ON YOUR MARK, GET SET….”COMPETE TO COMPLETE A PUZZLE!”
Purchase two different, inexpensive, large piece Christmas puzzles. Have the winners of two successive bingo games come to the front of the hall. Place the two puzzles – broken in pieces – in front of the winners. Provide a picture of the assembled puzzle to each of the contestants. Advise both contestants that the first to complete the puzzle will win a prize (perhaps both puzzle sets). Ask the audience to participate, and encouraging the crowd to be loud vocally! If you can find Christmas themed puzzles, that’s even better!
CANNED GOODS DRIVE
Ask players to bring in canned goods to donate to local food banks, and in return the player will have a chance to play in a special early bird game.
STUFFED ANIMAL DRIVE
Ask players to bring a new stuffed animal or character to be donated to a local children’s hospital. In return, the player is entered into a prize drawing.
COLORFUL BINGO PAPER TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON
Use Arrow’s Capitol Barber Pole bingo paper with Arrow’s Christmas ink markers to enhance the holiday theme for the bingo halls.
CHRISTMAS HALL PACKAGES
Package an early bird special prize in a Christmas stocking that includes Arrow’s Tear-Opens and Christmas theme ink. Add any additional gifts in the stocking such as discounts on concessions…and perhaps a candy cane…or two!
HAT AND MITTEN TREE
Create a hat & mitten tree. Invite players to bring new hats & mittens to put on the tree for a special early bird discount. Then donate the hats & mittens to those in need. This is a great yearly idea to support local shelters.
Encourage players to make their best Christmas dessert and bring it to the bingo hall for a Christmas dessert exchange. Players who participate receive a package discount on their next bingo session.