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8 Low Cost Virtual Holiday Office Party Ideas

Dec 12, 2023 2:45:54 AM
By The TPD Team

in HR Trends, Management, Employer, Workforce Solutions, HR Tips

'Tis the season to be jolly, even in the digital realm! As remote work becomes the norm, companies are reimagining traditional office festivities for a virtual setting. Virtual holiday office parties provide a unique opportunity to bring colleagues together, spread cheer, and foster a sense of community. In this blog post, we'll unwrap a bundle of creative, low-cost cost, and engaging activity ideas that will turn your virtual celebration into a memorable extravaganza.


  • Ugly Sweater Contest - Virtually Vibrant:
    Encourage team members to don their most festive and outrageous holiday sweaters. Host a virtual fashion show or holiday happy hour where participants can showcase their attire, and have everyone vote for the "ugliest" sweater. Award virtual badges or prizes to the winners.

  • Digital Secret Santa Gift Exchange:
    Keep the spirit of gift-giving alive with a virtual Secret Santa. Use online platforms to draw names, and set a budget for digital gifts or e-gift cards. Encourage participants to get creative and share their thoughtful presents during the party. 

  • Holiday Trivia Extravaganza:
    Test your team's holiday knowledge with a spirited trivia competition. Create festive-themed questions related to traditions, movies, and history. Use interactive platforms to keep score and declare the holiday trivia champion.

  • DIY Ornament Crafting Session:
    Organize a virtual DIY ornament-making session. Send craft supplies to participants in advance and guide them through the creative process during the party. This hands-on activity adds a personal touch to the virtual celebration. Open up smaller break-out rooms to get conversations started between colleagues from different divisions. 

  • Virtual Escape Room Adventure:
    Take the team on a virtual adventure with an online escape room. Choose a holiday-themed room and let teams work together to solve puzzles and "escape" within a set time. It's a fantastic way to promote teamwork and problem-solving skills.

  • Cook-Along Holiday Recipe Showcase:
    Turn your virtual party into a culinary delight by hosting a cook-along session. Share a holiday recipe in advance, and have everyone prepare the dish together during the party. Participants can showcase their culinary creations, fostering a shared love for good food.

  • Holiday Charades Marathon:
    Bring laughter and joy to the virtual gathering with a holiday-themed game of charades. Create a list of festive phrases, movies, or songs, and let participants act them out while others guess. It's a surefire way to inject some humor into the celebration.

  • Virtual Karaoke Extravaganza:
    Transform your virtual party into a stage with a holiday-themed karaoke session. Encourage team members to sing their favorite festive tunes or host a friendly singing competition. This lively activity is sure to bring out the hidden vocal talents within your team.


With these virtual holiday office party activity ideas, you can create a spirited and festive atmosphere that transcends the physical boundaries of remote work. Embrace the digital realm and make this holiday season memorable for your team, fostering connection, joy, and a sense of togetherness even when miles apart. Cheers to celebrating with your teams!

Filed under HR Trends, Management, Employer, Workforce Solutions, HR Tips

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