The holidays are all about fun, family, and of course, festive competitions. Whether you’re looking to get your friends and family together for a little healthy competition or searching for something special to do with your colleagues at work, there’s something everyone can bond over. Read on to learn more about some of the best Christmas competitions out there!
Christmas Tree Competition
The holiday season is here, and everyone is getting into the spirit of Christmas! One of the best ways to spread holiday cheer is with a beautiful Christmas tree. To get your creative juices flowing this festive season, why not have a Christmas Tree Competition? This competition is perfect for families or office coworkers who are looking for an easy, fun way to get into the holiday spirit.
The challenge is simple: create the most impressive and unique tree you can think of! Have everyone pick a tree in the house (or at work) and decorate it however they like. From traditionally decorated trees to more outrageous designs, any type of tree will do! Once all the trees have been decorated, have everyone vote on their favorite. The winner will walk away with bragging rights…and maybe a prize as well!
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Ugly Sweater Contest
The beloved ugly sweater trend has been around for years, so why not turn it into a game? Hosting an Ugly Sweater Contest is the perfect way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Simply have people pick out their most garish sweaters and be creative with accessories like tinsel, baubles and more!
Prizes can be awarded in several categories such as Most Creative, Most Festive, and Ugliest Sweater. Those who have never entered an ugly sweater contest before don’t need to worry; there are no rules against picking out store-bought sweaters or decorating them at home. The only requirement is that they must be extra-ugly and full of festive cheer! So grab your needles, thread and get ready for some holiday fun!
Christmas Lights Contest
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and that means twinkling lights everywhere! Get your neighborhood or office coworkers in on the fun with a Christmas Lights Contest. A fun Christmas lights contest is the perfect way to bring everyone together. This competition can bring your family closer as you search for the best and brightest decorations around town.
To start, gather up the whole family and head out into your neighborhood. Look around at all of the decorations, trying to find the ones you think are most impressive. You can even turn this into a Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt and see who can check everything off their list first.
Christmas Door Decorating contest
If you’re looking for a way to really get into the spirit of Christmas, why not have a Door Decorating Contest? This is a great way to show off your creative flair and demonstrate how festive you can be! To get started, pick out a door in your house or office space that can be decorated. Once you’ve decided on a door, gather everyone and let the creativity begin!
Have everyone come up with their own design for the Christmas Door Decorating Contest. This competition is for all ages and skill levels, so don't be afraid to get creative and let your imagination run wild. From snowmen to candy canes, there are endless possibilities when it comes to transforming your door into a festive winter wonderland.
You can use everyday items like wrapping paper, ribbons, and colorful lights for a classic look or try something more elaborate such as garland or handmade decorations. Choose from wreaths, ribbons, garlands, ornaments…whatever you can think of that would make your door look as festive as possible! Once all of the decorations have been put up, let the judging begin. Have everyone vote on their favorite design.
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Christmas Carol Competition
The holiday season is full of festive music and Christmas carols, so why not put your vocal cords to the test with a Christmas Carol Competition? This fun activity can be done with family members or office colleagues and is sure to bring some holiday cheer.
To get started, decide which songs everyone should perform. You can pick traditional favorites like “Jingle Bells” and “Silent Night” or more modern tunes like Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Then, assign each person their own part of the song to perform. This could be done solo, in a duet, or even as a group!
Once each person has rehearsed their part, it’s time to start the competition. Have everyone take turns performing and be sure to have someone judge the performance. At the end of the competition, award prizes for best singers, best group performance, and most creative interpretation.
Stocking Decorating Contest
A classic holiday activity, stocking decorating is a fun way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. All you need are some stockings and art supplies like glitter, glue, and fabric paint. Gather up your family or coworkers and let the creativity begin!
Start by assigning each person their own stocking to decorate. Some people might want to go with a classic theme while others might want to make their stocking unique and colorful. Let everyone have fun and get creative! Encourage them to use different materials like fabric paint, ribbons, glitter, and more.
Once each person has finished decorating their stocking, it’s time for the judging! Ask everyone to vote on their favorite design and award prizes to the winners. This is a great way to bring everyone together and get into the holiday spirit.
Christmas Cookie Decorating Contest
Another fun holiday activity, Christmas Cookie Decorating Contest is a great way for everyone to show off their baking skills. Start by gathering all of your ingredients and supplies. You’ll need cookie cutters, frosting bags, sprinkles, and whatever else you want to use for decoration.
Once everyone has their ingredients ready, it’s time to start baking. Have each person make their own batch of cookies in whatever style they choose. Once the cookies have cooled off, it’s time to start decorating. Let everyone go wild with the frosting and sprinkles, creating their own unique designs.
When all of the cookies have been decorated, it’s time for the judging! Have each person vote on their favorite design and award prizes to the winners. This activity is sure to bring lots of holiday cheer and is a great way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit.
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Christmas Decoration Contest
For those wishing to add a little extra holiday spirit this year, why not have a Christmas decoration contest? This fun holiday activity is perfect for families, office colleagues, and friends!
Gather everyone together to create the most festive decorations you can think of. You’ll need all sorts of materials like wrapping paper, ribbons, garland, ornaments, and lights.
Once you have all your supplies ready it’s time to start decorating. Have everyone create their own unique designs, using whatever materials they choose. Encourage them to get creative and try something new.
When all of the decorations have been put up, it’s time for the judging! Ask everyone to vote on their favorite design and award prizes to the winners.
Christmas Drawing Competition
The Christmas Drawing Competition is a great way to bring out the inner artist in your family or office colleagues. To get started, gather up some art supplies like pencils, markers, and crayons. Then assign each person their own drawing paper and have them start creating.
Some people might draw traditional holiday scenes while others might opt for something more abstract. Encourage everyone to be as creative as possible and let their imaginations run wild!
Once all of the drawings have been completed, it’s time for the judging. Have everyone vote on their favorite design and award prizes to the winners. Or you could split into teams and turn this into a fun game of Christmas Pictionary!
Gingerbread House Contest
Who doesn’t love building gingerbread houses? This contest is perfect for families with children or anyone else looking for some hands-on holiday fun. Make sure each competitor has access to all of the supplies they need, including graham crackers, icing, candy decorations, etc., then let them go wild!
You can even add some extra flair by handing out awards based on categories like “most creative design” and “most festive colors.” Just make sure everyone saves room for some extra cookies while they work on their creations.
Christmas Trivia Game
Test your knowledge of all things Christmas with a fun feud game. Pull up a list of Christmas Trivia questions, then divide into teams for added competition. Whoever gets the most questions right will win a prize at the end of the game! You can also keep score throughout the game to heighten tension and make sure everyone stays engaged until the very end.
No matter what type of competition you choose, there are plenty of ways to have fun this holiday season. From decorating trees and building gingerbread houses to playing games like Christmas trivia, these festive activities are sure to bring people together this wintertime. So grab a group of friends or family members and get ready for some friendly competition as you celebrate all that is merry this holiday season!
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