Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with this list of classic and unique New Years Day Traditions for children and adults of all ages.
Celebrate the new year with fun New Year’s traditions from around the world. New Year’s Day Traditions include a variety of rituals, customs, and folklore commonly associated with the New Year. Learn more about traditional new year rituals–and find new and unique ways to celebrate the turn of the year–with this list of fun ideas. Below is a list of fun things to do on New Year’s Eve and on New Year’s Day that will help you ring in the new year with style–and help you reach your goals in the days that follow.
Common New Year’s traditions include everything from toasting the new year, kissing a loved one at midnight, making goals or resolutions, and eating a traditional New Years Day meal. So, if you have ever wondered why people kiss at midnight and sing Auld Lang Syne, this article explains the how’s and why’s behind many of these strange NYE rituals, customs, and traditions.
In 2022, New Year’s celebrations may not be the same as some years gone by, but we can still fill them with meaning, joy, and good fortune using any of the fun New Year’s ideas listed here. We have lots of new year suggestions that you can do at home, or that don’t involve a crowd, and best of all–most of them are FREE! And, if you are celebrating New Year’s Eve with kids–many of these activities would also be perfect for a kids’ New Year’s Eve party at home.
33 New Years Traditions and Celebration Ideas
In ancient times, New Years’ celebrations happened during the spring equinox or the winter solstice. But today, the Gregorian calendar holds sway over the day that most people celebrate the new year. According to this calendar, December 31 is New Year’s Eve, and January 1 is New Year’s Day. The Chinese New Year (also called the Lunar New Year) is another new year celebration in February. Information about the Chinese New Year can be found HERE and HERE.
People around the world ring in the New Year in all sorts of fun traditional ways–and, as a result, there are a lot of fun things to do on New Year’s Day. And, because there are so many fun things to do on New Year’s Eve, we have divided this article into two parts. The first list of ideas includes New Year’s Eve traditions, while the second list of celebration ideas shares New Year’s Day traditions or things to do on New Year’s Day.
Both lists include modern and classic New Year’s Traditions for kids and adults of all ages–and a bit about the reasons behind them. But neither contains mandatory New Year’s rituals or customs that you MUST do. We don’t do everything on this list of fun family New Year’s ideas, and you shouldn’t have to either. Make your family new year’s celebration memorable by choosing at least one new tradition to start on New Year’s. And remember, if it isn’t fun, it isn’t worth it. You may also enjoy these lists of Christmas Traditions and Easter Traditions.
2022 New Year’s Eve Traditions: 17 Things to do on NYE
Our first list of New Years’ celebration ideas includes 17 fun things to do on New Year’s Eve. Scroll down to see classic New Year’s Eve ideas and a few new and unique New Year’s Eve traditions you can try!
1. Host or Attend a New Year’s Eve Party
Hosting or attending a New Year’s Eve party is a fun way to celebrate the New Year with lovers, friends, and family. So, host or attend an in-person New Year’s party (if you can do it safely, of course) or invite friends and family to attend a New Year’s Eve Party on Zoom as a fun and unique alternative to a crowded in-person party.
2. Dress to Impress
In many parts of the world, it’s traditional to dress to impress and put on your best clothes for both Christmas and New Years’ celebrations. And, in Brazil, it is customary to wear all white on New Year’s Eve. (See below)
So, even if you will only be ringing in the New Year in the comfort of your own home–zoom New Years’ eve party or not–wash off the OLD year, clean yourself up, and dress to look your best! Whether you choose to wear all white–or dress up in your best cocktail dress–do it in style!
3. Wear All White
It is traditional to wear all white in Brazil on New Year’s Eve. People who participate in this NYE tradition wear white to symbolize new beginnings, peace, purity, and good luck. So, start the year off in pure white to bring peace, prosperity, and luck with you into 2022.
4. Decorate for New Years
Add sparkle, shine, and traditional New Year decorations to your holiday decorations for your New Years’ celebration–if only for the members of your household. Go ahead, decorate your home to celebrate New Year’s, and party like it’s 1999–lol!
Spruce up the house with evergreen foliage as they did in ancient times. Or, use modern, vibrant colors, rich patterns, and sparkling blacks, golds, silvers, or whites. Decorating for the New Year not only gives us something to do during the dark days of winter, but it also makes the house look spectacular!
