Virtual Holiday Activities

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It’s Christmas season officially and more than likely, you’re looking for fun activities and ideas to fill the days. With most people staying at home right now, finding online activities and options for Christmas is the way this holiday season is probably going to go. The great part about these virtual holiday activities for families is that everyone can easily join in on the fun. (and you don’t even have to get out of your pajamas to do so!)

Here are some fun virtual holiday activities for families this holiday season.

16 Virtual Holiday Activities for Families

These are all activities and ideas that you and the kids can easily enjoy from home and some even with family members that are not close by.

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Virtual Holiday Activities for Kids

Binge Watch Christmas Movies

Did you know that there are Christmas movies playing literally every single day? These Christmas movies include some of the classics that you just don’t want to miss. 

Christmas Eve Bedtime Story

What a fun activity to get the kids excited about Christmas. This bedtime story will certainly have them snuggled up and asleep early on Christmas Eve.

We love this version of the Night Before Christmas. We read it every year!

Holiday Christmas Parade

Disney Parks Magical Christmas Day Parade will be a fun time for the whole family. Kids can see some of their favorite Disney characters and enjoy fun holiday tunes.

Holiday Hoedown

Love country music? The Country Music Hall of Fame is hosting a holiday hoedown on December 19. Listen to a seasonal story and songs, and learn festive country music history.

Holiday Craft Class

There are so many fun virtual craft classes that you and the kids could enroll in. It’s a great way to try something new and let everyone get creative at the same time. 

LA County Holiday Celebration

Tune into LA County’s Holiday celebration on Christmas Eve. The celebration includes performances from many of the different cultural groups in LA.

Nutcracker Performances

Nutcracker performances around the US are going virtual this year. From traditional versions of The Nutcracker to a hip-hop version, there are many options for your family to choose from.

This is a great gift for your junior ballerinas at home.

Wolf-Trap Virtual Holiday Sing-a-long

Wolf Trap’s Holiday Sing-A-Long is going virtual this year.  Join in the fun on December 19. Download the music book online and have fun doing the sing-a-long with the kids.

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Virtual Holiday Activities for the Extended Family Fun

Escape Room

Did you know that there are escape room options online that might be a fun challenge for you and your family? Just log in and see if you and your family can escape! 

Gingerbread decorating contest

You guessed it. Challenge another family member or friend and zoom each other to see who can build the coolest gingerbread house possible. You might want to get a third person to be the judge.

Holiday Bingo

You can absolutely play holiday BINGO online with family and friends. Have everyone print out their scorecards and then just start playing. Certain to be a great time for all. 

Holiday Trivia Night

Do you and your family know a bunch of random trivia that other people don’t? It’s time to find out! Challenge another family to an online trivia night and have a blast. 

Holiday Talent Show

Who says that you can’t host your very own talent show? This is a great way to showcase your skills without having to worry about getting stage fright. Host your own at home or have others join in on the fun as well. It’s as easy as logging in and getting started.

Virtual Secret Santa

This is fun but does take a bit of planning. Package up a fun gift and mail it to someone you know. Then set up a time to zoom them and see if they can guess that the present was sent by you. It’s up to you to crack and tell them the truth. 

Related Post: Fun Events to Celebrate Christmas in Orlando

Virtual Holiday Activities With Santa

Storytime with Santa

Who doesn’t want to have book fun with the big red guy himself? This Storytime option takes place multiple times to fit varying schedules. The current dates are scheduled for December 8, 15, and 22 from 6-6:30 CST. 

Video Calls with Santa

Let the kids call up Santa so that they can talk to him and tell him what they’re hoping for. It just wouldn’t be the holiday season without a conversation with Santa. 

See how many fun virtual activities there are for families this holiday season?! No matter what you’re hoping to do, you can easily find it online and still have tons of fun. 

These activities are a great way to make holiday memories without actually having to leave the home. Make certain to fill your calendar full of these fun ideas so that you have an amazingly festive Christmas month! 

by Thena Franssen

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