Now that the holidays have passed, there’s no reason to shut yourself up inside and hibernate. There are still plenty of fun ways to enjoy winter while you wait for the weather to warm up. When we’re not in the Delysia Chocolatier kitchen whipping up chocolate truffles and bark, we enjoy embracing the season with these fun winter activities.
Stir Up a Cup of Hot Cocoa
Hands down our favorite way to warm up in the cold of winter is with a steaming mug of Delysia Chocolatier Drinking Chocolate. During the afternoon when it’s a little warmer, grab yourself a cozy blanket and a good book to read outside on the porch or patio while you enjoy your hot cocoa.
Skating Across the Ice
One of our favorite ways to stay physically active during the winter is ice skating. Here in Austin the only way we get to ice skate is on a manmade rink, but they’re almost as fun and a lot more convenient than finding a pond that’s frozen over.
Skiing on the Wii
Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports, but it requires snow and mountains – two things that are hard to find in most areas. But there’s another alternative for families that own a Wii. Games like We Ski have provided a simulated version of the sport for years. Get your friends and family together for a day of downhill skiing without having to travel or pay for a lift ticket!
Watch the Arctic Animals at the Zoo
Usually the zoo is a summertime activity, but winter is the perfect time to go see arctic animals like polar bears and penguins. Plus, the park will be much less crowded compared to other times in the year. If you get chilly walking around you can always warm up by stepping inside the reptile house or one of the other indoor displays.
Make S’mores Around a Campfire
A warm crackling fire is synonymous with the winter. Building a bonfire is one of the quickest ways to get people outdoors in the fresh air. Make sure to have enough chairs for everyone, extra wood to keep the fire going and ingredients to make chewy, gooey s’mores. Don’t have marshmallows and graham crackers, or prefer to relax by the fire instead of cooking? Then indulge in our S’Mores Chocolate Bark instead.
These are just a few fun winter activities that can be enjoyed just about anywhere – even in areas where there hasn’t been a flake of snow all season. Share your favorite winter activities with us on the Delysia Chocolatier Facebook Page!