We all can agree that 2020 has been an incredibly strange year full of unforeseen circumstances. It’s no surprise that this holiday season will likely also look a lot different. Whether you are visiting loved ones in small groups or digitally, it is possible to celebrate the uniqueness of this year while still honoring boundaries that everyone is comfortable with.
In anticipation of spending a lot more time indoors this season, here are some simple staycation ideas to ring in the holidays:
Host a family movie screening
The beauty of wintertime is that every streaming service is chock-full of great movies to watch! Have your own movie marathon right at home. Here are a few holiday films to inspire hope this season.
Create an at-home spa night
So you may be sincerely missing your mani/pedi routine or monthly massage by now. Time to order your nail kit and treat yourself. Grab a couple of face masks, scented candles, and soothing music. Perhaps, your roommate or loved one might even treat you to a massage!
Plan a virtual tour of a city abroad
You might not be traveling abroad on that amazing overseas getaway, but who says you can see the world from your living room? Google Earth is one online tool that allows you to explore the world online. Discover cities and countries around the world in 3D and schedule your own virtual tour. Click here for additional virtual tours you can do in the comfort of your own home
Book a weekend cabin getaway
You might not be traveling home for those large family gatherings, but if you are comfortable, book a cabin getaway with your immediate family or roommates. There’s nothing cozier than sipping hot cocoa by a warm fire while you are wrapped in blankets. Time away might be the perfect time to reflect on the year.
Host a virtual holiday dance party
Ask your friends and family to submit a list of their favorite holiday songs and have them queued up and ready to go! It’s even more fun if everyone dresses in their favorite ugly Christmas sweaters.
Have an at-home Christmas concert
Music is medicine for the soul, so turn it up in your home speakers. NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series brings in big-name artists like Billie Eilish, Norah Jones, John Legend, and Alicia Keys just to name a few.
Are you doing a staycation this year? Share your plans below!
xx, The FabFitFun Team