Social Distancing Holiday Ideas

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2020 has definitely rained on all our parades, from the 4th of July to Labor Day weekend all of our plans have been seriously affected by the pandemic. But don’t let this year dampen your spirits! There are tons of fun activities for this holiday season. We introduce you to socially distant December. Here are five awesome activities for you and your loved ones.    


It is always important to set the mood, bring out the holiday decoration boxes! Enjoy traditions like setting up the Christmas tree,  your Menorah, hang lights around the house and place a wreath on the door. Set an ambiance at home to spread all the holiday cheer


Socially Distant Photos with Santa 


Don’t miss the chance of taking a photo with Santa this year! (With all the necessary protocols, of course) Wear your best outfit and remember to take your letter…oh! I don’t forget your phone, snap snap! 

Western Springs Socially Distant Photos with Santa

Sat & Sun December 12-13, 2020

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM CST

Tickets here ($20)


Pictures with Santa!!

Sat, December 5, 2020

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM CST

Brass City Games

229 West Washington Street

Round Lake, IL

Free. More information here


Mistletoe Market

Picture: Event Brite (Mistletoe Market)


Get your gift list ready and tackle your shopping at the Mistletoe Market! With a variety of vendors you can find clothing, beauty products, jewelry, food and more! The event is free, but if you buy an RSVP ticket and present it, you get the chance to win a special prize. The market will be held inside two former store locations at the Burr Ridge Village Center from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.

Some guidelines provided by the event:


  • Masks are required for entry.

  • Maintain a 6-foot distance between you, other customers and vendors.

  • Use hand sanitizer before, during, and after market if you touch something. i.e. a vendor’s table, your keys, etc.

  • Keep your children with you at all times.

  • If paying in cash, bring enough small bills and coins to pay without needing change. Or be willing to allow the vendor to “keep the change."

  • Stay home if you or a family member is feeling ill.

More information here

Kiwanis Cookie Walk


Join the first annual cookie walk in  the Historic District of Downtown Plainfield, IL. Not only do you get to enjoy a dozen delicious homemade cookies, walk around the beautiful pedestrian area filled with vibrant venues and shops all with the backdrop of the restored historic buildings, you are also helping a cause. All proceeds from this event will go to the  Kiwanis Plainfield Scholarship. A ticket includes a holiday decorated bag for your goods, a bottle of wine or a homemade hot chocolate, a map with the participating bakeries and, of course, a bunch of cookies!  


Sat, December 12, 2020

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM CST

Plainfield Public Library District

15025 South Illinois Street

Plainfield, IL 


More information here 




Movie Night


Last but not least, enjoy a night at home with your family or significant other watching a holiday movie marathon, or just a film that everyone likes. Cook up some snacks and enjoy cozying up either at home with the fireplace on or at the Monarch Clubhouse. This option is not only free, but in the comfort of your home! 

Don’t let social distancing get you down, at the Monarch you have everything you need. From clubhouse to gym and even fire pits to whip up some s’mores. Staying at home has never been this fun. Visit us at and schedule a tour. Your home is just a phonecall away.

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