20 Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt Questions

If you’d like to plan a fun game for adults this festive season, here’s a great Christmas party scavenger hunt idea.

It’s a great ‘Getting To Know You‘ activity that’s perfect for using with friends, at an office Christmas party or as a festive team building game.

It also includes a free printable list of 20 questions for you to use – keep reading to get your copy.

Here’s how to play it:

Resources

  • Questions list (see below)
  • Pens

Preparation

None needed.

Teams

This is a game played individually, although it still works well as a team building scavenger hunt as players have a chance to get to know each other better by asking all the questions.

Instructions

Give each person a copy of the questions and a pen. Explain that their task is to go around the room and try to find different people who can answer ‘Yes’ to each of the questions.

When they find someone, they should write their name down in the right-hand column (both first and last name) and then find someone else who can answer ‘Yes’ to a different question.

Players aren’t allowed to write down their own name on their sheet.

Set a time limit that everyone needs to be completed by, then send them off hunting for people!

Points

There are a few different ways that points can be earned and lost – make sure that these are all explained to players before you start:

  • Players earn one point for each question that they’re able to match against someone else in the room
  • The first person to match up people for all 20 questions earns two bonus points
  • Subtract one point each time a person’s name appears twice or more on the same list – this is to encourage players to speak to as many different people at the Christmas party as possible

The person with the highest score once all these points have been taken into account is the winner.

Scavenger Hunt Questions

Here’s the list of 20 different questions that people will have to ask each other.

Beneath this list is a link for a free printable sheet containing these same questions – please feel free to print as many copies as you need when organizing this Christmas party game.

  1. Were you at least 1 week overdue when you were born?
  2. Do you have an older sister?
  3. Have you ever been on TV?
  4. Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
  5. Have you had at least 10 different jobs?
  6. Can you speak at least two other languages?
  7. Have you visited at least 15 different countries?
  8. Do you own a purple car?
  9. Have you ever gone bungee jumping?
  10. Do you have a Z in your middle name?
  11. Are you allergic to dogs?
  12. Do you have more than 10 keys with you?
  13. Can you play the piano?
  14. Do you have on socks that don’t match?
  15. Have you run a marathon?
  16. Did you not pass your driving test the first time?
  17. Do you have green eyes?
  18. Do you own at least 5 pets?
  19. Do you have a photo of your partner in your wallet?
  20. Have you never watched Star Wars?

Printable Christmas Party Scavenger Hunt Questions

Other Christmas Games

If you liked this idea, make sure you take a look at all of our other ideas for Christmas scavenger hunts.

Office Scavenger Hunt Ideas – Alphabet Hunt

If you’re looking for a fun game to organize for some of your work colleagues, here’s a great office scavenger hunt idea.

It’s simple to plan and is a great way to encourage team building.

Here’s how to play the alphabet hunt:

Resources

  • Pen
  • Paper

Preparation

None, unless you want to prepare worksheets for each team by writing out the letters A-Z down a sheet of paper.

Teams

For team building purposes, this scavenger hunt is best played in teams of 3 – 5 people. If you work in a smaller office, have people work in pairs.

It can be played individually, but this removes the team building element.

Instructions

Give each team a sheet of paper and a pen. Explain that their task is to hunt around the office and collect 26 different items, with the name of each item starting with a different letter of the alphabet.

The sheet is to help them keep track of what they’ve already collected and what they still need to find.

Set a time limit for them to be completed by, then send them off hunting.

Rules

Advise the players that they’re not allowed duplicate items on the list but under different names. For example, they can’t bring back their chair and have it be both C for Chair and S for Seat.

They can potentially use an item twice though if it can be split into two separate and distinct items. For example, a ballpoint pen could be used as P for Pen, plus it has an L for Lid.

It might be worth giving these examples to the players before they start so that they know what’s acceptable and what isn’t. If you do give examples though, also let them know that they can’t use the examples you give as their actual items!

Example Ideas

Here’s an alphabetical list of ideas for items that the players might find in the office:

  • Art
  • Binder
  • Clock
  • Disk
  • Eraser
  • File folder
  • Glue
  • Hole punch
  • Ink
  • Jacket
  • Key
  • Legal pad
  • Mouse
  • Newspaper
  • Organizer
  • Post it notes
  • Questionnaire
  • Ruler
  • Stapler
  • Tape
  • Umbrella
  • Video
  • Whiteboard marker
  • Xerox machine (although good luck to any team that manages to return with one!)
  • Yogurt
  • Ziploc bag

Winner

This will be the team that’s first to return with 26 different items. If no one manages to do this within the time limit, the winning team will be the one that collected the most items in the allotted time.

Other Ideas

If you liked these ideas, make sure you check out both sets of our office scavenger hunt riddles.