Ready to safely celebrate Thanksgiving? Here are 5 alternate activities

Due to COVID-19, Thanksgiving will be celebrated differently this year. Here are some ways to celebrate the holiday.

News 12 Staff

Nov 27, 2020, 2:45 PM

Updated 1,306 days ago

Share:

Due to COVID-19, Thanksgiving will be celebrated differently this year.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the safest way to celebrate Thanksgiving this year is to celebrate with people in your household. 
Below are some other ways to celebrate the holiday:

1. Go virtual

Host a virtual Thanksgiving meal with friends and family who don’t live with you. Schedule a time to share a meal together virtually. Have people share recipes and show their turkey, dressing, or other dishes they prepared.

2. Watch TV and play games

Watch television and play games with people in your household. Watch Thanksgiving Day parades, sports, and movies at home. Find a fun game to play.

3. Give

Safely prepare traditional dishes and deliver them to family and neighbors in a way that does not involve contact with others (for example, leave them on the porch). 

4. Gratitude

Participate in a gratitude activity, like writing down things you are grateful for and sharing with your friends and family.

5. Shopping

Shop online sales the day after Thanksgiving and days leading up to the winter holidays. Use contactless services for purchased items, like curbside pick-up.
Shop in open air markets staying 6 feet away from others.


More from News 12
1:40
Vote 2024: Primary day features heavyweight battle between Bowman and Latimer

Vote 2024: Primary day features heavyweight battle between Bowman and Latimer

1:57
STORM WATCH: Hot and humid Wednesday in the Hudson Valley; tracking strong storms

STORM WATCH: Hot and humid Wednesday in the Hudson Valley; tracking strong storms

0:46
Archdiocese: St. Mary’s Church in Yonkers merging with Parish of St. Peter-St. Denis

Archdiocese: St. Mary’s Church in Yonkers merging with Parish of St. Peter-St. Denis

1:32
‘Campbell Hell.’ Orange County couple say incessant dog barking from nearby kennel not being addressed

‘Campbell Hell.’ Orange County couple say incessant dog barking from nearby kennel not being addressed

1:44
Newly unveiled Rowley Family Pavilion health clinic to serve vulnerable residents in Middletown

Newly unveiled Rowley Family Pavilion health clinic to serve vulnerable residents in Middletown

0:28
Orange County DA: Port Jervis man pleads guilty to attempted rape of a child

Orange County DA: Port Jervis man pleads guilty to attempted rape of a child

0:35
7 Gorton High School students miss Algebra II Regents due to scheduling mix-up

7 Gorton High School students miss Algebra II Regents due to scheduling mix-up

Missing Connecticut teen found in Montgomery, suspect arrested

Missing Connecticut teen found in Montgomery, suspect arrested

0:47
Voting issues reported at Scarsdale polling sites

Voting issues reported at Scarsdale polling sites

South Blooming Grove leaders consider creating public safety department amid alleged disagreement with police chief

South Blooming Grove leaders consider creating public safety department amid alleged disagreement with police chief

0:23
Eastchester family escapes injury after tree branch punctures roof

Eastchester family escapes injury after tree branch punctures roof

2:38
Made in the Hudson Valley: Fleetwood Pastry Shop celebrates 27 years of serving sweets in Mount Vernon

Made in the Hudson Valley: Fleetwood Pastry Shop celebrates 27 years of serving sweets in Mount Vernon

0:26
Haverstraw police captain expected to be promoted to chief

Haverstraw police captain expected to be promoted to chief

0:23
Chipotle opens first NY restaurant with modern twist in Yorktown Heights

Chipotle opens first NY restaurant with modern twist in Yorktown Heights

0:35
Peekskill High School students gain real-world experience through 'Apprentismith' program

Peekskill High School students gain real-world experience through 'Apprentismith' program

1:14
Fallen tree destroys home in North Salem; homeowner ‘thankful’ to be alive

Fallen tree destroys home in North Salem; homeowner ‘thankful’ to be alive

0:28
Peekskill man faces felony assault charges connected to stabbing outside Cortlandt bar

Peekskill man faces felony assault charges connected to stabbing outside Cortlandt bar

1:44
Storms pummel northern Westchester, about 30 downed trees in Somers

Storms pummel northern Westchester, about 30 downed trees in Somers

Bronx DA: Yonkers mother who left children in hot car won’t be prosecuted

Bronx DA: Yonkers mother who left children in hot car won’t be prosecuted