If there was going to be a year that would go down in history as the one that saw more people than ever before from different generations adopt digital technologies, it would without a doubt be 2020! The pandemic left many of us with no choice but to get to grips with video conferencing software, and now the festive season is upon us, that hasn’t changed. Unfortunately, having a merry Christmas jig and mingling with work colleagues in person this year will be a fond memory from the days of yesteryear, but there are still a myriad of ways you can celebrate digitally instead.
It truly is amazing the ways in which we have adapted to our circumstances over the past year, and there’s nothing that’s going to stop us enjoying an utterly festive yet virtual soiree from the comfort of our own homes… not even a pandemic!
Discover these immersive and entertaining virtual Christmas parties for a memorable finale to 2020.
Having created fabulous Christmas parties for over 10 years, Office Christmas took the pandemic in their stride with a host of jovial, virtual event ideas. Their 'Christmas In A Box package' provides the ultimate remedy for being unable to physically be together. Combining a physical home delivery with an interactive online experience tailored to your requirements, reward your employees this festive season and discover how enjoyable virtual Christmas parties can truly be. Think canapés and wine paired with sensational live-streamed entertainment whilst you tuck into a delicious Christmas dinner and sing along live with a four-piece band. Starting from £75 per person, the variety of packages can be suited to your company’s needs. Delivered directly to the doors of your employees, the food package includes cheese and charcuteries, hot chocolate, cookie dough crackers and a salted caramel yule log — sure to bring your team’s spirits up and end 2020 on a positive note!
If your team likes to get practical, a cocktail masterclass this Christmas is the perfect idea to get your creative hats on, and the merriment well underway. Rockitfish are hosting their own selection of virtual festive events, but our favourite is certainly their Christmas cocktails masterclass. Get your team of colleagues or a group of friends and family together this festive season and take part in an entertaining virtual cocktail party, guided by an expert mixologist presenter. Learn how to make some simple Christmas cocktail recipes or devise a menu specially designed for you and your party. Each participant will receive a Christmas-themed gift box including all ingredients and cocktail equipment for the chosen beverages. So, all you’ll have to do is don your festive attire, grab your favourite cocktail glasses, and allow the joy of celebrating the festive season with the ones you love, however virtually it may be, wash over you.
What’s more immersive and in the spirit of Christmas than a festive bake-along? We can’t think of much else! Like bringing the magic of the likes of The Great British Bake-Off into your own home, this virtual experience hosted by Rockitfish is guaranteed to fill your home with the iconic festive scents of cinnamon, ginger and orange, plus, it’s an extremely fun activity to do alongside colleagues, friends or family, as you compare your masterpieces… or possibly lack thereof. Choose from a selection of bakes, including gingerbread stars for the tree, chocolate and orange truffles, or themed cupcakes. Led by Michelin-starred and Rosette experienced Chefs, this is a gourmet experience your whole party will be thanking you for organising. Enjoy the immersive and jovial atmosphere created by Rockitfish, and learn culinary tips and tricks from demonstrations, before having a go yourself with a fun, competitive twist alongside the rest of your party.
For many, a comedy night in the city goes hand-in-hand with December festivities. Enter 2020, which definitely put a curveball on whatever we had planned. But, that still won’t dampen our spirits, as the lights glimmer and the bells jingle, and the songs play more powerfully than ever before. A night of comedy can still be on the cards!
Allow the masters at The 99 Club to organise a Christmas comedy party via Zoom all from the comfort of your own sofa. Comedy stars from shows such as Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You, could be live in your living room for your work party! Awarded ‘Best London Comedy Club’ nine years in a row, allow the experts to organise all of the arrangements for a virtual Christmas party you won’t be forgetting.
Top hats and white bunny rabbits at the ready! Add some virtual entertainment to your Christmas party this year with a unique and fully interactive experience, mixing magic and mind reading. Professional French magician, Nicolas, will be your magician for the night, with a history of prestigious parties under his belt. Offering modern, visual and highly entertaining shows, Nicolas has designed, created and put together effects specifically for this new type of virtual experience. Even better, some effects can be customised with your company logo, and there will always be an interactive trick for everyone to enjoy at home included in the package. Wherever you are in the world, Nicolas’ virtual magician experiences are available around the clock, and shows can range from 20 minutes to 1 hour for a night suitable for all.
Is there anything more typically corporate and utterly essential than an end of year staff awards ceremony? From staff recognition awards to the more humorous accolades including the ‘Always Late’ or the ‘Food Thief’, a virtual awards ceremony always proves to be the entertaining cherry on top of the year. Since this year has certainly been a tumultuous one for both employees and employers, it’s essential we acknowledge the achievements of our colleagues to keep them engaged, positive and motivated for the new year. The Events Company are allowing the joviality and buzz of an awards ceremony to be captured in virtual form. Combining beautifully designed slides, utilising green screen technology and company video footage of presenters and award winners, all of the drama and emotion you’d expect from a physical event certainly won’t go amiss. You choose the awards and leave the planning and organisation to The Events Company for a wonderfully merry night to remember.
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