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How to Celebrate Christmas in an RV (and make this a memorable experience)

Spending your Christmas in an RV, whether you’re alone or with your family or friends, offers a unique experience or even some surprising benefits. First and foremost, you can choose a new destination to celebrate the holiday, get to know new people, and even create your own holiday traditions. 

However, let’s be realistic. Spending your Christmas in an RV also has its own challenges. That being said, you should always be prepared for bad weather, be it freezing temperatures or snowstorms. 

As you probably already know, reparation is the key to having a fun, stress-free Christmas celebration in an RV. To help you do that, we made a list of tricks and tricks that can take your merry-making to the next level. 

Make your emergency kit

First things first: Make an emergency kit filled with these things: prescription and non-prescription medications, enough food and water supply, flashlight, matches, paper towels, basic RV tools, trash bags, extra clothing, comfy blankets (or sleeping bags), fire extinguisher, and sturdy and comfortable shoes. 

Decorate your RV

Even with limited space, don’t skimp on Christmas decorations. Instead, opt for a miniaturized Christmas tree (or you can even ditch it altogether if you want), hang a wreath on your door, hang colorful lights around your windows, and decorate your living quarters with fresh greenery garlands like fir, boxwood, and pine. 

Another way to make your RV look festive is to make room for nicely wrapped gifts. Ditch your Christmas tree or any cumbersome decorations if space is an issue. 

Search the Internet if you want to know more about space-saving decoration ideas. 

Have an alfresco-style Christmas dinner

It’s nice to have a large foldable table in your camper storage compartment, which allows you to host fun dinner parties outdoors with a small crowd. If you’re a full-time RVer, this piece of furniture is essential if you expect friends and family to come over as holiday guests. 

However, you may want to pack lots of thick blankets (ideally made of fleece or plaid fabric, so they’re in line with the Christmas theme) if you plan to have an alfresco-style Christmas dinner. The idea is to make evening campfires warm, cozy, and fun even when the temperature dips. 

Easy and simple Christmas recipes

First things first: Easy and simple meals don’t mean cheap and bland food. If you’re the host and want to enjoy a stress-free celebration, opt for quick and easy recipes and meals made from affordable ingredients and can be prepared partially ahead of time. Also, remember that you don’t have to do everything from scratch. 

Another way to make your Christmas dinner more fun and less stressful is to host a potluck. Ideally, you and your guests should plan ahead of time and tell each other what dishes and “contributions” each one will bring for the celebration. 

Travel around a bit 

Gather your family and friends to visit decorated public squares, parks, commercial establishments, or just Christmas tree-lined streets. This is a fun way to see new places without spending a dime. 

Once you’re done with your Christmas light displays sightseeing, bring out your foldable table and chairs so you start your potluck dinner. 

Go caroling around the RV park 

Christmas caroling is a growing trend in Bakersfield RV parks, so warm up your vocal cords, get your favorite instrument, and go around the community and serenade others, which could be an excellent opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.  

Watch a Christmas movie

You don’t need to stress yourself out with large meal preparations, gift shopping for everyone in the family, and other traditions that you think are more like a responsibility than something fun. In fact, you can simply watch a Christmas movie with your loved one while munching on some popcorn or sipping hot cocoa while snuggling into a thick blanket. 

Final Word

Spending Christmas alone or with your loved ones in an RV offers a unique and memorable experience. With a little bit of preparation and imagination, you and your family can enjoy this special time of the year making memories.

If you’re looking for a charming, family-friendly RV park in Bakersfield, check out Smoke Tree RV Park, which is a great place for a short, seasonal, and long-term stay. Our facilities include a swimming pool, restrooms, and paved 30-50-amp full hook-up RV sites. 

Send us a message to learn more about this charming RV park in Bakersfield.