Regardless of your age, there’s something magical about Christmas — pine trees decorated top to toe, too many presents, Australian heat… and Christmas songs on repeat. This year, especially, it's time to cherish each and every special moment with our loved ones.
Whether you need a few quick ideas, or you want to spread the good vibes yourself, we’ve put together our top 10 things to lift the Christmas Spirit for 2021.
10. Catch a flick at a drive-in cinema
Drive-in movies are making a comeback, with Christmas holidays offering plenty of opportunities to tune out and tune in. Check out your local drive-in cinemas to see what’s on and if any of your Christmas favourites are on the list.
A few of our favourite family Christmas movies are National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Elf, The Polar Express and Love Actually. This family activity offers a great opportunity to spend time together.
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9. Cruise for Christmas lights
The Christmas season can get busy, and sometimes we forget the simple (and free) things to do. Whether it’s a clear night or thumping down with rain, getting the whole family into the car for a drive around the local area to spot the various weird and wonderful Christmas light spectacles, is a must. The Christmas Light Search is a handy and easy website to use – all you have to do is enter your postcode and it shows you where the best displays are located. Or just jump in the car and see where the night takes you. Find a Christmas playlist on Spotify, pack some tasty treats, and off you go into the night.
8. Pump up the Christmas playlist
Speaking of Christmas playlists, we asked Pickles staff members to share their favourite Christmas Songs. Check out the curated Pickles Spotify playlist for you and your family to enjoy. Be sure to follow us on Spotify for updates anytime we post a new playlist.
7. Plan a Christmas scavenger hunt
Split your friends or family into teams, hop in the family car, and venture off on a Christmas scavenger hunt. How you run the game is really up to you, so set rules and pack your sense of adventure. One idea is to spot certain items likely to be displayed as part of Christmas light exhibits – think blown-up Santas, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, fake snow and the like.
6. Go on a family camping adventure
Can't get enough of the great outdoors? Whether it's a beach or bush camping trip, or watching your little one catching his or her first fish, camping often brings the family closer together. Why not escape the hustle and bustle and hit the road? Bring the dog, invite the grandparents, and don’t forget the marshmallows for the littlies. Kids connect with the environment through exploration, so pack craft materials so they can learn to identify what they see and reflect on it. If you’re on the lookout for the perfect family car for a weekend getaway, Pickles has you covered. Check out the perfect cars to pack everything but the kitchen sink into at PicklesGO.
5. Plan the ultimate road trip
Put together a memorable Christmas itinerary, with sights and sounds to keep every family member pleased. Christmas markets offer an opportunity to soak up the festive vibe in a new location; wineries are often located in scenic locations; bushwalking in Australia never gets old; and our beaches are some of the best in the world. Australia really is your oyster. Check out Australia’s most iconic road trips to help you plan and make the most of your Christmas break with the family.
4. Explore on an off-road adventure
Christmas is all about creating experiences, and if you’re up for some four-wheeling fun, off-roading is a great way to get close to nature… with a bit of adrenalin thrown in. Pack the boogie boards for sand sledding, and bikes for off-road adventuring on nature tracks. If you’re dreaming of an off-road 4x4, dual cab or cab chassis that can fit all the adventurous gear in, check out our range of 4X4s, ready to buy now.
3. Soak up the sun, sand & sea
Summer in Australia is all about the beach, so why not enjoy the ultimate Aussie Christmas by the water while the kids are making sandcastles? Pack the Esky, boogie boards, beach towels, beach tent and sunscreen into your car, and you’re set! Our fixed price family SUV’s are designed to fit the kids, dog and all the classic Christmas trimmings… you could even move Christmas lunch to the beach.
2. Head to the zoo
A day trip to the zoo is a full day of fun for young and old alike, especially when it’s spent with cute wildlife. Pack a few snacks for the family and relax in the lush surroundings, enjoying the sights and sounds of the many animals who reside there. Looking to upgrade and create more space for the growing family? See our wide range of fixed price cars at PicklesGO.
1. Picnic in the park
Grab your family and friends and head to a park with plenty of tree shade and a playground for the littlies, and spend a few hours relaxing and eating delicious food. Pop a tarp in the back of the ute for a make-ship pool, and start (and finish if you have the stamina) a game of cricket. Now that’s a real Aussie Christmas.
Whether it's a picnic in the park, a surf at the beach, or a day out exploring the zoo, PicklesGO has the perfect car for you. Check out our wide range of cars on offer today. You’ll find road trip cars, family camping cars, and cars to make memories in. Happy holidays from the Pickles team.