The holiday season is just around the corner and bright Christmas decorations are about to start popping up all around town.
As everyone is slowly getting into the festive spirit, you should start thinking about some fun office Christmas party ideas to celebrate the season of giving with your team.
Throwing an office holiday party is a great way to reward your employees for all their hard work over the past year. It’s also an opportunity to nurture community and inclusiveness within your organization, because no one should be feeling lonely around Christmas.
Gatherings around the holidays allow people to form stronger emotional connections, engage more freely amongst each other and build a sense of belonging.
So, what are some company Christmas party ideas that will get your team into the holiday spirit and guarantee good times?
Themed Office Christmas Parties
Themed parties are always awesome for getting everyone in a good mood and forgetting about the daily grind. There are many fun Christmas themes you can go with, but here are several that are sure to bring smiles to your guests’ faces.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
This one’s a classic, but it never gets old. We all have those photos of us as kids in weird Christmas sweaters our grandmas knitted for us. Some of the sweaters were actually awesome, but others, not so much. An ugly sweater party is always comical, because the tackier the attire, the more laughs you’re all going to have.
As an alternative to everyone bringing their own sweaters, you can set up an ugly sweater station at the office where everyone can make some on the spot.
Ask your guests to come dressed in plain t-shirts or sweaters and then embellish them with different items and materials you offer at the station, from bows and ribbons to reindeer antlers and elf ears, fluffy Santa beards and jingle bells, to anything else whacky you can think of.
Nightmare Before Christmas Party
Didn’t get enough of Halloween this year? How about carrying over some of that spooky action into your office Christmas party?
Decorate your party space in a Halloween — Christmas mashup with skeletons and skulls in Santa outfits and hats, or wear Jack Skellington masks to add that special Tim Burton touch. Play the spooky movie soundtrack and forget about the same old Christmas songs you’ve already heard a million times!
Throw out the rule book this year and get into the spirit with a spooktacular office Christmas party.
Winter Wonderland Party
There is something magical about a landscape covered in snow that’s glistening under the moonlight. You can recreate the magic of winter at your office Christmas party!
Create a festive ambiance with faux snow, white shimmer curtains as a backdrop and lots of white lighting and balloons. Adorn the chairs and tables with snowy white fabric and set up candles and centerpieces with a frosty touch. It will create a dreamy atmosphere at your office holiday party and your guests will love it!
Christmas Around the World Party
This theme is perfect if you have a culturally diverse team. Many cultures around the world celebrate the winter holidays in some way, so you can encourage everyone to bring their own special touch to the party, whether it’s games, delicious food or traditional costumes.
It’s a fun way to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all your employees and an opportunity to celebrate our multiculturalism. It will bring richness to your workplace while letting you get to know your team better as well as thier cultural heritages.
Office Christmas Party Games
An office holiday party is a time for employees to get more social and enjoy the company of their co-workers. It’s a long overdue break from the usual office stuff and a great opportunity to let loose and have some fun.
Games and competitions can be the spark you’re looking for to boost engagement and excitement and get the party started.
Christmas Scavenger Hunt
A scavenger hunt is a great way to kick off your office Christmas party and get your guests interacting with each other. Everyone can split up into teams and search the office for items that you’ve hidden away beforehand.
To create some lasting memories, you can have people take photos of themselves as they find all the items on the list. It’s a hands-on activity that won’t take up too much time, but it’s a great ice breaker to get everyone in a good mood for the rest of the party.
The beauty of charades is their simplicity and the fact that they can be played by as many people as you like. Split your guests into teams and have players take turns acting out clues that their team members have to guess. Use Christmas-themed words and phrases to give the game that special holiday flavor.
It’s one of the most popular games at office parties and holiday gatherings because it’s so easy to organize, it’s a chance to get silly, and it can involve literally anyone in the room.
What’s in the Stocking?
Fill a Christmas stocking with a bunch of holiday items like a candy cane, Christmas bow, reindeer toy, Santa hat or a miniature Christmas tree, as well as any other small items you can think of. Then tie it up to make sure there are no hints about what’s inside.
Have everyone pass the stocking around and reach in without looking to try to figure out what’s inside, and then write their guesses on a piece of paper. Prepare a neat prize for the winner who gets the most items on the list correctly.
Gift Wrapping Competition
Hosting a gift-wrapping competition at your office Christmas party can be a great way for people to get in touch with their childhood memories while enjoying the company of their colleagues.
If you’re looking for ways to spread the love and make someone else’s Christmas special, you can also combine the competition with a charitable cause and prepare gifts for those less fortunate in your area. Your guests will have fun and get into the spirit of giving, which is what Christmas is all about!
Hire Professional Entertainment with Eva!
There are many things you can do yourself to make your office Christmas party a night to remember, but if you want to take it to another level, hiring professional entertainment is the way to go!
The choices are almost endless when it comes to styles and genres of entertainment, but we have a few special acts that will create the perfect vibe at your office holiday party.
Christmas Carolers and Singers
If you’re a fan of classics that take you back to childhood, you’ll love the Olde Towne Carolers. They combine traditional Victorian attire with all the classic Christmas carols we know by heart. They also offer a Piano & Voice Duo, Jazz Trio, Brass Quartets, and even Santa!
If you prefer a modern spin on all your favorite Christmas songs, you can book Alanna Royale, aka Musical Mrs. Clause. Her larger-than-life voice mixed with R&B and soul music for the modern age will treat your guests to a special holiday experience!
Holiday Music Mashup and Mixology
What goes better with some smashing Christmas tunes than a delicious holiday cocktail? A cocktail that you’ve mixed up yourself!
Enjoy the incredible raw talent of musician and singer-songwriter Carl Wockner, as he takes you on a journey through multiple genres with his multi-instrumentalism and live looping mashups. You’ll experience a blast of sonic excitement while a professional mixologist teaches you how to make the perfect Christmas cocktail!
Unique Magic and Comedy Show
Give your office Christmas party a unique touch with some magic and comedy from the amazing Justin Willman, the star and creator of the Magic for Humans hit series on Netflix.
He is one of today’s most prolific entertainers who leaves crowds speechless with his unique tricks, that is, if they are not tearing up laughing. His mind-blowing magic, clever comedy and unexpected surprises will leave everyone at your party wonderstruck!
Holiday Caricature Party Experience
Want to leave your guests with an awesome and creative souvenir from your office Christmas party? Then look no further than the Big Heads & Beats holiday show with Caricature Art & Live Drumming DJs!
Enjoy a live drumming performance of all your favorite holiday hits as their digital artists create amazing caricatures of all your guests. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that leaves everyone with a personalized keepsake to take home!
There are many more unique performers and specialty acts available on the Eva platform.
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