The 2021 holiday season started to feel more like “normal” to many of the small Cochise County communities in southeastern Arizona. I scoured social media pages, and websites, and called local tourism reps and county/city offices asking about their plans for everything from community Christmas tree lighting, to parades to Hanukkah Menorah lightings.  I wrote the article, did fact-checking with contributors, assembled images, and published the article on the online website, NewsBreak.