Host Jeff Mauro welcomes three teams to the first of three qualifying rounds, where the talented cake and sugar artists must create a derby car fit for a race between Santa's elves. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which two teams move on to the main round of competition and which team heads home for the holidays.
Three new teams face off in the second qualifying round as host Jeff Mauro challenges them to imagine how Santa spends time relaxing with his BFF. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira move two more teams through to the main competition, and one team goes dashing home.
In the final qualifying round, host Jeff Mauro sends three new teams to battle it out down on the farm, where each team's turkey recruits a farm friend to ride and race in the first annual Turkey Trot! Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide which team's Thanksgiving-inspired creations will move on, and who will be left in the cold.
With the qualifying rounds complete, the six remaining teams of talented cake and sugar artists face off against one another for the first time! Host Jeff Mauro tasks the teams with envisioning a new hobby for Santa's reindeer to enjoy when they aren't busy pulling the sleigh, and Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira evaluate the designs before flying one team home.
Host Jeff Mauro challenges the five remaining teams of cake and sugar artists to create a woodland creature who is throwing an ugly sweater party for all their forest-dwelling friends! At the end of this festive fiesta, judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira will eliminate one more team.
Host Jeff Mauro gets a little help from the Holiday Wars time machine to send our remaining four teams back in time! Each team of cake and sugar artists must create a Santa from a specific period in history before judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira decide who will move forward and who will be out of time.
Good Grief! Host Jeff Mauro invites the three remaining teams to create an unusual Christmas tree featuring Charles Schulz's iconic and beloved Peanuts characters. Judges Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira determine which two teams head to the finale, where they will battle it out for the title of Holiday Wars champion and an all-expenses paid trip to Iceland.
It's nearly Christmas, one of the hardest days of the year for Santa and his helpers. To keep their spirits up, Santa is throwing his first annual North Pole talent show, where the final two teams will showcase the secret talents of the town's brave residents. Jeff Mauro, Shinmin Li and Aarti Sequeira must make their toughest decision yet as they crown the Holiday Wars champion and award them an all-expenses paid trip to Iceland.