It’s getting to be that time of year again! Time to plan out your company’s holiday event. There are so many options for corporate holiday parties in NYC. We’ve narrowed it down to seven for you to choose from.
Corporate holiday parties should be engaging, fun, and most importantly cheery to reflect the holiday season! Show your team that you’re not going to do the same old tired drinks and cookies around the water cooler in your office. And, most importantly, try to pick an event that fits your team’s schedule, budget, and interests. No matter what, we think you’ll find a great match below!
1. Fa La La La Food Tour
Take your team on Avital Tours Fa La La La progressive meal tour in the East Village or Flat Iron. As you follow your expert Avital Tour guide you’ll be taken to three incredible restaurants to eat three different scrumptious dishes. In between each stop, you’ll be led through the neighborhood and hear stories about it’s history as well as sprinklings of holiday stories, activities, and treats. This is out top pick out of the many offerings you have for corporate holiday parties in NYC. And don’t forget to add the optional curated beverage pairing upgrade. Your team will thank you for it!
Why we chose this as one of our corporate holiday parties in NYC: This unique experience takes your team out into the city to learn about its history and culture as well as eat some amazing food!
2. White Elephant Gift Game
Have you never heard of the White Elephant Game?! Let us tell you – it is incredibly fun and engaging. With the White Elephant Game everyone brings a gift to the party. You can choose a limit on price to make things easy for everyone. This is particularly fun if there are some “great” gifts and some “bad” gifts. One at a time, people will open a gift. As you go along, each subsequent person can choose to open an unopened gift, or steal a gift that has already been opened. Fun rivalries, bargaining, and excitement will ensue. Click here to learn more about the rules of the White Elephant game.
Why we chose this as one of our corporate holiday parties in NYC: This is a great way to create an intimate, yet fun, game that allows your team to really connect.
3. Mini Olympics and Cocktail Party
Change it up from the normal holiday glitz and glamour to a mini Olympics game for your team at Chelsea Pier. There are plenty of activities and sports for you to choose from. They have facilities for indoor rock climbing, tourney style dodgeball, corn hole, volleyball, and more. Challenge your colleagues to see what they got! After your Olympic games, relax and shmooze with a cocktail party and snacks in a private event space. The Chelsea Pier has a lot to offer for corporate holiday parties in NYC. If you aren’t game for the Olympics you can always rent out one of their many venues for a classic holiday party. Click here to learn more about Chelsea Pier’s corporate events.
Why we chose this as one of our corporate holiday parties in NYC: Take your team on a different path and get physical for the holidays!
4. Hands-On Festive Feast
Treat your team to a two hour holiday themed hands on meal. What does a hands on meal look like? Your team will arrive at a restaurant location and be greeted with holiday beverages and light nibbles. Once everyone arrives and gets settled in, everyone will split up and either start learning how to make cocktails or a special dish from the restaurant. Leading the way will be an Avital tour host and an expert mixologist. After everyone makes their creation, it’s time to sit back and enjoy a hearty main course and another beverage pairing. This all inclusive experience really treats your team to something special. Click here to learn more about this Festive Feast!
Why we chose this as one of our corporate holiday parties in NYC: This single location experience keeps your team in one place, but with many different engaging activities and mingling opportunities!
5. Bowling Party
Who doesn’t love a bowling party? Bring out your team’s inner child with a day or evening at the lanes. Add drinks and food, and they’ll be hanging for a while! With multiple locations you’ll be able to find a perfect place for your team to hit the lanes! And, they have party planners to help you plan your event to make it as easy as possible for you. Click here to learn more about scheduling an event at Bowlero Lanes.
Why we chose this as one of our corporate holiday parties in NYC: With party planners and multiple locations this event is flexible and easy for you to plan.
6. Virtual Merry Mixologist
If your team is remote, we have the perfect virtual holiday party for you. Picture this, your team will be welcome to the video call with cheery holiday music. You’ll take out your pre delivered holiday cocktail kits (including alcohol). Get led through how to make your special holiday beverage, and learn a bit about mixology in general while you play some fun holiday themed games. After your mixologist takes their leave, you can all stay on your video call to chat with your new beverages. Bing bang boom, no one is going to have a bad time with this one! Click here to learn more about this event with Avital Tours.
Why we chose this as one of our corporate holiday parties in NYC: This is a fantastic option for remote teams and lasts about one hour so their engagement will not wane!
7. Holiday Movie and Trivia Night
This is a great option for a remote or in person event – or a mix depending on your team and their needs! Pick a classic holiday movie and hold a screening – you can use different online services online to create a virtual screening if you’re in need of that. Before or after the movie, hold a trivia contest about classic holiday films. You can give out tiered prizes for first, second, and third place winners. And, we think it’s fun and conducive to team building if you split everyone up into teams instead of having them do the trivia game alone. Every man for himself does not foster the holiday spirit!
Why we chose this as one of our corporate holiday parties in NYC: This DIY option is great to create a nostalgic event that let’s people cozy up, sit back, and relax.
Well, that’s it! Our list of different options for corporate holiday parties in NYC. We hope you found one that works for you and your team! And, if you want to give out a special employee gift (whether they won White Elephant or got the most sales this quarter), we suggest you check out Avital Tours NYC Food Tours page. We have a selection of food experiences including a Michelin Starred focus tour and a historic foodie tour of the East Village.