The holiday season is in full swing! While we know many of us may not be spending the holidays with all of our loved ones this year, we wanted to make sure that you had a chance to get in the spirit in a safe and fun way. We gathered ideas for how you can safely celebrate the holiday season in festive and fun ways from the comfort of your home – or car! We hope these celebrations bring a smile to you during this holiday season!
Drive Thru Holiday Displays
Whether you have a few streets in your town that always create beautiful holiday light displays, or you want to venture out for one of the many display shows across the state, seeing lights is a great way to spend a winter evening. Bring a warm hot cocoa with you to enjoy while you enjoy the dazzling lights. Take a look at some of the best light displays in Connecticut this year!
Festive Foods & Baked Goods
There’s no better sign of the holiday season than festive music and the smell of gingerbread. Decorating cookies is a great way to get in the spirit. So try a new recipe or challenge yourself to create a gingerbread house from scratch! Or take a look at the Food Network’s digital collection of quick and easy holiday recipes you can try this year, maybe you’ll find a new favorite to make when you host next year.
Visit a Charming Town
While many of us will not be doing any travel for the holidays, there are certainly places to visit around Connecticut and surrounding areas to see beautiful sights and holiday decorations if you’re up for a short trip. Take a look at the “8 Connecticut Towns with Real Holiday Spirit” that perfectly capture the spirit of the holiday season, and see which ones you can check off your list this year on your mini-adventure!
Host a Virtual Party
With easy access to platforms like Zoom or Facetime, you can get all your loved ones together for a virtual party. Have a family member prepare fun ice breakers you can do across households, or take a look at fun games to play virtually during your holiday get-together. We can guarantee many smiles and it will make you feel closer to your friends and family!
Take a Winter Course
One of the best ways to keep our minds occupied is by learning, so make an effort to learn something new this holiday season with the many free online classes offered from top universities. With many options and endless topics to choose from, see what will be of most interest to you by browsing through classes at Harvard University, Coursera, or edX.