5. Place Coins on the Windowsill
Place coins upon a windowsill to receive abundance in the new year. Some people claim that this is an Irish New Year’s Tradition, while others believe this new year custom hails from Italy. Give this simple traditional prosperity ritual to increase your abundance in the new year.
First, put money outside on a window sill before midnight on New Year’s Eve. Next, open the window and bring the coins in on New Years Day. The action of opening the window and bringing money into the house is a symbol of receiving the abundance you deserve. Open yourself to experience abundance all year long with this traditional new year ritual.
6. Watch the Times Square Ball Drop (Virtually Or in Person)
The ball drop in New York’s central square has become a classic New Year’s Eve tradition in the modern world. The ball is dropped at 11:59 PM ET and comes to a rest at midnight to signal the beginning of the new calendar year. Learn about the NYE ball drop in Times Square–including fun facts about its history HERE.
On NYE 2022, Times Square will be inviting revelers back to Times Square to watch the Ball Drop in person. And, the festivities will also be broadcast for television and internet audiences and include a virtual multi-media experience.
Or, you can watch or mobile stream the commercial-free webcast of the Time Square 2022 NYE ball drop on Time Square’s official website TimeSquareNYC.org. To do this, tune in on Thursday, December 31 at 3 PM ET to watch the live stream commercial-free, webcast coverage of the festivities leading up to the Ball Drop at midnight, including backstage access, behind-the-scenes stories, and interviews with performers and other celebrities.
And, if you’d like more details on how to enjoy the festivities on the big night safely–or have other questions about NYE in Times Square and the Ball Drop, you can learn more HERE–>NYE-FAQ.
7. Light Up Your Celebration
Several winter holidays, including winter solstice, Christmas, and New Year, are considered a celebration of light by many cultures. And, there are lots of fun ways to light up your New Year’s celebrations.
Hang up a disco ball, enjoy the movement of a lava lamp, light tealight candles all over the house, and hang beautiful strings of sparkly lights throughout your home, yard, and garden. Or bring light to the darkest time of the year with any of the other light-filled NYE ideas that follow.
8. Set Off Fireworks
Another fun way to bring light to your New Year’s Eve celebration is by lighting fireworks. Because we live in an area where wildfires rage yearly (we lost our family farm in the Paradise Wildfire of 2018), we know that fireworks are not safe in many locations–if they are legal at all. So, if you can, gather up a bunch of fireworks that are legal where you live, find a safe spot to set them off (check local rules, regulations, and recommendations), and enjoy a neighborhood fireworks show!
9. Light Sparklers
Here’s a family New Year’s tradition for young and old alike. Lighting sparklers is a classic NYE tradition that children and adults of all ages enjoy. So, light sparklers with the kids, and the young at heart, to celebrate the new year. And, if you are looking for a safe alternative to sparklers–a light-up stick with fiber optics makes an excellent choice.
10. Watch a New Year Fireworks Show
Is there anything more fun than watching a new year’s firework show? Children and adults of all ages enjoy watching fireworks burst into the sky to celebrate the new year. So, make plans to attend a New Year’s Eve firework show. Or, try any of the other light-filled NYE suggestions found above.
11. Enjoy a New Year’s Eve CountDown
Have a New Year’s Eve countdown–count down to midnight aloud for the final ten seconds of the year. Counting down to the stroke of midnight, or the moment the year changes to the next is a classic NYE Tradition that kids and adults of all ages enjoy!
If you have young children at home–babies, toddlers, and preschoolers that shouldn’t stay up that late–have your family countdown to the new year at an earlier hour–you don’t have to wait until midnight. It’s the new year, every hour somewhere in the world on New Year’s Eve!
So, find the name of a city celebrating the new year when you want to have your countdown and pretend that you are there. Children love this fun new year’s activity.
For example, if you live on the west coast (or in Hawaii) and have a toddler at home, watch the ball drop LIVE in New York City. This way, your child can count down to the new year and still get a good night’s rest. Afterward, the adults can stay up and count down to midnight once the children go to sleep–if you can make it that far–lol! As a parent, my husband and I find it a lot harder to make it to midnight than before children!
