Published on December 18, 2020

Five Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season

Holiday celebrations will need to be different this year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Avoid activities that are higher risk for spread. Consider fun alternatives that pose lower risk of spreading COVID-19.

1. Trim a Tree Outdoors

Person decorating a tree

Get festive outdoors. Start a new family tradition and trim a tree with your household outside. Come up with a theme for a tree in the front yard or paint fun Christmas designs in the snow with food colouring.

2. Go on a Twinkle Tour

holiday lights on a house at night

Get in the spirit from the safety of your car. Fill a thermos, grab some treats and head out on a holiday lights tour. Discover hidden gems in your neighbourhood, and vote on your favourite light displays from the warmth of a vehicle.

For those without a vehicle, bundle up, pack a backpack with warm drinks and snacks, and head out on a holiday light adventure on foot. 

4. Hit the Trails

Trail under a trestle bridge

Did you know the City of St. Albert has a trail system that covers 99.5 kilometres? Enjoy our elaborate trail system, get outside and put your wellness first. For a full list of fun activities, visit Winter Activities

3. Do a Virtual Escape Room

People sitting on couch cheering

Are you a board game family? Try a Virtual Escape Room with the St. Albert Public Library. Invite extended family to join you online and have some fun!

5. Make Once in a Lifetime Memories

roasting a marshmallow

Try something new and do a gift exchange outside around a firepit with people from your household. Roast some marshmallows and make 2020 a year to remember, for all the right reasons. 


Bonus: Take care of yourself. If you need support, or someone to talk to, call St. Albert’s Family and Community Support Services at 780-418-6000, weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For after-hours support, visit

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, ensure you are aware of the most up to date Public Health Measures that apply to the Edmonton Zone, which includes St. Albert. View details on the Stronger Provincial Public Health Measures. St. Albert is currently under enhanced classification, which means additional measures are needed to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Last edited: December 23, 2020