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22 Things To Do This Winter Break

Twelve fifteen on December 19, 2014 kicks-off Payton’s two week winter break. Many of us are great at entertaining ourselves for the first couple of hours but after a while we tend to run out of ideas. You may find yourself searching the internet for “fun things to do when you are bored,” but the answers may seem irrelevant. Regardless of what holidays you celebrate, when you find yourself bored this winter break, look at this list to find inspiration.

  1. Catch up on sleep

  2. Bake and eat homemade cookies

  3. Re-watch every episode of your favorite TV show

  4. Go ice skating at an outdoor rink. The skating ribbon at Maggie Daley Park opens to the public for the first time on December 13, 2014.

  5. Go to Winter Wonderfest at Navy Pier

  6. Go sledding

  7. Have a gingerbread-house-making competition with your friends

  8. Go see The Joffrey Ballet: The Nutcracker

  9. Go watch “A Christmas Carol” at the Goodman Theater

  10. Take a fitness class

  11. Visit The Christkindlmarket at Daley Plaza

  12. Spend your gift cards

  13. Download new music

  14. Volunteer somewhere where you are passionate about their cause

  15. Give money to a homeless person

  16. Buy leftover Christmas candy once it goes on sale

  17. Explore Zoo Lights

  18. Stay up and celebrate the coming of 2015 on New Year’s Eve

  19. Drink hot chocolate

  20. Read the book you’ve been waiting to start

  21. Curl up near a fireplace, fake or real

  22. Try to not be sad when you have to come back to school

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