Wondering how in the world you can celebrate New Year’s if you stay at home? Well, I made you a list. NINETEEN count ’em NINETEEN weird things you can watch drop online, from a blueberry to a mushroom to a sardine and maple leaf. (If you know of more, leave a comment.)
And if you’re more looking for a whole party I also included several roundups of virtual events so you can find the perfect way to celebrate safely at home.
I want you healthy and happy so you can be here to witness the joy of the pandemic’s end. Look at how much you’ve gotten through this year. Take care and keep safe so we can all get through together.
Hey, I love you! Happy 2021.
Burgaw, North Carolina: A blueberry
Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A hub sign
New Bern, North Carolina: A bear
Plymouth, Wisconsin: Sartori cheese
Somewhere in Idaho: A potato
Port Clinton, Ohio: A walleye
Show Low, Arizona: A deuce of clubs
Mount Olive, North Carolina: A pickle
Columbia, Tennessee: A mule
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania: A mushroom
Flagstaff, Arizona: A pinecone
St. George, Bermuda: An onion
Prescott, Arizona: A boot
Eastport, Maine: A sardine & a maple leaf
Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A red stick
Perry, Georgia: A buzzard
Morehead City, North Carolina: A crab pot
Somewhere in Pennsylvania: A bologna
Las Cruces, New Mexico: A chile
The Resident: 6 Ways To Celebrate New Year’s Eve Online. “With London in Tier 4, looks like we’re all going to be stuck at home this New Year’s Eve. Sure, you can take a turn around the local park with a glass of champers in hand, but if you don’t fancy the cold, stay at home and dial into one of these great online events… ” Offbeat n’ funky. One of the events definitely sounds R-rated.
Los Angeles Daily News: 5 ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve online with local events during the coronavirus pandemic. “This year has been a bummer to say the least and a lot of people are ready to tell 2020 to leave already. But, of course, with the coronavirus pandemic there aren’t any big live parties going on to celebrate the end of 2020. But there are online ways to celebrate the end of the year and welcome a hopefully better new year ahead. Here are five online New Year’s events being put on by local organizations.” Meditation! A grape drop!
Dazed: The best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in quarantine. “Say goodbye to 2020 (finally) with virtual raves, old traditions reworked for the pandemic, and performances from Patti Smith, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus, and more.” Music, celebs, and pointers to the mainstream stuff.
TimeOut: 12 amazing online New Year’s Eve events to help you see off this godawful year. “Club nights, house parties and huge public celebrations are all pretty much out of the question this New Year’s Eve, but many of the usual suspects are bringing the festivities online. That means you could go to an EDM festival, a charity rave, attend a huge ‘street party’ or even see the godfather of electronic music play live from a cathedral – all from the comfort of your home.” Jean-Michel Jarre live from Notre-Dame? A 24-hour house party? Yes please.
DC Metro Theater Arts: Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the stars of Broadway. “Though Times Square will be closed to crowds for New Year’s Eve and you won’t be able to watch the iconic ball drop in person this year, you can still celebrate the arrival of 2021 in New York style, with a roster of Broadway stars, special events, and music videos on TV and online.” NYC-oriented, as you might expect.