11 Tips For Celebrating Thanksgiving Solo, From Someone Who's Done It

Elizabeth Enochs

If the COVID-19 pandemic has you feeling uneasy about traveling home for Thanksgiving, or if you're concerned your loved ones aren't taking enough safety precautions right now, know that it's totally OK to celebrate Thanksgiving solo this year. In fact, I can tell you from experience that celebrating the holiday by yourself can actually be quite fun and relaxing, because I did it in 2018 when I lived several states away from my family.

From munching on your favorite Thanksgiving foods to watching all your favorite Thanksgiving-themed TV episodes to pampering yourself, there's plenty of ways to enjoy Thanksgiving on your own. As someone who's been there, here are several of my tips for a joyful, solo Thanksgiving holiday.