105 Ideas for December Holidays

by Liz Huff Second Street

Monthly Holidays in December

National Tie Month

  • Best Ties Photo Gallery
  • Which Type of Tie Should You Wear? Quiz
  • Virtual Tie-Tying Tutorial
  • Year of Ties Sweepstakes

Quiz for National Tie Month

Daily Holidays in December

Giving Tuesday

  • 12 Days of Giving Advertiser Showcase
  • Local Charity Quiz
  • Giving Tuesday Charity Ballot
  • My Giving Story Photo Contest
  • Top Local Charity Voting Bracket

Prairie Dog Giving Tuesday Quiz

Eat a Red Apple Day

  • What Kind of Apple are You? Quiz
  • Apple for the Teacher – Top Teacher Ballot
  • Tastiest Apple Type Bracket

World Wildlife Conservation Day

  • Local Wildlife Photo Gallery
  • How Much Do You Know about the Environment? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Meet Our Wildlife Virtual Event

Photo Gallery for World Wildlife Conservation Day

Cookie Day

  • Cookie Recipe Photo Contest
  • Virtual Cookie Baking Tutorial Event
  • What Type of Cookie Are You? Quiz
  • Best Cookies in [City] Ballot
  • Best Type of Cookie Poll
  • Win a Year of Cookies! Sweepstakes

Bathtub Party Day

Bartender Appreciation Day

  • Would You Be a Good Bartender? Quiz
  • Test Your Beer Knowledge Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Best Bartenders in [City] Voting Bracket
  • Best Drinks Photo Contest
  • Best Bartender Ballot

Beer knowledge quiz SS

World Choral Day

  • Best Choir Video Contest
  • Virtual Choral Performance Event
  • Best of Local Music Ballot (turnkey available)
  • Finish That Holiday Lyric Quiz

International Day of Veterinary Medicine

  • Best Local Vet Ballot
  • Win a Year Supply of Pet Medicine Sweepstakes
  • Cutest Pet Photo Contest(turnkey available)

KMIZ Pet Photo Contest

Lager Day

Beer knowledge quiz SS

Start of Hanukkah

  • Share Your Hanukkah Spirit Photo Contest
  • Can We Guess What Your Go-To Hanukkah Food Is? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Hanukkah Trivia Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Catered Hanukkah Dinner Party Sweepstakes

Have a Bagel Day

  • Free Bagels for a Year Sweepstakes
  • Bagels or Donuts? Poll
  • Best Bagels in [City] Ballot
  • Which Bagel are You? Quiz
  • [City] Bagel Battle – Voting Bracket

Gingerbread House Day

  • Gingerbread House Kit Sweepstakes
  • Clash of the Gingerbread Houses – Voting Bracket
  • Best Gingerbread House Ballot
  • Gingerbread House Photo Contest
  • Virtual Gingerbread House Making Event

Gingerbread Photo Contest

International Tea Day

  • Tea or Coffee? Poll
  • Tea Party Sweepstakes
  • Test Your Tea Knowledge Quiz
  • Tea for a Year Sweepstakes

Cupcake Day

  • Cupcakes for a Year Giveaway
  • Which Flavor of Cupcake are You? Quiz
  • Best Cupcakes in [City] Name
  • Best Way to Eat a Cupcake? Poll
  • Virtual Cupcake Decorating Event

Chocolate Covered Anything Day

  • Test Your Chocolate Knowledge Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Best Chocolate Desserts Ballot
  • Virtual Chocolate-Making Tutorial Event
  • What’s Your Chocolate Personality? Quiz

Quiz for Chocolate Covered Anything Day

Bake Cookies Day

  • Best Holiday Cookie Recipe Ballot
  • Holiday Cookie Photo Contest
  • What Type of Cookie Are You? Quiz
  • What’s the Best Type of Cookies Poll
  • Favorite Cookie Flavors Bracket

Photo Contest for Bake Cookies Day

Sangria Day

Wine Quiz

Games Day

  • What’s Your Favorite Board Game? Poll
  • Family Game Night Photo Contest
  • Virtual Game Night Event
  • What’s the Perfect Game for You? Quiz

Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

  • Show Us Your Ugly Sweaters Photo Contest
  • Virtual DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater Tutorial Event
  • What’s Your Ugly Sweater Fashion Style? Quiz
  • Best Ugly Christmas Sweater Ballot

Photo Contest for Ugly Sweater Day

Don’t Make Your Bed Day

  • Messy Bedroom Photo Contest
  • What’s Your Sleep Style? Quiz
  • New Mattress Giveaway

Mattress Giveaway for Don't Make Your Bed Day


Photo Contest for Christmas

Pumpkin Pie Day

  • Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe Ballot
  • What’s Your Pumpkin Pie-Q? Quiz
  • Pumpkin Pie Photo Contest
  • Virtual Pie Decorating Tutorial Event

Boxing Day

  • Test Your Boxing Day Trivia Quiz
  • Are You Celebrating Boxing Day? Poll

Candy Cane Day

  • Candy Cane Trivia Quiz
  • Do You Like Candy Canes? Poll
  • Candy Cane Cuties Photo Contest
  • Favorite Alternative Candy Cane Flavors Bracket

Visit the Zoo Day

  • What We Saw at the Zoo Photo Contest
  • Best of the Zoo Ballot
  • What’s the Must-See Animal at the Zoo? Poll
  • Win Tickets to the Zoo Sweepstakes
  • What Should You Visit at the Zoo?

Quiz for Visit the Zoo Day

Card Playing Day

  • Are You a Poker Stud? Quiz
  • Can You Name These Classic Card Games? Quiz
  • What’s Your Favorite Cards Game to Play? Poll
  • Favorite Card Game Bracket
  • Game Night Giftbasket Sweepstakes

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Bacon Day

  • How Big of a Bacon-Lover Are You? Quiz
  • Best Bacon-Inspired Recipes Ballot
  • For the Love of Bacon Photo Contest

New Year’s Eve

  • Where Should You Spend New Year’s Eve? Poll
  • New Year’s Eve Trivia Quiz (turnkey available)
  • What Should Your New Year’s Resolution Be? Quiz (turnkey available)
  • Ringing in the New Year Photo Contest

Poll for New Year's Eve


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