When does the holiday season officially begin? For retail stores it seems to be the day after Halloween, for social butterflies it’s the first party of the season, and for school-aged children it’s the last day of school before the winter break! This year the last day of school lands on December 23rd, so you can expect your little ones to be absolutely bursting with holiday joy for that entire week. The holidays continue until January 9th, so there’s lots of time for family fun. Here are some ideas to help you fill the holiday itinerary with your kids!