Neighbourhood Connect

Things to do with Neighbours

7 ways to bring joy to your neighbourhood this festive season

  1. Bring your neighbours together for an informal gathering, share a drink a nibble and kiss 2020 goodbye-here’s four easy steps to make it happen!
  2. Do some Christmas baking and share it with your neighbours or invite people to bake together.
  3. Reach out to people living alone and make them feel included. Invite them for a cuppa or drop in with your kids to deliver a hand-made Christmas card.
  4. Have a roaming Santa figurine or garden gnome in your street. If Santa ends up in your yard, it’s your turn to relocate him in the neighbourhood.
  5. Dress up your letterbox in a Christmas theme and get the whole street involved.
  6. Create a street Christmas tree from a significant tree in your street and encourage neighbours to add homemade decorations.
  7. Front yard Christmas movie night: Setup a TV, or projector; setup chairs and blankets; and have a Christmas movie night. Families can bring a picnic dinner, drinks, and snacks.


80 great ideas for building neighbourly connections.

Your neighbourhood is unique! What works in one street might not be suitable where you live so thankfully we have lots of great ideas here. Think about the type of people who live in your community, who you want to attract and what they might like to do. Download our big list of 80 ways to build neighbourly connection and contact us for more guidance on turning your street into a community!

‘How to’ guides

Need more inspiration? Try these ideas for fun events that bring neighbours together.

Disclaimer: The ideas and suggestions available on these pages are examples only. Individuals are responsible for taking adequate safety precautions, obtaining relevant permissions and observing any relevant laws or regulations related to their activities. Neighbourhood Connect takes no responsibility for the activities of neighbour groups.