12. Make Some Noise
Get out the New Year’s Eve noisemakers and make some noise to celebrate the turn of the year. Even if you don’t join a party of others doing the same–we can all still enjoy the celebratory sound of a community bing, bang boom when the clock strikes midnight. So, join everyone in your neighborhood in the sound of celebration! Make some noise with any of the ideas from the list below.
New Year’s Eve Noise Makers:
- Blowouts noisemakers
- Metalic gold and silver noisemakers
- Metal and plastic NYE noisemakers
- Beistle squakers
- Classic wooden noise maker
- Or, bang on pots and pans! (see below)
13. Bang on Pots and Pans
Turn spoons into drumsticks–and pots and pans into drums and tambourines–and make your own NYE noisemakers. Banging on pots and pans to ring in the new year is one of my favorite childhood memories. When I was a child, I can remember making noise every hour on New Year’s Eve–it’s a new year celebration somewhere in the world every hour–so why not make some noise?
We banged on pots and pans on the front lawn and we were even known to march down the street with our pots and pans marching band. And, many of our neighbors would grab their noisemakers and join the fun. So, get out the pots and pans and make your own noisy NYE memories this year. And, don’t forget to have a banging good time!
14. Start the Year off with a Kiss at Midnight
Start the year off with a kiss from a loved one. Kissing at the stroke of midnight is a classic New Year’s Eve tradition for lovers, families, and friends of all ages. So, pucker up and kiss someone as the clock strikes midnight on NYE 2022, even if it’s just an air kiss from a distance, across the yard, over face-time, or at a Zoom party.
Why do we kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve?
Many people believe that you will have a special relationship with the first person you kiss as the clock strikes midnight. And, if you are single and don’t kiss anyone when the clock strikes twelve, you’ll be lonely for the entire year. This New Year’s superstition explains why so many people pine for that special someone to kiss at midnight or demand a kiss from their lover at midnight on New Year’s Eve.
Who do you kiss at midnight on New Year’s?
According to English and German folklore, kissing your lover at midnight is thought to ensure a New Year filled with their affections, set the tone for the remainder of the year, and strengthen the ties you wish to maintain into the future.
How did the tradition of kissing on New Year’s start?
The tradition of kissing at midnight–a kiss at midnight on New Year’s Eve–originated at the Scottish end-of-the-year party called Hogmanay. At a Hogmanay party, it is customary to kiss everyone in the room at the stroke of midnight. In ancient times Hogmanay was a pre-Christmas festival associated with the winter solstice, while today, many celebrate Hogmanay on December 31.
Another reason kissing at midnight came into vogue is to evade evil spirits and misfortunes. Europeans went to masquerade balls to celebrate the New Year wearing masks symbolizing evil spirits. And, the person that removed it must kiss the wearer to symbolize purification.
15. Play And Sing “Aude Lang Syne”
One of the most classic New Years Traditions of all time is singing “Aud Lang Syne” to greet the new year. When the clock strikes midnight on December 31, one of the first things likely to be heard amongst the sound of bursting fireworks and loud cheers of “Happy New Year” is the classic song “Auld Lang Syne.”
Although most casual listeners are baffled by the lyrics and confused about the song’s true meaning, 2022 is a perfect year to honor this age-old New Years Day Tradition. The words are as true today as ever.
Opening "Aud Lang Syne" Song Lyrics Should auld acquaintance be forgot And never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot And days of auld lang syne?...
…the phrase “auld lang syne” is not recognizable to English speakers because it is a Scottish phrase, not an English one. Translated literally it means “old long since,” but the meaning is more like “old times” or “the olden days.”(source)
16. Toast to the New Year
Starting the year off with a New Years Toast is one of the most traditional ways to ring in the new year. Some like to have a traditional champagne toast as the twelfth bell chimes, while others traditionally pop the cork at the stroke of midnight.
Many NYE partygoers believe it is essential to clink glasses while looking others in the eyes as you toast to the New Year right at the stroke of twelve. In contrast, others wait to make their toast at a traditional New Year’s Dinner celebration. (Have a look at the list of traditional New Year’s foods in the next section!)
No matter how you choose to toast the New Year, do it with gusto, a few words of wisdom–if only spoken silently–and peace in your heart. Happy New Year 2022!
17. Eat 12 Grapes at Midnight
Eating twelve grapes at midnight is a New Year’s Tradition common in Spain and parts of Latin America. However, eating twelve grapes each time the clock strikes makes it almost impossible to kiss at midnight–and toast to the new year at the same time–lol! Which will you choose? Or, will you rise to the challenge and attempt all three of these fun NYE traditions at the same time? Good luck!
