Want to exchange pictures and videos with your friends? What better way to do that than with Snapchat? Free to use, all you need is a smartphone. Download it from the Apple Store/Google Play and you’ll be ready to go. It’s super easy to use too—simply tap on the icon and it’ll open to your camera. Tap on the shutter button at the bottom to take a picture or you can hold it down for a video.
That’s not the only thing that you can do either. You can also use Snapchat to text friends, play games, send money, stream videos, and more.
And there are many ways that you can customize your snaps—both pictures and videos. For example, you can decorate the screen with stickers. You can also add captions, music, or filters. What are filters? They’re virtual graphics that you can overlay on top of the screen. For instance, some will add a background while others will change your appearance altogether.
What’s more, is that there are literally thousands of filters for you to choose from. And on this page, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite holiday AR effects—because as you know, Christmas is just around the corner!
Best Holiday AR Snapchat Codes For 2022
Without further ado, here are some holiday-themed filters that you can add to your snap:
1. Winter Beard Snapchat Lens
Celebrate the holidays with a new look…because that’s what you’ll get with this filter! To use it, simply scan the snapcode. The camera will turn on and you’ll see yourself on the screen. There will be a few additions to your face, though. Not only will you have a mustache, but you’ll have a full-on beard as well.
And get this—there will be snowflakes on the beard! You can see what I mean in the example above. You’ll also be wearing a winter hat, which will be sitting nicely on your head and yes, it’ll also be covered with snow. Don’t like how it looks? You can always take it off. Just give the screen a tap and it’ll go away!
2. Winter Cartoon Snapchat Filter
This filter will turn you into a cartoon! If anything, you’ll look like a character from a Pixar movie—and all you have to do is scan the snapcode. Within seconds, the camera will turn on. Point it at yourself so that your face is in the center and voila! You’ll turn into a cartoon. Well, your face anyway. Not only will your head be rounder but your eyes will be bigger as well.
That’s not all, you’ll also be wearing a Santa hat (thus the name winter cartoon)! And it might be hard to tell from the screenshot, but it’ll also be snowing in the background. That’s right, you’ll actually be able to see the snowflakes come down from the sky. To capture the effect, though, you’ll have to take a video!
3. Santa Dance Snap Chat Filter
How’d you like to fill the screen with presents? Cause that’s the kind of effect that you’ll get with this filter! To begin, scan the snapcode. The next thing you know, stacks of presents will appear on the screen. Some will be red, while others will be blue and purple. And who’s that at the top? It’s Santa Claus!
More specifically, it’s you as Santa Claus (your face will appear on his face as long as you’re facing the camera). And it might not be obvious from the example but you’ll also be dancing! There will also be two little elves beside you—one on the left and one on the right.
4. Rudolph Countdown Snapchat Lens
How many days are there left until Christmas? Why count when you can find out with this filter? To activate the effect, scan the snapcode. Before you know it, a snowy frame will appear on the screen and in the center, will be Rudolph! He’ll be wearing a hat and mittens. That’s not all, he’ll also be wearing boots, ones that are as bright as his nose!
Also, next to him, will be a Christmas tree. A super colorful tree with presents at the bottom. And if you look up at the top, you’ll see the countdown in big, red letters. It’ll say, ‘Discover X days of Christmas’, just like the example that we’ve posted above.
5. Happy Holidays Gingerbread Man Snapcode
Ready to celebrate the holidays? Then check out this festive filter! The second you scan the snapcode, the background will change. Before you know it, a bunch of hollies, etc, will appear behind you. What’s more, is that the entire background will be animated!
The highlight, however, has to be the gingerbread man that will come up in front of your face. Every time you open your mouth, a piece of him will disappear! That’s right, you’ll actually be able to eat him! Oh, and it’ll also say, ‘Happy Holidays’ at the bottom of the screen.
6. Santa Potato Snapchat Filter
What if you could turn yourself into a potato? Wouldn’t that be cool? Well, for those who are interested, that’s what this filter is for! To work its magic, scan the snapcode. Within seconds, the camera will turn on. Position yourself at the center so that your face is on the screen and your appearance will change right away!
You’ll no longer be a human, you’ll be a potato instead! More specifically, a Santa potato. Not only will you be wearing a Santa hat, but you’ll also have a beard on your face (yes, your face will appear on said potato). Did I also mention that you’ll be underground in the soil?
7. Santa Crowd Snapchat Lens
Imagine if there was a whole army of you and that they were all dressed up for the holidays. What would something like that look like? Find out with this one-of-a-kind filter! To activate its magic, simply scan the yellow snapcode. The camera will turn on within seconds and you’ll see yourself on the screen!
And there won’t just be one of you, there will be many you’s—dozens, in fact! And they’ll all be wearing the same thing. A light orange shirt and a Santa hat and because they’re all you, they’ll also move at the same time whenever you move! It’s quite cool, actually. Definitely try it out if it interests you! Your friends will be amazed, I’m sure.
8. Holiday Reindeer Snap Chat Filter
Ever wanted to take a snap with a reindeer? Well, here’s your chance! See that snapcode above? Scan it with your camera and the effect will activate. The next thing you know, you’ll see yourself on the screen…with a reindeer hanging around your shoulders! He’ll literally have his arms wrapped around your upper body.
He’ll even be wearing a little Santa hat, how cute! As for you, your skin will look flawless. Go on, smile at the camera. If you want, you can even make a video—just hold down the shutter button! In fact, we recommend that you do that. That way, you’ll be able to capture the snow that’ll be falling down from the sky and the music that’ll be playing in the background!
9. Good and Bad Santa Snapchat Filter
Haven’t you heard? There are two versions of Santa Claus—a ‘good’ one and a ’bad’ one….and this filter will let you pick which you want to turn yourself into! First things first, scan the snapcode. That’ll turn on the camera and if you look at the screen, there will be a vertical dotted line in the center.
Position yourself to the left and you’ll turn into ‘good’ Santa. Position yourself to the right and you’ll turn into ‘bad’ Santa. You can see what the latter looks like above. And don’t worry, the dotted line on the screen won’t actually appear on your snap. It’s just for reference so that you know where to position yourself in front of the camera!
10. Cute Christmas Tree Snapchat Lens
Don’t have time to put up a Christmas tree? No problem, that’s what this filter is for! It’ll add a tree to your surroundings and all you have to do is scan the snapcode. Before you know it, he’ll come up on the screen. His sides will be poofy there will be a cute smile plastered on his face (yes, he’ll have a face).
There will be a star at the top and ornaments scattered throughout and if you look at the floor, there will be a bunch of presents. It’s hard to tell from the screenshot but snow will also be falling down from the sky. So yeah, there’ll be a lot of things going on on the screen!
11. Christmas Santa Snap Chat Lens
Feel like taking a Santa selfie? Then point your camera at the snapcode above. Within seconds, your appearance will change. A pair of thick, grey eyebrows will appear on your face as well as a long, white beard, the latter of which will be connected to your hair! You can see what I mean above.
And yes, you’ll also have a mustache. Don’t worry, though, the rest of your face will remain the same so it’s not like your friends won’t be able to tell who it is under all that facial hair!