Celebrate the Holidays in 2020

The holiday season is going to be fantastic in 2020, if a little different. Sure, it’s 2020, so we need to social distance and wear masks to help us stay safe, but we can still have a healthy dose of holiday cheer. Check out these can’t miss ideas to make the holiday season a hit in 2020. Celebrate the holidays at Sunnyside Village Apartments.

How to Decorate Your Apartment for the Holidays

There are so many ways to get your apartment ready for holidays. We all know it’s important to make a good first impression. Most of us will keep party goers at a safe distance this year. Start with a theme. First, choose a color to get everyone in the mood for the holiday season. While red and green are some favorite traditional colors, other festive colors include gold and silver. This year, bright colors like purple, teal, white, and blue are also going to be very popular. Next, add in some holiday icons like snowmen, snowflakes, elves, or stars. Finally, keep in mind the atmosphere you have in mind. Make sure to choose minimalistic elements for your casual, formal, elegant, or even rustic themes. Make sure that you don’t forget the lights! 

How to get into the Holiday Spirit

For many of us, celebrating the holidays this year will probably have to be done at home. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit at home. Start setting the mood by baking or joining a cookie exchange. Make sure to have some seasonal comforts around your apartment like apple cider or hot chocolate. Music is a great way to get into any mood, so play some holiday favorites (Alexa and Apple both have fantastic holiday playlists). Gather with your family, in a safe way of course, to watch favorite movies or TV shows. And, as always, the best way to get into the spirit is to give back. Sadly, we all know that this year has more need than ever. 

Holiday Events Near Your Apartment

What is the season without shopping? Most shopping will be done online this year and you have more options than ever. Sometimes, you need to actually get out and look for yourself. Plus, most of the malls will be sure to have some safe and fun things to do. If you need to find that last minute gift, pick up wine or a dessert for a dinner party. Need to get out? Visit Greenhouse Square or Clackamas Promenade, which are open and can provide some holiday cheer. 

Social distancing will definitely make the holiday season different this year, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be fun and safe for everyone. Curbside and at-home delivery make it easier than ever to get the decorations, supplies, food, or gifts that you need to make the season a hit. Don’t be afraid to get creative with some seasonal inspiring at-home celebration ideas.

Holiday Lights at the Oregon Zoo

When it comes to the holidays, it’s all about those sparkling Christmas lights. Nothing brightens up a festive winter season than beautiful displays for all to enjoy. If you haven’t had your fill of holiday illumination, then make your way over to the Oregon Zoo. You won’t be disappointed. Be sure to bring your family and friends along for the ride. There’s fun to be had for all!


Zoo Lights

Open now through January 7, 2018, the Oregon Zoo is having their annual winter festival! There are over a million lights spread across the zoo grounds, which means that there will be a lot to see. You can even hop aboard their lit-up train and make your way around the park in style! Plus, you’ll want to stop by and say hello to the animals as well.


When you’re finished exploring the park, be sure to grab pictures with Santa Claus himself. You’ll want to be sure and hop on the carousel with your little ones, too! Zoo Lights is open from 5 to 9 pm throughout the season. We can’t think of a better way to spend some time with your favorite people and your favorite zoo animals!


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