Snowshoeing, downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and snowball fights are all fun things to do in the winter. Other fun things to do to celebrate the cold include sledding, making snow angels and stringing up holiday lights. People who don't want to deal with putting up their own lights can travel around town to see their neighbors' light displays.
Having an outdoor bonfire or picnic with friends is something great to do during the winter. Those who truly enjoy the chill of the season can take a few days and go camping or enjoy a day hike. Aligning with the holiday season, winter is a great time to host a party or take in a holiday concert at a local venue. Many cities host special musical or theatrical productions in the winter. Hosting a party doesn't have to be an elaborate affair. It is acceptable to invite friends over for a potluck dinner, where each guest brings a food dish, or a game night.
Many local charities look for volunteers during the winter months. Another fun winter activity could be to bring joy to others by volunteering time at a local food bank, shelter, soup kitchen, animal shelter or other charitable organization.