Safe And Fun New Years Activities For 2020

Samantha Elkins, Multimedia Video Editor

After such an unpredictable year, 2021 approaches just in time. Normally a time to gather at parties to celebrate the end of a year and welcoming of the next, this New Year’s, people have to find other ways to enjoy the holiday.  To safely celebrate, people have to continue social distancing and wearing masks. 

Despite this, it does not mean New Year’s celebrations have to be dull. In order to ensure your holiday activities are enjoyed in a fun and safe fashion, try some of the activities on the list below.

Have a baking competition with your family

Team up with parents and siblings to host a friendly baking competition. A little bit of friendly competition is a fun way to bring a family together and enjoy some delicious treats. Make it your own with some traditional family recipes. 

Host a Zoom party to connect with family and friends 

Create a safe environment where your friends and family can come together to ring in 2021 surrounded by loved ones. Email a Zoom code or initiate a group FaceTime call with grandparents and other family members to make it easy to stay in touch this new year.

Decorate your house to put you in a festive mood

Put up some streamers, balloons and lights in the backyard or kitchen to make it feel like past New Year’s parties. Bring neighbors joy while also showing off your decor to your family through Zoom or FaceTime. 

Put on a firework show

A new law passed in April legalizes fireworks in Florida on three days: 4th of July, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. If bought legally and used safely, fireworks light up the night making a great way to bring some joy to the family while they are at home. Make sure you check out the rules and safety precautions as well.

Watch the ball drop at midnight

Make sure to tune in with your family to watch the virtual ball drop at midnight. Tune into different TV programs to watch the live broadcasting experience. 

Most importantly, feeling grateful a new year has come is important to remember. Even if celebrations are different than from previous years, the new year offers a chance to return to normalcy. In the end, that would be the greatest New Year’s wish to come true.