Where are my party game fans at? This epic printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt is not only perfect for office parties, but the editable format makes it also great for various events and all ages to join in on the fun, too! This Christmas group game is perfect for getting party guests in the holiday spirit while boosting a bit of friendly competition. Let the fun begin!
Welcome to the merriest and most thrilling activity of the holiday season – our Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Party! With this fun Christmas activity, get ready to embark on a joyous journey filled with festive cheer, camaraderie, and delightful surprises. Whether you’re young or young at heart, this fun-filled scavenger hunt is designed to bring out the spirit of Christmas in all its glory.
The printable Christmas party scavenger hunt has a thoughtfully crafted list of clues and captivating Christmas-themed photo challenges. You’ll explore the yuletide wonders, creating unforgettable memories with friends and family. So, gather ’round the hearth, embrace the holiday magic, and let the adventure begin as we unlock the true essence of Christmas together!
Scavenger Hunt for a Christmas Party
Games are great icebreakers for a holiday party. One type of game that brings fun completion is a holiday treasure hunt. The reason why this scavenger hunt activity is so much fun is that it’s something that can be done just about everywhere. Step into a winter wonderland of excitement and merriment for your adult Christmas parties. While the printable is geared towards a holiday office party, there is an editable option that makes it totally versatile to tweak and use in any way that you want.
Since holiday games can be played at more places than just the office, the editable PDF format means that you get to get the file once and then use it over and over again for all the holidays – and all the activities – and all the ages. It’s like Christmas just came early for your party-planning ideas!
What age is good for scavenger hunt participation?
The perfect age for a Christmas scavenger hunt is young, old, young at heart, grumpy, and ____ (you fill in the blank!) Even though the “already made for you” Christmas scavenger hunt printable PDF is geared toward an office party, it is adjustable. Customize the fun for all ages to join in on a good time. That means this fun scavenger hunt can be used for kids, youth, teens, and adults alike.
If you’re looking for that office party vibe, it would be great for a team-building exercise for all employees, managers, and supervisors to participate. Break up the monotony of the day with a fun activity for the winter holiday season.
If you want to use this for a family-friendly scavenger hunt, instead, you can easily make that happen as well by creating some clues for a holiday scavenger hunt around the house or a location that you are at – like a classroom, park, theater, and more.
It’s really that simple and easy to use!
Where should I have a Christmas scavenger hunt?
Holiday treasure hunts can happen anywhere. Especially when they have an adaptable checklist that can be personalized for a group of individuals looking to have fun.
Organizing a Christmas scavenger hunt at the office can be a fantastic way to bring holiday cheer to the workplace and is great for team building. Not only will it encourage team bonding and boosts morale among colleagues. If you’re having an office party, then you should set up the holiday scavenger hunt to do at the office, a party location, an outdoor venue, etc. You can even make the scavenger hunt around town and make everyone text photographic evidence on a cell phone back to a record keeper who will keep track of the score.
Can I use this holiday scavenger hunt for places other than an office?
Yes! You can use this Christmas hunt anywhere and for any group of people. That’s the beauty of being able to edit the game printable. Add your own fun and flair to the PDF printable, then you can change the audience and venue to wherever it fits the best.
A printable Christmas treasure hunt can be used in various settings and situations to add excitement and festive fun to the holiday season.
Here are some great places where you can host a Christmas scavenger hunt:
- At Home: Hosting a Christmas scavenger hunt at home is a popular choice. You can set up holiday decor and props in hiding spots throughout different rooms in the house, including the living room, kitchen, and even the backyard if weather permits.
- School or Classroom: Teachers can plan a Christmas-themed scavenger hunt in the classroom, making learning and celebrating the holiday more engaging for students. Just pay attention to the list of items and hide what is needed around the school or classroom. Ask your principate or administration if you can extend the hunt to the playground, hallway, or even special area classrooms.
- Community or Neighborhood: For a larger-scale event, you can arrange a Christmas scavenger hunt game in your community or neighborhood. This can involve multiple households participating and can be an excellent way to bring people together or promote family bonding.
- Christmas Party: Whether it’s a family gathering, a holiday-themed party with friends, or a company Christmas celebration, a scavenger hunt can serve as an interactive and enjoyable activity for all attendees and any location.
