7 fun ways to make Christmas 2020 a special event

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Whether you’re decorating the tree or baking up a storm, Christmas is a perfect time to kick back and relax with those closest to you. From fun activities to how to keep your home germ-free, Canadian Tire and Yahoo are bringing you everything you need to make this holiday season special.

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Things may look a little different than we’re used to this Christmas - but that doesn't mean that it can't be just as special as previous years. However you choose to celebrate, 2020 is sure to be a holiday to remember.

With so many festive activities to choose from, you and your loved ones can still enjoy everything that the season has to offer, even if that means making a few changes to tradition.

There are endless ways to enjoy the season that still offer up plenty of fun, whether your favourite things to do include getting outdoors, whipping up a decadent meal, or decorating the house from top to bottom.

Round up everyone in your household and turn up the festive tunes, because we’ve gathered seven of the best ways to make Christmas 2020 feel like an extra-special event.

Deck the halls

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One of the easiest ways to bring some Christmas cheer into your life is to update your home with your favourite indoor and outdoor decorations. Trim the tree with a selection of ornaments, bring a pop of colour to the living room or bedroom with festive cushions, or make your front yard sparkle with an eye-catching light-up display. Whether you’re looking for a whimsical, glittery vibe, nostalgic and vintage-inspired decor or something bright and unique, Canadian Tire has plenty of decor offerings to suit your style.

Bake up a storm

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When it comes to Christmas treats, the only thing better than eating them is decorating them! Transform your kitchen into Santa’s workshop with the latest helpful tools, like this fan-favourite mixer from Cuisinart. Once you’re ready to go, there’s no telling what kinds of delicious and festive sweets you can create.

Host a family game night

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Christmas all about being with those you love most, and quality time away from the distractions of screens and notifications is a great way to bring the family together. Board games make for an evening of fun, but if you’re looking to show off your competitive streak you can always go the route of a game of NHL Adjust & Store air hockey or tabletop curling.

Enjoy a sleigh ride around the neighbourhood

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Rather than taking a trip to the local tree farm, bring the experience home to you with a sleigh ride around the neighbourhood. Ideal for a snowy or a green Christmas, this Convertible Sleigh Wagon is sure to provide little ones with hours of fun.

D.I.Y. your own Christmas cards

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Why not get crafty this Christmas season and create your own special memories by D.I.Y.ing your very own Christmas cards? Kids can paint and decorate their cards using markers, pencil crayons, or use a tool like the Spirograph to create mesmerizing designs.

Get outside

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For the adventurous folks who won’t let cold weather keep them down, you can enjoy a holiday hike or camping trip. Guaranteed to keep you warm down to -15°C, this sleeping bag from Woods is a must-have for your next winter adventure.

Pay it forward

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If you’re in a position to help those less fortunate than yourself this Christmas, it’s a great idea to take part in a gift exchange or donation program. Turn the gift-wrapping experience into a party all on its own, and choose from Canadian Tire’s huge selection of seasonal wrapping paper, gift bags and bows to make every present look its best.

Canadian Tire and Yahoo Canada are helping Canadians make this season one to remember, with decorating tips and tricks, gift ideas and festive recipes and so much more. Click here for more!