The run up to Christmas, the smell of mulled wine in the air and the tin of chocolates being passed around the office is well on the agenda for many of us already (particularly for those with little interest in Halloween!). For party planners, this already means a consideration of Christmas party venues, packages and events in the local area. So what’s on near you?
Christmas Events in London
A business hub and a central location of a plethora of fantastic venues and event options this Christmas – here’s what is happening in London.
Keep Calm and Christmas On – The Crystal
The festive season gets underway at one of the world’s most sustainable venues at the start of December with the Keep Calm and Christmas On package. This package, perfect for businesses in the area and across London, with close links to public transport hubs for those travelling from further afield, includes a gin cocktail upon arrival at the venue, a three-course festive menu and wonderful Christmas sing-along lead by a local choir.
Galleries and Cultural Venues – Across London
All centrally located, the restaurants provide the perfect setting for a festive get together, seasonal menus with all the trimmings as standard and selected entertainment.
There are also options for seasonally themed afternoon teas, as well as winter cocktail packages.
Christmas Events across the South and South East
Across the South East the selection of venues there are Christmas party from stadiums through to cultural/historic buildings.
Christmas Sky Dining – i360 Brighton
Indulge in a Christmas party with a view on the i360 in Brighton with the Christmas Sky Dining 2019 package. There’s the option for a three-course meal on the British Airways i360 pod, with a view across Brighton and Hove. The pod will be laid out for fine dining, with fairy lights included to help you relax over a glass of wine as you head up the 450ft tower – watching the stars appear overhead!
Festive Sunday Lunch – Brighton AMEX
If the traditional Sunday lunch is more you, then the AMEX Stadium, Brighton has the perfect option. Held throughout December, the venue will host Festive Sunday Lunches for the entire family, with children also receiving an additional festive treat for the day!
Availability starts from midday on each Sunday and will run until 3pm.
Christmas Events across the North of England
Black and White Ball – St. James’ Park, Newcastle
St. James’ Park Newcastle is the hub of entertainment in the city, holding home to Newcastle United, but also holding fantastic events throughout the year. Christmas 2019 is no different and the venue will be hosting a Black and White Ball on the 14th December.
This includes a red-carpet entrance, champagne reception, traditional Christmas dinner and disco at the end of the evening with Jason Isaacs!
Dancing Through the Decades – Emerald Headingley Stadium
Leeds is home to the Emerald Headingley Stadium and the newly build Emerald Stand overlooking both the rugby and cricket pitches. This year the stadium will be hosting a Christmas event with an element of time travel included! The Dancing Through the Decades package is simple – come along, grab a hog roast roll and get dancing!
The resident DJ will be playing classics from across the decades to take you on a whirlwind that includes the best from the likes of Wham! through to Busted!
Christmas Events across Scotland
Not just for Christmas, Scotland is hosting a number of Hogmanay events as well.
Hogmanay Ball - The Signet Library
Head to the Signet Library, at the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town, for a Hogmanay Ball like no other!
The Hogmanay Ball is a night of sophistication which starts with a glass of Champagne on arrival, a five-course meal, pre-selected wines and a party on the dancefloor to ring in the New Year! Of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without a sing-along for Auld Lang Syne to bring in the New Year in style.
Festive Disco Lunches – Hampden Park
For Christmas parties in Glasgow, why not head to Hampden Park? The national football stadium for Scotland is holding a series of day-time and evening events, including Festive Disco Lunches for those looking to fit Christmas celebrations around their day-to-day lives.
This includes a red-carpet welcome as standard, a cocktail or mocktail, a two-course lunch, half a bottle wine and a resident DJ playing party classics until 6pm.