Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Looking for something fun the whole family will enjoy? Print out these Christmas scavenger hunt ideas for a fun night out!

Because these printable scavenger hunts are designed to use with all ages, you can plan a fun night out that the whole family will enjoy. Make memories with this new Christmas tradition!

Christmas Scavenger Hunt

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to go look at Christmas lights. We pop some popcorn and make hot chocolate. We put on our new Christmas pajamas and head out to look at lights.

A few years ago, I wanted to mix things up a little bit. So, I created this set of Christmas scavenger hunt pages to take with us.

We drove around town looking for each of the items on the page. There were even a few times we hopped out of the car and took pics with the decorations and/or blow-up objects in the yards. (We stood on the street in front of the house instead of going into the yards.)

How to Use These Pages

I suggest printing these pages on cardstock and laminating them for durability. You can then pack them away to use year after year.

I purposely created several versions of the scavenger hunts. Let’s look at each one in detail so you can decide which one is best for you and your crew…

First, the most challenging scavenger hunt is perfect for families and older kids/teens. There are 20 items to find or activities to complete. The challenge is to take a selfie with specific objects (a snowman, a Grinch blow-up, Santa) or completing an activity (drinking hot chocolate, decorating the tree).

This is a fun way to create a holiday memory book you can add to year after year.

Next, there is a pair of Christmas lights scavenger hunt pages. The first page has twenty items to look for when you’re out looking at lights. This page is good for kids who can read.

The second page has ten items listed in words and pictures. This ones is perfect for prereaders.

Kids can mark off the items as you see them driving around town or even walking through the mall.

No matter the ages and stages of everyone in the family, there is something in this pack for everyone!


Fill your book basket with a great collection of books about Christmas. Most of these books can be found at your local library or used bookstore.

If you have a hard time finding them, you can order them through my Amazon affiliate links by clicking the images below.

Bear Stays Up for Christmas (The Bear Books)The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (picture book edition)Christmas in the Big Woods (Little House Picture Book)


Bear Stays Up for Christmas – Bear’s friends are determined to keep Bear awake for Christmas! So they wake Bear up and have him help them find a Christmas tree, bake cakes, hang up stockings, and sing Christmas songs. Bear stays up—by discovering that giving is one of the best Christmas presents of all!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – Meet the Herdmans—they lie, cheat, and love to give clonks on the head. They are, without a doubt, the worst kids in the history of the world. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

Christmas in the Big Woods – Christmas has come to the Big Woods of Wisconsin! Laura and her family are excited to celebrate. When Laura’s cousins, aunt, and uncle arrive, they spend their time together eating sweets, playing in the snow, and reading. Their holiday celebrations are full of simple joys.

These handmade, adorable Christmas finger puppets are perfect for Holiday party favors or any play day!

Turn ordinary laundry pins into a fun clothespin Christmas tree ornament that your kids will love hanging on the tree this season. 

Kids will love this adorable Candy Cane Holder and Gift Tag that is perfect for little ones!

With this Magic Reindeer recipe, kids can help guide Santa’s reindeer to your home on Christmas Eve!

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