Holiday Activities that Incorporate Faith

Holiday Activities that Incorporate Faith


This season, be intentional about including faith into your holiday cheer. Now is the perfect time to reflect on your relationship with friends, family, and God by bonding through Christ focused activities. Rekindle your faith while indulging in all the fun this time of year has to bring! 


Fill Stockings with Love Not Things


‘Tis the season to hang your stockings by the chimney with care! Stockings are easily the most exciting part of Christmas. Your children will eagerly wait for Christmas morning to come, before peering inside their stocking to see all of the small surprises that await them. This year, let your family have an early peek! 


Make holiday stockings filled with meaningful letters of appreciation or photos of memories you’ve shared with your family. After giving the stockings to your family, help your children make their own for a classmate, neighbor, or cousin! This will help them focus on gifting more love than they do things. 


Put a Faith-filled Twist on “Elf on the Shelf”


Elf on the shelf is a popular Christmas game that’s perfect for getting your little ones engaging with the season. Put a twist on this beloved game in order to get them just as captivated by the holiday’s faith. There are tons of alternatives to the cheerful elf! Swap him out for a baby jesus or a structured character likeMelk the Monkey, who teaches specifically about God. Your children will still get to participate in the surprises that come with an Elf on the Shelf, but in a way that leads them into grace rather than mischief! 


Holiday Movie Night


On those snowy, colder nights, nothing beats cozying up on the couch for a movie! Get into the spirit of the season with Christ-centered Christmas movies that will remind your family of the true meaning of the holiday. Make your movie night one to remember by decorating your family room with colorful decor. Hang garland and white lights to set a dim ambiance. Sip on some holiday flavors by making a hot cocoa bar! Put out cinnamon sticks, peppermint candies, chocolate chips, and whipped cream to make the ultimate cup of nog. To really satisfy your sweet tooth throughout the movie, snack on these adorable Santa’s hat cupcakes.


Throw a Birthday Party for Jesus 


With all of the advertisements and holiday festivities taking up our time, it can be easy for the real reason for Christmas to become swallowed up. Remind your child of why Christmas is celebrated by planning a birthday party for Jesus. After all, Christmas is his day of birth! 

Not only will this give your family a reason to throw a fun celebration on Christmas Eve, but it will also encourage your children to focus more on giving back to Jesus than expecting gifts for themselves. 


Read Together


Take the time this month to read the Christmas Story from the Bible with your children, found in the book of Luke. Not only are there tremendous benefits of reading together as a family, but it provides a timely opportunity to teach your children about a significant story in the Bible. Read a piece each night before going to bed. Your children will look forward to seeing how the story unfolds! 


Bring Christ into your home decor 


There are tons of wonderful bible verses that would serve as a lovely addition to your home decor! Set aside time for a crafting day with your family. Get canvases, painting supplies, and print out holiday verses. Have your family each pick a verse and paint it onto their canvas. Hang up the canvases in the room you spend most of your time together, such as the living or dining room and kitchen. 


Send Christmas cheer to missionaries 


During this time of year, there are many missionaries that are unable to return home for the holidays. Help your family spread some holiday cheer to those away from their loved ones this season! Make homemade season’s greetings with personalized holiday messages, including a thank you for all of the work they’re doing to spread faith and help others.

ELF the Musical Family-4 Pack Giveaway & BOGO 50% off code

The gift of an experience is the gift that lasts a lifetime and no one can put a price on a treasured memory…or maybe we can? How does buy one ticket, get one half-off sound? Or better yet, free?

ELF The Musical will be live on stage at the Stranahan Theater, December 11 – 16! And Mom on the go in Holy Toledo followers have the opportunity to be entered to win a family 4-pack tickets to the opening night performance!! (Tuesday, December 11th @ 7:30pm)


Broadway’s holiday hit musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. With Santa’s permission, he embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York recall the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

ELF with bow


Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd, Toledo, OH, 43614

Show Dates & Times:

Tuesday, December 11, 2018: 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018: 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13, 2018: 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 14, 2018: 8 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018: 10 a.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018: 3 p.m.

Saturday, December 15, 2018: 8 p.m.

Sunday, December 16, 2018: 1 p.m.

Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”


Buy One Ticket, Get One 50% OFF – Ticket discount valid thru Dec. 12

Here is the link to purchase tickets. Use promo code SANTA for the discount.

Due to the nature of live entertainment dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change. All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket. No exchanges or refunds. Tickets are subject to additional fees. Must use Code SANTA to receive offer. Discount not valid for Saturday Matinee (3pm), Sunday Evening, or Sunday Matinee performances. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets. Valid for Price Levels 2 (Orchestra) and 5 (Balcony). Discount valid through December 12 and cannot be combined with any other offers or applied to any other shows and events.

Register to Win:

One Family 4-pack for opening night, Dec. 11 @ 7:30pm


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2- Comment on the Blog stating which ELF food group is your favorite…candy, candy cane, candy corn, or syrup?

WINNER will be randomly selected SUNDAY @ 2pm & posted to the blog and FB page