Virtual Christmas events were huge in 2020 and 2021 is set to be no different. With teams spread throughout the UK and internationally, virtual Christmas events are the ideal way of bringing everyone together to have some fun. There are lots of great virtual Christmas activities available that will add plenty of festive cheer, laughs, and social interaction to your Christmas party.
Take a look at our top picks for 2021 below!
A virtual Christmas event doesn’t have to be a boring Christmas event!
The best virtual Christmas activities and events 2021!
Having run virtual team building activities throughout the UK and internationally, 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 event that has been updated and revamped for 2021! This activity challenges teams to score as many points as possible using a gameplay app. Teams 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 Christmas-themed 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.
Murder on the Slopes is brand new for Christmas 2021 and is our latest app-based virtual murder mystery event. This activity 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 4-6 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) to make a variety of delicious Christmas-themed cocktails, 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 Along. 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!
Our best selling ‘Around the World’ virtual activity has been given a Christmas makeover ready for 2021 and is better than ever! Using the immersive app, teams will be virtually travelling the world to experience the celebrations of different cultures across the globe!
As you touch down in each country, you’ll complete a variety of travel trivia tasks, all based on religious and cultural festivities from countries such as Brazil, France, Spain, and more.
Do not fear; this isn’t just your average quiz – with a mix of trivia challenges and fun, creative tasks, there is sure to be something for everyone. Best of all, people are able to participate in the office or home, in person or virtually, in the UK or abroad – everyone can join the fun!
Made up of three interactive rounds, the Let’s Get Quizzical team quiz has been designed to keep teams connected and engaged and encourages participants to let their hair down and have a laugh. It’s the perfect virtual Christmas event!
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 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!
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.