Is your family filled with children or elderly relatives, making late-night celebrations an impractical choice? Are you spending the holidays alone this year? Do you want to celebrate with your significant other, friends, family and in-laws, but are tired of running around from one party to the next? Perhaps you’re just bored of the traditional family celebrations? Here are five creative ways to celebrate Christmas a little differently this year:

1. Go for brunch

A Christmas brunch is a great way to celebrate with your family and friends without wearing out the grandparents and little tykes. What’s more, you won’t have to hop from one party to the next!

2. Organize an afternoon outdoors

Ice skating, snowshoeing, fort building — take advantage of the winter season to spend some quality time with those you hold dear.

3. Volunteer as a family

Trade in the traditional Christmas dinner for a day of volunteering with the family, and bring a smile to the faces of those who need it most. There are plenty of local charities that would gladly accept the help!

4. Take some personal time

If you’re alone for the holidays, or simply need some well-deserved downtime, treat yourself to a special day tailored to your preferences. Go for a massage, enjoy a gourmet dinner or lie down with a good book — the choice is yours! 

5. Escape

Take off to a sunny destination with your friends or rent a cottage with your family to unwind in the company of those you cherish most.