9 Great Ideas for Katy Families to Make Holiday Magic and Beat the Pandemic Blues


December 4, 2020

By Natalie Cook Clark

Katy families are finding fun and festive ways to keep the holiday magic alive despite the pandemic causing many events to be canceled.

Together, Katy families can safely celebrate the holiday season at home or from their car. There are so many fun and creative ways to make memories – in the kitchen, snuggled on the couch, or by spreading good cheer to others.

1. Drive-In Holiday Movies at Home

Photo courtesy: Candice Herrera

Make your own drive-in movie theatre at home. Use laundry baskets or put those Amazon boxes to use so the kids can design their own private vehicles. Then offer snacks for them to eat while viewing holiday films from the comfort of their living room “theater.”

2. The Great Holiday Family Bake-off

Photo courtesy: Veronica Miko

Take inspiration from seasonal baking shows and compete within the family for the best holiday treat. Share pictures and ask distant family members and friends to vote for their favorites. Or just have fun and pick a theme, like a holiday movie or character, to bake with the kids. Add some hot chocolate for a deliciously fun family evening.

3. Pajama Night with ‘The Polar Express’

Make your own “Polar Express” while enjoying the classic holiday movie. Wear pajamas (matching or not) make hot chocolate, eat cookies, and make a craft for the iconic bell. Be believers and enjoy the holiday season.

4. Drive-Through Katy Light Shows

Many Katy homes feature spectacular decorations and impressive light shows. Pack up the ca