It's almost the end of the semester—we made it! I know I for sure cannot wait to celebrate my favorite holiday and winter break. I am also ready for my hectic fall semester to be complete. Soon it will be a new semester with new classes and new faces. The best part of winter break is no homework or studying because you are finished with your classes, so you finally have some well-deserved time to relax. As much as I'm excited to go home and spend quality time with family and friends for the holidays, you can only do so much in your hometown, so have fun with it.
Here are 15 fun things you can do while you're back in your city over the long break!
1. Go out to the local bars or clubs
2. Go ice skating
It's a great workout and you'll have a great time even if you fall! Pro-tip: To warm up, get hot cocoa after—yum.
3. Attend a sporting event
If you live in a city with a professional sports team or even minor leagues, maybe attend a football game or a hockey game.
4. Have a gift exchange
5. Have a holiday movie marathon
6. Plan your New Year's Eve
Get out your glitter and plan how to ring in the new year with your friends on NYE
7. Go sledding
You're never too old to sled, plus it's a great winter activity.
8. Bake holiday cookies
9. Decorate your home
If your house isn't lit up yet, help your family decorate to get in the holiday mood. Play some Christmas music and make your tree dazzle.
10. Go skiing or snowboarding
11. Catch up on your favorite shows
12. Wrap presents
13. Go to the Nutcracker
Or another play because they're exciting to watch and a great way to spend the evening. Even if nutcrackers give you the heebie-jeebies like me, it will still be entertaining and give you some Christmas cheer!