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This festive and delicious holiday punch is full of fall flavor and pizzazz! It’s a delicious cran-citrus drink that everyone can enjoy.

For more tasty drinks to spice up your festivities, try Wassail, Apple Cider, Christmas Punch, or our classic Hot Chocolate.

Holiday punch recipe served in glasses.

We Love This Holiday Punch!

It’s fun to have something festive to drink during special occasions and holiday parties. That’s where this non-alcoholic, fresh Holiday Punch comes in. 

Here are all the things we love about it:

  • Easy. Holiday punch comes together quickly, is very simple to make, but still has that wow factor.
  • Flavor. The sweet citrus and bright flavors pair perfectly with all of the heavy food we consume during the holidays.
  • Presentation. It’s so bright and cheery and is beautiful in a glass pitcher.
  • Make ahead. For a stress-free party, just make (and even freeze) the base. Then, right before serving add the fizz and garnish.

Whether it’s for Thanksgiving or Christmas, this holiday recipe is sure to be a hit with all of your guests!

Cranberries and oranges for set on a kitchen table.


  • lemonade
  • cranberry juice or replace the tart cranberry juice with pomegranate juice
  • orange juice
  • Sprite – Use any brand lemon-lime soda for ginger ale. Be sure it’s chilled.
  • fresh cranberries – Frozen cranberries can be used as well.
  • orange slices
Close up of punch filled with cranberry and orange slices.

A Festive Drink

This non-alcoholic punch tastes as delicious as it looks!

  1. BASE. Pour and mix together the fresh fruit juices (cranberry juice, lemonade, and orange juice) in a large punch bowl. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. FINISH. Right before serving, stir in Sprite (or any lemon-lime soda), and mix. Top with fresh cranberries, orange slices, and ice.
  3. SERVE. Serve this easy Christmas punch recipe in a large drink dispenser, or festive holiday punch bowl.

Recipe Variations

Add some extra flavor to your non alcoholic holiday punch with:

  • A splash of pineapple juice.
  • Add-ins of other berries like raspberries or strawberries, or even cloves.
  • Add a scoop of orange sherbet to each glass for a creamier punch.
Glass cup rimmed in colored sugar.

Recipe Tips

  • Don’t make all of the punch all at once. Have extra ingredients so that you can whip up more batches as needed.
  • Rim your glasses with sugar. If you would like to go for this look, it’s quite easy. 
    • Pick your sugar: plain white or coarse turbinado sugar work great. You can even use colored sugar crystals.
    • Pour the sugar into a bowl, or plate, that’s larger than the rim of your glasses.
    • Moisten the rim using citrus juice. Lemon or orange juice both work.
    • After moistening the rim of the glass, dip it in sugar. 
Non-alcoholic holiday punch recipe in glasses.

Storing Info

  • Keep it cold. Chilling the soda beforehand will help keep the punch cold. However, you may want to consider also doing one of the following:
    • Freeze some of the punch into ice cubes to keep from being watered down.
    • Use frozen cranberries – they keep the punch cool without watering it down.
  • STORE leftover holiday punch in the fridge. Due to the carbonation, this drink will eventually go flat, but not for several hours. You can still drink it for many days, but I wouldn’t recommend making it days before you’ll be serving it. 

For more holiday drinks, try:

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5 from 87 votes

Holiday Punch Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
This festive and delicious holiday punch is full of fall flavor and pizzazz! It's a delicious cran-citrus drink that everyone can enjoy.
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 8 cups lemonade
  • 4 cups cranberry juice
  • 4 cups orange juice
  • 1 (2-liter) bottle 2-liter bottle Sprite, chilled
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1 orange sliced
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  • Combine the lemonade, cranberry juice, and orange juice in a large glass punch bowl. Refrigerate for 1–2 hours.
  • Right before serving, add Sprite and mix. Top with cranberries, orange slices, and ice.



Keep it cold. Consider freezing some of the punch into ice cubes—before you place the lemonade-juice mixture in the refrigerator to chill, pour a bit of it into an ice cube mold and freeze. This will help the punch stay cold longer, and when the cubes do melt the punch will not get watered down. Another idea is to freeze the cranberries before adding to the punch bowl. They will also keep the punch cool without watering it down.
To serve in rimmed glasses. Pour sugar into a bowl or plate that is larger than the rim of your glasses. Moisten each glass’s rim with lemon or orange juice, then dip it in the sugar.


Serving: 1cup, Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 71g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.2g, Saturated Fat: 0.02g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03g, Sodium: 14mg, Potassium: 230mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 60g, Vitamin A: 222IU, Vitamin C: 84mg, Calcium: 23mg, Iron: 0.4mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
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  1. Rita says:

    Is it really SIXTY grams of sugar per serving??

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      With all the fruit juices and soda in this, there is a high sugar content.

  2. Khrystyne Torres says:

    Thank you for this recipe! I used vodka to make it a cocktail holiday punch and it was a hit. So since you used 16 cups of juice, I used 8 cups of alcohol and it was a hit! I’ll be using this during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  3. Shanna says:

    5 stars
    Made this go thanksgiving and it was absolutely delicious! Such a unique and fun flavor combo, was a hot by everyone at my house!