Festive Wheelchair-Friendly Activities for the Holiday Season

Young woman driving her friend in a wheelchair by the Christmas tree.

Are you searching for a new tradition to start this holiday season? Whether you’re looking for something fun to do with friends and family or need a crafty gift idea, these suggestions will help you create holiday memories for years to come.

1. Create your own decorations

Get your house in the holiday spirit by crafting your own decorations! You can find countless DIY projects online using only a few supplies, many of which you might already have at home. For example, you can repurpose old glass jars into a festive snow globe. The fun part about DIY crafts is that you can add your own personality to whatever you make – the options are endless!

2. Host a holiday-themed movie marathon

Chances are that the loved ones in your life have a strong opinion about the “best” holiday movie. Gather everyone around, either in-person or virtually, to watch the top contenders and settle the discussion once and for all! For an added bit of fun, you can encourage your guests to bring their favorite holiday treat to share and send everyone home with a goodie bag.

3. Attend a holiday concert

Take in the sounds of the season by going to a holiday concert in your town. Whether you bring the whole family or go with a friend, hearing those classic songs and carols will surely put you in the holiday spirit. Remember, while many larger concert halls feature wheelchair accessible seating, it is always a good idea to do your research ahead of time to ensure the venue is wheelchair accessible.

4. Reconnect with out-of-town friends and family

We all know life can get busy and sometimes it is difficult to keep up with our friends and relatives, especially if they don’t live close by. Make some time this season to talk on the phone or have a video call with your long-distance loved ones to wish them happy holidays. You could even plan a fun activity to do together over Zoom, like a holiday-themed trivia night!

5. See the holiday lights

You can get a glimpse of beautiful holiday decorations all from the comfort and warmth of your wheelchair accessible vehicle. Take a short drive around your neighborhood to see the sites, or go on a road trip to a drive-thru light display near you. If you’re feeling extra festive, bring a thermos of hot chocolate and listen to your favorite holiday music while you take in the views!

From colorful holiday lights to DIY gifts and festive music, there are many ways to make your holidays merry and bright! From all of us here at MobilityWorks, we’re wishing you a happy and peaceful holiday season.