If you would like to try the tradition of eating 12 grapes at midnight on NYE–follow these steps:
- At the first stroke of midnight, pop one grape in the mouth.
- Continue with one grape for every stroke of the clock until the final stroke of twelve.
- As you pop each of the twelve grapes into your mouth think about the abundance that each of the twleve months of the year will bring in turn.
In other words, on the first stroke of midnight, eat one grape and consider the fortune it will bring in January; on the second stroke, eat a second grape and think of the prosperity it will bring in February, and so on.
This New Year’s Tradition brings good luck to each of the twelve months of the year. But, be mindful, one must concentrate fully and finish before the final stroke of midnight, or ill fortune will come to fruition. Forgive the pun–lol! Learn more about this traditional New Year’s Eve ritual HERE.
New Years Day Traditions – 16 Fun Things to do on New Years Day
This final list of New Year’s celebration ideas includes fun things to do on New Year’s Day. From classic New Years’ traditions–such as making New Years’ resolutions–to the modern and unique alternative of choosing an inspirational word for the year, you can find it all here!
1. Go on a Polar Bear Swim On New Year’s Day
Here’s a fun thing to do on New Year’s Day, and a challenge for the whole family–if you dare. Brave the cold water–go on a polar bear swim! People from all over the world jump in the cold water to participate in this fun New Year’s Day tradition as a way to refresh and invigorate the body and mind. As a retired ocean lifeguard, I have both watched and enjoyed the follies of completing a New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim many a time.
Polar bear swims are a great way to wash off the old year in preparation for the New Year. Traditionally held on New Year’s Day, polar bear swim participants plunge into a body of water and brave the low temperature as a rite of passage into the following year. Think of it as a giant “reset” button or baptism that will rejuvenate and refresh the body, mind, and soul.
Invite your household, family, and friends to hit the water and determine the “rotten egg” of 2022! Either find a Polar Bear Swim near you or take your family to your favorite body of water and jump into the New Year with this crazy tradition. Even if it’s only the pool in your backyard–jump in and hit the reset button. Goodness knows we can all use a giant reset this year–right?!
If you dare to try this age-old New Year’s tradition, use caution, be uber mindful, and please make sure you follow any local safety rules and regulations. I was an ocean lifeguard for 20 years, and Polar Bear Swims are not exactly safe–especially if you are braving the waters without safety personnel. So, use the buddy system, and make sure to have plenty of towels, dry clothes, blankets, and warm drinks to bundle up and enjoy once when you get out of the water. We hope you enjoy your New Year’s swim as much as we do!
2. Make Wishes on a New Year’s Wish Tree
A wishing tree is a lovely New Years’ tradition for children and adults. Use bare branches, decorate a twig tree, or transform a Christmas tree into a New Year’s wish tree. If you would like to use your Christmas tree, remove the ornaments and leave the lights to prepare for wishing decorations.
Once you have decided on the tree you will use to decorate as a New Years’ wish Tree, invite friends and family to write their New Year’s wishes onto wishing star ornaments, gift tags, or scraps of paper tied with twine. Encourage everyone to write wishes for themselves, others, their community, or the environment. Next, hang them on the tree to help bring them to fruition in the new year.
3. Enjoy a Traditional New Years Day Meal
A common way to celebrate the New year is to prepare and serve a traditional New Years Day Dinner. Cultures worldwide have different ideas of what foods should be consumed on New Year’s day and why. In many cultures, anything round is worthy of eating on New Years Day.
Many cultures traditionally eat circular foods on New Year’s Day. Circles resemble coins, represent money and abundance, and the continuous circular nature of all things. Therefore, consuming round foods is thought to bring wealth, good fortune, and prosperity to those that eat them.
A classic example of a traditional New Year’s Day meal is Hoppin’ John with Greens. Many southerners believe that eating this classic New Years’ dish containing black-eyed peas, pork, and rice will bring peace and good fortune into the new year. Learn more about Hoppin John with Greens, and grab the recipe on Serious Eats. Some more traditional foods to serve on New Year’s Day are listed below.
