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Kemisola Adetola: 6 Ways to Have Fun This Christmas If You’re Single



Whether you have been paying attention to your relationship status all year long or not, this season is when the realisation and the wish, to share all the love with someone you really care about, will hit you the more. It can be really terrifying being alone and bored on a Christmas day; but the amazing thing is that, you can have so much fun this season regardless of your relationship status. Here are 6 interesting things to do this Christmas if you are single.

Plan a Group Hangout with your friends that are single
There are loads of fun activities happening this season, that you don’t have to look too far. Invite your friends who are single for activities you find interesting. You could start with people you are familiar with, like your friends in school, church, mosque, colleagues from work etc. You all can go to a concert, food fair or the beach.

Visit Friends and Families
The season is a good time to catch up on old times. Visiting or having relatives and friends come over, can be really fun.

Cook a nice meal, take pictures and post online
Pick your favourite recipe and make a delicious meal, take pictures or videos while preparing the meal, as well as the end result of the preparation. Post on social media and invite friends over.

Volunteer at an Event
Sign up to volunteer at an event you find interesting. There are tons of events scheduled for the festive season. Not only do you get a free pass, being part of the planning team will very well distracted from the feeling of being alone and expand your network.

Organise a low or No Budget Get-together
Start sending invitations out for a Christmas get-together at your home. Depending on your budget, all you may need is easy homemade cocktail drink and music from your phone connected to a room speaker.

Spend Quality Time Alone
If you would rather have an alone-time, you can use this as an opportunity to reflect on the year so far and plan for the year ahead.

Which of these activities would you be going for this Christmas or got some more tips? Please share in the comment session below.

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Kemisola Adetola is a Psychology graduate, creative writer, content developer and maker of sumptuous appetizers and deserts at Pebbles Appetizers. She has authored a short story and articles published on various platforms. She is passionate about writing articles that would help foster employability advantage, relationship and developing self. She can be contacted via [email protected] Instagram: @kemisolapebbles


  1. EKPO

    December 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    So Fanatstic!!…Who wants to hang in Abuja?? we can head to Calabar also after christmas day to catch the Carnival..will be fun!

  2. Fabulous

    December 22, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    @Ekpo I’m in oh. I’m in Abuja, single and free. @Kemi nice article, thanks for writing.

  3. L

    December 22, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Nice piece. Not easy being single especially in festive seasons and what’s worse to have no friends. Thank God for family. Thanks for sharing

  4. ramat

    December 22, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    @Ekpo I’m in too! Was really dreading this christmas weekend.

  5. memebaby

    December 22, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    i think il like to volunteer and not spend time with family.. siblings are fine but my mother is cooking like a crazy person (as my dad & uncle are visiting).. i just want to be alone.. food is not my problem!.. i do not like this time of the year because all I (siblings included) do is cook and clean and BAM! the day is over.. so yea.. going to give back to my community that day.

  6. LemmeRant

    December 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I thought Christmas was meant to be celebrated with your family? What has being single got to do with it?

    • Babym

      December 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      My thoughts exactly.

  7. Spunky

    December 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    No.7 order a present addressed to yourself. Open it and act surprised. I hear some people do this. Lol!

  8. Realchild

    December 22, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Oh, I’m in Lagos. I wish I was in Abuja. Looks like I’m going to have a lonely Christmas holiday. Any group of persons coming together to organise something? Would like to be a part.

    • gboyega

      December 22, 2016 at 11:11 pm

      If you won’t mind call me. I and my friends organise getogether in a pool close the MMA2 airport. Its a really nice place to hangout called Aviators lounge. 08038359282

  9. Chidiogo

    December 22, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    Really interesting. Anyone in kano?

  10. Hada

    December 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I need Enugu friends…7ADA37C0 holla

  11. Hada

    December 22, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    I need Enugu friends…7ADA37C0 holla

  12. Exotique

    December 23, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Anyone in Lekki Phase 1?

  13. Esemeje

    December 23, 2016 at 3:22 pm

    Anyone in UK?? Coventry to be precise….58fd7664

  14. Jennie

    December 24, 2016 at 2:58 am

    I don’t know but this Christmas season came to me all sad and all. Last night I cried my eyes out before falling asleep. I am far away from home n single and lonely…

  15. instagram ID----woffyshine

    December 26, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    7. Spoil yourself by taking urself shopping and suprise someone with a nice little gift
    8. Go to the movies and watch a classic movie.
    9. Snap! Snap!! Snap!!!

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