The 10 Best Holiday & Christmas Office Party Games For 2023

November 17, 2022

5-min read

Eugene Alcide

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"There's so much you can do with your team this Christmas! As we head towards the winter months, seasonal depression starts to affect your teams, so uplift your teams' spirits this Christmas, and create some holiday festive cheer!"

Create Fun and Festive Memories With Holiday & Christmas Office Party Games

The winter season can be a very tough period as the winter blues start to set in. Creating a fun environment for your team is the best way to beat the winter blues! It's also the best way to celebrate the year-end of 2023 whilst thanking your team for all the hard work they've achieved. Whether you host your Christmas party in the office or celebrate virtually, Christmas office games will go hand-in-hand with any festive celebration!

Discover our list of the best Christmas office party games for 2023 and don't worry, you won't find any coal on this list!

1. Holiday Escape Room

What happens when you combine Christmas with escape rooms? You create the perfect Christmas office game! Your team will be sent to the North Pole for this one! You're at Santa's secret workshop, as Santa starts to make his trip around the world to deliver the presents, you notice that he's forgotten his naughty and nice list! This is your teams chance to shine! You'll need to work your way through all the locked doors as well as some fun and challenging brainteasers to escape the runway! Christmas 2023 is in your teams hands, we need to get the naughty and nice list to Santa before he leaves the North Pole! Check out our Holiday Escape.

2. Holiday Office Games

Festive office games have arrived with jingle bells on! This activity is perfect for teams who work in the office and want to host some holiday fun! You'll need to grab your smartphone to take on some festive, high-energy photo and video challenges! You'll need to get your creative hats on, as each challenge will need your team to get a little bit more creative! It's the perfect Christmas game for boosting collaboration! Check out Holiday Office Games.

3. Holiday Trivia

The holidays plus trivia equals a very fun office game! Grab your sleighs and get ready to test your trivia knowledge. Your team will need to dash through 12 fun and festive brain-teasing trivia rounds. If you love all things Christmas, then it's your time to shine! Make sure you keep an eye out on the clock, as you'll need to answer all questions before the time runs out! Christmas Trivia will get everyone laughing, talking and having some fun! Don't worry, they're no sore losers here! Check out Holiday Trivia.

4. Christmas Scavenger Hunt

A Christmas-themed scavenger hunt, what's not to love? This game will see your team take part in a fun quick-fire scavenger hunt. You'll need to scavenge items from your home or office to come out on top. But you'll also take on some fun and festive video and photo challenges that are bound to create some laughs in the office. This game is perfect for hybrid teams who want to do something unique this Christmas! Check out Holiday Scavenger Hunt.

5. Holiday Around The World Challenge

Get ready to fly across the world virtually to experience a celebration of cultures! Your team will need to virtually explore different countries, including Thailand, Spain, South Africa and more, using an interactive map. This is the perfect inclusive office game to create some fun memories whilst taking on some exciting brainteaser challenges! It gets better, as your team is bound to learn something new! Feeling competitive? Race against the clock to be on the winning team and test your cultural knowledge! Festivities, culture, celebration, traditions and adventure, Christmas Around The World Challenge, has it all!

6. Festive Holiday Explorer

What happens when you wrap a red ribbon around a pub crawl? You end up with the fun office game, Festive Christmas Explorer! Although this game can be played in the office, your team will need to venture out into a local destination of your choice to rack up the most points as you try to locate all the GPS hotspots! There will be many festive challenges along the way, with some added festive-themed trivia, but more importantly, a few (optional) bar stops!

7. Guess What's In The Stocking

This one is very simple. Grab some stockings, grab a few items each, and form a circle. This game is guaranteed to create some office laughs as your team guesses what's in their stocking. To get into the festive spirit, it's definitely worth dressing up on the day and adding some holly jolly holiday music to go along with it. A few holiday drinks wouldn't hurt too! We love this game, as it's relatively inexpensive and can also tie into your office secret Santa.

8. The Fancy Dress-Up Competition: Christmas & Holiday Edition

Grab your most ridiculous holiday outfit and host a fun office competition. There are no sore losers with this game, the most important thing is to get creative with your outfits and encourage your team to participate. This game can be played in the office or in virtual meetings during the Holiday and Christmas season. We suggest that your team gets some prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place to create a real buzz! The best way to win this is to go all out! See this as your catwalk moment and your time to shine!

9. Guess The Christmas & Holiday Film: Emjoi Style

This is another fun and engaging game for the Christmas and holiday season. You'll need to try and guess the title of a holiday movie, but there's a twist. The player trying to hint to the rest of the group can only use emojis to hint! This is bound to create some high-energy moments within the office, as your team will really need to try and guess the film! No cheating and no smartphones allowed. You'll need to use 100% of your brain and collaborate with your team to try and guess the name of the holiday movie. We recommend getting into the festive spirit with some drinks, office decorations and festive costumes! If you need some inspiration, check out The Metros' list of Christmas & Holiday Emoji Movie Suggestions.

Last but no means least, we have holiday karaoke! It wouldn't be a list of Christmas office party games without the mention of karaoke! Think you know your team? Host a karaoke game in the office and you're guaranteed to learn a thing or two about your co-workers! This game is perfect for creating a light-hearted atmosphere within the office or remotely in meetings. We also recommend a few holiday-themed drinks to go along with this, as well as some festive props! Check out Happiness Is Homemade List of Karaoke Christmas & Holiday Songs.

Christmas Party Office Games FAQs

What are Christmas & holiday office games?

Holiday and Christmas office games, also known as Christmas & Holiday Team Activities, are games that are themed around the holiday season and are designed to create a light-hearted fun environment.

Should we play virtually or in person?

There is no right or wrong option. It's always best to meet up in person, however, if you're working remotely, hosting an office game during the Christmas period will be just as fun! The key is hosting games that your team will love whilst encouraging your team to participate!

What else can we do for the holidays?

Another creative suggestion is the office secret Santa, this is one of the most traditional games! Depending on where your office is, you could always check out the local Christmas markets with your team and enjoy the festivities! Or, really push the boat out and try some Carol singing!

Need more inspiration? Check out our full list of Holiday Team Building Activities, Office Games, & Indoor Team Events.

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