Virtual Holiday

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Get Festive With Virtual Holiday Team Building Activities

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The holidays are the perfect time of year for an engaging team activity. Incorporating a team building game into your virtual holiday party helps unite your team, celebrate the year’s successes, and bond outside of the workplace context. At Escapely, we offer interactive and fun virtual holiday party games that get everyone in the holiday spirit. Coworkers let loose, have some fun, and get really into the competition!

Our virtual holiday party games are all live hosted with plenty of staff to keep the excitement level high. We take care of all of the heavy lifting from planning to execution, leaving the event organizers to enjoy the virtual holiday party with the rest of the team - it’s just how it should be because the whole point of the party is to have some year-end fun!

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For year-end holiday parties, we offer three virtual holiday party games, all themed with optional holiday twists: a virtual escape game, virtual trivia, and virtual murder mystery (yes, with a holiday twist!). Most of our clients appreciate that our games are not heavily weighted toward any specific holiday. They are inclusive to all holiday traditions and instead focus on the holidays in general. However, for those looking to reference specific holidays, like a virtual office Christmas party, we do offer themed trivia rounds of your choosing.

We also offer festive add-ons to your virtual holiday party, like holiday cocktail classes, chocolate tastings, and wine tastings for participants to enjoy. These add-ons make a great kick-off to your game, or you can let participants stay and rehash the virtual holiday team building activities over a wine tasting. Our event coordinators will discuss the logistics and goals of your specific event and help you craft the perfect virtual holiday party for your team!

Virtual Escape Room: Escape the Ice Palace

Virtual Escape Room

While all of our virtual escape room themes make great virtual holiday party games, Escape the Ice Palace has a storyline specifically themed for the holidays. Participants must collaborate to solve puzzles and clues, progress from stage to stage, and ultimately “save” the holidays when they escape. Our virtual escape rooms require communication and teamwork and best of all, everyone says they can’t believe how much fun it was!

We start your whole group together on one link and then break everyone into smaller teams who play the game as a race (don’t worry, we handle it all). Each team gets a dedicated moderator guiding them through the game, providing hints, and making sure everyone has a blast. The competition gets teams working together right off the bat and also provides a bonding experience for the whole group at the end - the friendly trash talking is all part of the fun! You can view more about Escape the Ice Palace and all of our other virtual escape games here. Escape the Desert Island is another popular choice for virtual holiday parties.

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Virtual Murder Mystery: Holiday Edition

Virtual Trivia
Virtual Escape Room

We offer a virtual murder mystery with a virtual holiday party game twist! There has been a murder, and it is up to your team to figure out who did it. Your group will interview suspects, review evidence, check alibis, determine who is lying, and do their best to crack the case. In the holiday edition, the murder has occurred right before the holidays and our actors, in character as the suspects, keep the holidays at the front of the storyline. Our actors are known for their incredible adlib skills and will keep your team laughing and enjoying themselves as teams get to play investigator for a day.

Your employees won’t need to memorize any lines or play any parts - leave all of that to us! All they need to do is channel their inner true crime obsession and investigate what has happened. We break your larger group into small teams that rotate through all of the suspects and try to uncover as much evidence and as many facts as possible. At the end, teams get some time together to deliberate and make their accusations. They will be scored on identifying the correct motives, lies, and of course, accusing the right suspect. Then, we come back together to reveal the plot and announce the winning team!

Virtual Trivia: Holiday Party Style

Virtual Trivia

Virtual trivia is a great way to bring your team together to showcase everyone’s hidden knowledge. Coworkers will learn more about each other than they ever knew! Teams rotate through six themed rapid-fire trivia rounds of your choice. For virtual holiday party ideas, you can choose holiday-themed trivia rounds that focus on specific cultures, or our more broad “Holidays Around the World” categories. Many teams throw in a few general knowledge categories to keep it interesting. We can also create custom categories for absolutely anything - the sky is the limit!

For each round, we provide a dedicated quizmaster to guide your team through the questions and the theme. Our amazing quizmasters will keep the holiday spirit high and make sure everyone is laughing and having a blast. In between rounds, we bring all of the teams back together for live score updates to keep the competitive juices flowing and make sure everyone is engaged until the very last question. At the end, we announce the winners and your team is welcome to stay on the link to rehash and celebrate.