- Shopping Mall: Some shopping malls organize Christmas scavenger hunts during the holiday season to entertain shoppers and enhance the festive atmosphere. Alternatively, with no help from the mall stay get a team or small group and go on a mall scavenger hunt during the holiday season.
- Christmas Markets or Festivals: If there’s a Christmas market or festival in your area, you could collaborate with the organizers to include a scavenger hunt as part of the festivities.
Remember, a holiday scavenger hunt can be tailored to fit various locations and age groups, making it a versatile and enjoyable activity for everyone involved during the most wonderful time of the year.
Rules of a Scavenger Hunt
No matter how you want to host this fun scavenger hunt, be sure to set a few ground rules. Adults and kids will get super excited and ready to go, but instructions need to be put into place first.
For a work scavenger hunt or a group scavenger hunt, there are a few options:
- Person vs Person – It’s every person for themself.
- Team vs Team – Small groups will work better for this activity.
- Team vs Time – Have the team race against the clock instead of one another.
Once the participants of each team are chosen, it’s time to move on to the rest of the simple rules.
Time: Set a time limit. How much time does each person/team have?
Proof: How will the proof be shown of items that they find? Photos on their phone? Yelling out to the judge to come see to check off the list? Accountablity? It’s important everyone is on the same page for proving they found the Christmas-themed item on the list.
Questions: Set up a location where someone can be to answer questions or give hints if hints are going to be given.
Points: This holiday game can be totaled with points. One point for each item found. You can have bonus points for those that finish first or submit the item virtually via a photograph first.
Whatever the directions, make sure everyone understands them. Rules can be adjusted and adapted with each use based on age group, available items on the scavenger list, and location. Make sure to communicate the hunt rules to all before the game starts so that there is no confusion as to the expectation or potential outcome.
Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt List
Remember – this is supposed to be fun! Not all the items on the list have to be super hard to find, and it shouldn’t be that way because it will stress people out.
The Christmas scavenger hunt ideas list includes:
- Christmas card
- Coffee stirrer
- Holiday candle
- String lights
- Wintery mug
- Wrapped gift
- Something peppermint
- Holiday invite
- Holiday shopping receipt
- Someone born in December
- Make 3 paper snowflakes
- Holiday Starbucks cup
- Toilet paper roll
- Ugly Christmas sweater
- Silver bells
- Christmas wreath
- Gift wrap roll
- Hot cocoa
- Candy cane
- Holiday cookies
- Red elf
- Red pen
- Santa hat
- Shopping list
- Red bow
- Something green
- Photo with Santa
- Fake snow
This is an editable document. That means if you are using this document at a place that is specific, personalize your hunt. For example, for this printable scavenger hunt, edit the PDF to add the boss’s favorite Christmas mug for an office party. Or if you are using this as a youth group game, add something like the Pastor’s favorite Bible for a silly challenge.
Scavenger Hunt Prizes
Don’t forget that prizes are always a good idea! If you are having this at your next work party, adults would for sure love prizes that they can use!
Some prize ideas could include:
- Gas card
- Gift card
- Bottle of wine
- Free lunch
- Extra break at work
- 1/2 day off with pay
- Movie tickets
- Massage or spa voucher
- Monthly membership paid to anything of their choice
- Happy hour
- Trophy filled with spending money
- Christmas ornaments
If you are using this scavenger hunt with kids, then change those prices to age-appropriate gifts. This can include stickers, toys, stocking stuffers, or tickets to holiday-themed attractions.
Now that your mind is full of great ideas on how to have a super fun Holiday Office Party Scavenger Hunt, it’s time to grab the printable scavenger hunt and get started! Let the fun and games begin.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt PDF
Bring joy and laughter to your holiday festivities with this festive Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt Printable! This fun and interactive game will have your Christmas party guests racing to find hidden treasures and completing hilarious challenges. This fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt List offers a perfect mix of holiday-themed tasks, making it a fantastic addition to your next work party, holiday party, or youth group event.
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This printable PDF will include multiple versions.
- Christmas Office Party Scavenger Hunt Digital Download PDF
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- Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt Digital Download PDF
- Blank Christmas Office Party Scavenger Hunt Digital Download PDF (editable)
This set will include both a copy with the word office and without the word office so you can use it for your perfect holiday party occasion and audience.
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