During the holiday season, it’s important to make time for what matters most: spending time with loved ones. Being intentional about the quality time you spend with your grandchildren helps you strengthen your relationship and make memories you will treasure for the rest of your lives.
Here are some fun things to do with grandchildren of all ages in Fort Worth during the holidays.
Get Some Shopping Done
Whether your grandchildren are teenagers or toddlers, shopping together is a fun way to choose unique gifts to give family members. Browse your local retail stores and thrift shops or peruse the Clearfolk Holiday Market. It’s a great place to find seasonal treats and unique gifts under one of the largest Christmas trees in Fort Worth. Once you’re done shopping, put on some holiday music and wrap the gifts together. Ask your grandchildren to pick the tunes – you may discover some new holiday favorites!
Attend a Holiday Event
Fort Worth has plenty of family-friendly seasonal events. If you love live music, enjoy the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra’s productions of “Home for the Holidays” at Bass Performance Hall and “Handel’s Messiah” at Will Rogers Memorial Center. If holiday movies are your preference, see what’s playing at the Coyote Drive-In or your local movie theater.
If you’re looking for a fun-filled adventure, attend Holidays at the Hearth, presented by Log Cabin Village. Children can enjoy historic holiday traditions, take photos with Santa, make holiday crafts, play games and explore the village.
Admire a Light Display
The Modern Art Museum hosts an annual light display called The Modern Lights. The Fort Worth Botanic Garden puts on a seasonal, internationally acclaimed display every year as well called Lightscape, which features a mile-long path lined with light tunnels, singing trees, a fire garden, artistic installations, seasonal drink stations and much more. If you’re looking for a drive-through experience, visit the Texas Motor Speedway and admire their annual Gift of Lights display, which features a two-mile path lit with two million LED lights.
Cook or Bake Family Recipes
Food is a big part of family gatherings – especially around the holidays. This time of year is the perfect time to share cherished family recipes, like your favorite seasonal dessert or healthy holiday dish, with the next generation. If you’re in the mood to make something new, ask your grandchildren to help you pick out a new dish you can make together.
Have your younger grandchildren assist you with adding, mixing, stirring, whisking and sprinkling in ingredients. Teach your teenage grandchildren more advanced cooking skills or put them in charge of following a recipe for a side dish while you make the main course. Cooking together teaches your grandchildren valuable life skills and creates memories that will hold a special place in their hearts.
Enjoy a Cozy Night In
Sometimes when the weather’s cool the best thing to do is spend a night in. Cozy up on the couch with your grandchildren and watch your favorite holiday movies with a seasonal snack and some hot chocolate. If you haven’t decorated your home yet, put on some holiday classics and encourage your grandchildren to help you make the space more festive.
You can also read holiday books together, complete coloring books with holiday-themed pages and play board games or puzzles. If you’re feeling crafty, make your own holiday cards for family members or create cards to send to soldiers for the Red Cross Holidays for Heroes program.
Enjoy the Holidays at The Stayton
When it comes to holiday fun in Fort Worth, Texas, the options are endless. At The Stayton, we offer delightful seasonal activities, delicious chef-prepared meals and family-friendly events. Located in the heart of the West 7th Cultural District, cultural attractions and big city amenities are right outside your doorstep in every season.
Contact us today to see what adventure awaits you at The Stayton.