Welcoming Winter To Illinois

Dec 10, 2020

‘Tis the season for chilly temperatures and yuletide traditions! While this year may look different than past holiday seasons, you can still make the most of winter in Illinois. We want to help you make the season merry and bright. From home care to holiday traditions, we have all kinds of fun, festive, and productive ways to spend the last month of 2020 in the Chicago area.

Winter Home Maintenance

In Illinois, we’re no strangers to cold winters — and as a homeowner, icy temperatures mean you need to prep your property to combat unwanted emergencies. There are lots of responsibilities that need tending to in December, from preventing frozen pipes to keeping your furnace running all winter. Here’s a comprehensive winter maintenance checklist for Chicagoans.

Decorating To Last The Season

Now that your house is prepped for winter weather, it’s time to deck the halls! This year, consider more than just the traditional red and green theme.

If you focus on a general winter theme, you can enjoy your decorations well into 2021 (after all, winter doesn’t end until March 20th). And since we’re spending so much time at home, why not keep a merry and festive mood throughout the season in your Overstreet Builders home?

Flocked greenery, white stockings, glittering silver candle stands, pinecones and burlap give a neutral look that lasts beyond December 25th. Here are some beautiful neutral Christmas decor themes to inspire you!

COVID-Friendly Holiday Activities

Staying home is the name of the game this season. But some of the best holiday entertainment can be had in the comfort of your kitchen or living room! Besides the usual cookie-decorating, gingerbread house-making and Christmas movies, consider adding new traditions.

Try your hand at holiday crafting. Grab your glue gun, glitter and paint and decorate ornaments and stockings. These make great gifts from the kiddos for Nana, too!

Schedule a virtual board game night with your immediate and extended family. You may have relatives who live out of state or aren’t interested in visiting this year. Here’s how to make virtual game night a hit!

What would the season be without holly jolly music? Gather the family for Christmas karaoke, complete with voting and prizes! You can also do this activity virtually with family and friends outside your home.

Local Holiday Events

Don your mittens and mask for holiday sight-seeing and outdoor activities! There’s still plenty to do in the area as long as you’re cautious about local COVID-19 guidelines.

Outdoor ice skating, sledding, shopping at holiday markets, seeing Santa, and admiring light displays should be on your to-do list this year. Celebrate the season and festive family time with this Christmas in Chicago guide.

There’s so much to do and see during the holidays in Chicago. Make your move to our vibrant area in 2021 and enjoy next winter in your new Overstreet Builders home!