It is the holiday season, and while many of us are looking forward to celebrating with family and friends, companies are also thinking ahead to plans for end-of-year office parties. Celebrating together as a team is an excellent way to show appreciation for employees’ hard work throughout the year, and it is also a lot of fun! So, in this blog post, we’ll give you 6 fun holiday team building activities guaranteed to bring your group some seasonal cheer.
1) Secret Santa Gift Exchange
Secret Santa gift exchanges are a fun way to include others in an exciting gift-giving tradition. Best of all, it’s simple: everyone involved is given a chance to draw names and purchase a small, thoughtful gift for their secretly assigned person.
Secret Santas also offer an element of mystery, as you don’t know who will be gifting you. This often leads to pleasant surprises and laughs that can help bring everyone together.
2) Office Decorating
Decorating the office for the holidays is an enjoyable team-building activity for your employees. By transforming the workspace, everyone can work together to create a festive atmosphere with decorations and other fun touches.
Not only will this lift morale in the workplace, but it also helps promote creativity. You may even find that you have an artist in your midst!
3) Gingerbread House Building Contest
Get ready for a fun competition, as you can see who can make the best gingerbread house! Everyone is invited to this creative endeavor, so grab your supplies like icing and candy, and get building.
Judges will typically be looking for creativity, craftsmanship, and of course, deliciousness. And to keep things fair, all entries should be submitted by a certain date and made to specific guidelines.
4) Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Throwing an ugly Christmas sweater party is a fun, festive way to get into the holiday mood. It’s a great conversation starter, and it will be hilarious to see which sweaters outdo each other for ‘worst-of-the-worst’ bragging rights!
It’s also an easy activity, as many stores nowadays carry hideous yet lovable sweaters specifically made for these types of festivities. Or you can even have everyone make their own!
5) Caroling Competition
Dress up in your holiday best and pick out some of your favorite classic holiday songs that everyone knows. Make sure each group has a few song books filled with lyrics so you can shout them out together in unison!
Awards could be given out at the end for those with the most spirit or who have the best solos. It’s up to you!
6) Holiday Scavenger Hunt
A holiday scavenger hunt is a great way to bring people together. Have people work together to solve the clues you have hidden around the office.
The nice thing about this one is that you can make it more challenging – try making obscure references or giving hints with symbolic clues rather than direct answers. Whoever solves all of the clues in the shortest time wins a special prize!
That’s all for our roundup of fun holiday team building activities. We hope you enjoyed reading it and find the perfect activity to help your team bond this season!
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