As companies increasingly embrace remote and hybrid work arrangements, it’s time to explore how we can bring some holiday cheer into our virtual workspace. That means diving into the world of virtual Christmas celebrations, online holiday parties, and all sorts of digital holiday games. It’s a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hard work your team has put in throughout the year in a more virtual setting.

Want the best virtual holiday party ideas for work? We’ve covered how to keep up team morale virtually with happy hours and other games — but now we’re rounding up the best virtual holiday party ideas to make this season extra special. Take a look below at some of our favorite virtual company holiday party ideas for this season.

Virtual Holiday Party Ideas for Work

Ultimate Virtual Holiday Party

Our ultimate holiday bash is all about 30-minute rounds of non-stop fun, creativity, and team building. Picture yourself table-hopping with different teammates for each challenge, starting with a gingerbread house decorating showdown inspired by Gingerbread House Hunters. Next, unleash your inner toy inventor in a shark tank-style competition where you’ll craft the perfect holiday toy or game. But the party doesn’t end there; we’re finishing off with a heartwarming twist. Teams will come together to build a tabletop wagon filled with bears, blankets, and holiday toys, all destined for local children in need. It’s a festive, charitable, and action-packed adventure you won’t want to miss – the perfect way to celebrate the season with your team!

Surprises and Treats

The holidays are a great time to remind your team that you appreciate their hard work. Send a small gift or treat to your colleagues as a way to say thank you. You can’t go wrong with perennial favorites like a coffee shop or bookshop gift cards.

Be sure to check out our DIY store for kits and more that could make the perfect gift for your team members.

Virtual Secret Santa

This holiday tradition gets everyone in on the gift-giving spirit. First, secretly assign everyone on your team another member of the team that they’ll be getting a gift. Make sure everyone mails their gift to the designated recipient in time for the holidays (You can help them out by paying for shipping costs). Then, designate some time at the holiday party for everyone to discover who their Secret Santa was, open their gifts, and show off what their coworkers got them.

Host a Virtual Holiday Party with an Activity

Virtual Holiday-Themed Happy Hour

It’s cold outside, so warm up with some homemade cocktails. Spend some time catching up with coworkers while mixing up the best holiday-themed drinks under the supervision of a talented mixology expert. We’ll send you all the ingredients you’ll need to shake and stir your way to a good time.

Virtual Gingerbread House Hunters

In this event, teams have 45 minutes to carefully construct their gingerbread masterpieces and present them to our judges before they decide on the top three properties and, ultimately, one winner. The person with the most votes will be the winner, but everyone else will still get to enjoy the sweet reward of eating their hard work!
This virtual holiday party idea is also a great way to get your team’s families involved if they want to join in the fun. We already know kids won’t be able to stay away from snagging a quick treat!

Quickfire Festive

‘Unwrap’ round after round of interactive fun with this festive virtual holiday party activity. Using app-based gameplay, your team competes in a selection of festive mental, creative, and active challenges that encourage effective communication between team members. The goal? Have the most challenges completed to gain more points and out-perform the other teams to win.

Amazing Race Around the World – Festive Edition

In this activity, learn how different countries celebrate all around the world. Your team’s mission is to deliver as many presents as possible to the six different continents before time runs out. But beware, in order to keep Santa’s sleigh in flight, the reindeer need to be fed. Complete challenges to earn carrots in order to keep the reindeer going. Will your team be the first to the finish line of North America?

Project Sleigh

In this new holiday activity, Santa has been building a 21st-century sleigh. But, Christmas Eve is tomorrow and it still isn’t ready. In this Christmas escape game, he needs your help to finish the sleigh or millions of children will go without presents. Can your team save Christmas?

Oh What Fun Team Trivia

Get your team laughing, competing, and feeling the festive spirit with four rounds of 10 questions each, spanning topics from current events to pop culture, food, movies, TV, and international holiday trivia. Whether you’re a solo trivia master or a team player, it’s a blast for everyone. Customize it to your party theme, audience, and company culture, and enjoy hassle-free access from any device.


And just because things may not be completely back to “normal” doesn’t mean a virtual holiday party has to be any less festive. For more ideas on how to boost team morale during every season of the year, check out these other virtual team building activity ideas:

Looking for more? We’ve got a whole sleigh full of virtual holiday party ideas and virtual holiday party ideas here. Contact us to customize your holiday event!

Anissa Petrone

Marketing Assistant


Sign up for tips on crafting the perfect team.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.



around the world podcast logo

Get ideas, inspiration and best practices from across the globe.

apple podcast logo spotify podcast logo

Be a Guest Blogger

Do you have any useful tips, tricks, guides, or valuable insights about company culture?

Learn more  

Listen to Yuki Noguchi from NPR interview TeamBonding’s Founder & C.O.O. David Goldstein on re-creating Holiday Parties in 2020.

Sign up for tips on crafting the perfect team.

Less drama? Greater productivity and job satisfaction? Yes, you really can make an impact, and TeamBonding is here to help. Subscribe to our blog for useful tips, tricks and insights.

More great content based on your likes.

Bonding Through Shared Learning Experiences

Learning is a never-ending journey. Every day—at work and in our daily lives—we are itching to gain new knowledge, and businesses that play on this desire put themselves at an advantage. With the power of shared experiences and shared learning, you can create stronger and more cohesive teams. While many think of team bonding as something just for fun, it is incredibly important when it comes to creating effective and productive teams that are continually gaining new skills and expanding their abilities.

Read More  

How to Develop Soft Skills in the Workplace

You’ve just gone through another marathon hiring process. It’s down to two candidates. On paper, they both seem equally qualified. Educational background? Check. And relevant work experience? Check.

Read More  

5 Tips for Organizational Integration After a Merger

Companies merge all the time. Whether it’s massive companies like Disney and Pixar or two small local businesses, it takes a lot of work and effort to make an organizational integration successful for all parties.

Read More  

25 Uplifting Team Building Quotes For Work

Creating a positive workplace culture is incredibly important, and team building quotes are a great way to do so. A positive culture has numerous benefits; it can increase productivity, creativity, communication, teamwork, retention, and much more. A positive and welcoming workplace culture is something you shouldn’t overlook. 

Read More  

Questions? Need a quote?

Complete this form to get started or call 877-472-2725.

Loading Icon

Create Your Free Account

Get exclusive access to new programs from the TeamBonding Lab, save your favorite ideas, and track your upcoming events.
Already have an account? Login

Please wait...


Don't yet have an account?
Create a Free Account

Forgot Your Password? Password Reset