It’s that time of year again where you have to organise your Christmas work do! Whether you are planning for a small or large company, it is essential that your festive party is xmas-ceptional!

Here are our top tips to help you plan yours:

1. Try a different theme

Instead of going for a traditional evening meal, you could book a Christmas party with a theme. This year we are hosting the Alpine Apres Ski Party, which includes Austrian food kiosks, DJ and a traditional Oompah Band. The theme will transport guests into the magical surroundings of a ski chalet, where they can enjoy an evening of Apres Ski entertainment.

2. Find a new venue

Hosting a Christmas party every year in the same location is repetitive and makes your employees think that you haven’t put enough effort into it. Add a surprise element by finding an exciting new, venue to celebrate with your colleagues.

Our venue at Newbury Racecourse, for example, is less than 1 hour train journey away from London* and has exceptional views of the countryside, something the big cities cannot offer.

*Source: from London Paddington Station

3. Choose a venue with a view

Nothing can beat a venue with a natural backdrop. How about the view across the 300 acres of the Berkshire countryside at our venue at Newbury Racecourse?

Private Dining | Party Events at Newbury Racecourse

Now that’s a view! All of the joiner Christmas parties at Newbury Racecourse are hosted at The Dubai Duty Free Grandstand, which has some of the best views in the county.

4. Choose a good catering team

Although you would like to think that your fellow employees want to be at your work do for company morale, you can be certain that a good number of them are only looking forward to the eating and drinking!

With our expert knowledge of food and drink our award-winning catering teams will provide you with a dining experience you won’t forget!

5. Let us organise the party for you!

There is a lot to consider when organising a large corporate Christmas party:

  • Budget
  • Catering
  • Transport
  • Venue Space
  • Entertainment

With both Christmas Under The Stars and the Alpine Apres Ski Partycompletely organised by our events team, all you need to do is book tickets for the available dates and celebrate with your work colleagues on the night!

Alpine Après Ski Party – 13th and 14th December – £60pp

Christmas Under The Stars – 7th, 13th and 14th December – from £60pp

For further information, please contact us on 01635 40015 or email via