Skip to Content

Free Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Home Printable

Free Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Home Printable

A Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt is the perfect holiday game & new tradition to try this year with your friends and family. It’s a fun way to add a little competition to your holiday party and get everyone up and exploring with these Christmas scavenger hunt ideas.

You’ll find two different versions of the Christmas Scavenger hunt lists with one for parties at home or a virtual hunt and a second light scavenger hunt list for your neighborhood light displays. Simply grab our Free printable Christmas scavenger hunt game and you’re ready to play.

Even if you don’t have a party the kids will love playing this on Christmas eve or when you’re out driving around looking at Christmas lights in your neighborhood.

The scavenger hunt ideas are a fun challenge the whole family will enjoy and it’s a great way to get everyone into the holiday spirit this year! This is sure to become your favorite family tradition during the holiday season.

This post contains affiliate links. If you choose to buy something using my link, I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. For more information, see my disclaimer here.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Game for Kids & Adults

Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Lists for parties at home, virtual parties & exploring neighborhood Christmas light displays. See who can find all the holiday items on the list first. A fun party game kids and adults will enjoy this Christmas.

Scavenger hunts are a super easy Christmas party game that can be played in groups or with your family at home. Both kids and adults will love the challenge of being the first to find everything on their scavenger hunt list.

I love that it’s an easy and fun activity all ages can play together. This is why it’s one of my favorite Christmas party games with the kids.

You can even use this as a fun Zoom scavenger hunt for virtual Christmas parties with family or friends who live far away.

The game is made even easier with our Free printable Scavenger hunt ideas. You’ll get a list of things to find that are Christmas items in your home or different holiday decorations & lights in your neighborhood to find.

It’s also a great excuse to hop in the car together with some Hot cocoa, listen to Christmas music, and explore different light displays in your area. Try starting it as one of your new Christmas Eve traditions.

The best part is all you need to do is print it out and you’re ready to play.

Here are our favorite Christmas Light Displays in Chicago to explore and do the Scavenger Hunt.

How to Do a Christmas Scavenger Hunt

There are several ways to do a Christmas Scavenger hunt so let’s find the way that will work best for your group.

You will be able to use our two Free printable Scavenger Hunt lists for all of these fun activities. One to use at home and one to use while viewing holiday lights.

Easy Holiday Party Game Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids. The free printable hunts can be used at home with your kids, holiday parties or on virtual Christmas parties. Kids and adults will love competing to see who can find all the items first. Find out how to play and get your free printable Scavenger Hunt list.
At Home Scavenger Hunt For Christmas Parties Virtual Parties, & Kids at Home

Christmas Party Game

Use the Christmas Scavenger Hunt as a holiday party game with a group of friends or family members. First, break everyone up into teams.

Then give each team the free checklist and send them off to search your house. Make sure to give some ground rules on which rooms they can search.

Whichever group comes back first with all the scavenger hunt list items checked off wins.

Tip: It’s a great idea to give every group a clipboard to make it easier to check the list.

16 Cute Letters to Santa Templates for kids. The free printable Dear Santa letters have 16 different versions so kids can each have their own letter. A mix of blank templates and fill in the blank. A fun Christmas Tradition made easy this year!

Virtual Scavenger Hunt

If you can’t see your family in person this year host a virtual Christmas party. To play first you’ll need to share this link with each family member to print out their scavenger hunt.

Ask them not to look over the list until it’s time to play. When you say go everyone takes the zoom scavenger hunt list and searches their own house.

Whichever guest finds the most items on the Christmas printable list wins. If two groups find the same amount of items the first one back to the zoom camera wins.

Find more Zoom Games to Play at your virtual party.

Stop stressing about the Holidays and get organized. Use the Ultimate Christmas planner to keep track of everything you need to get done during the holidays. Find Gift list, Shopping lists, meal planners, grocery lists, Christmas cards list, to-do list, daily, weekly & monthly planners and more. As a bounus you'll also get 7 printable Christmas party games to play all holiday season long. Print it out today and get ready for the best Christmas!

Family Scavenger Hunt at Home

Plan a fun family night at home over the holidays enjoying an easy peasy family game night. Families can choose to race to find the Christmas items individually or pair up and see which team wins. Or if you have younger kids do it all together with no competition.

This can easily become a yearly tradition your kids look forward to every year. It’s a great game to play on Christmas eve when your kids are full of excitement and need to get some energy out too.

You can also try some of our favorite Christmas board games on your family game night.

Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt

Free Printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt lists Kids, Teens & Families will love to play. Enjoy this fun holiday party scavenger hunt game while exploring your neighborhood light displays. Teens will like the selfie challenge to finding the holiday items. Plus it keeps younger kids engaged while walking your local holiday displays or driving around town. It's the easiest holiday game ever!
Printable for Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunts & Selfie Hunts

This year plan a family adventure driving around to see all the cool neighborhood light displays by your house. Grab these free printable scavenger hunts to take along.

Turn on some holiday music and drink hot chocolate while you drive around admiring all the twinkling lights. Don’t forget to bring it to Christmas light shows at your local zoo or botanical gardens too.

If you live in the Chicago area here are our favorite Christmas Light Displays in Chicago. It’s where our family plays the Christmas lights scavenger hunt game.

More free printable Neighborhood Scavenger Hunts for Kids

Selfie Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Get your teens and tweens to play by making it a selfie Christmas Scavenger Hunt. Give them the neighborhood list and head out to search for all the items. Every time they find one they need to take a picture on their phone.

