AEE Episode 26: Spending Christmas in America? Events, Parties, and Fashion Advice

AEEArtworkToday you will get 5 wonderful ways to enjoy the holiday if you are spending Christmas in America.

Are you going to be away from home and in the US during the Christmas holiday this year?

How can you enjoy the holiday?

What to do for fun at Christmas in the US:

1- Go ice skating: In Boston, try the Boston Common and in New York go to Central Park, Rockefeller Center, or Bryant Park

2- Go to a company Christmas party or  another Christmas-themed event in your town

3- Go to a cocktail party

Two tips for a cocktail party:

a- Remember to bring something (a bottle of wine is perfect) or a snack or dish (ask the host what he or she needs if you aren’t sure what to bring). Prepare a few English vocabulary words and phrases for a Christmas party.

b- It’s common to wear red if you are a woman, but you don’t have to. Cocktail parties are fancy (formal). Don’t wear jeans to a cocktail party. Women should wear heels and a dress or nice pants. Guys can wear a suit jacket, maybe a tie. If you are at a party, watch out for mistletoe. It usually hangs in doorways and if you walk under it with someone else, you have to kiss that person. That is a typical Christmas tradition in the United States.

4- Christmas tree lighting: Most cities have a public Christmas tree lighting. You can usually attend for free, drink hot chocolate, and join in the ceremony. In Boston you can find this in the Boston Common.

5-Volunteer your time: You can also try volunteering at a soup kitchen. You can serve food to homeless people on Christmas. You can practice your English this way and we guarantee that you will forget about your loneliness and homesickness if you do this.

 

What to do if you are feeling lonely or missing your home country:

Keep in mind that you are here temporarily so take advantage of it!  If you are a university student, connect with other international students through your school, if you are a professional, try InterNations.

Merry Christmas and enjoy the holiday!

 

Share with us what you are doing for the holidays in the comments section!

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