5 Ways To Celebrate The Holidays As A Single Person


If you find yourself single during this season, don't sit around the house. Get out & enjoy yourself

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The holiday season, regardless of which specific religious or secular festival or ceremony you celebrate, is a time of getting together with old friends, reuniting with family and enjoying the friendship of the season. This can make being single a real advantage since you are able to pick and choose what events you want to attend rather than being caught up in a constant debate about which party to go to.
However, being single over the holidays can also be seen problematic for some people. This certainly doesn't need to be the case as there are lots of things to see and do as a single that will allow you to take part in the festivities and enjoy a truly wonderful time of the year.

If you do find yourself single over this season don't sit around the house. Get out and enjoy yourself with these five low cost holiday celebration options tailor made for your lifestyle.

  1. Plan a Holiday Decoration Viewing Tour – get together a group of your friends and plan an evening to go out and look at the beautiful lights and decorations in your area. Most cities and even smaller towns now hold competitions for decorations and there are some amazing displays out there.
  2. Have a "Just for Me" Day – treat yourself to something luxurious that you have always wanted to do or something that you love to do but rarely seem to have time. This may be a day at the spa, going shopping for something special for yourself or spending time doing something you really love to do.
  3. Get Involved – most community based organizations are in high gear at this time of year. In addition there are the toy and gift programs, meals for seniors and those less fortunate, and other activities to celebrate the season. If you don't have commitments consider volunteering at this very busy time of year.
  4. See the Sights – a fun activity is to imagine that you are someone that has never been to your city or location. Plan a day as if you were a tourist in your own city or town. Go to the museum, try out a new café or restaurant and generally show yourself things you may have never stopped to see before.
  5. Communicate with Friends and Family – use text messages, Skype, email, chat systems, and good old fashioned telephone conversation to bridge the miles between you and your family. Even if you can't be at the family event or prefer to stay home it doesn't mean you can't still enjoy the companionship of the season with those that you care about and love.

If you do find that you are feeling down about being alone, be proactive and get up and get involved. There is always something to do to celebrate the season as a single and to feel great over the holiday.