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The Best Things To Do With Your Christmas Vacation

Best things to do before Christmas

So December is upon us and it’s time to start getting in the mood for the festive period. If your one of those people who literally count down the days till Christmas, you might want to get organised sooner rather than later, making it easier for you to enjoy this festive period! However sometimes the Christmas season can fly by and it will be over before you even know it and in the run up to the most wonderful time of the year, there are always tonnes of nice things to do. Cities around the world put up Christmas markets, huge fairgrounds, grottos, ice rinks, and so on. So in this list, instead of you running around, acting all frantic in regards to enjoy this season, it will do it for you. Here are some wonderful things this holiday season:

Ice Rink at Natural history museum (London)

Ok, this isn’t local, but still an adventure.  What a beautiful and scenic place to ice skate whilst getting you in the mood for Christmas, its glittering with fairy lights and whats better than being next to some actual dinosaur bones! The gorgeous rink is open until 8 th of January, so even if you miss out before Christmas there’s still time, or maybe you just want to go again and again. Seriously though, you’ll really enjoy Ice Skating around of the most gorgeous spot in London.  If you’d rather try it a little more locally, check out “Christmas in the Garden” at Oregon Gardens.

Go to the Holiday markets

Still in world exploration mode: all over the UK, and here, you will find Holiday markets. Here you can enjoy everything related to the season, whether its gifts, food or drink, Holiday markets are welcoming throughout the entirety of the day and provides a really lovely atmosphere. Spend time with the loved ones, It’s the season where your supposed to spend time with your loved ones, spread the joy of unity across the whole family. Usually, work suffocates us throughout the year, however with that extra bit of time off during this festive holiday, spend time with friends and relatives that you’d hardly see during the previous part of the year. The season is about making memories.  Eugene’s last Holiday Market is Saturday the 24th!

Volunteering

Being homeless is a terrible situation to be in any time of the year, but it can be particularly difficult at Christmas, there are a lot of charities such as The Eugene MIssion and Hosea Youth Services who provide hot meals and some warmth to people sleeping rough over the Holidays period. However for this to happen, they need volunteers. Before the year ends, donate some time and make a change in people’s lives; a little help goes a long way.

The Odd Bits

Along with the traditional Holiday Lights tours, Santa at the Mall, local Champagne Brunches and EUGFun!, there are also some silly, entertaining bits.  If however, you’re looking for a fun and less traditional way of spending Christmas, then head down to a casino like Three Rivers in Florence. Before you go, you can study some of the games and learn the best casino betting systems to help you play the game to your advantage and capitalize on your winnings. If you’re good at the games, then you may even walk out with a jackpot!

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