25 Oct Christmas party entertainment ideas
The big man is busy prepping his sleigh, his good lady is in the kitchen baking pies, and the elves are, knee-deep in (insert this year’s latest gaming craze)
But what about your poor party guests? They need something to do at the upcoming holiday party and Christmas entertainment is your friend.
If you’re tasked with organising the office party this year, you might be feeling a little bit (or a lot) of pressure. After all, there’s a lot riding on getting the entertainment just right – if your colleagues don’t have a good time, it’s going to reflect badly on you. But don’t worry, I’m here to help. Here are some of my top festive entertainment ideas that are sure to get your colleagues in the festive spirit.
If you’re looking for a truly unique and festive entertainment idea this holiday season, look no further than a close-up magician. These skilled performers will amaze and astound your guests with their outrageous mind-blowing stunts. From making objects disappear and reappear to levitation and escapes, there’s nothing these magicians can’t do. And if you’re worried about your guests being bored or unimpressed, don’t be – magic is incredibly engaging and always leaves people wanting more. So if you’re looking to knock your guests’ socks off this Christmas, a magician is the perfect entertainer for the job.
As it happens, I’m Close-Up Chris your Christmas entertainer and -the UK’s top magician. I’ve performed at parties and corporate events for some of the biggest names in the business, and I guarantee that I can make your Xmas one to remember. So for a little magic that’s guaranteed to bring festive cheer at the office Christmas bash, get in touch.
The Close-Up Corner
The Close-Up Corner
For a corporate Christmas party idea that will really wow your guests, consider the Close-Up Corner.
This unique entertainment idea combines close-up magic with an eye-catching booth that attracts your guest’s attention whilst the Reaction Cam captures the amazing reactions in glorious HD.
It’s a brilliant focal point for your guests to gather and be amazed. Just imagine their faces when they see the stunning sleight of hand work of our professional magicians. So if you’re looking for a truly unique and memorable Xmas entertainment idea, the Close-Up Corner is the creme de la creme!
Looking for a unique way to liven up your Yuletide shindig?
Why not hire some carol singers? There’s nothing quite like the sound of festive music wafting through the air to really get you into the holiday spirit. Plus, it’s a great way to get everyone in attendance feeling festive and merry. Just be sure to have some extra mistletoe on hand for some additional entertainment.
It’s that time of year again! The time to start planning your corporate Christmas party.
And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by listening to live music? Whether you’re rocking around the Christmas tree or dancing the night away, live music is sure to get you in the festive mood. Plus, it’s a great way to get your employees moving and shaking on the dance floor. So if you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate the holidays, be sure to book a band for your office Season of goodwill bash!
Are you looking for something a little different for Noel’s celebrations?
Tired of the same old festive event year after year? Why not add a touch of excitement with a surprise juggler? Imagine the looks on your guests’ faces as they enjoy their festive meal, only to be interrupted by a waiter who suddenly reveals himself to be a world-class juggler! A surprise juggler is guaranteed to bring a touch of elegance and wit to your Christmas party, and they’re sure to be the talk of the office for months to come.
Festive Stilt Walkers
If you’re looking for Christmas party ideas that will really make your colleagues stand up and take notice, why not hire some stilt walkers?
Dave from accounts will no longer be the tallest person in the office, and you can really mix things up by having themed costumes for your Christmas party entertainers. Just imagine the light-hearted festive banter as a 9ft Santa Claus mingles with the guests! Christmas-themed entertainment at its finest!
Look, no one enjoys the Corporate Christmas party, right? And there’s no way you’re getting Janet on the mic…
Fast forward 2 potent eggnogs and look who’s busting their lungs out to Mariah Carey!
Yes, it’s not big. It’s not clever but karaoke could prove a hit for your corporate Christmas party.
If you’re looking for a touch of class at your Winter event this year, look no further than the silhouetist! These skilled artists will nimbly cut profiles of your work colleagues, capturing their likenesses with stunning accuracy. The finished products make great keepsakes, and they’re sure to be a hit with everyone. So if you’re looking for a unique way to entertain your VIP’s, consider hiring a silhouetist for your next Xmas party.
Beat Box Singers
Beat Box Rappers
On the hunt for funky Christmas party ideas? Sick of those angelic singers murmuring about a silent night? Bring the Christmas cheer with some beatboxing and watch your office party groove along to all their favourite Christmas classics, with a twist.
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer never sounded so good!
Comedy/Rude Santa Claus Visit
Come on now! Tell me you wouldn’t pay good money for grumpy/drunk/highly-opinionated Santa telling some of your work colleagues what he thinks about them!
Of course, set the boundaries so it doesn’t escalate in pure madness (although, what a story to be told when St Nicholas gets whisked away in handcuffs) but hiring Christmas entertainers who can deliver some good ol’ fashioned festive fun, with a side of sarcasm should be a winner.
Combine this with elves with attitude and a few baubles and this festive occasion is sure to be a CRACKER! Ideal ice-breaker for the office party.
Christmas Party Brass Band
Certainly no dance floor filler but there’s a certain charm in the smooth, rich tones of a brass band
Commanding, powerful and full of Christmas cheer, a brass band is a perfect way to inject some celebratory spirit into your corporate event. From traditional carols to modern classics, your band will set the tone whilst Father Christmas prepares for his big night. Why not hire mix-and-mingle party bands who can provide a walkabout act? Ideal doe creating a lively atmosphere at your Christmas private party.
Hire a pianist
The fire is roaring, the tree has never looked so good and there’s a pianist tinkling away in the corner (the toilets are out of order).
What could be more Christmassy than hiring a pianist to play all your favourite seasonal tunes? It’s the perfect way to add a touch of class to your party and really give your guests an unforgettable Christmas experience. Great for Christmas house parties where the vibe is more ‘intimate’ and you want your guests to feel relaxed and enjoy the season.
At Christmas, we often look our finest. Pretty dress, high heels – Kevin has really made an effort this year. Why not hire a live artist to paint your guests for this year’s Xmas entertainment? They’ll capture the Christmas fashion, the office party atmosphere and, of course, those all-important festive vibes. The finished paintings make great souvenirs for your friends to take home, and they’re sure to be a hit with everyone at the party. Check out Lucy – one of the UK’s leading festive events artists.
Christmas Party Entertainment Ideas
There you go, from walkabout characters to candy cane stilt walkers, all you need now is a real reindeer and ladies and gentlemen we’ve got ourselves some winter entertainment ideas that will have everyone talking until next year!
And remember, Christmas parties are all about having fun, so make sure you let your hair down and enjoy the festive season!
Close-Up Chris is a professional magician based in the UK who is as funny as he’s tall. He performs close-up magic and has been wowing audiences for over 20 years with his incredible sleight-of-hand skills. Chris is the perfect choice for corporate events, private parties and your next Christmas event. Just let him know your event date and he’ll be there to make it a truly magical experience! Should you need help sourcing some of the above ideas or help to find Christmas entertainers for your Xmas party, get in touch. Christmas entertainment this year is truly sorted!