A Fun Christmas Holiday Scavenger Hunt
The holidays are a great time to get out of the house and ride around looking at Christmas lights and Christmas displays. In Texas, we believe in doing it up in a big way.
I have put on several Scavenger Hunts for my daughter and her friends and have always found them to be a lot of fun. I thought it would be fun to create a Holiday Scavenger Hunt where I could combine going out looking at Christmas lights with hunting for items.
I have made a list of situations to look for that you can check off when riding around at lights and a list of items to find. The situations are where you are looking for a house that has a specific item on the list. You can simply check it off or write down the address next to the item.
You can do this is several different ways. You can compete against one or more other groups in a separate vehicles or it can simply be something you do on your own with friends or family just for fun.
Whichever way you decide, print out this list and head out for some holiday fun. Please remember to buckle up and drive safely.
Checklist of Items to Find When Riding Around Looking at Lights or Searching for Scavenger List Items
Find a house with:
- More than 5 reindeer
- Has a nativity scene that includes a camel
- Used only white lights
- Has more than one artificial Christmas tree set up in their yard
- Their mailbox is decorated for Christmas
- Blue icicle lights
- Santa on the roof of their house
- More than three inflatable Christmas decorations in their yard
- An aluminum Christmas tree
- A white Christmas tree
- At least 3 candy canes in their yard
- Decorated their TV satellite dish or TV antenna
- Both Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus
- Santa holding a bag of toys
- An angel singing
- Electric candles with the orange flame bulb in at least two windows
- Wrapped the trunk of more than one tree in their yard with lights
- A nativity scene with one of the three main characters missing (Joseph, Mary, baby Jesus)
- More than two Disney characters
- A vehicle with an artificial wreath wired to the front grill
- Christmas music playing for sightseers
- A star on the roof
- A nativity scene with real hay
- (For those playing in Texas)Simulated snow in some way
- A wreath on their front door
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
- Snowman with a top hat
- At least two decorations that have movement
- (For those playing in Texas) Has the words "Merry Christmas Y'all" displayed somewhere
- Group of carolers dressed in Victorian attire
- A decorated detached garage
- A nativity scene with all 3 kings
- Santa riding on anything except a sleigh
- The Grinch
- Decorated and with a "For Sale" sign
- Spelled something in lights
- Has something misspelled in their decorations
- More than two elves
- Lights that twinkle
- Lights that are set on chaser mode
- Lights are set so that entire strands of lights go off at the same time
- Noticeable missing bulbs in light strands
- Nativity scene is illuminated either by a floodlight or by each character having it's own light
- Sidewalk to front door is lined on both sides with lights
- Something wearing a Santa hat that you wouldn't expect to
- A house with no lights with a house on both sides have lights
Items to Find on Your Holiday Scavenger Hunt
- Something wooden
- One artificial flower from a poinsettia
- White, green or red button
- Something old
- See if you can name all of Santa's reindeer
- A sprig of real mistletoe (be careful-skip if small children or pets are involved)
- A photo of something Christmasy
- Something in black and white print
- A white birthday candle
- A small piece of Christmas wrapping paper
- Any type of hair accessory
- One Christmas bulb
- One gold Christmas ball ornament
- Paper cup with something Christmasy on it
- Green rubberband
- Piece of lace at least 2 inches long
- A Christmas card
- Sing a couple rounds of Jingle Bells
- Piece of string at least 6 inches long
- Any size battery
- Book of matches
- Napkin with a logo
- Find a Salvation Army bell-ringer and donate some money
- Either a red or green Crayon
- Packet of ketchup or hot sauce
- Salt or Pepper
- Red straw
- Small toy
- The names of 3 Christmas songs
- Something broken
- A peppermint candy cane
- Do at least one good deed while you're out
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