As Angelenos prepare for the holidays, it is important to continue adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. To keep yourself and your loved ones safe, celebrate the holidays virtually or just with members of your own household. 

We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you celebrate virtually with family and friends. 


Turkey Trot

November 25 - 29

To celebrate Thanksgiving, run your own 5k or 10k marathon in a place that is safe. You can register for or plan your own run.


Karaoke Zoom Party

November 26 - 27

Set up a Thanksgiving Zoom call with your friends and family. For Thanksgiving, Zoom will lift its 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from November 26, 9 p.m. PT to November 27, 3 a.m. PT. 

Black Friday Online Shopping 

November 27, 2020

You can shop online for the holidays while supporting local businesses in your neighborhood.


Virtual Visit to the L.A. Zoo


The L.A. Zoo offers free animal and educational videos for families to enjoy the Zoo virtually. 


Thanksgiving Day Parades

November 26, 2020

Visit your local loved ones and share in the holiday spirit from the safety of your car on Thanksgiving Day.



Apply for an E-library Card

Sign-up for an e-library card and gain access to free books, movies, music, and more from the L.A. Public Library.


Share Family Recipes

Create a virtual family cookbook using free online tools. You can make a recipe from the cookbook and enjoy a virtual meal with your loved ones. 


Watch Sports Online

Stream and watch a game together online using a virtual meeting space. 


Decorate your home with a Thanksgiving Holiday Display

Create a Thanksgiving display outside of your home using items such as fall vegetables, straw, foliage, and more.


Host a Virtual Game Night

Create teams for a virtual game night. You can find a wide array of mobile games online. 


Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts

Have fun with members of your household by creating Thanksgiving-themed arts and crafts, such as window signs, photo collages, and more. 


Send a Care Basket

Send loved ones a care package to let them know you are thinking about them this holiday season. 


Send a Thanksgiving Day Card

Send cards or e-cards to your loved ones to let them know you are thinking about them during the holidays while you are safely apart.