The majority of Christmas celebrations are being cancelled this year thanks to Coronavirus, particularly local events. However, all is not lost. There are still plenty of things you can do to enjoy the Christmas period in and around Teddington. We’ve gathered some of our festive favourites for this year.
Enjoy a Walk
After spending so much of this year stuck at home, don’t let the cold weather put you off getting out and about. You could use this as an opportunity to discover an area right on your doorstep that you’ve never been to before. You can wrap up warm and take in the winter wonderland alongside the river. You can make yourself extra cosy by taking a flask of hot chocolate with you. For an extra sweet treat, you can tuck into chocolate advent calendars at home.
Christmas at Kew Botanical Gardens
Kew Gardens are gorgeous to visit any time of year, but there’s something particularly magical about them at Christmas time. The light installation is spectacular. It will be the event’s eight year and they’ll be bringing back some old favourites, alongside some new surprises. 2020 will be the first year the Rose Garden will be illuminated. Be sure to watch out for the glittering tunnel of bells, too. Christmas at Kew Botanical Gardens begins on November 18th and finishes on January 3rd 2021 so you have plenty of time to get your festive fix.
Christmas is a time about sitting down with your loved ones and catching up over delicious food and drink. You might be worried about how you’re going to do that this year with the restrictions in place and rules frequently changing. A place that can look after you here in Teddington is the Park Hotel. They’ve got Covid guidelines in place to keep you and your party safe. Whether you want to see a few close friends or organise a family dinner, they’ll be more than happy to look after you.
You can create your own fun this year, too. You could have a craft night where you make presents for your nearest and dearest. If you’re not feeling too creative and looking for inspiration, there are some events which are still planned to go ahead. One of which is an evening with professional milliner and accessories designer Bee Smith. On November 18th you can learn how to embroider your own Christmas tree decoration. You can make them for your home or use them as gifts.
Just because Christmas might be different this year, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the festive time. As long as you find a way to celebrate with your family in some shape or form – that’s the main thing. How do you plan on celebrating Christmas this year?