The holidays can be depressing and lonely for some people. But it doesn’t have to be. With an open-mind and a sense of adventure, you can beat the blues and have a nice time. If you don’t have friends or family close by to spend it with, here are some tips to help you keep busy during the holiday season.Check out events in your area. Some events are listed in newspapers as well as community bulletin boards. Colleges have listings of events on their bulletin boards as well as in their newspapers and newsletters.