Virtual Holiday Party Ideas for the Workplace

November 18, 2020

Anna Webber

Marketing Assistant

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

Now that many companies have gone remote, it’s time to start thinking about holiday cheer in the virtual world. Yes, we’re talking about virtual Christmas, virtual holiday parties and all sorts of virtual holiday party games to celebrate the season and all the hard work your team has put in this year. 

We’ve covered how to keep up team morale virtually with happy hours and other games — now we’re rounding up the best virtual holiday party and game ideas to make this season extra special.

Virtual Holiday Bingo

Put a festive spin on this classic game by creating holiday-themed bingo. It’s easy to make custom bingo cards for your whole team with free online generators, and they can be a fun addition to a holiday gift package. OR if you want to have a fully-hosted, customized bingo, we can do the work for you!

Virtual Gift Packages

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

Virtual Holiday Dress-up

Everyone gather ‘round the Zoom meeting, it’s time to show off your fashion sense! Invite your team to show off their best ugly sweaters, dress up in costume as their favorite holiday characters, or create homemade holiday t-shirts. You can even turn it into a contest and award small prizes to the winner.

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.

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Virtual Holiday-Themed Happy Hour

It’s cold outside, so warm up with some home-made 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 virtual holiday party game, 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!

And just because it’s a virtual Christmas this year doesn’t mean it will 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 games here. Contact us to customize your holiday event!

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The Ultimate Virtual Holiday Party

Group Size: 6-500
Time: 1-3 Hours

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Gingerbread House Hunters

Group Size: 10-150
Time: 1.5 - 2 hours

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Holiday Happy Hour & Mixology

Group Size: 10 - 300
Time: 30 to 90 minutes

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