It’s hard to believe we’re already well into December and all the holidays that come this time of year. Many people think of “the holidays” as a polite term for Christmas and Hanukkah, and maybe New Years Day as well, but really there are a lot more than that. Wikipedia has a list of dozens of winter festivals stemming from all sorts of cultures, religions, and philosophies. It’s really quite spectacular.
To many people, this is a time to spend with family, but with this much going on why stay inside? Take the family with you! The nice thing is that while it’s cold out, there are loads of events for the whole family, for kids, for adults, for college students, seniors, people on a budget a high-rollers.
Perhaps most importantly, there are also loads of charity events and options for volunteering. Try running a search for keywords like “charity,” “volunteer” or “donation” and see what comes up in your area. Some events are great chances to get involved with local community issues, while others are great entertainment that also happen to raise money for charity. You can search, or just go to “Community” under the “More” tab on the top of the Zvents homepage.
Or just look for “festivus” and get out on the town. That’s good too.