Things To Do for Winter Break

All eight Harry Potter movies could be a good idea for movies to watch during a movie marathon over winter break.

Winter Break: A time when there is no school for two weeks. A holiday-filled week with Christmas and New Year just one week apart. A cheerful time for giving gifts and spending time with family and friends. What else can you do over the break? After all, school is out, and not much is happening. If you struggle to figure out what to do during this time, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Catch up on sleep
Now that there is no school, you can sleep as much or as little as you want. The number of activities you have on a given day can change the amount of sleep you get during your regular schedule. Sleep is essential and can affect your mood and productivity throughout the day. UCLA Health says that most teens should sleep at least nine hours a night. Winter break is an excellent opportunity to get more sleep and enjoy having a well-rested body.

Do a movie marathon
Are there movies you have wanted to see but haven’t had the time to watch? Now is the time. Or maybe there are movies in a series that you love to watch. You can watch a show, a movie, a season, or a whole collection of movies. The possibilities are endless for what you can watch. It could be all the Star Wars movies or all the Harry Potter movies you want to watch. You may want to watch all of Adam Sandler’s movies. You can even get some popcorn and candy if you would like!

Spend time with family
You have spent much of the past four months at school and with friends. Now that there is no school for the next two weeks, you can focus on spending time with your family. The Christmas season is a time to enjoy being with your parents and siblings. Whether Christmas finds you with your immediate family or an extended family get-together, your family will be happy to see you.

Go on a road trip
Going on a road trip could be an excellent way to refresh yourself from the finished school semester. You could drive across the country without a plan on where to go or take a day trip to a nearby place to rest or explore. Not only that, but you could also spend time with family and friends while on the road. A few ideas of places to go would be visiting national monuments, visiting museums, watching a sporting event, going to a concert, or just visiting family that you haven’t seen in a while. I am sure that going on a road trip would be fun and an exciting way to spend the break.

Go ice skating
Ice skating is a classic Christmas-time activity. If you are home for the break, there are some places in Lexington to skate. The first is the Lexington Ice Center, an indoor skating rink. Check their schedule before going to 560 Eureka Springs. The other option is the rink at Triangle Park. The park provides an opportunity to skate on an outdoor rink and is open until January 9.

Those are a few ideas to get you started for winter break. While most people already have plans, these suggestions may help those scrambling to make a last-minute plan.