To help make it through the cold dark winter months, I put together a winter bucket list of fifteen fun things to do this season.

I. Spend an Evening Looking at all the Christmas Lights

Photo: Helene Sula

II. Visit Some Hot Springs

III. Bundle Up and Have a Bonfire

IV. Go Indoor Bouldering

Photo: Andrea Calo

V. Go Ice Skating

Photo: Edward Pfizenmaier, Wollman Rink, Central Park, New York City, 1954

VI. Make a Gingerbread House


VII. Go to the Movie Theatre

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VIII. Go Skiing

IX. Create a Christmas Playlist

X. See the Nutcracker

Photo: David Cooper

XI. Do the Polar Bear Plunge


XII. Go to a Hockey Game

XIII. Make Homemade Chocolate Sauce to Put on Everything


XIV. Have a Chili Game Night

Photo: Hot Topic

XV. Go on a Weekend Road Trip