4. Share and Eat Traditional New Years Day Foods
Another fun thing to do on New Year’s Day is to eat traditional foods, So, share, eat and enjoy any of these traditional New Year’s Day foods with your family and friends:
- 12 grapes at midnight – As mentioned in the list of New Year’s Eve traditions above, it is a tradition to pop one grape in the mouth for every stroke of the clock until the stroke of midnight is reached. This New Year’s Tradition is thought to bring luck to each of the New Year’s twelve months.
- Black-eyed peas – Believed to bring prosperity and good luck in the south, black-eyed peas are often served on a bed of collard greens called Hoppin John with Greens on New Year’s Day.
- Greens (Collards, Kale, Green Beans, Brussel Sprouts) – The color green symbolizes luck in many cultures and is thought to bring health to those that eat them. Eat greens on New Year’s Day as a symbol of health and good luck.
- Cabbage – Because it resembles the color of money, cabbage has long been associated with luck and good fortune in Ireland, Germany, and parts of the US.
- Lentils – Because of their coin shape, eating lentils on New Year’s Day is thought to bring good fortune to the year ahead.
- Pork – Eat pork on New Year’s Day as a symbol of wealth and prosperity.
- Fish – Since they swim in schools (abundance) and only swim forward, eating fish is considered a symbol of abundance, good luck and can help you move forward into the New Year.
- Noodles – Many Asian cultures eat long noodles on New Year’s Day to symbolize living a long life. But be mindful not to break the noodles as you slurp them up. A broken noodle is thought to break one’s life span. Eat with care!
- Pomegranate – In Turkey and the Mediterranean, pomegranates are eaten on the New Year as a symbol of fertility, abundance, and good luck.
5. Go on a New Year’s Day Walk
In the New Year, a traditional thing to do is to head out on a walk into the new year. Say goodbye to 2021 and hello to 2022 with a family walk in the great outdoors. If you are looking for fun things to do outside–check out this list of outdoor activities to try with the kids!
6. Rest and Do no Work
Many cultures consider it bad luck to work on New Years Day. For these cultures work includes cleaning your house, sweeping, and washing your hair. Doing work–such as cleaning or sweeping–was thought to clean, sweep, or wash the good luck for the year away.
So, rest and do no work on New Year’s Day. Even better, don’t even waste your time thinking about it. Rest easy knowing that you don’t need to lift a finger until tomorrow–your luck in the New Year just might depend on it!
7. Watch the Rose Parade (or Another New Year’s DAy Parade)
Here’s a fun thing to do on New Year’s Day that the whole family can enjoy. Children and adults of all ages–from babies to toddlers, to teens–love going to the Rose Parade or watching it on television. As such, the Rose Parade is the quintessential New Year’s Day parade in America. It begins at 8:00 AM PST on January 1, 2022, in Pasadena, California, USA.
So, get a ticket and head to Pasadena, California to see it live, or tune in from the comfort of your own couch. Learn more about the New Year’s Rose Parade HERE–> Tournament of Roses. Or, attend a New Year’s Day parade in your city or town to enjoy this exciting New Year’s Day tradition.
8. Play and Watch Football
For many family’s, and several neighborhoods, playing and watching football is their favorite way to spend New Year’s Day. So, turn on the tube to enjoy watching the games, or invite neighbors, family, and friends over for a friendly scrimmage on the field. And, don’t forget the genuine leather pigskin and flag football set!
Have a look at the New Year’s college football game schedule–HERE.
9. Call or Send New Years Greetings to Friends and Family
New Years’ is a great time to send seasons greetings and wishes of joy and good cheer to friends and family. So, if you haven’t already sent Christmas cards, the New Year is your second chance to send holiday greetings to your family and friends!
And, if you have already sent out your holiday cards, New Year’s is also a great time to send Thank you cards to thank family and friends for the gifts they have given–material or otherwise. So, make some homemade fingerprint snowman thank you cards or “Thumb-buggy” thank you cards with your children and send them to loved ones.
10. Meditate or Practice Yoga
Set the tone for 2022 by meditating or practicing yoga on New Year’s Day–and resolve to continue your practice. Even only 2 minutes a day can have numerous health and wellness benefits for the body, mind, and spirit. Encourage the whole family, or everyone in your household, to join you in this powerful life-changing habit.
