The holiday season this year is like no other. And while we’ll miss spending time with our extended family and friends, we think this is an opportunity to create new and lasting memories at home. If you’re feeling a little apprehensive about the holidays this year, then why not plan a staycation? Here are some great ideas to get you started. Who knows — you may even have so much fun that you’ll begin a new tradition!

Visit Macy’s Santaland Virtually

While you can’t visit Santa in person this year at Macy’s, you can take an amazing virtual tour of Santaland. Macy’s has completely reimagined the Santaland experience so that you and your family can enjoy it safely from the comfort of your home. You can explore the 13,000 square foot holiday village including Santa’s workshop, a Lionel train-scape, a Rainbow Bridge, and much more. Play games along the way and end your adventure with a virtual visit with Santa himself and get a selfie. The experience is both customized and free and up to three children can enjoy it at the same time.

Take a holiday lights drive

If you want to take a little adventure while still playing it safe, then pack the family into the car and head out on a holiday lights drive. The New Westchester’s Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Holiday Light Extravaganza is a stunning 1.2-mile drive through Kensico Dam Plaza. You’ll see all your favorite holiday characters, listen to holiday music on your car radio, and enjoy a dazzling light display that is nothing short of thrilling. The cost is $25 per car and tickets can be purchased online.

Plan a holiday movie marathon

We think it’s safe to say that you could watch a holiday movie every day from now until the end of the year and there would still be dozens more to watch. Create a playlist that includes the favorite holiday movie of each member of your family and spend an entire day watching them all. If you want to increase the joy, then invite extended family to a watch party via Zoom. Plan to have delicious holiday snacks on hand like hot chocolate and peppermint bark. Make it memorable by ordering matching holiday pajamas for the whole family to lounge in during your movie marathon.

Have an indoor campout

It’s a little too cold to plan a campout in the backyard, but why not have a campout in your living room under the tree? We all know how wonderful it is to just sit and enjoy our beautifully decorated trees during the holiday season so why not take it a step further? Get out the sleeping bags, make some indoor s’mores, tell stories, and enjoy falling asleep under the glow of twinkle lights.

Do charitable work as a family

As we all know, 2020 has been an incredibly challenging year. Why not do charitable work this holiday season and make it a project your whole family can help with? This is a wonderful way to spend meaningful time together this holiday season with your loved ones while putting good into the world. Keller Williams is dedicated to supporting those in need, and you can find out ways you can help by visiting

Contact Keller New York today

Are you ready to buy or sell a home in 2021? Then contact the Keller New York Bronx office at 718-697-6800 or the Eastchester – Scarsdale office at 914-713-3270 today! We’re standing by to answer all your questions and help you through every step of the process. We hope you and your loved ones have a happy and healthy holiday at home this year!