Picking a location for the annual office Christmas party isn’t easy. With so many places to choose from and so many popular spots taking bookings for more than a year in advance, it’s hard to keep everyone happy.
If you’re bored of Christmas dinners and boozy pubs, check out our list of the best unique and quirky ideas to make this year’s Christmas party one to remember!
Step back into history
For the team who loves a little history, museums may prove the perfect location to host a Christmas party. Today, most museums offer corporate packages with full venue hire and catering included – often with an historical twist. With themed events from cockney sing-songs, to art tours and workshops, museums have a lot to offer this festive season. Afterall, what team wouldn’t love to sip prosecco beside Viking Axes and Tutankahmun’s mummies?
Work up an appetite with an outdoor treasure hunt
Thinking about getting out of the office this year? Outdoor treasure hunts may just be the perfect Christmas activity for you and your colleagues. Not only do they foster team-building spirit, but their handpicked routes will take you through beautiful cobbled alleys and festive pubs for a mulled wine or two to keep you warm. Escape Hunt offer themed scavenger hunts around all major cities in the UK where you can try chasing goblins through magic portals or stepping into the middle of an augmented reality super spy film.
Cosy up with a private film screening
Everybody loves mince pies, blankets and watching cheesy Christmas films, don’t they? Bring that Christmas joy to your colleagues by hiring an intimate theatre or cinema screen to pair with your annual party. Often with Christmas packages which include food, snacks and festive drinks- there’ll be something for everyone. Why not try getting the whole office involved with a poll to pick the film in advance? We vote for Die Hard.
Take to the ice beneath the stars
Ice skating is a quintessential Christmas activity … Snow lightly falling, Christmas tunes singing out, and a glass of mulled wine to warm up after. Rink hire options range from taught classes for those who are unsteady on their feet, to hourly sessions and full venue hire for a whole evening. Many of the UK’s most iconic rinks offer a range of packages to suit all team sizes this year, whilst smaller venues will give an added intimacy.
Solve a mystery, save the world at Escape Hunt
Finally… Who doesn’t love saving the world? Especially at Christmas! Escape rooms are the perfect adrenaline fuelled activity for the team looking to improve their puzzle solving skills whilst working (and growing) together. With a fully stocked bar, private lounge hire, and dedicated team of puzzle experts, Escape Hunt might be the perfect choice for your Christmas party. With totally immersive rooms, each game is an exciting experience – so go forth and make your Christmas party the one to remember!