Together, Apart

Holidays 2020

We’ve spent a lot of time apart in 2020 as we work to protect those we care about. But even if we can’t be together as much as we’d like, holidays can always help to bring us a little bit closer. A special recipe. Festive light displays. Games, activities and events you only see at a certain time of year. All these things can help us feel together, apart.

Share your tradition with us


Meghan baking with her children

How you celebrate the holidays

We invited the UToledo community to share their traditions and you delivered. Thank you for sharing what makes your holidays so special.

See traditions from UToledo community members



During winter break we’re taking time to highlight some of the traditions that can make our time away from campus a little extra special. We want to see your best recipes, your favorite games and the very best and brightest of your holiday light displays. We may not be able to be together, but even in an unusual time, we don’t have to feel apart.


Whether it’s ugly sweaters or grandma’s casserole, once-a-year traditions brighten the weeks ahead. What’s your favorite seasonal tradition?


Food can bring us close in ways no other tradition can, even when we’re apart. What are your favorite holiday recipes?


Just about every holiday uses lights in a special way. Show us how you use light to let your love for the season shine.

New Years

We’re ready to celebrate the end of 2020 and embrace the promise of better days ahead. What are you wishing the New Year will provide for you and your family and friends?

New Traditions

Trying new things has been a hallmark of 2020. What traditions have you started that will last?

Last Updated: 12/16/20