valley or Wachusett Mountain.
  4. Go skiing/snowboarding.
  5. Make homemade hot chocolate.
    • Peppermint hot chocolate recipe
    • Classic hot chocolate recipe
  6. Decorate holiday cookies.
  7. Go holiday shopping.
  8. Build a fort and watch cheesy holiday movies.
    • “Elf”
    • “Home Alone”
    • “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
    • “Love Actually”
    • “A Madea’s Christmas”
    • “The Polar Express”
    • “The Santa Clause”
    • “The Holiday”
  9. Snuggle up with a blanket by the fire with a good book and your furry friend (if you have one).
    • “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C. S. Lewis
    • “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr
    • “The Vacationers” by Emma Straub
    • “2 a.m. at the Cat’s Pajamas” by Marie-Helene Bertino
    • “Let it Snow” by John Green
    • “Wintertown” by Steve Emond
    • “Hiddensee” by Gregory Maguire
  10. Make paper snowflakes.
  11. Build a snowman.
  12. Build a fire and roast s’mores.
  13. Make snow paint. Put food coloring and water into a bottle and paint the snow in your yard.
  14. Build an igloo.
  15. Make a gingerbread house.
  16. Stand under a mistletoe with a special someone.