10 Covid-Safe Activities for the Holiday Season


This year’s holiday season is unlike any other we’ve had before. The COVID pandemic has been hard on everyone, and many of us are unable to see our loved ones or participate in our usual Christmas traditions due to quarantine and social distancing. This, however, doesn’t mean that this Christmas season can’t be a magical time of year. It’s important to continue to spend time with family and friends to keep our spirits up – we just need to find the perfect, covid-safe activity to allow us to do so! We provide here ten fun, covid-safe activities that everyone can participate in to make this year’s holiday season as special as ever.

  • Drive Through Christmas Lights: Light shows are found nearly everywhere during the holiday season. Many of them have adapted this year to account for the covid pandemic, making them awesome covid-safe activities. Going with your family to drive through light displays is perfectly covid safe and a great way to keep family traditions alive. If you don’t want to make the drive, simply driving through your neighborhood is often just as fun! 
  • Donate Old Toys: This pandemic has hit everyone hard, and many families will struggle through this holiday season. Given all that’s happened in 2020, it’s now more important than ever to help out and give back to the community. Donating your old toys or clothes to places such as hospitals, daycares, and donation centers is an amazing holiday activity for your entire family – just make sure to disinfect them before drop-off!
  • Christmas Tree Farms: Outdoor christmas tree farms are a fun, covid-safe holiday activity to get your entire family in the Christmas spirit. With many farms likely in your vicinity, driving around looking for the perfect tree may be the perfect family activity. Even if you usually do artificial trees, this year might be the perfect one to get a real one!
Christmas tree farms are an excellent covid-safe holiday destination
  • Gingerbread Houses: Decorating a gingerbread house is a holiday classic that shouldn’t be left off this list this year. The pandemic may mean that extended family are unable to get together, but the gingerbread house competition can still continue! Build your own house as a family or host a virtual competition to get everyone in the Christmas spirit!
  • Remote Secret Santa: While it may be harder to organize a secret santa with the pandemic reducing the amount of travelling, gift exchanges can easily be arranged through mail! Staying safe in quarantine doesn’t have to mean your secret santa tradition can’t continue – use an website such as elfster to assign names and mail your presents. It’s an easy way to stay safe and stay connected with friends and family! 
  • Decorate your Home: One of the few things the pandemic hasn’t affected this holiday season is your ability to decorate your own home. In fact, it might even mean that you have more of an excuse to go all out. Spending hours hanging up intricate christmas lights, decorating your front door, and adding holiday spirit to every room in your house is a great way to spend time with your family and boost everyone’s christmas mood!
  • Make Salt Dough Ornaments: Staying home this holiday season gives you a great opportunity to try new crafts that you haven’t done before. Salt dough ornaments are an easy, popular christmas project the entire family can help out on! These ornaments are a creative way to spruce up your home with personal holiday decorations! Try making one with your family dog or cat’s pawprint for a fun DIY christmas project. 
Salt dough ornaments are awesome, personal ways to decorate your Christmas tree!
  • Birdseed Ornaments: While you’re looking for fun, covid-safe activities to try at home, consider birdseed ornaments. These ornaments look great as decorations on the trees outside your home, and they’ll attract all kinds of animals to your yard! It’s also a great way to put old cookie cutters and leftover food to use. 
  • Family Zooms: One of the biggest elements of the holiday season, and perhaps the hardest to do this year, is family. Family is part of what makes the holiday season so special, this year more than ever as many of us find it difficult to see our loved ones regularly. Hosting regular family zooms is a great way to keep that same holiday spirit while keeping every safe and happy. 

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