Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt!
Go on a Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt with your family and friends! Printables for both adults and kids. (Perfect for social distancing too!)
Just down the street from us, there is a house that has the best musical Christmas lights show around. So much so, in fact, that my little kids, who rarely can sit still for anything longer than 10 minutes, sit in rapture watching the lights dance to the music as it streams through the speakers into our car. They beg to stay “just a little bit longer”, and that little bit soon turns into an hour. There is just so magical about Christmas lights, and taking a night to drive around and look at them is one of our favorite Christmas traditions.
We cozy up in our pajamas, take along bags of popcorn, turn up the Christmas music, and head off to see homes and neighborhoods transformed into lighted wonderlands. Something that makes the evening even MORE fun, is a Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt, and I created a super cute printable to take along with you!
I made one for smaller children that can’t read yet–it has pictures along with the words, and there aren’t quite as many to look for. That’s the one we use. :) I love it for our family because we have both readers and non-readers, so it makes everyone happy. The kids absolutely love looking at their list, then at all the lists, and trying to cross everything off.
I like to look online for neighborhoods and homes that are known for their light displays, and in all the places we’ve lived, we’ve always been able to find them! It makes the perfect Family Night Activity!
I also made a version for older kids/adults without the cute pictures, but with fun checkboxes! :) If you have teenagers or older kids, you might want to opt for this version. It also has more items to find, so it could take a little longer and be more of a challenge.
Another thing fun thing to do is team up with families and make it into a race! Start at one home, hand out the printables, and give each other a certain time limit to find as many as you can. Take pictures along the way so you can prove what you found. Meet back together to see who got the most, and have hot chocolate and treats. SO fun!
You could even do it as a couples date night!
To print the scavenger hunts, just click on one of the links below!
christmas lights scavenger hunt
christmas lights scavenger hunt for kids
Kierste Wade is a published author, blogger, and mom to six. With more than 20 years DIY and project experience, she has been sharing ideas on her blog since 2009. Focusing on simple and doable projects, she loves to share attainable ideas for all things home, holidays, and family. Kierste has been featured on Better Homes and Gardens, HGTV, American Farmhouse Magazine (print and online) Taste of Home, Country Living, and more.
My kids are a little older. They are 10, 12 and 15. But with your ideas of popcorn, hot cocoa and a list to check off, they will totally be up for it. Thanks for the boost.
You are so welcome! Enjoy your night of lights!!! xoxo
So Adorable! I am going to do this tomorrow with my 4 kiddos! Such a great idea! Thanks for the printable!
You are so welcome! Have a fabulous time!! xoxo
Thank you – what a great idea! I’ve pinned it for next year. Happy New Year!
You are so welcome!! Happy New Year!! xoxo
You are amazing Kierste and come up with the cutest ideas…love your website too! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you so much, Nancy! And you are very welcome!! xoxo
Creativity at it’s finest, what a beautiful website and such a wonderful, warm, Christmas idea. Thank you so much for adding to the Christmas spirit 💜
Thank you so much, Stephanie!! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!