Do you love Christmas lights? Our family loves driving around and looking at Christmas light displays! That’s one of the reasons I put together this Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt. I know my kids can’t be the only ones that begin looking for lights as soon as Halloween is over.
Hopefully, enjoying a fun evening with this Christmas scavenger hunt will keep you making memories and enjoying the holiday season.
This year you can drive around spotting all the lights with hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy in the car. It’s a fun family tradition for us that’s mostly free to enjoy. Plus, it’s a safe way to get out and enjoy the holidays from your card during this pandemic.
Want to have even more holiday fun? Try a Christmas lights scavenger hunt with your kids!
Free Printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
How to Have a Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt
You’re going to love this new printable holiday activity! It’s the perfect addition to your family’s christmas lights viewing traditions. Whether you drive around the neighborhood or go to a scheduled light display, this printable Christmas lights scavenger hunt is a whole new way to add excitement to the show.
Your whole family will have a blast hunting for all the images on this printable list. You can give everyone in the car a copy, or share them with extended family and share pictures of the lights you find. It’s a fun way to get competitive, connect, and have a little extra fun this Christmas.
Here’s what you’ll find on the Christmas lights scavenger hunt list:
- Merry Christmas sign
- Nativity scene
- Candy Cane
- Polar bear
- Wrapped presents
- Toy soldier
- Gingerbread house
- Snow globe
- A wreath on the door
- Fake snow
There are tons more on the list, so don’t forget to download and print your own Christmas lights scavenger hunt list to enjoy this year.
Then, check out some of my other great ideas for enjoying holiday lights with your kids this year.
Christmas Light Traditions to Start
I can still remember traveling to see Christmas light displays with all my cousins on Christmas Eve as a child. These days, we climb into the car and drive around our city looking at Christmas lights with our own children.
Here are some ideas for your family to enjoy together this year:
- Make holiday cookies to share. These Christmas light cookie cutters from Sweet Cookie Crumbs would make some really adorable cookies for your Christmas light adventure.
- Share a family storytime together with Ora Smith’s A Christmas Story of Light about the very first Christmas.
- Watch The Great Christmas Light Fight all season long with your family for even more competitive holiday light fun together.
- Vote for the house you think has the best light display and declare a winner at the end of the night. This is a favorite Christmas light tradition for our little ones!
Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Tips for Taking Kids to See the Lights
Is viewing Christmas light displays a new tradition for your family?
If so, here are some helpful tips you can use to make the most of your Christmas light adventure with your little ones this year:
- Download and print this Christmas light scavenger hunt to do with your family along the way.
- Dress kids in warm pajamas. They’ll be more comfortable and if they fall asleep during the adventure, you won’t need to change them into pjs.
- Pack a few blankets in case it gets chilly. We like to take fleece throw blankets for our kids.
- If you’re planning to walk, consider bringing a stroller for younger kids who might get tired. Plus, a stroller will provide extra storage for blankets and snacks.
- Consider bringing warm drinks. Cocoa with lots of marshmallows, warm apple cider, or even coffee for adults.
- Pack up some holiday cookies or treats to enjoy together while you watch the Christmas lights.
Are you planning to visit a Christmas light show or display with your family this year? Don’t forget to get your own printable Christmas light scavenger hunt. Then, tell me all about your Christmas light traditions in the comment section.
I can’t wait to read about how your family is celebrating the season with lights this year!
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