National Candy Cane Day

December 26

When is National Candy Cane Day?

National Candy Cane Day happens on Thursday December 26, 2024.

A Candy Cane Extravaganza: Everything You Need to Know About National Candy Cane Day!

Every year on December 26th, people around the world celebrate National Candy Cane Day! Whether you’re a fan of the classic peppermint flavor or if you prefer chocolate-dipped candy canes, this holiday is all about celebrating these sweet treats. But what can you do with candy canes besides just eating them? Let’s dive in and explore all the delicious possibilities of this special day.

Candy Canes as Decorations

You don’t have to wait until Christmas time to decorate your home with candy canes. For example, why not make a festive garland out of candy canes for National Candy Cane Day? All you need is some thick string, scissors, and plenty of candy canes (in whatever flavor and color combination you prefer). Once you’ve attached all your candy canes to the string using tape or glue, your garland is ready to hang up in any room of your house.

Candy Canes in Baked Goods

Baking with candy canes adds a little bit of sweetness and a lot of fun. As far as recipes go, there are plenty of options for making unique desserts that feature candy canes, from peppermint bark cookies to hot chocolate cupcakes with crushed red-and-white striped topping. If you’re feeling creative, try combining multiple types of sweets together like dark chocolate brownies with mini candy cane pieces sprinkled over the top. Yum!

Candy Canes as Gifts

Gift giving will never be sweeter than when it involves giving someone a box full of colorful candy canes! The best part about giving away boxes full of these tasty treats is that they come in so many flavors – not just peppermint but also strawberry and apple cinnamon too – so there is something for everyone. Plus, they’re relatively inexpensive so they won’t break the bank either.

It’s time to get creative this National Candy Cane Day! Whether you’re using them as decorations around your house or adding them into baked goods or gifts for friends and family, there are tons of ways to enjoy this holiday. So grab some supplies and get ready for an extra sweet day full of deliciousness!

When does National Candy Cane Day happen next year?

National Candy Cane Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Friday December 26, 2025
  • Saturday December 26, 2026
  • Sunday December 26, 2027
  • Tuesday December 26, 2028
  • Wednesday December 26, 2029


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