9 festive WordPress themes for the holidays

Festive themes to celebrate the season.


It’s that time of year again. Most of us are already making plans for the upcoming holidays, decorating our homes, and looking forward to spend time with our loved ones.

As we all get into the festive mood, now is a great time to decorate your website and share in the festivities with your readers, customers, and clients. And what better way to decorate your website than with a theme that perfectly captures the holiday spirit?

In today’s post, we’ll be sharing WordPress themes designed with the holidays in mind. Read on to find the perfect holiday theme to bring good cheer to your site.

9 WordPress themes for the holidays: 

1. Festively


Festively is a lovely theme, perfect for bloggers who want to add a touch of holiday spirit to their websites for the holidays. It presents your top posts in a clean and organized grid format and you can use it to share the best moments of the holiday season. The theme comes with a widgetized sidebar, footer, and header and the header area adapts to the number of widgets you add to it.

It’s fully responsive and you can customize the colors, fonts, sidebars, and more using the WordPress Live Customizer. It also comes with a social media widget, an about me widget, as well as an enhanced author bio below each post.

2. Mist


Consider the Mist theme if you’re a creative agency or a small business that wants to spice up their website for the upcoming holidays. The theme features a lovely slider where you can upload your festive photos and then leads into the presentation of your services, portfolio, testimonials, and recent posts list.

You can also integrate a shop into this theme and present a list of your most popular products. The whole theme has a festive feel to it with holiday themed icons and images of Santa with the reindeer. You can choose between a Christmas and a New Year’s layout and the theme also has more general layouts which means you can even use it long after the holidays are over. It’s also fully responsive and can easily be customized to match your own unique brand and style.

3. The Moon


The Moon is a creative one page theme with several different demo versions, one of which is the Winter demo. It’s a great theme to consider if you’re a freelancer or a small agency that wants to spread the festive spirit. The theme includes the snow particle effect and cute illustrations that perfectly capture a wintry mood.

Naturally, you can showcase your services and portfolio without any issues and if you sell digital or physical products, the online shop is easy to include with this theme. You can customize the layout of the pages using Visual Composer and easily change colors, fonts, logo, and more through the options panel.

4. Vertex


Try out the Vertex theme if you’re promoting a holiday event. The theme includes a lovely full-screen banner with a call to action as well as plenty of space to provide a description of your event or a party. You can also include information about the speakers or featured guests. The entire theme is focused on the holiday vibe and you can easily customize it to match your event using Visual Composer and the theme options panel.

Pricing tables are also included to show different packages and there is also a dedicated space to promote the sponsors. The best part is that the Vertex theme comes with several layouts which means you can continue using the theme after the holiday season is over. It features complete integration with WooCommerce and has several different portfolio layouts to show off your past work. The services and contact page are also included so you can create all the pages you need.

5. Snow Tour


Snow Tour is a responsive travel and tour theme which is perfect for promoting holiday travels and tours. The theme has a simple and clean design so your visitors can focus on your content and it includes a prominent count down timer along with a call to action to sends visitors to the booking page.

You can also share testimonials and display all the details about a particular travel package. Contact information is also clearly visible at the bottom along with a form to send a tour request. The theme is also compatible with the WPML plugin so you can easily translate your website and it has an intuitive options panel so you can customize it to suit your brand. It’s fully responsive and includes several animations that capture the winter spirit.

6. Christmas Joy


Christmas Joy is a simple blogging theme available from and it features a green and red color scheme that celebrates the holiday spirit. It’s a child theme for the Stargazer theme which is based on the free Hybrid framework.

It has the standard two-column layout and you can easily customize the colors, upload your own header image, as well as a background image. It has support for various post formats and you can also create galleries and upload featured images for your posts.

7. Illumination


Illumination is another child theme for Stargazer, designed with the holiday season in mind. Along with a green color scheme, the theme features a background image of Christmas lights to get you into the festive mood.

The theme has support for featured images and galleries so you can share your celebration moments and you can also upload your own header and background image and change the color scheme. It’s responsive, supports threaded comments and it’s also translation ready. The theme is available on and it’s completely free to download.

8. Dancing In the Moonlight


This theme has an unusual name but it introduces a cartoon-like Christmas design that’s perfect for the blogger who loves the holiday season. The theme has a standard two-column design with a widgetized sidebar and a subtle light blue color scheme. You can change the colors on the backend and easily upload your own header image and the background image. Support for featured images is included as well and the theme is responsive and translation-ready.

9. WinterDream


WinterDream has a clean white layout and can be easily customized on the backend. The minimalist design is perfect for those who want to put the focus on their content first and it works well with the responsive and retina ready design.

It offers three pre-defined color schemes, a huge selection of Google fonts, selection between Boxed or Wide layout, two blog layouts, sidebar and footer widget areas, multiple header layouts, contact information in the header, ability to set your header logo, and much more. It also supports WooCommerce so you can easily turn your website into an online store. Or you can use it if you want to spice up your existing store for the holidays.

Get Your Website Ready For The Holiday Season

Celebrating the holidays in style on your website is a lot easier when you have a theme that oozes holiday spirit. Use one of the themes mentioned in our roundup to add a little holiday flair to your website and to spread the holiday cheer.


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About the Author Brenda Stokes Barron

Brenda Stokes Barron is a professional writer and blogger and The Digital Inkwell is her personal brand. You can often find her typing furiously at her local Starbucks.