5 ideas for your 2020 Christmas party


Think outside the box for your corporate Christmas gathering and finish the year on a high.

Christmas is just around the corner and while COVID-19 continues to present its challenges, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate in style with your corporate team.

It’s all about thinking outside the box and having a strong safety plan in place to ensure your delegates can celebrate with peace of mind.

If you’re looking for inspiration for this year’s corporate Christmas gathering, here are five ideas to get you started:

1/ Corporate retreat

Pacific Bay Resort

Corporate retreats are a great way to reward and celebrate corporate teams, while ensuring everyone is in a safe and controlled environment.

Many venues across the country are offering exclusive hire packages or partial buy-outs for teams who want privacy, exclusivity and safety.

Bells at Killcare is a great option for teams based in New South Wales, offering stunning accommodation and dining options. Further north in Coffs Harbour, Pacific Bay Resort offers vast spaces and modern rooms for corporate stays.

Over in Western Australia, check out the corporate retreat offerings at Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa and Abbey Beach Resort.

2/ Private dining

corporate christmas party ideas
Cloudland Brisbane

With dining and gathering limits still in place, private dining is a great way to bring a small group together for an end of year celebration.

There’s no shortage of spectacular private dining spaces all over the country.

If you’re in Brisbane, Customs House is a stunning riverside venue with several private dining options, while Cloudland‘s eclectic rooms are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Think outside the box and opt for a penthouse suite, like the brand new ones at Frasers Suites Sydney, to deliver a private dining experience with an exclusive touch.

3/ Soiree at sea

corporate christmas party ideas
Hamptons Sydney

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a bubbles out on the water as the sun sets.

Why not treat your team to a night out on the water, with a trusted charter or cruising company.

Captain Cook Cruises have a range of different options for private groups and a strong COVID-safe plan to put your mind at ease.

If you’re opting for a full vessel takeover, check out Hamptons Sydney, a purpose-built floating event space, split over two levels.

4/ Virtual team building

Send a corporate gift like these from Sara’s Garden

If delegate numbers or location doesn’t allow for an in-person corporate Christmas party this year, there are still some great ideas to celebrate the end of the year.

Team building providers like Be Challenged and Total Team Building offer remote activities to engage teams in a virtual setting.

Add a personal touch by delivering a corporate gift to each delegate to ensure they feel valued and to help them get in the party mood! Try Merchgirls for stylish company gifts, Cubic Promote for branded merch or Sara’s Garden for an eco-friendly touch.

5/ Gala dinner with satellite events

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Westin Brisbane

Another trend we’re seeing in corporate events is having multiple smaller events in a number of locations to ensure each gathering complies with COVID restrictions.

This is a great option for teams that are spread across the country and there are a number of ways to still maintain engagement between events, through the use of digital content and social media.

For a Sydney event, Hyatt Regency Sydney and the Royal Randwick are fail-safe options, while Hotel Realm in Canberra is sure to impress.

In Queensland, why not host a COVID-safe gala dinner at the Westin Brisbane, Sea World Resort or the Gold Coast Turf Club.

For Adelaide corporate teams, be sure to check out the brand new Crowne Plaza Adelaide for a sophisticated Christmas party.

For more Christmas party ideas, search through A LIST Guide’s trusted venues and suppliers here.

Featured image: Cloudland Brisbane

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