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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2020, file photo, Groundhog Club co-handler Al Dereume holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, during the 134th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Due to safety precautions regarding COVID-19 transmission, the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club has said there will be no public attendance for the 2021 event. However, the club's inner circle will make the trek to Gobblers Knob on Tuesday, Feb. 2, for the 135th celebration that will be broadcast via television, internet and live-streamed. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger, File)
Looking for 2021 Groundhog Day Info? We Got You, Babe

Ordinarily thousands would gather at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, a town of about 6,000, to watch the groundhog predict the rest of winter. The pandemic has scuttled those plans.

Head to the Pittsburgh Botanic Gardens for some yoga.
Enjoy the Wonderful Winter of 2021 With These Fun (but Safe) Things to Do: Jan. 8-10

While events might look different during the coronavirus pandemic, there are plenty of ways to have fun on your own, or with the family or friends in your quarantine bubble.

Ring in the new year with some sparkling wines (Shutterstock)
Put Some Sparkle into Your New Year’s Eve with these Pennsylvania Sparkling Wines

If you want to support a local business during New Year's Eve, try a sparkling wine from a Pennsylvania winery.

Bethlehem commemorates the beginning of a new year with the dropping of a 4-foot, 9-inches tall, 400-pound yellow Peep. (Courtesy of SteelStacks)
Virtually Dropping Pants, Peeps, and All Sorts of Other Things: How Pennsylvania Towns Are Celebrating the New Year in the Pandemic

The abundance of hometown pride is evident in the different New Year’s Eve celebrations across the state, but this year the Pennsylvania traditions are changing a bit because of the pandemic.

A traditional Kwanzaa table adorned with a kinara, umoja cup, fruits, and a gift. Image by Shutterstock.
Here’s What You Need to Know About Kwanzaa

Each of Kwanzaa's seven principles has special meaning. Learn the meaning behind the Swahili words and how they can be applied to everyday life.

Macaulay Culkin in "Home Alone." Watch this Christmas classic at Phantom Power in Millersville, Lancaster County, on Sunday. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox)
Don’t Let the Holidays End. Keep the Fun Going This Weekend With These Safe Things To Do in PA: Dec. 25-27

There are things to do inside or outside. If you decide to venture out, make sure to wash your hands, wear a mask, and follow social distancing guidelines.

The Moon family, left to right, Gabriel, Joanne, Owen, and Kevin, on Christmas in 2019. Kevin will travel west to spend the holidays with Gabriel and Owen, while Joanne will remain isolated in their Bucks County home. (Courtesy of Joanne Moon)
Alone for the Holidays: How Pennsylvanians in Isolation are Coping

Many are being forced to forego holiday celebrations to ensure their own health or the health and safety of their loved ones. They are adapting traditions and trying to find other ways to connect with people they love.