Celebrating Christmas in a Pandemic

Light Display at Coney Island Christmas Night of Lights

By Emily Betts

December 4, 2020

While there is a lot of craziness in the world right now, Christmas is approaching. There are many different ways to get prepared for Christmas, like decorating the tree, hanging up lights and making ornaments. There are also some things you can go out and do as well with family or friends.

One thing that is going on is the Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo. It will be back from Nov. 21 to Jan. 3. Reservations are required this year due to Covid, but it is a fun festive activity that shows off creativity and beautiful lights.

Fountain Square ice rink is also open this year starting Nov. 7. There is ice skating and a newly added feature: bumper cars on ice. There will be a timed reservation system with a maximum of 80 people on the ice at once.

Junior Isaac Vega, who has visited the ice rink, says, “I really liked it; it was fun and cool. I know it won’t be the same as last year, but I would still go again this year for sure.”

There is a drive through show at Coney Island called Christmas Night of Lights. You turn your radio to the correct station, and the lights go along to the music! It is currently open until 10 p.m. and is two and a half miles long. For $7 you can enjoy over a million bright and merry lights.

According to senior Brayden Manning, who attended the Coney Island Christmas Night of Lights, it was a fun experience and for a great price. He would go again with friends.

There are lots of things to do around Christmas time, and while Covid is affecting everything, there’s still room for fun. Go out and enjoy these times while we can.