the usual, having my coven [and the friends/family who wish to join] over to have a potluck, stay up all night, have a circle at midnight, then a pray at sunrise with a gift exchange.
i start my holiday stuff on december 1 [minus gifts, i hate crowds so i grab everything in november] i finish all my baking and decorating by now [all i'm doing today really lol] then a week before Yule i go for a walk in the woods or park every day [headphones off] and take in everything. i try to find various evergreen branches and pinecones and whatnot to place on my Yule alter [then it's burned or put outside if we don't have a fire pit ready on Imbolc] i no longer live in a place with a fireplace, so i buy an edible [or make, it's not that hard] a Yule Log cake [could also make one out of a log you find on your walks] we place 3 candles in it and light it during our midnight circle. we spend the rest of the time snacking, talking, drinking, and eventually watch old movie. normally by 2 we go for a walk.
i suggest that really. if you don't have a group, you can do it yourself, it'll be harder to stay awake though, i can't stay up without distractions [hence the movies at 4 in the morning lol] with my coven, Samhain is rather solemn while Yule is a party, if you feel it should be more holy, then take out the movies. just don't spend the night meditating you'll fall asleep.