A great activity for everyone


By Jon Zajac

Incorporating winter-themed “This or That” icebreaker questions into your upcoming event can be a fun and engaging way to get your guests in the holiday spirit while also breaking the ice and fostering a sense of community. By asking questions related to winter activities, traditions, and experiences, you can create a festive atmosphere that encourages people to share their stories and opinions.

How to incorporate Winter themed This or That questions

To incorporate winter-themed “This or That” questions into your event, follow these steps:

  1. Prepare a list of questions beforehand that are related to winter activities, traditions, and experiences. You can find inspiration by reflecting on your own winter memories, researching seasonal themes, or browsing online resources for ideas.

  2. Print out the questions on cards or display them on a screen or a poster board. Encourage your guests to form small groups of 3-5 people and take turns asking each other the questions. You can also create a rotation system where each group moves on to the next question after a set amount of time (e.g., 2-3 minutes).

  3. Make sure everyone has a chance to answer each question and listen actively to their responses. Encourage follow-up questions, comments, and discussions that build on the initial answers. You can also share your own insights and opinions about winter to keep the conversation flowing.

  4. After everyone has had a chance to answer all the questions, gather your guests in a larger group and ask them to share their favorite or most surprising answers. You can also use this opportunity to highlight any commonalities or connections that emerged during the activity.

  5. Consider using some of the insights or stories that came up during the “This or That” icebreaker as a springboard for further conversations and activities throughout the day. For example, you could organize a winter trivia game or create a photo booth with props inspired by seasonal themes.

Ideas on different themes of questions

To keep your winter-themed icebreaker questions fresh and engaging, you can explore different themes and categories that are relevant to the season. Here are some ideas:

  • Activities: Ask questions related to winter sports, hobbies, and pastimes (e.g., “Do you prefer skiing or snowboarding?” or “What is your favorite way to spend a snow day?”).

  • Traditions: Ask questions about cultural and personal traditions that are associated with winter (e.g., “What is your favorite holiday tradition?” or “Do you have any New Year’s resolutions?”).

  • Symbolism: Ask questions that explore the symbolic meaning of winter, such as renewal, transformation, and reflection (e.g., “What do you like most about the winter season?” or “How does winter inspire you to slow down and reflect?”).

  • Humor: Ask questions that tap into the comedic side of winter, such as snowball fights, hot cocoa, and cozy sweaters (e.g., “What is your favorite winter joke?” or “Which holiday movie makes you laugh the most?”).

  • Nature: Ask questions that highlight the beauty and wonder of winter landscapes and wildlife (e.g., “What is your favorite winter animal?” or “What is your favorite winter scenery?”).

By incorporating these different themes of questions into your winter-themed icebreaker activity, you can create a memorable and enjoyable experience for your guests while also fostering a sense of connection and shared interest. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your next event!

My favorite Winter themed This or That questions

  1. Winter sports or indoor activities?
  2. Cashmere or wool?
  3. Winter coat or sweater?
  4. Christmas lights or Hanukkah candles?
  5. Snow-covered city or frozen countryside?
  6. Wearing a scarf or wearing a hat?
  7. Building snowmen or making snow angels?
  8. Frozen pond or indoor ice rink?
  9. Hot toddy or mulled wine?
  10. Eating a warm bowl of soup or eating a hot bowl of chili?
  11. Going on a sled dog ride or going on a horse-drawn sleigh ride?
  12. Sweater or sweatshirt?
  13. Snow day or regular school day?
  14. Ice palace or ice hotel?
  15. Snowy mountains or snowy countryside?
  16. Frosty breath or steamy hot breath?
  17. Winter Olympics or Winter X Games?
  18. Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics?
  19. Snowy forest or winter beach?
  20. Frostbite or sunburn?
  21. Drinking hot tea or hot coffee?
  22. Winter Olympics or X Games?
  23. Netflix and chill or board games by the fire?
  24. Building a snowman or having a snowball fight?
  25. Ice skating indoors or outdoors?
  26. Snow chains or all-wheel drive?
  27. Snowshoeing or cross-country skiing?
  28. Mittens or gloves?
  29. Winter camping or winter cabin?
  30. Wearing earmuffs or wearing a beanie?
  31. Snowball fight or snow fort building?
  32. Snow boots or hiking boots?
  33. Ice-skating indoors or outdoors?
  34. Winter sports or winter crafts?
  35. Frosty mornings or snowy evenings?
  36. Winter break or spring break?
  37. Frozen pond or indoor pool?
  38. Christmas or New Year’s Eve?
  39. Icicles or snowflakes?
  40. Icy roads or dry roads?
  41. Hot cocoa or apple cider?
  42. Staying in a cabin or staying in a hotel?
  43. Holiday lights or winter solstice?
  44. Winter boots or winter sneakers?
  45. Shoveling snow or using a snowblower?
  46. Fleece or wool?
  47. Cross-country skiing or snowshoeing?
  48. Frozen lake or snowy forest?
  49. Indoor activities or outdoor activities?
  50. Sledding or ice fishing?
  51. Eggnog or mulled wine?
  52. Ski lodge or ice hotel?
  53. Iced-over lake or frozen waterfall?
  54. Driving in the snow or driving in the rain?
  55. Wearing a coat or wearing a sweater with a scarf?
  56. Ice skating inside or outside?
  57. Frozen waterfall or frozen lake?
  58. Making a snow angel or making a snow fort?
  59. Snowy city or snowy countryside?
  60. Fleece or down jacket?
  61. Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve?
  62. Wearing gloves or wearing mittens?
  63. Ski jump or snow tubing?
  64. Staying cozy inside or going out for a winter hike?
  65. Snowy owl or penguin?
  66. Ice fishing or regular fishing?
  67. Snowy hot springs or snowy mountains?
  68. Winter hiking or snowshoeing?
  69. White Christmas or warm and sunny holiday?
  70. Hibernating or exploring the winter wonderland?
  71. Frozen pond or frozen lake?
  72. Snowball fights or building a snowman?
  73. Mittens or gloves?
  74. Watching a movie by the fireplace or playing board games with the family?
  75. Winter boots or sneakers?
  76. Ice fishing or ice climbing?
  77. Skiing or Snowboarding?
  78. Winter jacket or sweater?
  79. Cozy fireside or brisk winter walk?
  80. Wearing boots or wearing sneakers?
  81. Icicles or snowflakes?
  82. Winter wonderland hike or cozy cabin retreat?
  83. Winter wonderland or tropical getaway?
  84. Snowy driveway or icy sidewalk?
  85. Winter carnival or ice sculpture festival?
  86. Peppermint or gingerbread?
  87. White Christmas or sunny Christmas?
  88. Dog sledding or horse-drawn carriage ride?
  89. Staying in or going out in the snow?
  90. Fireplace or heater?
  91. Winter wonderland or winter solstice?
  92. Decorating a gingerbread house or baking sugar cookies?
  93. Snowy mountains or frozen lakes?
  94. Sledding or tubing?
  95. Blizzard or polar vortex?
  96. Ear muffs or beanie?
  97. Heavy coat or layers?
  98. Snowy owl or arctic fox?
  99. Candy cane or gingerbread?
  100. Long johns or leggings?
  101. Cozy fireplace or warm blanket?
  102. Visiting a winter wonderland or visiting a tropical paradise?

About the author

Jon Zajac

Jon Zajac

Founder & Chief Icebreaker

I started Icebreaker Spot because I truly believe that strong connections are the foundation of successful teams. I wanted to create a platform that would make it easy for people to find and share icebreakers and team building activities, empowering them to build trust, foster collaboration, and ultimately, achieve greatness together.