SAFER ALTERNATIVES FOR DECEMBER HOLIDAYS
The safest way to celebrate December Holidays is with people in your household or to celebrate virtually. Some specific alternatives that are low risk include:
- Having a Hallmark movie night.
- Participating in Holiday-themed activities at home (e.g., candle making, crafting, or baking).
- Participating in online parties or contests (e.g., ugly sweater contest, gingerbread house contest, or baking party).
- Giving the gift of conversation: call or video chat with a friend or family member you haven’t talked to in a while, or volunteer for an organization that pairs isolated older adults with people in their community.
- Dressing up homes and yards with Holiday-themed decorations (e.g., cutting out paper snowflakes or painting/decorating ornaments).
- Attending a car parade that complies with public health guidance, including:
- Drive-by events or contests where individuals dress up or decorate their vehicles.
- Drive-through events where individuals remain in their vehicles and drive through an area with Holiday displays.
- Drive-in events where individuals can watch a synchronized light show with music in front of a house while the participants remain in their vehicle.
- Attending holiday movie nights at drive-in theaters (must comply with the state drive-in movie theater guidance).
- Eating holiday-themed meals, made at home or ordered as takeout or delivery from a local restaurant.
- Viewing holiday themed art installations at an outdoor museum (must comply with the state museum guidance).