5 CHRISTMAS EVE TRADITIONS TO FOLLOW

What does Christmas Eve mean to you? Whether it's a throw on the pjs and plant yourself in front of the TV kind of day, a blow-out celebration with friends or a crafty afternoon by the fire, we've got you covered with five must-try Christmas Eve traditions...

HOT CHOCCY WITH A FESTIVE FLICK

As the dark night rolls in, before the kids head off to bed, spend some quality family time drinking a warm cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire as you watch your favourite Christmas movie. Can’t decide what to watch? Take a look at our guide to the best Christmas movies here.

 

CHRISTMAS PJS

There’s one present you’re allowed to open on Christmas Eve – and it’s those festive family PJs! The giving and receiving of gifts gets everyone settled for bed and ready to look adorable on Christmas morning.

 

CANDLELIT CHURCH SERVICE

Treasure festive memories this Christmas with a candlelit Christmas Eve service. There’s definitely something special about the glow of flickering candles and Christmas hymns. Services are available at most local churches, with bigger celebrations hosted at St Cuthberts in Durham and St Nicholas’ Church in Newcastle.

 

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

Nothing gets you in the festive mood like a bit of Christmas crafting. Pick up a gingerbread house and piece it together with the whole family – before tucking in to some sweet stuff as you unwind in preparation for the big day.

 

FOLLOW SANTA’S SLEIGH

Is there anything Google can’t do? Follow Santa around the world online on the Norad Santa Tracker. Kids can follow Santa’s all-important Christmas Eve journey before they settle down for bed.


 

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