Five Things To Do Over Holiday Break
by: Kaylynn O'Curran
This time next week we will be gearing up for our holiday break. Two weeks of pure bliss. No school and hopefully no homework. Some people will be going away on vacation and some people are going to stay home on staycation. For those of you staying here this holiday break and even those of you going away, I want to give you ideas for some classic fun this year. Here it goes.
- Have a Holiday Movie Marathon
Of course start with Love Actually. I just recently watched this and it truly is a great movie. Then move on to Elf and maybe pair this movie with spaghetti and maple syrup. I’ve always wanted to try that. The new Grinch movie also looks good and has a soundtrack including Tyler the Creator. Finally finish with 8 Crazy Nights, featuring Adam Sandler.
- Holiday Baking
The list never ends with different baked goods that could be made. Some of my favorites are holiday themed sugar cookies, peanut butter blossoms, and snickerdoodles. All of these would be even tastier with some hot chocolate and candy canes.
- Go See Some Holiday Lights
I’m sure you have heard of the intense streets and neighborhoods filled with lights and people. If you are looking to go light watching I suggest Christmas Card Lane in Carmel Mountain, an entire neighborhood dedicated to lights. They usually have hot apple cider, popcorn, cookies, hot chocolate, and so many more snacks for sale along with horse drawn carriages on busy nights. However the parking can be tough sometimes. There is also Hickory Ct. in Poway, also known as Candy Cane Lane. This one is smaller but still so beautiful.
- Go Ice Skating
Hotel del Coronado is always going to be my go to suggestion. With the scenic Hotel behind you and the ocean view in front of you, you can’t go wrong. The price tag is pretty hefty ($30 online) but I think it is worth it to go at least once. It is a perfect date place. But with the price and the drive, Rancho Santa Fe Inns’ rink is a smaller, cheaper, and closer Hotel del.
- Gingerbread Houses and Ordering an Overpriced Starbucks Holiday Drink
Our local Trader Joe’s offers a cheap, yummy, and easy Gingerbread House to make. While across the street order one of Starbucks overpriced holiday drinks. This could include the new Sage Latte, a Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, or the classic Peppermint Mocha.