Overcome the feeling that you have to spend tons of money to enjoy the Christmas season. Most communities have a great variety of Christmas events that you and your family can enjoy together. If you live in a secluded area, you may have to drive to your nearest metropolitan area to find a bigger selection of events.
To start, look at all the area schools. Lots of them have concerts, plays, and other Christmas-themed events. You may find a bake sale or craft sale too! Local attractions often host holiday events. Not all of them are free, but if you have a membership then you can usually get in at no cost. Look at places like zoos, aquariums, gardens, museums, and historical homes. A great bonus is that these events are usually spread out through November and December.
That will give you and your family plenty of time to get into the holiday spirit and learn more about your community.
If you have memberships at local places—the zoo, a children’s museum, or regular museum—keep an eye on their website for special Christmas events. Lots of places have member-only events that you and your family can enjoy. After all, they want you to renew your membership next year!
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- Day 1, Shop Groupon and Other Deal Sites
- Day 2, Use FFD and Other Deal Blogs
- Day 3, Use Kohls Coupons for Freebies
- Day 4, Use Swagbucks
- Day 5, Save Your Change Throughout the Year
- Day 6, Recycle for Cash
- Day 7, Sell Old Items on Ebay or Craigslist
- Day 8, Have a Garage Sale
- Day 9, Create an Etsy Store
- Day 10, Eat at Home
- Day 11, Buy From the Thrift Store and Save the Difference
- Day 12, Shop at Garage Sales for New Items
- Day 13, Make Lunches to Take to Work
- Day 14,Turn Your Thermostat Up or Down
- Day 15, Shop the Dollar Store for Gifts
- Day 16, Bake or Make Gifts
- Day 17, Give Acts of Service
- Day 18, Start a Family Tradition of Volunteering
- Day 19, Stockpile Gifts Throughout the Year
- Day 20, Make a Christmas Budget
- Day 21, Drive Less During the Year
- Day 22, Trade Babysitting with Friends
- Day 23, Sign Up for Goldstar
- Day 24, Sell Your Clothing to a Resale Store
- Day 25, Sign up for Plink
- Day 26, Try Ebay, Craigslist, and Local Facebook for Gifts
- Day 27, Create Gift Baskets
- Day 28, Trade Services
- Day 29, Use Coupons at Restaurants
- Day 30, Find a Work at Home Job
- Day 31: Shop Garage Sales for Christmas Decorations
- Day 32, Downsize Your Gift List
- Day 33, Sell Your Service on Fivver
- Day 34, Enter Blog Giveaways for Gifts
- Day 35, Save Your Tax Refund for Christmas
- Day 36, Get a Seasonal Job
- Day 37, Use Discount Halloween Candy For Gifts and Baking
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