How to make the most out of Christmas 2020.
Christmas might not be the same as usual this year.
But rather than being disappointed, we want to look at all the fun festive things that can still happen this year.
There is still so much to see, do and enjoy. Here is our list of the top Christmas activities for 2020.
See the Christmas lights.
Get in the Christmas spirit without even leaving the safety of your car! Towns, villages and cities across the world will be decorated with Christmas lights. Take a drive through the town centre. You could even tour some local houses to find those with the best festive display.
Handmade Christmas decorations and accessories add a lovely touch to the home. Good Housekeeping has 75 ideas to keep you entertained all through the festive season.
Do a virtual wreath making class.
A real wreath made of fresh pine with some pretty accessories can add a welcoming look to any door. Many wreath making classes usually run across the country. This year, workshops are going online by sending all the materials straight to your door ahead of assembly instructions via Zoom. Search ‘virtual wreath making class’ to find one near you.
Go ice skating
Some outdoor ice skating rinks are still freezing over this year. Londoners can head to Canary Wharf (right by the sync. Head Office!), Hampton Court Palace or Tobacco Dock for thrills and spills on the ice.
spiced drinks tasting evening.
This one will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit. Buy some festive flavours of rums, gins, vodkas, wines, ciders or whatever else you fancy. Have a tasting evening with different mixers and garnishes to find out which is your favourite.
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Visit a Christmas market.
Most of the big Christmas markets have been cancelled this year, but smaller open-air offerings are popping up in towns across the country. Check local news to find out if you could grab a mulled wine while doing some festive shopping.
Outdoor drinks with friends.
Restrictions about meeting friends in public are in force in different countries across Europe. You might not be able to head to a bar for an evening with a friend, but you could still meet up for an outdoor drink. Maybe that’s a glass of mulled wine and a stroll around the park, or a takeaway hot chocolate and a chat.
Shopping day trip.
Load up the family and hit the road for a shopping day trip. Mix it up by going to a shopping centre slightly further afield to make it feel like more of an event. Can you get all your Christmas shopping done in one day?
Explore a local attraction.
Some National Trust properties across the UK are decking their historic houses with lights and decorations. Many of them can be seen outside, so there’s no need to worry about indoor restrictions. Find out more on the National Trust website.
Gingerbread, Santa cookies, or even a Christmas pudding. There are so many festive baking and cooking options ahead of the big day.
Handmade Christmas cards.
Have you fallen out of the pattern of sending Christmas cards each year? Or fancy a change from buying a pack of the same cards? Give your Christmas messages a personal touch by making them by hand. Gather some card, coloured paper, markers, glitter, glue and whatever else you can find to get creative with.
We hope this gives you lots of ideas to get in the Christmas spirit in 2020. Please remember that this is a list of suggestions only and you should check local Covid-19 guidelines before doing any of our outside-the-home activities. Happy Christmas!
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