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Virtual Holiday Party Game Add-Ons

Chocolate Tasting

Chocolate Tasting

What better way to celebrate the holidays than to treat your team to a guided tasting of delicious handmade chocolates. A chocolatier will guide you and your coworkers through an informative and tasty adventure. You will learn how chocolate is made, some history, and have a chance to ask any questions you would like. We ship each participant their kit of chocolates in a beautiful box before the event. This tasting makes a great add-on to one of our virtual holiday team building activities or a wonderful stand-alone event!

Cocktail Class

Cocktail Class

In our interactive cocktail class, you and your team will learn to make two tasty cocktails of your choice. We can do a cocktail and a mocktail or any combination you choose. A mixologist will lead the cocktail-making demonstration, complete with fun facts and an opportunity to ask any questions you have. We ship each participant a kit that includes all ingredients and alcohol (if chosen) - or you may also elect to have your team BYOB. This is a great warm-up to our virtual holiday party games!

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

Our wine tasting add-on is an interactive guided tasting through a series of wine varietals. A knowledgeable winemaker or sommelier will lead you and your team through the tasting while you learn about flavor profiles, pairings, and more - for added fun, we can provide song and book pairings for each wine! Each participant will receive a kit in the mail containing all of the wines and instructions regarding how to care for them prior to the tasting.

Virtual Holiday Party Games: Halloween, Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day, and More!

Our Double, Double, Puzzle and Trouble escape room is the perfect choice for a virtual Halloween party. The storyline follows a witch who has created a potion to save the world, but an evil sorcerer has erased her memory. Teams must follow the clues to piece the recipe back together in time. This is a very popular virtual holiday party game for Halloween parties or anytime during the month of October.

For all other holidays, our virtual trivia events are an excellent choice. We have themed rounds for almost any holiday or celebration you can think of, including Thanksgiving, St. Patrick’s Day, Black History Month, the winter holidays, and more. For virtual Thanksgiving parties, we have multiple themed rounds ranging from food to turkeys to history!

We have a large catalog of awesome virtual holiday party games for a variety of holidays, but if you don’t see a holiday theme for a holiday you wish to celebrate, we can create and customize one for you! When it comes to trivia, we have an incredible team that will research your holiday and prepare appropriate trivia questions that go through multiple rounds of review and testing. When it comes to our virtual escape room, our game designers can create puzzles themed for any holiday of your choosing.

Why Teams Love Escapely Virtual Holiday Party Games

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Fun and engaging games

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Professional and seamless events

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High moderator ratio

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Why Host a Virtual Holiday Party?

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Virtual holiday parties hold many advantages over their traditional in-person counterparts. For one, a holiday party online is much more convenient for attendees. There is no lost transportation time and all employees can participate regardless of their time zone, geographical location, or other commitments. If employees are spread out geographically or even already out on PTO around the holidays, a virtual holiday party can still conveniently unite them all. We operate our virtual holiday team building activities in every time zone, so it’s just a matter of choosing the right date and time for your team!

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Second, virtual holiday parties are easier to organize and execute than in-person gatherings. There are no venues to reserve, transportation to organize, catering to negotiate, or other details specific to in-person parties. The execution is even easier with Escapely, because we handle all details of your virtual holiday party game from planning to execution. Most teams make our games the focal point of their virtual holiday party, leaving little else to organize, and we always allow some time after the game for attendees to stay on the link and socialize.

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Lastly, a virtual holiday party is a much more cost-effective alternative to an in-person party. There are no expensive venue rentals or food and beverage tabs. At the same time, our virtual events are fully staffed, premium experiences that your whole team will rave about. The comment we hear the most often is that clients didn’t know what to expect from a virtual party but our virtual holiday party games make the party at least as fun if not more fun than anything they have done together in person!

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Customize Your Virtual Holiday Party Game

Your Virtual Holiday Party Game The virtual holiday party games we offer are already customized with a festive twist. Escape the Ice Palace is our holiday-themed virtual escape room that is always a hit amongst coworkers. Our virtual murder mystery has an optional holiday twist for December bookings, and our virtual trivia can accommodate any holiday celebration through the selection of appropriate themed rounds.

