There is no doubt that Christmas parties in 2020 are going to look a little different than in previous years, as COVID-19 makes virtual Christmas events the preferred option for many companies. But fear not, there are lots of great virtual Christmas activities available that will add plenty of festive cheer, laughs, and social interaction to your Christmas party.
If you would prefer to hold off on the festivities and kick off 2021 with a high energy, high impact virtual team building event that will get your team firing on all cylinders, take a look at our Top 7 Virtual Team Building Events to Kick Off 2021 blog post!
A virtual Christmas event doesn’t have to be a boring Christmas event!
The best virtual Christmas activities and events 2020!
Having run virtual team building activities throughout the UK and internationally since March, we have plenty of experience when it comes to knowing what works, and what doesn’t.
Here is our list of the best virtual Christmas activities:
Nothing says Christmas like a beautifully decorated gingerbread house, and with this activity, you will be creating your very own from scratch.
From baking to the building, to decorating, and finally eating, your head chef will lead participants in their culinary endeavours offering plenty of advice along the way and answering any questions people may have.
Festive Frenzy is a high energy, high impact virtual Christmas activity that challenges teams to score as many points as possible. Teams will complete the challenge using a gameplay app and will be competing against the clock (and each other) to answer as many festive trivia questions as they can, as well as completing the various challenges.
As well as working in small teams of 5, your whole group will also be brought back together to complete ‘community challenges’ at various points throughout the game.
Virtual chocolate making is a superb event, and one of our favourite virtual Christmas activities. This event is really hands-on, and participants will be getting stuck in and making their own amazing chocolates right from the very start. All of the ingredients for this activity will be sent to participants in advance of the activity, so there is no need to scour the local shops for specialist ingredients – it’s all take care of.
On the day, your event will be hosted by a friendly and personable professional chef who will guide your group through the various stages of the chocolate-making process. At the end of the activity, guests will have to create some truly delicious treats that they can share, or keep all for themselves.
This app-based murder mystery challenge is great fun and is the perfect choice if you are looking for an immersive virtual Christmas event that will get the brain working. Packed full of cryptic clues, challenges, and just a few red herrings, teams must work their way through the various levels of the game in order to solve the crime and emerge victorious.
This activity is played in small groups of 5 people and is brilliant fun. Teams will be engaged from the very start as they begin to unravel the mystery before them.
Virtual or otherwise, Christmas parties aren’t the same without some delicious food to enjoy. If you agree, then the Christmas Cook Along could be the ideal option for you and your team. During this virtual Christmas activity, individuals will cook along with a professional chef as they create their own mouth-watering, three-course Christmas meal which they can sit down and enjoy at the end.
As with the Virtual Chocolate Making event, all of the ingredients will be sent to participants ahead of the event taking place, and the whole activity will be hosted by a professional chef.
Now, what sort of Christmas party would it be without a few cocktails? This virtual cocktail session is the perfect way to kickstart your virtual Christmas event and will be hosted by a professional mixologist who will show you all the tricks of the trade and ensure everyone enjoys so amazing cocktails.
As well as providing all the necessary ingredients (including alcohol), guests will also receive a stainless steel cocktail making kit with all of the equipment they will need to craft their sublime beverages. The equipment can be kept by the participants at the end of the event as well and makes a lovely keepsake that I’m sure they will enjoy for years to come.
It’s time to roll your sleeves up and get baking with the Big Christmas Bake. From delicate mince pies to jovial gingerbread men, you will be baking up a storm during this fun and interactive virtual Christmas activity.
Again, all of the ingredients are provided and your expert chef will lead guests through the event from start to finish offering plenty of advice and ‘inside information’ to make sure your finished creations are a wonder to behold!
We hope these virtual Christmas activity ideas have given you some inspiration. These activities can be run using various virtual event platforms, however, the most popular options are Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
If you would like us to help make your Virtual Christmas event one to remember, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our team.