Nextdoor survey finds nearly half of U.S. residents celebrate the holidays with their neighbors

More Than 82,000 Neighborhoods Use the Nextdoor Holiday Cheer Map to Discover the Best Ways to Celebrate the Season

San Francisco, CA – December 2, 2015 – As communities across the country gear up for the holidays, Nextdoor (, the private social network for neighborhoods, has released data on the most popular ways that neighbors celebrate the season.

While many might assume that people only celebrate the holidays with their families, according to Nextdoor’s 2015 holiday survey, 45 percent of U.S. residents celebrate the holidays in some way with their neighbors. The survey also looked at residents’ favorite way to celebrate the season and found that the top five ways neighbors celebrate the holidays include:

  1. Attending holiday events and attractions
  2. Looking at lights and displays
  3. Giving back/volunteering
  4. Picking out a tree
  5. Visiting Santa

This December, neighbors can use Nextdoor’s Holiday Cheer Map to easily discover the best holiday spots in their area, from wonderful light displays, to cherished local charities, or affordable tree lots. Nextdoor’s Holiday Cheer Map is the only way to find local holiday favorites that are recommended by neighbors who know the area best.

“The holidays are a time for us to gather with loved ones in the places we call home,” says Nirav Tolia, Co-Founder and CEO of Nextdoor. “This December, the Cheer Map can help neighbors discover their communities’ most beloved ways to commemorate the season.”

The Nextdoor Holiday Cheer Map is available on the Web and through Nextdoor’s free apps for iPhone and Android. Neighbors can access their Holiday Cheer Map by visiting

Survey Methodology

The survey was conducted by Nextdoor from November 19-25, 2015 among 3,440 neighbors in 30 cities from Nextdoor’s 82,000 neighborhoods across the United States.

About, Inc.

Nextdoor ( is the free and private social network for neighborhoods. Using Nextdoor’s platform, available on the Web and mobile devices, neighbors create private neighborhood websites where they get to know one another, ask questions, exchange local advice and recommendations, and organize virtual neighborhood watches to reduce crime. More than 82,000 neighborhoods across the country are using Nextdoor to build happier and safer places to call home.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., Nextdoor is a privately-held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Benchmark, Greylock Partners, Tiger Global Management, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, Shasta Ventures, Meritech, Coatue, and Comcast Ventures.

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