This year has been unlike any other we’ve experienced. It’s also true that the 2020 holiday season will look and feel different than holidays during more normal times. However, that doesn’t mean that you still can’t find ways to have holiday fun and celebrate with loved ones near and far. Even if in-person gatherings are replaced with virtual celebrations, you can still mark the holiday season and show off your holiday spirit.
Looking for some inspiration to have holiday fun safely during the pandemic? We’ve got three great ideas:
One of our favorite parts of the holiday season has to be all the decorations! We love seeing homes, apartments, and stores decked out with festive décor. Celebrate the season by taking a walking or driving tour to see holiday lights in your area. This is a great way to have holiday fun and get in the spirit while being outside and practicing social distancing. Create your own adventure and as explore your community and enjoy incredible light displays.
Nothing says holiday cheer like a scavenger hunt! Holiday surprises and festive décor are everywhere. Create a scavenger hunt and then explore your neighborhood or larger community to find holiday items. Have everyone take a picture of what they find and share it. This is activity is great for people of all ages and you can do it virtually with friends and family across the country. Sharing and comparing photos will give you a sense of how the holidays are celebrates elsewhere too. Heathline has awesome scavenger hunt tips and other pandemic ideas.
Virtual Holiday Parties
Big gatherings won’t be popular, or feasible, this year but you can still connect with loved ones from around the corner, across the country, or all over the world. Thanks to the explosion of video services – like Zoom, WebEx, Skype, Teams, FaceTime, and more – you can stay connected virtually. Make your virtual party extra special by planning in advance so everyone can enjoy the same drink or have the same dish… it’ll feel like you’re there together!
Regardless of how you plan to celebrate, it’s important to keep CDC guidance in mind when planning your holiday fun. CDC holiday tips can help keep you safe and enjoying the season with merriment and good cheer.