After the busy holiday season is over, it’s
easy to get bored in January, so we have some ideas of fun family activities
that you and the kids can do together.
Make homemade hot chocolate
Did you know there’s a ton of different hot
chocolate recipes online? You can spice up regular hot chocolate by adding new
flavors to it, everything from good old cinnamon to dark chocolate to red
A lot of families have boxes of old photos sitting around. Make organizing them a fun, kid-friendly activity by doing an arts and crafts night. Scrapbooking is a low-stress way of being creative and spending time together.
Have a bonfire
Here in Alabama, winter can mean perfect
bonfire temperatures. Fill up a container with some fleece or flannel blankets,
light up a fire in the backyard, and toast marshmallows with your family.
Organize game night
Got board games sitting around and gathering
dust in the closet? Schedule quality family time by organizing a night once a
week that everyone sits down and plays games together. It’s a great way to get
interact and challenge your thinking.
This winter, visit Stokes Automotive to see our selection of 2020 models in stock.
Start the winter season on a positive note when you try any of these four activities in Alabama this season.
Hone your golfing
Beat the winter blues while stepping up your game when you
go golfing at one of the coastal golf courses nearby. Orange Beach Golf Center
and Kiva Dunes Resort are two great places to start. If you prefer mountain
landscapes to beach views, head to Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort in Mentone,
Fish on the Gulf
Soak in scenic views of the Gulf of Mexico while testing
your angling skills at Gulf State Park Pier. The pier extends 1,540 feet and is
20 feet wide, offering 2,448 feet of seating space. There’s also an on-site
restaurant so you can grab a bit to eat when you get hungry, then go right back
to your spot.
Shop the Mobile
Museum of Art’s Night Market
Make headway on your holiday shopping list when you attend
the monthly Mobile Museum of Art’s Night Market on Dec. 5 from 5-9 p.m. Browse
vendor booths to explore a diverse array of handmade goods and locally-crafted
items. Music and food help provide a festive backdrop to your shopping.
Attend the Huntsville
Christmas Craft Show
Mark your calendar for the weekend of Dec. 6-8 to catch the
Huntsville Christmas Craft Show. The bazaar will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on
Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The wares available for
purchase will span a variety of mediums including stained glass, pottery,
jewelry, floral arrangements, needlework, ceramics, toys, woodwork, and
For more ways to keep busy this winter, contact us here at Stokes Automotive. We’ll be happy to share more of our favorite Alabama pastimes.