Winter Holidays

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December 21, 2020
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Winter Holidays 

The safest way to celebrate winter holidays is at home with the people who live with you. Travel and gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase your chances of getting or spreading COVID-19 or the flu. Celebrating virtually or with the people you live with is the safest choice this winter. If you do gather with people who don’t live with you, gatherings and activities held outdoors are safer than indoor gatherings. 

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Consider Other Winter Holiday Activities

  • Schedule a time to eat a meal together virtually.
  • Host a virtual “ugly” holiday sweater contest
  • Schedule a time to meet virtually to open gifts together.
  • Build gingerbread houses, decorate cookies, or make holiday crafts and decorations.
  • Drive or walk around your community to look at decorations from a safe distance, or drive through a local holiday light display.
  • Throw a virtual dance party
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If your holiday traditions usually involve visiting Santa Claus, check local opportunities and know requirements for visiting safely.

  • Schedule a virtual visit to the North Pole.
  • Visit Santa Claus outside while a wearing mask and staying 6 feet apart.
  • If Santa Claus is staying indoors, he will likely be taking safety measures; you may be able to visit him through a plastic safety window.

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As of December 21, 2020

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