Office Christmas Party Games for Large Groups
Looking for fun and innovative ways to celebrate the festive season with your team? Then take a look at some of these unique office Christmas party games for large groups!
If you’re stuck for Christmas party ideas when it comes to celebrating the end of the year with your team mates, then why not consider some of these fantastic budget-friendly team games with a Christmassy twist that are best suited to larger work groups? Whether you’re looking to get everybody having a laugh whilst trying to pin the tail on Rudolph or you want to bring a competitive edge to your day with a Christmas song quiz, take a look at some ideas we’ve listed below to give you some inspiration. Here are some unusual team building activities that you may want to include.
8 Christmas Office Games
1. Christmas Charades
A classic game that everybody knows and loves, there’s nothing wrong with adapting some good old-fashioned fun like charades to enjoy at your office Christmas party! The premise of the game is simple; Each person takes it in turns to get a word or phrase, which they must then act out without talking or mouthing the word, hoping that somebody else will guess correctly from the clues. The best way to go about playing Christmas Charades would be to split your words & phrases into categories like Christmas Movies, Songs/Carols, Decorations/Objects, Characters and any more that you can think of!
2. Stocking Fill-Up
A game similar to the Egg & Spoon Race but with a festive twist, Stocking Fill-Up is a simple yet hilarious relay-style race that everybody can get stuck into. Ideally, the room should be split into two equal teams, but depending on how many people you have, more can be added. Place a stocking at the other end of the room for each team. The first player for each team will then race to their team’s stocking with a spoon-full of sweets or candy, which must be emptied inside the stocking before returning the spoon to the next player, with the team that fills their stocking first being the winners.
3. Smartphone Christmas Treasure Hunt
A fantastic way to get exploring with your team, why not take everybody out of the office during your Christmas party or celebrations with a smartphone Christmas treasure hunt? After splitting the group into smaller teams, each team will need to open the activity app to get started with unlocking local pub hotspots, exploring landmarks and answering trivia questions to earn points. Using the latest app technology, each team will be able to keep track of where each team is up to using the live GPS map and keep track of who’s winning with the live scoreboard. With a variety of challenges and puzzles popping up throughout the activity for the chance to earn more points, the team with the most points earned by the end of the activity will be crowned the winners.
4. Pin the Nose on Rudolph
A festive spin-off of the classic Pin the Tail on the Donkey, this simple idea is an hilarious way to break the ice and get everybody having a laugh with each other, making it an ideal activity to introduce or start off your Christmas party. Either drawing or printing out a picture of Rudolph, place the image on the wall and take a circular piece of red paper and some tack or tape on the back. Everybody will then get a chance to pin the nose on Rudolph after being blindfolded and spun around in a circle a few times! Mark each person’s attempt with their name until everybody has had a turn. The player with the most accurate guess will then be named the winner!
5. Christmas Quiz
Hosting a Christmas quiz for your team is a fantastic idea because of how versatile it is. Whether you choose to take the more casual approach with a quiz specifically about Christmas songs or carols or you decide to challenge your team with questions about the history of the holiday, this is a great icebreaker and a way to get everybody in the room chatting. After splitting the group up into smaller teams, the easiest way to host your quiz would be to provide an answer sheet to each team and have a host read out the questions to the room. You could even bring some healthy competitive spirit to the activity and offer a prize to the winning team!
6. 12 Games of Christmas
If you’re looking for a fully managed event for your office Christmas party that requires minimal planning and effort to organise, then you and your team will love our 12 games of Christmas team building activity! An event that can be brought to office spaces all over the country, this fun and inclusive activity consists of 12 exciting and hilariously unique team games that everybody can get involved in, with games like Mince Pies Mayhem and Elf on the Shelf. Hosted by a Christmas Scrooge activity manager and their assistant, each team will compete for points in each game, with the highest scoring team being named the winners at the end of the day.
7. Name that Christmas Song
Everybody has their favourite Christmas songs and the same ones get played every year… but how well do you really know your Christmas classics? Put your knowledge to the test and make your team rack their brains with a Name That Christmas Song quiz! All you will need for this activity is a speaker loud enough for the entire room to hear clearly and some Christmas songs. The level of difficulty you go for is optional; For example, you might ask for the artist, song name and year of release, or just one or two of these. All you will need to do is play a short segment of each song, whether that be the intro or a section in the middle of the song, and each team must take their guesses.
8. Office Secret Santa
Whether you’re a team of 50 or 500 people, you can never go wrong with doing an office Secret Santa! To start off, each person’s name in the office will be written down on their own pieces of paper before being placed into a hat. Everyone will then get to pick out a name, which will be the person they will need to buy a gift for! You can set budget limits and themes to your Secret Santa, making it the ideal activity for any team to take part in. If you want to take the more light-hearted approach, you could ask that your team only buys funny/novelty gifts for each other! Check out our huge list of funny office secret Santa gifts to give you some inspiration.
When is the Best Time to Play Fun Christmas Games for the Office?
As the Christmas holidays draw closer and closer, it can be difficult to determine when you should take some time out of the normal working day to celebrate with your team. For example, if Christmas happens to be the busy period for you and your team, then delaying your celebrations to the last possible minute would be the best way to go so that you don’t lose any valuable work hours at such a busy time.
More often than not, most teams will celebrate the Christmas period either on the last or second-to-last day before breaking up for the holidays or on the day of the Christmas party. The earlier you decide when to host your celebrations, the easier you can plan your work schedule for the final few days before leaving the office. Check out our 5 best corporate away days for if you want to take things outside of the office. Or if you are a small group we have plenty of team building activities for small groups for you to browse through.
Do You Need Enjoyable Office Christmas Party Games Ideas?
Whether you happen to be a big celebrator of Christmas or not, it always helps to do something fun and out-of-the-norm with your team at the end of the year. This is especially true if you and your team have had a long or extra-busy year compared to normal, as hosting fun and energetic games for your team before Christmas is a great way of showing them how much you appreciate their hard work! Games like the ones we have listed above are perfect because they can be enjoyed by teams of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities… all whilst incorporating some healthy competition and giving your team the chance to let their hair down! Check out 10 large Christmas party venues in Cheshire that will be perfect for your end of year Christmas celebrations. We also have some amazing 5 minute team building activities that would be great to add into the celebrations.