“Bank Account Friendly” Holiday Activities You Can’t Miss
Living in Orlando where there is something new to do opening every season and lots of costs associated with most activities, it can be easy to assume that you must spend money in order to have fun around the holidays. However, this isn’t always the case. While you may want to hit some of the theme parks, there are plenty of more affordable options you can check out this holiday season or set up in the comfort of your own home to get your family in the mood for celebrating.
At Home Pre-Holiday Activities
Some of the low-cost activities you can do at home this holiday season include:
Host a movie night in your backyard using a smart phone projector to make the image much bigger. If the weather is chilly, use a fire pit or heat lamps so you can enjoy a little winter chill as you watch.
Assemble boxes of canned goods or simple gifts for needy families in the local area. You can shop for items at the dollar store or a low-cost grocery store with your kids. You will spend less than you would to eat a meal out or take your family to the movies, and your efforts can make a difference for families who are struggling this season.
Local Activities and Celebrations
If you need to get out of the house, but don’t have much to spend, try these local activities that are affordable:
Check out local tree lightings and light displays, which are typically free to attend. Crane’s Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, the Lake Eola Park amphitheater and Bok Tower Gardens in Lake Wales all have light shows and Christmas tree displays running several times a week until the end of the month.
Light Up UCF is designed to be a low-cost destination for family fun. With an ice-skating rink, Ferris wheel and Santa on-site, there’s plenty for kids of all ages. Admission to view the light show is free, but each of the other activities comes with its own individual price. There are often deals and special promotions to make it even more affordable, like two for one ice skating on Tuesday nights.
If you’re going to buy a live Christmas tree anyways, why not turn it into a family bonding experience? At Santa’s Christmas Tree Farm in Eustis, you and your family can select and cut your own tree with the tools they provide. It’s definitely a more memorable experience for the family than buying a pre-cut one from a parking lot.
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