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December Family Fitness Events


Updated August 13, 2014

The holiday season is packed with events, parties, and to-do lists. Make some of them active to add family fun and exercise to your December.

Holiday Races and Sports Events

Men and women take part in the quirky annual London Santa Run, held at the beginning of December, in Battersea Park, London, England.
Emma Wood/Britain On View/Getty Images

To guarantee some exercise during this busy time, sign up for a family-friendly race! Many communities sponsor Rudolph Runs, Santa Sprints, and Jingle Bell Jogs. Keep an eye on your local newspaper, or check Active.com for comprehensive listings of fun runs, boot camp classes and more. Search by date, place, and/or type of event.

Holiday Parties

dreidel and gelt
Derek E. Rothchild

If you're hosting a kids' party this season (or an all-ages one), you'll need this list of active, holiday-themed party games. Who's ready for life-size dreidel or the human Christmas tree contest?

Holiday Shopping

Stack of gifts
Plush Studios

Need gift ideas for the kids and families in your life? Try sports equipment or an active toy that encourages everyone to move and play actively.

Holiday Fitness

Family cutting down Christmas tree
Caroline Woodham

Find ways to add fitness to your December to-do list (and holiday wish list). It can be done, and even help banish some seasonal stress too.

First Day of Winter

Sledding at St. Paul Winter Carnival by Peter Worth
Peter Worth

In the northern hemisphere, the shortest day of the year (or the Winter Solstice) usually occurs on December 21. Will it snow where you live?


See fitness events and observances for January and all 12 months of the year.

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