With the Hawks returning to training this week, we've had a look back to see how some of our players spent their Christmas break.

Many made the most of their spare time - whether that was catching up with family, escaping for a holiday or getting out in nature.

Scroll down to see all of the action from the holiday season.

James Sicily caught up with friend and former teammate Bradley Hill alongside his partner Sammy Dobbs.

A Murray River fishing trip was also on the cards for Sicily alongside teammates Luke Breust, Jack Gunston and Jaeger O'Meara.

Changkuoth Jiath started his summer out and about in Melbourne.

Will Day joined some of his teammates to check out the summer racing at Flemington Racecourse.

Josh Morris visited Adelaide where he completed a three-week training program in his own preparation for the upcoming season.

Kyle Hartigan had a break to remember as he and wife Emily welcomed their baby son Henley to the world - just nine days before Christmas!

Tom Mitchell got down to the MCG for some cricket, sharing this happy snap alongside long-time Hawks staff member Graeme Renshaw.

Finn Maginness enjoyed his time away on the Sunshine Coast with teammates Mitchell, Tom Phillips, CJ, Dylan Moore and Jack Scrimshaw.

The boys shared plenty of happy snaps during their stay.

Camping on the beach is how James Worpel spent his New Years.

Luke Breust got into the Christmas spirit by donning some festive sweaters alongside wife Anthea.

Draftee Connor Macdonald brought in 2022 at the Beyond the City festival in Melbourne.

Liam Shiels celebrated a close friends wedding alongside wife Claire (and a little baby Shiels onboard).

Mitch Lewis enjoyed a few rounds of golf, making trips to both the Mornington Peninsula and Tasmania.

Downtime is often family-focused for many of Hawthorn’s players, which was no different for captain Ben McEvoy.

Irishman Conor Nash spent much of his break in his home country including time with familiar face Conor Glass and new teammate Fionn O'Hara.