8 Fun and Festive Games for Holiday Gatherings

Christmas Charades

Make a list of holiday-related terms or phrases and have participants act them out silently while the rest of the group guesses. For added enjoyment, include iconic Christmas movies, carols, and traditions.

Holiday Trivia

A festive trivia game will put everyone's knowledge to the test. Make a list of questions regarding Christmas traditions, history, and pop culture. Form groups and see who knows the most.

Christmas Carol Karaoke

Set up a karaoke station featuring popular Christmas carols. Encourage your guests to sing their hearts out, and consider organizing a friendly competition.

Gift-Wrapping Relay

Turn present wrapping, which may be a laborious process, into a hilarious relay competition. Wrapping paper, scissors, and tape should be available. Set a timer and see whose team can wrap the most gifts in the shortest amount of time.

Ornament Guessing Game

Fill a transparent jar with seasonal decorations such as small ornaments, candy canes, and jingle bells. For a chance to win a reward, have guests guess the number of objects in the jar.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Make a holiday-themed scavenger hunt by hiding little holiday-themed things throughout the house or yard. Give participants hints that will guide them from one item to the next.

DIY Ugly Sweater Decorating

Make an ugly sweater station out of simple sweaters and a variety of embellishments. Allow guests to express themselves by designing their own festive and amusing holiday jumpers.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Set up a gingerbread home decorating station, complete with pre-assembled houses, icing, and an assortment of candies. Organize a fun competition to see who can make the best gingerbread masterpiece.