Australian Christmas Activities

40 Australian Christmas Activities perfect for Australian summer

I’ve created a list of Christmas activities for kids and families that is perfect for an Australian Summer Christmas. Not a hot chocolate, snowman or ice-skating mention in sight!

Christmas is a time of magic and wonder. Of traditions, delicious food and coming together to celebrate. And it can be a time of long to do lists, an overbooked calendar, cranky kids and stressed parents. Just keeping it real here!

This year some of our favourite Christmas traditions, like visiting the Myer Christmas windows and attending Carols by Candlelight, just aren’t going to be possible. So, I wanted a list of Christmas activities my family could do that is more focused around home.

Because magic is something you make.

Outdoor Christmas Activities

Indoor Christmas Activities

  • Count down to Christmas Day with an advent calendar. From a simple paper chain to Christmas activities you open for each day to toy sets like Lego and Playmobil, there are so many wonderful ideas.
  • Gift a Christmas box to start the holiday season. Each year I give my girls a new Christmas t-shirt, tree ornament and book. I splurged on personalised Christmas boxes to present them in each year (I love a good tradition!) and they open them December 1st.
  • Be visited by an Elf on the Shelf. There are countless ideas for antics these cheeky creatures can get up to.
  • Plan an online shopping date for kids to purchase presents for their loved ones.
  • Send Christmas cards.
  • Watch a Christmas movie. Even better, have a Christmas movie marathon.
  • Decorate your Christmas tree.
  • Hold your own Christmas tree lighting event. Issue the kids invitations and set a countdown to built anticipation.
  • Write a letter to Santa.
  • Read Christmas books. Add to the sense of occasion by unwrapping a different book each night.
  • Make a playlist of your favourite Christmas songs, crank up the volume and have a dance party.
  • Receive a video from Santa.
  • Give Christmas manicures and pedicures.
  • Have a Christmas dress-up contest.
  • Grab some props and have a silly Christmas photo session.
  • Do some face painting. This set is crayon style for kids to use. They will adore painting your face too!
  • Hold a games night. Some of these and these Minute to Win it style ideas could be great fun. Or how about turning each other into crepe paper Christmas trees? For something more sedate, Christmas Song Pictionary.
  • Make a holiday greeting video and send it to family and friends.
  • Surprise someone with a secret decoration attack.
  • Have a Christmas scavenger hunt. This set of free printables includes clues and mini challenges to complete.
  • Wear matching Christmas PJs.
  • Have a sleepover under the Christmas tree.

Food Activity Ideas

Christmas Craft Activities

Hope you enjoy this list of Australian Christmas activities!

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