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Festive Fundraising Ideas

Halloween has been and gone and Bonfire Night has passed meaning we are well and truly into November and you know what that means… Christmas is almost here! Well okay, it’s 7 weeks away, but that’s close enough to start getting into the festive spirit! As Michael Bublé and Mariah Carey defrost, it’s time to crack open the mulled wine, grab a mince pie and get the merry tunes on. 

For a lot of schools, community groups and businesses, this time of year provides a great opportunity to support local charities and non-profit organisations with Christmas themed fundraising events. If you’re hosting a fundraising event soon and need some joyful and festive themed ideas, we’ve got you covered with a list of activities that are bound to raise a lot of money for your chosen charity and ensure that your event sleighs!

Santa Run

Starting off with a colourful and jolly event, why not throw a Santa fun run for your fundraising event. Imagine a crowd of Santas running through a park, all dressed in colourful red suits and rocking their beards and Santa hats. That will definitely be a sight to behold! Or you could mix it up, holding an elf fun run instead and encourage everyone to wear elf hats and green costumes. 

You could even add the colourful element of colour powder to your fun run which will definitely bring even more enjoyment to your participants and add an extra twist to your event. Use red colour powder and green colour powder to stay on trend! And when starting your fun run off, why not blast bright red and green colour powder fountains into the air at the start line to get your participants going?

A crowd of people dressed as Santa and elves walking down a street

Christmas Craft Fair

Whether you’re a community group, primary or secondary school or a business throwing a fundraiser, why not let your members get creative and produce some Christmas crafts. This could include some yummy festive treats like gingerbread men, Christmas cupcakes or a chocolate yule log.

Or for those out there looking to get a bit more innovative with their Christmas crafts, you could create some handmade Christmas wreaths, baubles, stockings or garlands - the opportunities are endless!

Once everyone has produced their craft of choice, set up a craft fair in your desired location and invite members of the public to come and purchase everyone’s lovely products, with all profits going to charity.

A hand putting sprinkles on some gingerbread men on a baking tray

Christmas Pyjama Day

This next idea is a fun one for both kids and adults, who doesn’t love a pyjama day! Encourage everyone to find their favourite, brightest pair of Christmas pyjamas and spend their whole day (whether at school or at the office) in them, making a charitable donation to do so. You can even take the festive dress to the next level with some cute, novelty head boppers that come in a range of Christmas themed characters!

Two girls in Christmas pyjamas drinking milk

Christmas Card Sale

This last idea is particularly great for school children, letting their creative, festive juices flow as they design their own Christmas card designs. You could run this as a competition and pick the best designs to be printed as actual Christmas cards or for more options, choose them all! After all, they’ll all be put on sale for people to purchase afterwards, with all proceeds going to your charity of choice. 

This idea will definitely be a hit with parents wanting to purchase their child's Christmas card design to give to family members!

A range of hand painted Christmas cards on a table

And there you have it, 4 wonderful and joyful ideas for fundraising at Christmas! We can’t wait to see what you get up to for your Christmas fundraising events and activities and if you use any of our Christmas products at your events, we’d love to see your photos and videos and how you used them! Please send any content to and you might see yourself on our social media pages!