The holiday season is always a special time when you want to share joy and happiness with your loved ones. Small gifts help share emotions and feel the magic of the moment with your neighbors, close and distant friends from all over the world. This is made even easier with small apps dedicated especially to Christmas. Take a look at our list of amazing apps from different categories to show how creatively you can add a dash of entertainment and fun this Christmas and New Year.
Christmas AR Tree
In Christmas AR tree you can drop a Christmas tree into the real world in AR. The app also allows you to add a dancing Santa Claus and take a photo or record a video of the AR scene as well. You’ll surely like falling snow effect and background music is tuneful too. That being said, the graphics quality and 3D design of the tree isn’t great. The scene itself is also quite dark for some reason. The advantage of this is the music, the snow effect and the ability to add Santa to the scene as well.
Saving Christmas AR
Saving Christmas AR is an Augmented Reality ARKit game where the player needs to guide a Christmas Sleigh Drone and help Santa bring joy to the world by dropping gift onto floating trees. You guide the sleigh drone over a lovely snowy town which looks really nice in AR. You have limited time and you need to deliver as many gifts as possible before Christmas is over. A very simple and fun AR game for kids.
An Augmented Reality app created using Vuforia, where users can get to see Santa Claus flying in his sleigh through the snow all around you. Just look up and see him traveling through the skies all over the place. The app allows you to double tap to zoom in and see close up detailed of the reindeer.
Deck Your Halls
Deck Your Halls is a fantastic AR Christmas experience that helps bring the Christmas spirit to every home. There are lots of props to choose from, some are animated and interactive. Though, there should have been a way to save the scene and have more interactive props. The app works flawlessly and adapts to in any room size. A must-have Christmas app, download it now!
Bag It, Santa! AR
Bag It, Santa! AR is among those little AR games that just come to you as a great surprise. This physics-based game is fun, amusing and insanely addicting. A great ARKit app for greeting Christmas. It’s a game for all ages, be it a child or an adult, you will enjoy playing it. Challenge your friends to see who gets the highest score. A must-have game for Christmas and beyond—Highly Recommended!
Dr. Panda AR Christmas Tree
Dr. Panda AR Christmas Tree is like its name suggests, it allows you to spawn a Christmas tree in Augmented Reality and decorate it to your liking. The 3D model of the tree is really great, it’s rounded with nice subtle color gradation. You can resize, make it small or large depends on where you want it to be.
Decorating the tree is very simple, just drag the decorations from the menu onto the tree and that’s it. There are approximately 27 different ornaments which will be added every day until Christmas. You can even take a picture and share the holiday spirit with friends and family members.
Augmented Christmas Tree
Augmented Christmas tree is a very simple augmented reality ARKit app which allows you to put a beautiful Christmas tree in your living room surrounded by gifts. You can click on the gifts to hear Christmas sounds and see some nice visual effects come out from each one. The tree is resizable as well, so you can fit in in any place in the living room. This is one of the most beautiful and decorated 3D Christmas trees among AR apps. There is also a camera button that allows you to take quick snaps.
Pocket Snow Storm!
Pocket Snow Storm is an augmented reality snow cam app that allows you to create your own private blizzard no matter where you are. There are three levels of a storm and you can even decide which type of snow to render on screen: basic snow, shaded snow, and cartoon-style snow. You can take photos using both the rear or the front selfie camera.
Now everyone can have a White Christmas, anywhere in the world! From the beaches of Australia to the Sahara desert, prepare to catch virtual snowflakes on your tongue!
AR Xmas Tree
AR Xmas Tree allows users to put Christmas trees and other types of Christmas related decorations anywhere you like. The app also features a built-in camera app that gives users the option to take a snapshot or record a video of their decoration. When filming videos, it can also record your voice through the mic and add Music from your Apple music library. Isn’t that amazing!
Christmas Fun AR
It is one of the most impressive realistic virtual Christmas tree AR apps out there. Putting a Christmas tree in AR never felt so realistic and convincing. The decorations look really nice, the tree blends beautifully with the natural lighting of the environment and color options is very eye-catching and beautiful to watch.
Santa VS Zombies
Take on the role of Santa Claus as you go chimney to chimney, fighting the zombie apocalypse. You need to clear the house of all Zombies before Christmas morning, build a snowman and even decorate a Christmas tree! Santa VS Zombies is an ARKit first-person shooter featuring a Christmas theme with zombies wearing Santa’s hat. The game’s visuals and shooting experience are quite splendid.