Honestly, the adults in your group will have a blast doing this selfie challenge too. Plus the pictures can be hilarious.

Consider pairing up with several familes to do this as a challenge to see which family wins. Or if the kids are old enough to drive send them out on the hunt and see which team comes back first.

Make sure to set a time limit such as 1 hour so everyone knows when to be back.

Find more Teen & Tween Selfie Scavenger Hunts

How to Play the Game

1.First, decide if you will have teams or do the scavenger hunt individually.

2. Print out enough Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Ideas for each group.

3. Give each team or individual a copy of the Christmas Scavenger Hunt list folded so they can’t look at the list yet. Plus a pen or pencil to check items off. A clipboard is also nice but not necessary if you don’t have one.

4. Set any ground rules such as where they can hunt and how long they have to find the items.

4. Say go and send them off on the hunt. Start the timer now if you gave them only a certain time to search.

5. The first group or individual back with everything on the list checked off wins. If no one finds everything on the list it goes to the next group that found the most Christmas ideas.

Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Fun Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Free Printable List. Kids & adults will love this fun holiday party game. Get two different hunts one for home & virtual parties and another one for Neighborhood Christmas lights scavenger hunts. All you need to do is print it out and play.

Are you excited about this fun Christmas Party Game? All you need to do now is grab the free printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas List and you’re ready to play.

You will get both the Christmas lights scavenger hunt and party hunt at home in the downloadable PDF.

More Christmas Party Ideas & Games

62 Pages of Christmas Planning to help get you organized for the Holidays. Includes Shopping lists, budget, Christmas Cards List, Monthly, Daily and Weekly Planners, To-Do List, meal planner, grocery list, party planner and more. All in an easy downloadable printable.

Make sure to get organized this Christmas with the Ultimate Christmas Planner. Everything you need to be ready for the Holidays in a printable packet you can use every year.

A 62-page Christmas planner with everything busy people need to stay organized over the holidays. You’ll find calendars, to-do lists, budget planners, gift lists, kids gift lists, Black Friday & Cyber Monday trackers, thank you lists, meal planners, and more.

The Christmas planner is the ultimate parenting hack for the holidays.

Hilarious Minute to Win It Games for Christmas Kids and Adults will Love. The ultimate list of family Christmas Games & how to play. Everything you need for an unforgettable Holiday Party.

Don’t let the fun end with just one game! Keep the party going with more easy Christmas party games & & Christmas printables.

Check out all of our Holiday ideas and see some favorites below.

Christmas Minute to Win it Games – Quick & 1-minute Christm as & Winter themed games

White Elephant Gift Exchange Ideas – How to plan a family White Elephant party & funny gift ideas.

40 Christmas Activities for Families – Fun things to do with kids all Christmas season.

Best New Year’s Eve Ideas with Kids – How to Celebrate a Family New Year’s Eve party.

Free Printable Christmas Games

Would Your Rather Christmas Edition – Hilarious questions for Familes with Free Printable

Christmas Quiz Questions – Free Printable Christmas Trivia Questions a fun group game

Funny Christmas Charade Ideas & Word List for Kids – Free Printable Family Game

Christmas Bingo – Free Printable Bingo Cards

Funny Christmas Pictionary Words List – Free Printable Holiday Party Game

Cute Christmas Coloring Pages – 76 Free Holiday coloring sheets

Help your kids write Letters to Santa with these cute Free Printable Dear Santa Templates.

16 Cute Letters to Santa Templates for kids. The free printable Dear Santa letters have 16 different versions so kids can each have their own letter. A mix of blank templates and fill in the blank. A fun Christmas Tradition made easy this year!

Holiday Gift Ideas

Wondering what the hottest gifts are this year? Use the gift ideas below to be ready for the holidays.

35 Coolest Gift Ideas for Boys in 2022 – Fun Gifts boys will love this year.

45 Hottest Tween Girls Gifts for 2022 – Gift Ideas for even the pickiest Tween & Teen Girls

Fun & Cheap DIY Gift Basket Ideas with Dollar Tree – 18 Gift Basket Ideas for Kids & Adults

Teacher Appreciation Gift Ideas They Really Want – Gift Ideas are all from Teachers

Best Gifts for Fortnite Players – Cool gifts for Fortnite Loving Kids

Unique Subscription Box Gift Ideas – The gift that keeps coming

Are you ready now for a fabulous Christmas Party? I hope your family enjoys the printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt ideas as much as our family has. Have a wonderful holiday season!

Don’t forget to grab your free printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas & Game

If you enjoyed these Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas get more fun family activities, easy weeknight meals, family travel ideas, and household hacks by joining the Happy Mom Hacks community weekly newsletter.

Bonus, you’ll get a free printable Would You Rather Christmas Questions to bring some laughs to your holiday party or family dinner.

Funny Would You Rather Christmas Questions for your next holiday party or classroom party. A fun party game the whole family will enjoy playing together this Christmas.

Don’t Forget to Pin This for Later

Free Printable Christmas Scavenger Hunt Ideas for Kids & families. A fun holiday party game to play at home, virtual parties and exploring neighborhood Christmas light display. Just print it out and your ready to play. Easiest Christmas game ever!
If you love looking at Christmas lights this Free Printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt is for you. Make going to look at holiday lights a fun Christmas activity with your kids. See how many items on the Scavenger hunt checklist you can find. It will keep your kids engaged and let you admire all the holiday decorations in your neighborhood. A fun Christmas tradition to start this year.