The holiday season is full of festive activities. If you have mobility limitations, you can still join the fun by participating in holiday activities for wheelchair users. We’ve listed some exciting events that are accessible and inclusive for all participants.
Drive-Through Holiday Light Display
Many parks, zoos, and arboretums host drive-through light displays throughout the end-of-year holidays. This activity is perfect for wheelchair users in mobility vans! Once you pay the admission fee, you can enjoy the light display from the comfort of your vehicle.
Drive-through light displays are very popular, and many people make it an annual tradition, so purchase your tickets in advance if you want to attend. You can make the experience even more special by wrapping yourself in a cozy blanket and sipping hot chocolate as you admire the twinkling lights. Don’t forget to set your radio to your favorite holiday tunes to really get in the spirit!
The holiday season is full of concerts and performances everyone can enjoy. Most performance venues are wheelchair-accessible, so the hardest decision will be deciding which concert to attend. Whether you want to watch a performance of The Nutcracker ballet or listen to the local symphony orchestra play traditional carols, you can attend a performance that inspires your holiday spirit.
Like the drive-through light display, many people plan their holiday activities months in advance, so familiarize yourself with the offerings in your area as soon as possible. Once you have decided on the concert you’ll attend, you can visit the venue’s website or give them a call to confirm the building’s accessibility options.
Another fun holiday activity for people in wheelchairs is a festive market. Whether they’re indoor or outdoor, holiday markets are great opportunities to enjoy winter-themed food, drinks, shopping, and live entertainment. If the market takes place outdoors, it should be relatively easy to navigate the various stalls. Still, consider arriving early to beat the crowds. Holiday markets only take place for a few weeks, so they can get busy.
If the holiday market you want to attend takes place indoors, research the accessibility of the building. If you know what to expect, you can have a great time at the event. Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying a cup of hot cider and marveling at all the handmade trinkets.
If you’re looking for a way to get around this holiday season, Northwest Mobility makes leasing wheelchair-accessible vehicles a seamless experience. With so many options to choose from, you can find a van that fits your mobility needs. Get in touch with one of our specialists today to enjoy an accessible mode of transportation.