Celebrating the Holidays During a Pandemic

By Angelina Rodriguez

The holiday season is the time of year families and friends gather to celebrate, eat, and be merry. Many crowd stores seeking the best gift to give to their loved ones. Some practice holiday traditions such as decorating Christmas cookies and bringing them to their neighbors. While we gather around the fire with hot cocoa during this holiday, plenty of us will be keeping a distance of 6 feet away from each other.

This is the first time for many that we celebrate the holidays with a pandemic still occurring. A lot of changes have been made which may make it feel like the spirit of the season has been stripped from us. Rest assured, I am here to provide you with events that have been canceled due to COVID-19 and events that are still taking place if you feel your holiday spirit needs some rekindling. Some events are subject to change, so before grabbing your ugly sweater and joining in on the festivities, I would double check a few days before going to a local event. 

Canceled Events:

So far, there has only been one canceled local event this year. 

  • Saturday, December 19th @ 4pm- Cape Coral Holiday Boat-a-long

Continuing Events:

  • Tuesday, December 1st @4pm- A Night with Santa & Toy Drive, Edison Restaurant
  • Friday, December 5th @4pm- Cape Coral Festival of Lights, Downtown Cape Coral Parkway
  • December 13th-December 30th @6pm- Gardens Aglow, Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Garden
  • Thursday, December 31st @8pm- South Cape New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl, South Cape Entertainment District 

If you do plan on attending a holiday event this year, please stay safe and make sure you wear your mask. Many events require your mask and practice social distancing. 

Angelina Rodriguez

Staff Writer – Community

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