The holiday season is here and that means the nights are getting longer and colder, meaning that your family will be spending more time indoors. With the holidays just around the corner, children will soon be on winter break and friends and family will be visiting to celebrate the holiday season with you. With so much going on, it may be hard to find activities for everybody. At Northeastern Masonry & Chimney, we know the holiday season is hectic, so we would like to help you by sharing some of our favorite fireplace activities to keep your families and guests entertained.

Hot Cocoa Mixer Bar

Buy some hot cocoa mix or use a homemade cocoa recipe. Next, set up a bar with whipped cream, different types of marshmallows, sprinkles, flavored syrups, candy canes, and all of your other favorite hot cocoa additions. Next, sit around the fireplace and compare your creations with one another and see who made the best cup of hot cocoa. Competition never tasted so delicious!

Winter Campout

Just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean that camping season is over. Use blankets and pillows to set up a fort in your living room. Trust us, this is just as much fun for adults as it is kids! Sit around the fireplace telling stories and reminiscing about the past. For an even more realistic camping experience, sting up white Christmas tree lights across the ceiling so you can camp “under the stars.” Finally, no campout would be complete without our favorite camping treat, s’mores! Just get a couple of sticks and roast your marshmallows over your fireplace fire. If you don’t have an open fireplace, no worries, there are other ways you can bring s’mores to your campsite.

Game Night

Are you up for a little friendly competition? If so, the family game night should be on your holiday activity list. Board games are a fun way to pass the time, especially around the glow of a warm fireplace. Board games like Monopoly, Checkers, Scrabble or Yahtzee are loads of fun and will make the family game night a tradition in no time.

Happy Holidays to You!

We here at Northeastern Masonry & Chimney would like to wish you a warm and happy holiday season. Our holiday wish is that you will able to enjoy your fireplace for the holidays. If your fireplace is in need of servicing, there’s still time to schedule an appointment before the holidays get into full swing.