10 best Santa Claus games to play this winter [2018 LIST]

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Christmas is coming and if you want to get into the holiday mood, start by playing some fun Santa Claus games. In this article, we’re going to list the best Santa games currently available — all you need to do is hit the play button.

We divided this list into two parts: the first 5 games are Steam games and the next 5 are from Microsoft’s Store. Enjoy!

Best Santa Claus games for PCs


Santa Rockstar

If you like rock music, then Santa Rockstar is the right game for you. Guide Santa around the world and help him slay rock and metal versions of classic Christmas carols toegther with a reindeer always ready to lend you a helping hand.

In this game, you’ll play Christmas songs such as: Jingle Bells, Carol of the Bells, March of the Nutcracker, Silent Night, God Rest ye Gentlemen, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, Joy to the World, Santa is in Trouble, Little Bells for You, Hark the Herald, Snowball Fight, Three Wise Men, and Santa’s Journey Begins.

You can use your keyboard as a guitar or use a guitar controller to play this budget Guitar Hero for Christmas. You can purchase Santa Rockstar for only $5.59 from Steam.

Santa’s Special Delivery


In this title, you’ll track those who have been naughty or nice. As expected, good boys and girls get gifts but bad boys and girls get poop from Santa. Yes, this game may not be appropriate for all ages, but it’s quite fun to play.

The gameplay is quite simple: You can take control of Santa’s sleigh and steer the twelve exploding reindeer to deliver Christmas presents. In each city, there’s someone who has been so naughty that the only gift they deserve is a load of poop down their chimney.

You can purchase Santa’s Special Delivery for only $2.69 from Steam.

Secret Santa

Secret Santa allows you to sneak into people’s houses to deliver Christmas presents. Your task is to complete the list of deliveries and snatch some cookies. This sounds like a pretty easy job to do, right? The catch is that, paradoxically, everybody’s out to get you so you need to avoid being seen. If they see you, they’ll shot, chop, or blow you up.

You can purchase Secret Santa for $2.99 from Steam.

New Yankee in Santa’s Service

You are Santa’s last hope. Find his missing reindeer to avoid Christmas being cancelled before Christmas eve. Your task is to guide the heroes and a band of elves to complete the tasks that appear on the screen. Manage your time and resources and plan well because you also need to defend your ground when evil Snowmen and Ice Witches attack.

You can purchase New Yankee in Santa’s Service for $2.99 from Steam.

Santa’s Christmas Solitaire


If you’re a Solitaire fan, you’ll definitely enjoy playing Santa’s Christmas Solitaire. In this title, you’ll help Santa solve some strange mysteries. You will visit many locations at the North Pole and Santa’s Village as you collect Santa hats to complete levels and earn Santa coins to progress through the game.

Santa’s Christmas Solitaire is actually a basic Solitaire game with a Christmas user interface. You can purchase it for $9.99 from Steam.

Subway Santa Surf

Subway Santa Surf game

If you’re a Subway Surfers fan, then Subway Santa Surf is the perfect Santa game for you.

As a player, you’ll run with Santa on the city streets while avoiding being caught by the inspectors. Try to avoid all the obstacles that will appear along the way: jump and surf over cars, side step traffic codes and watch out for blockades.

Collect Christmas gifts to boost your points in this Santa themed endless run game. Also, you can collect elves and gain a temporary bubble shield.

This Christmas game is suitable for the whole family.

Download Subway Santa Surf

Santa Claus: The lost gifts

Santa Claus The lost gifts game

Santa Claus: The lost gifts is a game that will bring back lots of memories, especially if you’re a kid of the ’80s. Remember those classic arcade games? Well, Santa Claus: The lost gifts is one such game. It’s built on a classic 8-bit pixel-art architecture.

Something happened to the Christmas elves. An evil doctor made them act like evildoers. As a result, they won’t help Santa anymore and decided to scatter the Christmas gifts so that people won’t get any presents this year.

Your job is to help Santa Claus recover all these gifts before it’s too late. There are 60 levels to run through in order to recover the gifts while trying to avoid the evil elves that are chasing you.

Download Santa Claus: The lost gifts for free.

Christmas Wonderland 6


Christmas Wonderland 6 is a highly addictive game. It may seem simple to play, and it really is, but it will have you hooked in front on your computer screen for hours on end.

This is a classic game, no Christmas is perfect without playing this amazing game. The best part is that everybody can play it, it’s suitable for all ages.

As a player, your main task is to find as many presents as possible in order to get game rewards and achievements. You’ll ride helicopters, go mall shopping, meet the elves and Rudolph the reindeer, fly with Santa on Christmas Even, and much more.

Download Christmas Wonderland 6 for free.

Christmas Bingo Santa’s Gifts

Christmas Bingo Santa's Gifts

If you love playing Bingo, here’s a nice Santa-themed game that you can play this winter: Christmas Bingo Santa’s Gifts.

You can play bingo tournaments and enjoy hours of fun with classic bingo rules. There are also multiplayer bingo challenges available and many Santa gifts waiting to be unwrapped.

The game also features impressive Xmas animations, Christmas-themed bingo cards, gifts, Xmas holiday music and many skins and themes like Biker Santa, Shiny nose Rudolph that are available as soon as you’ve unlocked particular levels.

Download Christmas Bingo Santa’s Gifts

Play with Santa Claus at Christmas

Play with Santa Claus at Christmas

Play with Santa Claus at Christmas is a collection of Santa-themed mini games that will put your memory and dexterity to the test.

Here’s what you’ll find in this collection of games:

  • Help Santa find his elves. They hid in the house and are now throwing snowballs at you.
  • Forest animals have gathered together to sing Christmas songs and you’ll be their conductor.
  • Train your memory and find pairs of matching cards in an amazing memory game.

Download Play with Santa Claus at Christmas for free.

Are you ready to push the play button?


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been since updated for freshness, and accuracy.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in December 2016 and was revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.