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We know these holidays will be different. With COVID-19 and encouraged social distancing, smaller gatherings, and other precautions one might take for health and safety, we want to highlight some adjusted local events still happening over the next month, along with some other fun and festive things you and your family might want to try this year.
Make new traditions with our guide to the 2020 holidays in Fayetteville, NC.
#1. Holiday Shopping and the Arts in the Spirit of Dickens is this year’s COVID friendly Fayetteville downtown holiday event, running from mid November through the end of December. Every weekend and Friday November 27th will be especially festive. Read our blog post about A Dickens Holidays of years past here.
#2. En lieu of large Christmas parties, this year you could choose to host your very own online celebrations, using your choice of group video chat options. You can still play games, creatively have a gift exchange, or even have the classic ugly sweater competition.
#3. Attend the Black Friday Skate at Round-A-Bout Skating Center on Black Friday, Nov 27
#4. Send your friends and family care packages themed around what you would normally do together this time of year.
#5. Check out the Winter Lights at CATHIS Farm, including lights, photos with Santa, s’mores and more! Every Friday and Saturday from Nov 27 – Dec 19, plus the 23rd, 24th, and 26th.
#6. Have a gingerbread house competition and have all your family and friends vote on who the winner is.
#7. Skip the mall and Shop Small Market at Dirtbag, Nov 28
#8. Write a letter to or talk on the phone with someone you haven’t seen in a long time.
#9. Enjoy the Holiday Lights at Cape Fear Botanical Gardens, every weekend from Dec 4-20 & Dec 21-23
#10. Actually send your family Christmas cards this year.
#11. Check out this German Christmas Market at Dirtbag Ales that includes food, local artists/makers, community spirit and shopping opportunities. Dec 11-13
#12. Take the opportunity to never leave your car and drive around as a family to look at Christmas lights. Additionally, go all out in decorating your own home exterior this year to contribute to your neighborhood joy.
#13. Attend the 82nd Airborne Division Holiday Festival on Fort Bragg, Dec 17.
#14. Get creative and try your hand at baking some cookies you have never tried before.
#15. Take the kiddos to A Polar Express Pajama Party at Piggy + Co Southern Pines on December 21.
You can also:
#16. Have an outdoor bonfire, complete with s’mores and other roastables.
#17. Plan special movie nights for your family, complete with a hot cocoa bar with all the fixings.
#18. Get outdoors and go for a walk at Mazarick Park.
#19. Read “A Christmas Carol” together with your family.
What are you and your family planning this year? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! If you enjoyed this post, please give it a like to let us know, and don’t forget to subscribe if you haven’t already. We put out blog posts like this one every month!