Published on Jun 21, 2019
If your mission is to provide your friends and colleagues with an end of year spectacle to reward their hard work over the year then you’re going to need some fresh, festive and fun office Christmas party activity ideas. This year’s party themes and venues are still being announced but combining the early birds that have released their party information already with some of last year’s most extravagant events and activities, here are some office party ideas to inspire all you merry party organisers.
A Christmas party activity with a sinister plot! Join Private Detective Sherlock Holmes and his trusty companion Dr John Watson for an interactive murder mystery themed night. As you dine with your guests over a delectable three-course meal, live actors unveil the drama that’s unfolding around you. The action is fast, furious, and fun as you unravel the mystery and compete to win a prize for the best detective. In the words of Dr Watson, ‘The game is afoot!’.
For some organisers, there’s a lot of pressure to plan an Office Christmas party activity idea that will be remembered as one of the greatest social outings in the company’s history. Our advice to achieve this – be daring, go bold, and choose an idea that definitely hasn’t been thought of before. With that in mind, the Medieval Banquet screams innovative! Join the noble court for a Christmas feast and merrymaking at the historic Ivory Vaults. We highly encourage hiring your own middle-ages costume to blend in and interact with the medieval actors and entertainers!
Experience the wonders of the Natural History Museum in a way you never have before! During December the museum opens up some of its grandest spaces for you to use as your Christmas party backdrop. Dine with the dinosaurs in the museum’s largest entertainment space and gaze upon both the remains of the world’s prehistoric creatures and exquisite romanesque arches. For a more intimate setting book the Earth Halls and surround yourself with remarkable objects that tell of the planet’s history. You can even book yourself a private tour round the Earth Galleries for an extra special pre-dinner and drinks activity.
During the festive season, London’s iconic Somerset House welcomes skaters from across the city to glide across their 900-square-metre ice rink with a magical backdrop. After you’ve displayed your finest Tourvill and Dean skating skills you can dine in one of Somerset House’s grand private rooms with magnificent views of the ice rink and River Thames. Most cities will have an ice rink installed during the winter season so you could incorporate skating, Christmas delicacies and drinks just about anywhere!
Give your company a private viewing of one of Europe’s largest displays of marine life at the Sea Life’s London Aquarium. Before taking your seats for dinner with a spectacular underwater backdrop, you’ll take a walk above sharks and interact with fearless divers who will be swimming with these magnificent creatures. As you dine in the ‘Atlantic Cove’ you’ll be able to watch the majestic creatures of the ocean as you feast on a truly delicious Christmas feast. As far as Office Christmas party activity ideas go, the London Aquarium ticks a lot of boxes; interactive, unique, and memorable.
Dare to feast inside the London Dungeons, one of London’s most loved attractions? Join a cast of live actors as they take you on a tour to meet darkly historical characters such as Jack the Ripper, Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd. When you’ve just about stomached as many horrible deeds as you can, it’s time to take a seat in an 18th century themed tavern for some traditional pub grub and cheerful Christmas drinking (just try to forget the gruesome murders)!
For some reason, the office Christmas parties tend to bring out the most competitive spirits in the team. It could be because there’s a generous amount of mould wine and Christmas cocktails served up, or maybe it’s just because the Christmas season is the best time to let your hair down and relax. If you’re in need of a sporty office Christmas party activity idea then you might want to check out the Bat and Ball in London. It’s a lively table tennis bar that offers you the chance to serve up a ping-pong storm with a delicious buffet! Alternatively, you could hire a couple of ping-pong tables for your office, host your own tournament, order in a buffet and selection of drinks and host your very own private work do.
Cocktails at Christmas are a tradition for many, but how would you and your colleagues like to be taught by professional bartenders to muddle and shake your very own delicious winter drinks? This Christmas party activity idea involves demonstrations from the pros, alcohol tasting ( quite a lot of it), a lesson in cocktail history, and a hands on opportunity for your entire team to get behind the bar and try concocting your very own winter beverages!
What if we told you that there are beautiful, timeless steam trains serving warm mould wine and delicious winter delicacies that transport you to and from Christmas markets over an evening? We’re guessing you’re going to say it’s the best office Christmas party activity idea you’ve heard of this year!
Why are Christmas markets so great? Tasty Christmas treats, winter cocktails, decorations, light displays, live entertainment, Xmas gifts and novelties… Pretty much everything that makes Christmas the best time of the year! After the market extravaganza, journey back home in 1950/60’s style carriages and if you haven’t filled yourself with festive food by that time, you can enjoy a sumptuous four course Christmas meal in true style.
This Christmas party idea is a dream come true for Harry Potter fans and fantasy lovers. During December, Warner Bros Studio opens Harry Potter World for a Christmas banquet like you’ve never seen! You start the evening with a private lobby reception for prosecco and canapes where the excitement builds for the main event.
After a short red carpet walk and cinematic video, you’ll be led to the doors of the Great Hall. The doors will swing open and you’ll be awestruck at the magic and beauty of the scenery inside. You’ll recognise authentic film props and tables as you wander through with your fellow wizards and witches. If you don’t think that dining in the magnificent Great Hall for a Christmas feast is quite enough to quench your Potter fandom thirst, why not book a tour of the studio before you eat!
If you still haven’t found the right office Christmas party activity, head over to Christmas Connections where you’re guaranteed to find an idea to suit you and your needs.