Wondering how to celebrate the holidays at home this year in Oakland? If so, you’re like many other Oaklanders struggling to figure out how to have a happy holiday under the current circumstances. The good news is, being under a stay-at-home order or on lockdown due to COVID-19 doesn’t have to mean the end of your holiday season. To make things easier for you, 777 Broadway put together this handy holiday city guide to help you get into the holiday spirit while celebrating at home this year.
How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Holidays
Contrary to popular belief, decorating your apartment for the holidays doesn’t have to be complicated (or expensive). Start by using holiday decorations stored away from previous years or create handmade decorations to add festivity and cheer to your apartment home. Adding small touches like strategically placed mistletoe, poinsettias, tiny Christmas trees and twinkling holiday lights to your decor can go a long way toward making your apartment feel more like a holiday home.
How to Get Into the Holiday Spirit
Been feeling down in the dumps lately? If you’re looking for simple ways to boost your mood, start with easy ideas like making holiday crafts to share with family and friends. You can easily make homemade Christmas cards, decorative wreaths, and glitter pinecones to enhance your Christmas spirit. Join online Christmas parties, New Year’s parties and other virtual events with friends, family, and coworkers to feel more connected. Free video conferencing services like Zoom and Skype are making it much easier to create virtual holidays online during the pandemic.
Holiday Events Near Your Apartment
Following is a list of virtual and outdoor holiday events near your apartment in Oakland.
When: November 9, 2020 – December 20, 2020
Details: Virtually shop local vendors for glassware, crafts, jewelry, handcrafted soaps and more.
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