Get in the Holiday Spirit with Christmas Bingo: Fun for All Ages!

BINGO GUIDES / Nov 29, 2023
Christmas Bingo

Sarah Haselwood

Nov 29, 2023 5 min read
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It’s that time of the year again. The festive spirit is at an all-time high, and getting together with friends, colleagues, and family is what it’s all about. Whether it’s a Christmas party, work fun, the kids' last day at school or even Christmas Day, embrace festive bingo as a Christmas-themed activity.

Christmas picture bingo with kids

Let's focus on the kids, as they love this fabulous time of the year. This might include playing games, meeting Santa, writing present lists and taking in all the festive fun and excitement! We’ve got the perfect bingo cards for your little elves. Simply download these festive picture bingo cards and let them get daubing alongside the seasoned adults.

Check out and download the cards below!

Step 1. Prepare yours-elves

Make sure everyone has the basic bingo equipment: a dauber or pen and a ticket. These are the only items needed to play this game so it will be quick and easy to set up and play at any time.

Step 2. Spotting Santa

Once you all have tickets and daubers it's time to play! Find a willing host who can use the calling sheet and a random number generator to shout out the pictures. The aim is to complete a pattern chosen before the game starts. Remember, Santa in the middle is a free space, so cross him off straight away!

Step 3. Present time!

When your little ones have completed the pattern, make it even more festive by asking them to call out ‘Jingle Bells’ to claim the prize. We've designed some fun patterns for you to try, so check them out below. Or, you can let the kids design some patterns before the game starts.

Make your virtual game festive

If you have colleagues or loved ones in different locations, it doesn't have to stop your bingo game. Why not use Zoom or video calls to invite them to join in? Plus, you can up the Christmas spirit with online festive Zoom backgrounds and there are lots to choose from. Here you’ll find our Christmas Zoom backgrounds that will surely get you into the Christmas spirit!

How to play Christmas 90-ball bingo

Playing 90-ball bingo is simple and easy, and doesn’t take long to set up! For full details on how to set up the game check out our guide on how to host a virtual bingo night! 

You can get your game together in 4 quick steps.

1. Gather your angels

Whether you play the game virtually over Zoom or decide to play as a part of a Christmas party with work colleagues, friends or family, everyone will find it easy to take part and follow the game. Bingo is one of the oldest and easiest games in the UK, so people of all ages can get involved.

2. Unwrap your bingo cards

Remember, this is a Christmas bingo night, so to add an extra layer of sparkle, you might want to use themed bingo cards. Think Santa and snowflakes, reindeer and snowmen scattered around the card. These symbols could even take the place of some of your blank squares.

You could craft your own cards by using an online bingo card generator for the randomised numbers and get to work decorating. Or if you're busy enough and just want to get playing, then download our beautifully themed Christmas bingo cards which you can find further down this page.

3. Time to get the (snow)ball rolling

Using a random number generator or a bingo calling app, ask someone shout out the numbers. Remember to mark off your own numbers if you are the one calling. 

To make this more of a party activity, you can have some Christmas songs or seasonal questions between number calls.

4. Winner winner, festive dinner!

There are usually three winners in a game of bingo: the first person to mark off all the numbers in a line wins the first prize, which is usually the smallest. The person who fills in two lines wins the second prize, and finally, the first person to mark off all their numbers and call BINGO (or an agreed festive call) is the big winner!

What you decide to give out as a prize is up to you. If you're playing bingo for charity, you can offer a portion of your donations as a prize. However, you could just as easily contribute towards some simple prizes.

Free printable Christmas Bingo Cards & Bingo Calls

To keep in the Yuletide mood, think about using the themed printable bingo tickets below. This way, there’s no preparation in generating your own tickets and you can have tickets that will get the whole family in the mood for some Christmas celebrations.

When it comes to bingo calls, there are the traditional ones that you’ll be familiar with from regular bingo games, but this is a festive bingo event so you should try and make your calls Christmassy too! 

We’ve put together a list of fun Christmas calls as a guide, but do also make up your own. Check out our Christmas bingo calls cheat sheet to use to amp up the holiday spirit of your bingo night.

We’ve put together some decorative tickets for you to download and print off, so why not check them out and get daubing on a Nativity ticket?

Virtual Christmas Bingo Tickets

Downloadable Christmas bingo tickets

We've created 30 themed bingo tickets and a calling sheet, complete with festive variations on the traditional bingo calls. Download for free below.

Christmas Bingo Cards

 

Downloadable Christmas picture bingo game

For the little ones, why not try our fun game of picture bingo? We've put everything you'll need to keep the kids occupied this Christmas into one free download pack. This includes 30 picture bingo tickets, an easy-to-follow rules sheet and caller cheat sheet for the parent or teacher.

Christmas Picture Bingo


 


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Sarah Haselwood