How to Organize a Virtual Christmas Party this Year

a virtual holiday party

Written by Tim Grable

October 5, 2020

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Given the situation of the pandemic, social interaction between coworkers has diminished. And as the holidays are approaching, people are aching for an opportunity to have fun along with their colleagues.

A virtual Christmas party is an excellent way of giving employees the occasion to see and hear each other outside of a formal environment.

Such a party can take place over a video conference platform of your choice, and it includes a series of fun and interactive party activities.

But, that’s not all; in this article, we’ll give you a few tips on how you can turn your virtual party into an epic experience and virtual entertainment ideas!

a Virtual Christmas Party

Ignite the Holiday Spirit

To kick off the party, you will need to get your guests into the holiday spirit. This cannot be easy to achieve since people won’t be physically close to one another, and not all of them will have the right mindset when joining the party.

The first thing you can do is to set up a Christmas-themed dress code. This is done to establish a Christmas vibe and to help people get in the Holiday spirit.

Here are a few suggestions for costumes:

  • Santa hats
  • Sweaters
  • Reindeer antlers
  • Elf suits
  • Woolen hoods and robes

To spice things up, you can even host a costume contest, where guests get to compete on whose holiday garb was the most impressive.

virtual christmas party games

A Virtual Christmas Party without Games?

In a virtual event, people won’t be able to mingle and interact separately with each other. Everyone’s attention has to be centralized to the respective conference lobby.

Thus, people will have to take turns when speaking, which creates an initial awkwardness between them. We suggest you start with a virtual game show to break the ice and help them loosen up.

Games are very engaging and create a competitive atmosphere in the lobby, which helps people get more comfortable and willing to interact with each other.

There are tons of games you can try out for a virtual Holiday party. Do a bit of research and see which ones are fit for your guests. We can suggest trying the Christmas Bingo, Holiday Feud, and even virtual casino games.

Tie It All Together

If you feel like a virtual Christmas party lacks cohesion, we suggest you hire a professional to host it. With a virtual event host at the helm, you don’t have to worry about your guests feeling disconnected from what’s going on.

With a host at your side, you can get people in the spirit of the party and have them warmed up for all kinds of cool activities you’ve planned for the night.

You might also want to add a primary activity for the night, so why not hire a professional entertainer as a headliner?

There are many options for you to choose from, all of them being fit for a piece-de-la-resistance moment. You could hire a magician, a comedian, or a musician.

Since breaking out on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and The CW’s Penn & Teller: Fool Us, Piff the Magic Dragon has earned his rightful place as one of the greatest magic performing dragons currently working in Las Vegas today. With a dog. If you want a Virtual Christmas Party that is interactive and fun, Piff’s Holiday Jolliday is for you. https://youtu.be/BUbtG2tlz2A

As for the show…
  • It can be anywhere from 15-60 mins
  • Anywhere from 20-1000 people (although obviously less chance of viewers taking part the more people there are)
  • It’s very interactive
  • t’s on Zoom
  • It can be EASILY customized with the company’s branding
  • It’s basically a really really FUN hour
  • Seriously, that’s the MAJOR feedback we are getting. “This was so much fun!”
  • Right now, everything is so bleak and depressing that a really fun hour is a big deal. And makes it a perfect gift for a company to give to its employees or customers
  • It’s not cynical, it’s not sarcastic, it doesn’t take sides, it just delivers fun and a distraction from the daily doom-mongering
  • It’s nowhere near as expensive as us traveling across the country to do a private show!

If you are looking for more entertainment options for a virtual Christmas party, then we’d love to help.

You can reach out to us at (615) 283-0039, and we can help you turn your virtual party into something truly epic.

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