13 Merry Zoom Christmas Party Ideas
Just because you can’t gather with the whole family for Christmas doesn’t mean you can’t have a memorable Christmas party! These Zoom Christmas party ideas are so fun that you’ll forget that everyone isn’t in the same room to celebrate. And, we’ve included plenty of photos of Peerspace rentals to get you in a cheery, holiday-like mood from the start!
1. A Christmas party safe haven
Just because the whole family can’t come out for Christmas doesn’t mean you have to Zoom into the Christmas party from your living room. Skip the drive to grandma’s house and book a fun venue on Peerspace for you and your immediate family on Christmas instead! Peerspace offers tons of great options for a small Christmas party gathering, both indoors and outdoors. Book anything from a ranch getaway to a luxury penthouse. For an actual dose of Christmas spirit, you can even book a Christmas Tree Farm!
2. Live chat with Santa
Santa’s still planning on visiting everyone’s homes this year while you are sleeping. But unfortunately, he can only say hello virtually this Christmas! But don’t worry — Santa knows your youngest family members are interested in a Zoom call with him, so he is ready to video chat and hear all about what all your family members would like for Christmas! You can book your virtual video call with Santa on meetsantaonzoom.com, VisitFromtheClauses.com, or santasclub.com!
3. Choose the perfect theme
The theme of your party will set the tone for the whole night so make sure you pick a theme that all your guests are sure to love! Ugly sweater parties are a classic, but you can also opt for a tropical vibe with a Luau Christmas or a fancy Gatsby Christmas to give everyone an excuse to dress up and show off their best attire!
4. Fake it ’til you make it
There may not be snow on the ground where you live, but there is no need for anyone else to know that! Fake it until you make it with a fun Zoom background, like these fun options from Hallmark. If you’re looking for the real deal and not just a fake background, remember you can always find picturesque Christmas party venues on Peerspace!
5. Set the stage for the North Pole reopening committee
Why watch a movie over Zoom when you can get the whole family involved in making their own production?! The New Play Exchange offers tons of fun options for theater performances you can make a part of your Christmas party. One of our favorite play ideas is “The North Pole Reopening Committee” by Stephanie Buckley. In this one-act play, Santa has to formulate a plan to open the North Pole via Zoom!
6. Virtual paint and sip
If you are looking for Zoom Christmas party ideas that will give everyone a fun activity to participate in but still leaves room to chat with each other— try out an online paint and sip event! Online Paint and Sip offers Zoom painting parties with supplies shipped right to your front door and the ability for guests to log on from multiple locations. You can choose any of the painting options from their gallery for your party!
7. Gift exchange subscription
Gift exchanges are a great way to split up the responsibility of gift buying— so you can focus on buying a meaningful gift for one person instead of lots of little gifts for everyone! When you let everyone know which guest they will be purchasing a gift for, add an extra twist and suggest they buy a subscription. Tailor it to the recipient and set it up, so the company delivers it to their home. All the guests will have gifts for the year to come, like monthly snacks, spa treatments, beard care, or coffee!
8. Caroling karaoke
Get in the Christmas spirit by belting out your favorite karaoke songs over Zoom! Find your favorite Christmas karaoke tracks on Youtube, queue them up (and take suggestions for more) and then play them (try using a service like Watch2Gether) on Zoom. Bonus points for karaoke singers who add dance moves into their singing debuts!
9. Share a skill
For in-person Christmas, we’re all able to share our fantastic home-cooked meals, but you might need to get a bit more creative with what you share for a virtual party! How about bringing talent to the table that you can teach others during your Zoom party? Know how to sew? Walk everyone through the steps of creating their own Santa hats! Love to play guitar? Teach your family how to play jingle bells! It might take some prep to make sure everyone joins the Zoom with all the necessary items, but this is a unique way to make memories with your family from afar!
10. Christmas trivia
How many reindeer does Santa have? Who originally sang “Baby It’s Cold Outside”? What hot alcoholic drink do Germans drink during the holiday season? If you know the answer to all these questions — it’s time to blow your family away with all your random Christmas knowledge during a Zoom trivia game! You can set up a trivia game using trivia makers like this one and then come up with fun prizes for the winners of each round!
11. Follow Santa’s journey!
Where in the world is Santa?! Keep everyone at the Zoom party updated on Santa’s whereabouts with Google’s Santa Tracker. There are also tons of fun games you can play together on the site. All you have to do is share your screen with guests on Zoom so that everyone can participate!
12. Thinking of you ornament gifts
This is one of those Zoom Christmas party ideas that you can make into a tear-jerker or a laugh-until-you-cry event! Create a gift exchange but ask the gift buyers to purchase an ornament that reminds them of the person they are buying it for and write a note about why they chose the ornament. The gift receiver should open their ornament on the Zoom call while the gift giver reads their letter to everyone! Now all your guests will have a meaningful ornament for their tree for years to come!
13. Twelve days of (virtual) Christmas
Combine all these Zoom Christmas party ideas into a “Twelve Days of Virtual Christmas” event! Every day, for 12 days, host an hour-long Zoom call with a different Christmas party idea to get everyone excited for the big day. You can even have someone new host each night with a “come on the nights you’re available” disclosure, so everyone doesn’t feel pressured to make an appearance every night!