With less than 50 days to go, Christmas is just around the corner so it’s time to start planning, saving dates and getting those lists together. Given that last year we didn’t have the opportunity to celebrate together in person, we, more than ever, need a party and a time to celebrate with friends, family, colleagues and clients.
There are so many options out there from shared parties for festive lunches or evening dinners, formal seated dining options or more simple drinks, canapes or street food depending on the occasion. There is also the option for exclusive hire of a venue space to tailor a Christmas party as you wish from theming to décor, catering, live entertainment and Christmas gifts.
Either way the aim is for you and your guests to relax, share some well-earned hospitality, soak up the atmosphere and celebrate the festive season possibly with a dance or two. With so many themes and options out there it’s hard to decide which one to choose so we’ve asked our team at The Hub for a few pointers….
For the best views of the London skyline from the River Thames choose Bateaux London with a choice of festive lunch and dinner cruises embarking from Embankment Pier or an exclusive charter of River Room to tailor a bespoke Christmas cruise complete with sumptuous festive fayre, décor and entertainment to boot.
Host a Christmas party with a difference in one of the 6 RAF Museum hangers amongst the magnificent memorabilia teeming in history and housing a world-renowned collection of aircraft. With the added option of a 1940’s theme with entertainment, décor and even a historic menu for a truly immersive experience and a great sense of occasion.
You can’t beat a music festival for a party atmosphere and for the first time this year The Amex Stadium in Brighton is hosting Festive ‘AL, which will entertain partygoers with a series of festival style band and DJ nights including covers from the likes of Oasis, The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, Rudimental and The Beatles.
Enjoy a modern twist on the beautiful Victorian elegance of ‘A Christmas Carol’ at The Athenaeum in the heart of Bury St Edmunds, a venue which has long been associated with social events and party gathering from Victorian times until the present day.
Spitfire Ground in Kent with views over the cricket pitch and a host of entertainment to choose from including magicians, magic mirrors, casino tables, DJs and live band is guaranteed to be a great festive night out for all.
At Ewood Park, home to Blackburn Rovers Football Club, the all-inclusive party nights will be serving up tastes both global and local with a choice of Keralan cornfed chicken coconut ishtu curry, Harissa sweet potato, chickpea and vegetable Moroccan tagine alongside a local favourite, Lancashire Lamb Hotpot. And for those more traditional Christmas party goers the ‘Gingle Bell Ball’ is serving up festive gin cocktails ahead of a tradition turkey dinner or a casual ‘Burger and Beers’ party for something a bit more relaxed.
Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers is hosting ‘Boogie Bingo’, expect bonkers bingo, plenty of prizes to be won and your favourite tunes for a festive dance. Dance through the decades from 60’s to present day, dust of that glitter ball and bring out your dancing shoes for this one!
At the DW Stadium, home to Wigan Warriors and Wigan Athletic they have a choice of party themes from an 80’s and 90’s dance party, Movie the Night Away with tunes from all your favourite classic films like Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever, Grease and Mama Mia or Motown magic recreating the sounds of Motown records.
Goodison Park, home to Everton Football Club in Liverpool, is hosting ‘Festive and Fabulous’ Party nights with a traditional turkey dinner accompanied by festive party games to keep everyone entertained before the dancing starts after dinner. Add a little festive sparkle with a Christmas Long Island Iced Tea, Mojito or Cosmo or for those avoiding alcohol Seedlip Spice Spritz or a Fruit Punch.
The Black and White ball at St James’ Park is back again by popular demand with all its glitz and glamour, striking table settings, live entertainment and sumptuous food and drinks.
The glittering grandstand party at Hamilton Park will have you rocking around the racecourse Christmas tree this year with festive fun for all including photographer, DJ and party games all with amazing views over the racecourse.
Hampden Park, in Glasgow home of Scottish Football has just completed a major upgrade to its hospitality facilities and is offer a choice of festive events from a Jingle Bell exclusive party, shared party nights and even an all-new luxurious Super box experience for up to 40 guests with magnificent views over the pitch.
Furlong Fun at Perth Racecourse with a series of party nights to choose from is full of festive fun with a Christmas meal, games and music to dance the night away.
Both Hamilton Park and Perth Racecourse have hotels on site so you don’t have to go very far to put your head on a pillow at the end of the party!
Sparkle all the way this Christmas at the beautiful V&A Dundee where the Tatha Bar and Kitchen are hosting festive dinners and canape receptions with music and dancing. Enjoy sublime cocktails and zero proofs with locally sourced festive food and the chance to experience Night Fever, an exhibition celebrating club culture and design from 1960’s to today followed by dancefloor music to end the night.