The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to spread cheer and raise funds than through creative Christmas-themed school fundraisers? This time of the year offers a plethora of opportunities to engage students, parents, and the community in fun and festive activities that not only contribute to your school’s financial goals but also create lasting memories.

Let’s unwrap some creative school fundraising ideas that will make this Christmas season truly special.

Santa’s Workshop Craft Fair

Set up a Santa’s Workshop-themed craft fair where students can showcase their artistic talents by creating and selling handmade holiday crafts. Parents and community members can browse through unique gifts, ornaments, and decorations while enjoying the festive atmosphere. Consider including a gift-wrapping station to add an extra touch of convenience for shoppers.

craft fair for Christmas

Cookie Decorating Contest

Host a cookie decorating contest that brings together students, parents, and local businesses. Participants can enter their most creative cookie designs, and a panel of judges or the community can vote for the winners. Sell the cookies to raise funds or bundle them into festive gift packages for an added holiday touch.

cookie decoration contest

Santa Fun Run

Organise a Santa Fun Run where participants, including students, teachers, and parents, dress up as Santa for a fun run or walk. Participants can seek sponsors, and the funds raised can go towards a specific school project or initiative. Award prizes for most creative outfit and fastest runners.

If you’d like to learn how you can organise your own run, read our article 10 Ideas for a Successful Santa Fun Run.

Santa fun run

Christmas Tree Auction

Partner with local businesses or tree farms to organise a Christmas Tree Auction. Decorate and display beautifully adorned Christmas trees in a central location and auction them off to the highest bidders. This event not only raises funds but also provides families with a festive centrepiece for their holiday celebrations.

christmas trees

Holiday Movie Night

Turn a simple movie night into a festive fundraiser by screening classic holiday films. Sell tickets for admission, and offer concessions with a seasonal twist, such as hot chocolate, popcorn, and holiday-themed snacks. Consider partnering with local businesses for sponsorships or donations to enhance the event.

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