Start a new tradition with this Christmas light scavenger hunt family activity!
We go a little crazy with our Christmas traditions because what is more fun than filling our days with fun-filled family holiday activities?
We decided to turn our typical Christmas light driving around town tradition into a fun Christmas light hunt that is a great way to keep everyone engaged and interacting! We’ve been doing a scavenger hunt for many years now and it’s super fun!
Start a New Christmas Tradition with a Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
We’ve been busy getting ready for Christmas at our house and one of our favorite activities this time of year is to do our annual Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt!
Over the years, we’ve gathered our favorite “Christmas Pretties” to look for and I’ve turned them into a cute little printable that you and your family can enjoy too!
Click the link below the image to download your copy to print or to save onto your iPad for on-the-go hunting! I let Peyton use our Wacom Intuos stylus on the iPad to check off each Christmas light decoration as we go!
How to use the Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
While driving around looking at Christmas lights, or “Christmas Pretties” (that’s what we like to call them), mark off the Christmas lights or decoration in the circle that you find!
For a Christmas light hunt that uses pictures instead of words, check out our Christmas Light BINGO free printable. We recommend this printable for non-readers to play along as well!
We drive around and let our oldest kiddos navigate the checklist. When someone sees something on the list, they check it off! It keeps everyone in the car engaged and hunting for all of the lights to complete the list.
Some of our favorite Christmas traditions are going on a Christmas scavenger hunt, making Christmas cookies, decorating our house, making fun Christmas crafts, playing family board games, and buying matching pajamas for the whole family!
In 2021, we even started our own light show at home! My kids are learning to program each individual Christmas bulb to their favorite Christmas songs for our whole town to watch! You can check out our Wizards of Winter videos on YouTube as well!
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Saturday 30th of December 2017
The girls and I had a blast driving around town completing this hunt! Highly recommended, even after Christmas (makes it a bit harder when the Scrooge’s start taking their decorations down ?)