Help out at a soup kitchen?
I was alone a few Christmas's ago feeling sorry for myself and did exactly that! It was one of the best Christmas's I ever had.
I note that you are in Nebraska (BRR!) and a single mom of two.
Look up how to build an igloo, then build a proper one with ventilation in the yard with your kids, get in the igloo, light a small fire, tell stories and toast marshmellows until it's late.
That's the thing, You are never alone on Winter Solstice because everyone who is celebrating across the globe are all together in spirit. Just enjoy everyone as you enjoy your evening.
Typical of me too. You can hang out here and hopefully have quality friends to talk to, take up a hobby, and stay on top of your errands
just enjoy, chill and relax
Sacrifice a deer to the Winter King?