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
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.
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!
‘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.
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?
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: