5 Highly-Entertaining Virtual Holiday Party Ideas for 2020

Virtual Holiday Party Ideas

Written by Tim Grable

October 23, 2020

The holiday season is going to look very different in 2020; there’s no doubt about that.

However, that doesn’t mean you have to abandon the yearly tradition of hosting a special event to celebrate alongside your remote employees and reconnect with coworkers.

Thanks to video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Webex, and Google Meet and the creativity of today’s top entertainers, it is possible to host a fun, exciting virtual get-together that engages attendees and leaves them feeling rewarded for all their hard work this year.

Keep reading to discover 5 highly-entertaining virtual holiday party ideas for spirited festive fun.

Entertaining Virtual Holiday Party Ideas

1. Coffee, Carols, and Cookies

Hosting a Coffee, Carols, and Cookies themed event is a great way to make everyone feel included in case attendees are located across different time zones (the usual party with alcoholic beverages isn’t practical when it’s 10 AM for someone).

Consider sending cookies to those attending the event beforehand and enjoy them together over a cup of freshly-brewed coffee or hot chocolate.

You could also create a playlist of carols and Christmas songs and have them playing in the background.

Or better yet, include a live music act to your online event to create a sense of togetherness and help everyone get in the holiday spirit.

Sounds good?

Then check out our portfolio of entertainers now to find the best musicians for your digital event.

2. Dress Up Christmas Party

Looking for creative virtual holiday party ideas? This one’s for you!

If 2020 would have an official uniform, it would probably consist of sweatpants and a baggy t-shirt. So giving your event attendees an excuse to dress up for your holiday event is sure to get them excited.

Here are some dress-up suggestions that you can share with attendees:

  • Santa hats
  • Ugly Christmas sweaters
  • Elf costumes
  • Snowman costume
  • Santa’s helper costume
  • Christmas pajamas
  • Reindeer antlers
  • Green Grinch hair

You can make things even more enjoyable by hosting a costume contest and offering a prize for the most creative costume.

And because this type of event has a highly-visual component, booking a virtual painter as entertainment for the occasion is a fantastic idea, which is sure to turn on the excitement level even more.

Heidi Schwartz is a live painter who can create a memorable interpretive painting of your special event – just as the event unfolds.

This is a unique way to make your event more entertaining. Plus, you’ll end up with a memento, a physical piece of art that will help celebrate your event forever.

Virtual Holiday Party Ideas

3. Comedy Night

If you are looking for virtual holiday party ideas that are sure to bring smiles to any online gathering, then you can’t go wrong with comedy.

It’s the season to be jolly, after all!

Book a virtual clean comedian to give attendees a chance to get a good, hard-earned laugh in. This will drive up your event’s entertainment value and help create a feel-good atmosphere that guests will surely appreciate.

The Passing Zone presents Your Holiday Spectacular!

The Passing Zone: Holiday Spectacular

All the fun and excitement you’ve come to love and expect from The Passing Zone, with a holiday twist. Let Jon & Owen help you create a virtual end of year holiday event that your employees or attendees will never forget. Various levels of customization & pricing, to allows this Virtual Holiday Show to fit nearly any budget.

If this is an idea which you think will work well for your party, then be sure to check out our selection of top virtual comedians here.

4. Holiday Happy Hour

Who doesn’t love cocktail parties? These types of events provide the perfect opportunity for unwinding together, and they are ideal for the holiday season.

The cocktails (alcoholic or non-alcoholic, as per preference) will help create a laidback atmosphere, making everyone feel more relaxed.

As far as activities go, we suggest booking a virtual sommelier like Laurie Forster to energize your audience with comedy-infused lessons on wine and give your event more entertainment power.  Laurie combines wine education with stand-up comedy, improv, and games to deliver a killer show, which is sure to delight your virtual audience.

5. Magic Night

If you are looking for digital holiday party ideas that are sure to entertain and astonish to any live-streaming gathering, then you can’t go wrong with magic.  This is a one-of-a-kind virtual holiday show suitable for eight to eighty years old.

Book a virtual magic show to give your employees a chance to be amazed and astonished.

If this is an idea which you think will work well for your party, then be sure to check out our selection of top virtual comedians here.

Piff's Holiday Jolliday

One of the most popular magicians in Las Vegas, Piff burst on to The Strip after breakout appearances on America’s Got Talent and Penn & Teller Fool Us. Along with his trusty sidekick Mr. Piffles – The World’s Only Magic Performing Chihuahua, and Las Vegas Showgirl Jade Simone, Piff performs a one-of-a-kind virtual holiday show suitable for eight to eighty years old.  It can easily be customized with your company’s branding.

Which of These Virtual Holiday Party Ideas Caught Your Eye?

We hope that these ideas have inspired you to celebrate the holiday season in a new way to create new memories and strengthen relationships with your remote team.

And in case you need even more inspiration, check out this article for more virtual entertainment ideas, which will elevate your online gatherings. You may not have the budget to hire a celebrity like Trevor Noah, Kenny Loggins or David Blaine for your remote event, but that does not mean your virtual event has to be boring. There are some incredible virtual entertainers that you can hire and not break your budget.

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