The Christmas season is a time where people across the country get together to celebrate and enjoy each other’s company. When you have a team, whether it be at work or in your personal life, this can present a great opportunity to strengthen your relationships with these colleagues. Team building activities during this festive time of year are great ways for your employees to get together and socialize after the busy month that has been December.

In our guide, we will discuss some of the best team-building ideas that will allow you to take advantage of all the preparations being made for Christmas parties by different businesses around town and other activities that can help you and your company get the joy you need in life.

 

In-House Activities

Working from home, while often appealing because it allows for a more flexible schedule, can make organizing events difficult if you do not have many employees. Fortunately, there are plenty of Christmas-themed activities that can be played in the comfort of your own office.

The first idea is to decorate gingerbread houses together as a team. This activity will encourage teamwork and allow people to bond over the shared experience of creating their homemade masterpieces. If you do not have time for these monotonous projects, why not create some stockings full of goodies that each member of staff has bought for another? On top of being festive, this is an interesting way for everyone to learn about what makes each other tick.

If you are looking for something more challenging, consider organizing a secret Santa gift exchange with all your employees. This allows everybody who works within your business to spend some time thinking about a gift for somebody they might not have much contact with outside of work, so it can bring people together. Gift exchanges also mean you can set a price limit on the presents that take the burden off the person who has to buy something for their entire team!

Another option is to decorate office spaces depending on what part of the world you are in. For example, if your company is from America then putting up pictures from New York and Boston would be a perfect touch. This kind of activity will immerse everyone in a festive mood and give them a fun activity to take part in during break time before they return to work. You could even make this an ongoing project throughout December where everybody gets one day per week dedicated to decorating, with a prize at the end for whoever gets it most festive.

Out-of-Office Activities

While many companies are painting their office spaces red, green, and white to celebrate Christmas, there is no reason why this cannot be done in different places as well. One of the best team-building activities that can take place outside of work is ice skating. This activity serves multiple purposes: not only does it encourage teamwork and communication skills, but it also provides an opportunity for individuals to exercise together. If you do not have an ice rink nearby then consider organizing a trip to your local funfair instead – they usually contain waterslides and various other activities that allow all members to bond over the shared experience taking on challenges together.

If you want to keep you and your team active throughout December, but do not have any natural opportunities nearby then organizing a themed treasure hunt is another great idea.

An example of this would be making teams race against the clock to find as many Christmas-related items as possible. Afterward, these can either be displayed in your office or handed back as a present from one member of staff to another. Depending on how much time you have before Christmas, some snacks or mince pies might be appropriate for those who complete their task successfully first too!

You can also try an escape room – a great way to develop team bonds and work together to solve puzzles. With varying levels of difficulty and different theme rooms, you’ll find plenty for your team. We recommend that you visit Arcadia Adventures – they have the best rooms available!

Everyone within a business must have a strong personal relationship with their colleagues, especially during a time where everyone is trying to spend quality time with family. By planning some fun activities together it means that everybody gets to spend some time off work doing something they enjoy with people who are just as important to them.