Enjoy a Safe 2021 Celebration, Virtually
Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, like every holiday since Valentine’s Day 2020, New Year’s Eve is going to look a lot different this year than it ever has before. There will be no hordes of revelers in Times Square, and most people won’t be celebrating at glitzy bashes and balls full of bubbly. Instead, most of us will be safely social distancing—but it doesn’t mean we have to be alone or forgo festivities entirely. These virtual New Year’s celebration ideas can help close out 2020 with a bang—and also welcome 2021 in a healthy way that will ensure we’ll be able to celebrate with loved ones later.
- Check out these 15 festive quarantine New Year's Eve ideas to ring in 2021.
- Watch Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. An annual tradition since 1972, “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” is a popular way for viewers to ring in the New Year. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the show is a New Year’s staple with live performances in New York along with the iconic Times Square ball drop. Or, watch Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen ring in 2021 together for CNN’s New Year’s Eve celebration.
- Throw a virtual dinner party.
- Watch a New Year’s movie that contains an iconic December 31 scene to kick off 2021.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the safest way to celebrate the new year is to celebrate at home with the people who live with you or virtually with friends and family. Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. Travel and gatherings with family and friends who do not live with you can increase your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19 or the flu. For more information from the CDC on ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones this season, click here.
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