Your Virtual Holiday Party Game For companies looking for further customization, it is always possible. We can create anything from custom characters in our murder mystery to logo inclusion throughout the event to fully customized escape rooms. In the past, we have included a personality everyone at the company knew as a referenced character throughout our murder mystery event. We have created custom escape room puzzles and entirely custom escape room themes based on company products or values. Whether you have a clear picture of the type of customization you want or not, our event coordinators will explore the options and help you choose the right customization level for your holiday party!

FAQs

The first benefit to a virtual holiday party is ease of organizing. With an in-person gathering you need to meet with vendors, tour venue spaces, organize catering, and more. The planning required for our virtual holiday party games is all behind the scenes and we take care of it all for you! The second benefit is convenience for attendees. Our games can be accessed from anywhere, so there is no transportation needed, and participants that are out of the office or out of town are still able to attend and celebrate with their colleagues. Third, virtual holiday party games are much more cost-effective than in-person parties. You can read more about the benefits here.
Our suggested timing is 60 minutes for our virtual escape rooms and 90 minutes for our virtual murder mysteries. Our virtual trivia games can flexibly fit into any timeframe based on how many categories you choose. If you have specific time constraints, we can always be flexible. For example, our Escape the Desert Island virtual escape room has a 30-minute and 45-minute version. If you are looking for a much longer event, you can choose to add-on one of our tastings, or even just extra time to socialize!
We can operate all of our virtual holiday team building activities over any platform you choose. We always recommend Zoom because it is easier for attendees to navigate and has features that make all of our games a better experience. For example, Zoom allows all participants to see each other while they move through our virtual holiday party games and attendees can also draw on their screens. However, if your company is limited to a certain platform, we do have workarounds for Teams, Google Meet, and Webex that our event coordinators would be happy to discuss!
We absolutely do! All of our year-round offerings are exciting and fun enough to make great virtual team holiday games. However, for those wanting something extra we offer a special holiday-themed twist on each of our core offerings. Escape the Ice Palace is our holiday-themed virtual escape room that immerses your team in the holiday vibe without focusing on any particular culture’s traditions. We also offer a version of our virtual murder mystery in which each character presents a holiday-themed storyline. Finally, our virtual trivia event can include any category you like, from holiday movies to holiday songs.
All of our virtual holiday party activities are fully hosted and staffed with a very high moderator ratio. We provide a lot of live support to make our games personal and guided. All participants will have an Escapely host with them at all times, and there is a technical team on each event to monitor the behind the scenes technical aspects. Our emcees, character actors, game masters, trivia hosts, event coordinators, and everyone else you will interact with are known throughout the industry for their professionalism and excellence!
Not much! Participants will need a device with access to the internet and access to the Zoom application (or the platform of your choosing). We recommend a laptop or desktop for the best experience because of the larger screen size, but our games can be played from a mobile device if necessary. None of our virtual holiday party games require logins, attachments to be opened, or any downloads. Your live hosts will explain everything upon arrival and show participants everything they need to see. It’s as easy as that!
Absolutely! While we have already customized some of our scenarios to be holiday-themed, all of our virtual games are customizable to the needs and preferences of any company. We can create custom storylines, custom puzzles, and include photos, videos, buzzwords, and products. The sky is the limit! We have built custom games for companies wishing to include highlights from their year, products they sell, and company values. We can even include cameos from key people. If you are simply searching for virtual holiday party ideas for work, you might prefer one of our existing holiday scenarios, but for companies looking for a highly personal touch, our design team will work with you to make it a reality.
Absolutely - we have game options for every holiday imaginable. For a remote Christmas party, you have a few choices. Our holiday-themed virtual murder mystery has a holiday twist built into the plot. This plot can be Christmas-specific for a company or organization wanting to focus on Christmas only. Our holiday virtual escape room is a great choice for companies celebrating any of the winter holidays, including Christmas. And probably our best Christmas virtual team building activities are our virtual trivia events, for which we have multiple categories available centered around different aspects of the Christmas holiday!
We do! We offer a variety of add-ons to our virtual holiday party games - all great options for the holiday season! We offer cocktail classes, wine tastings, and chocolate tastings. These add-ons are a great way to kick off the party before you begin your game, and they also provide a fun activity for your team while they rehash the game (and possibly trash talk after the announcement of winners - we have seen some competitive groups!). For these add-ons, we ship a kit to each participant with all of the goodies they will need. We work with you to handle all logistics and shipping - it’s seamless. Each of these activities can also be a stand-alone virtual holiday party event!