Get your first quarter off to a mindful start. Practicing meditation or yoga can give our daily rhythm a strong foundation from which to flow–and helps us see more clearly into ourselves and the days ahead. So, take a seat, or get on your yoga mat to shed the old and make room to receive a glorious New Year. Here’s a list of the best FREE Kids Yoga Videos on YouTube for children from toddlers to teens.
11. Make New Year’s Resolutions or Goals
A New Year’s resolution is when a person resolves to make a positive change to improve one’s life or resolves to accomplish a personal goal. And, making resolutions often has to do with changing undesirable traits and behaviors and implementing positive good habits.
In other words, a New Year’s resolution is a promise to yourself that you will change something and do it differently in the new year. The primary goal is to improve life in the coming year. Some common examples of New Year’s resolutions are; exercising more, losing weight, quitting smoking, or eating less junk food.
Making resolutions for the new year is a tradition that has changed much over the years. The problem with New Year’s resolutions is that most people fail to accomplish them. One of the primary reasons people most often fail to keep their resolutions is because they are not specific enough.
For a new years resolution to be effective, turn it into a goal with a plan to accomplish it–instead of making an arbitrary statement that one merely hopes to achieve. Learn how to set SMART New Year’s Goals instead of resolutions HERE–> How to Set SMART Goals.
12. Choose a Word for the New Year
Choose a “word of the year” to stay motivated and keep you on the road to success in 2022. Choosing a word to represent the new year is a fun way to stay energized to reach your goals and dreams. Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution that you can’t keep, a word of the year can be a constant yet gentle reminder to focus on creating positive change in your life. Download this list of inspirational words to choose your word of the year!
13. Set Intentions
New Year’s resolutions and lofty goals can make us feel pressured to perform while setting intentions and positive affirmations can help align us with our higher purpose. Our unconscious habits will cause us to fail if we don’t consciously overcome them.
Setting positive intentions can help alter our negative thought patterns, and changing these self-limiting patterns is the first step toward changing your life. Limit negative thinking with the power of intention. Next, turn these intentions or goals into positive affirmations and live the life of your dreams.
14. Make a Plan
15. Create a Vision Board for 2022
Once you have set SMART Goals and have a solid plan of action in place, it’s time to create positive affirmations and make your vision board for 2022. A vision board is a collage or artwork with your visions for the future.
A vision board is basically a visual representation of your dreams and goals. In other words, it is a physical collection of ideas, images, pictures, photos, art, drawings, magazine clippings, inspirational words, and quotes, etc., that represent your vision of the future. Create a vision board to harness the power of visualization–or see the things you want–as a way to open to receive them and bring them into your life.
To make a vision board, get a bulletin board with push pins, and grab a bunch of magazines and photos of the things you want to manifest in your life. Or, get out your favorite art supplies, and get to work creating your dream life on paper or canvas with pencils, pens, or paints.
Creating a vision board for the New Year is a great way to start the year off on both the right and left feet. It’s always best to have both feet firmly planted, and know where you’re going, before moving forward in life. As Steven Covey writes in The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, if you want to get where you want to go in life, you must “Begin with the End in Mind.” So, create a vision board for 2022 to get there!
16. Begin the Year with an Attitude of Gratitude
The quickest way to feel better about your life is to be thankful for everything already in it. So, do your best to find gratitude for everything in your life–the good, the bad, and even the downright ugly. Believe it or not, many good things can come out of tragedy.
My family has had the good fortune of learning from several tragic events in the last ten years–and I can honestly say that I am grateful for every one of them. In my experience, anything bad can become something good. And, in retrospect, my life is better because of each lesson learned from each mistake. And today, I know first hand the healing effects that gratitude can have on the body-mind.
So, if you want to be happy, and have everything you’ve ever dreamed of, thankfulness and grateful thinking are sure-fire ways to open yourself to receive everything you want–and more. In our home and classroom, we use gratitude activities and crafts to provide a simple way to help cultivate an attitude of gratitude. Use gratitude journal prompts, grateful worksheets, and gratitude crafts to bring more joy, happiness, love, health, wealth, and abundance into your life!
New Year’s Eve 2022 Celebration Ideas
Although NYE may still look a bit different in 2022 than it has in years past, and many New Years’ traditions might need to be changed slightly as a result, there are still lots of fun things to do to celebrate. Use the lists of ideas above to ring in the new year in style!