8 Unique Holiday Party Ideas for Both Virtual and In-Person Events

April 12, 2020

Looking for a fun, unique way to bring your team together this holiday season? From virtual holiday activities to socially distanced experiences, here are some highlights from our catalog to get you in the festive spirit.

For a virtual experience:

Virtual Holiday Hunt

IEG offers a variety of holiday-themed virtual activities, all with an energetic live host and creative customization options. How about some Interactive Holiday Trivia? The 60-minute game features holiday-themed questions that can be customized. After each question, participants have 20 seconds to lock in their answer through their smart device. Once time’s up, points will be awarded to those with the correct answer selected.

Or, get team members in the holiday spirit with a new twist on a classic activity.

IEG’s Virtual Holiday Hunt gives attendees 30 seconds to find a holiday-themed object around their homes. To earn points for their team, participants must bring the object into camera view before the buzzer.

Want to evoke some nostalgia? Check out Virtual Bingo: Holiday Edition. Here’s how it works: Participants will receive a Zoom link and a pin number to access the game via their smart devices. Once pin numbers are entered, participants will each receive an interactive Bingo card (which can be customized with company or sponsor logos). Each time an ornament-shaped ball is drawn, an animation will appear via Zoom. If your number is called, simply select the corresponding square on your smart device.

For the more competitive team members, how about Holiday At The Races: Virtual Edition? IEG’s virtual horse-racing game (yes, you read that right) has been given a holiday makeover, complete with a new wintery backdrop and horses that have reindeer names. Prior to the event, all participants will be granted access to a betting document, where they will input their name and pick their horses. The 45-minute event takes place via Zoom, and winners are announced in real-time.

For a safe, in-person experience:

Winter Display Pop Up 1

If you’re hosting a small, in-person holiday party, IEG also offers a number of fun, outdoor-appropriate holiday activations—including a Giant Snow Globe! The 15-foot tall inflatable is ideal for outdoor or drive-through activations and can be customized with branded backdrops and signage.

Additionally, IEG offers a number of other Winter Display Pop-Ups, ranging from Santa’s Workshop to a Ski Chalet. The whimsical pop-up rooms can be set up outdoors and feature a photo-friendly facade with eye-catching props that can be viewed from the outside. Tip: Enhance the activation’s marketing value with a fully brandable exterior and interior.

Want to get your attendees moving? Try out IEG’s Synthetic Ice Skating Rink. It has a specialty surface that works with real ice skates regardless of temperature, making it ideal for any location. Enhance the experience with artificial snow, holiday-inspired decor, or even costumed characters like Santa Claus.

The company also offers a winter-appropriate Skiing Simulator, which uses advanced motion detection technology to reproduce the skier’s movements on a virtual slope—turning the sport into an interactive game. With branding and customization available, this simple activation can serve as a unique form of promotion.

Customization is available for all offerings. Click here for our full catalog of both virtual and live activations.

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