8 Top tips for planning your work Christmas party

The festive party season is almost upon us! Early birds will already have the Christmas party booked and the outfit ready but, if thinking about Christmas earlier than December gives you a headache, you’ll still be in need of a Christmas party venue…

With places almost booked up  for our Christmas parties in venues Beverley Racecourse, Pontefract Racecourse, York Racecourse, Bradford City FC, Stockport County FC, The National Speedway Stadium and Castle Grove Masonic Hall  we thought we would give you, the designated party planner some help with our 8 top tips on planning your Christmas party for you and your co-workers.

(If you’re not the designated party planner, feel free to share this with whoever is, feeling thankful that the task hasn’t fallen to you this year!)

Get the date set

Probably the most important aspect of planning your party is to set a date that works for everyone. A number of our dates at our venues are full already but we’ve listed some venues below with availability.



Set the budget

A Christmas party is a great way for employers to thank their colleagues for their hard work all year. If you are in charge of organising it, you will have been given a budget, happy days!



Source a venue

Do get out of the office! As you spend most of your time there we think you deserve a change of scenery,  our venues will have made a festive effort and glitz up the place so you don’t have to!



Treat yourself to a feast

It’s officially the one time of the year it’s acceptable to eat too much, and your Christmas do is no exception. Our venues have lots of menu options and choices for everyone, of course making sure that they serve the classic turkey dinner with all the trimmings!



Celebrate in style with drink packages

Why not arrive in style to a sparkling drink? Remove the hassle of having to go to the bar and pre-order your drinks so they are ready and waiting on your table. This also gets everyone involved and in the party spirit before the event.




Do think about what sort of entertainment you want, lots of our venues offer live music acts, themed nights as well as the classic Christmas party night. A night with entertainment is a guaranteed way of knowing you will have a good time!



Don’t leave it until the last minute!

Believe us, there is nothing worse than having to go to your dodgy local at the end of the road, ending your night with a kebab. You’ve just got to embrace the fact that Christmas is next month and get booking – our nights are already filling up, so get in touch now to avoid disappointment!



Take lots of pictures

Whether you’re glammed up or wearing your Christmas jumper, take lots of pictures so you can have a laugh the following work day and re-live your antics!

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The majority of our Christmas parties have now filled up, but you will find some availability at the venues listed below, give us a call and speak to a member of staff on 0113 287 6387.