Planning a holiday party for your company can be a drag and a bit intimidating if you want to leave a good impression on your coworkers. Don’t fret – we’ve got you covered baby! And San Francisco is an amazing city with so much to offer. Look below to see some of our favorite San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas. We have just enough that we know you’ll find one that’s perfect for your team. 

Fa La La La Food Tour 

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Choose North Beach or the Mission District and have your team immersed into the neighborhood’s history, culture, and the best part, it’s food. In three hours an expert Avital guide will take you to three incredible restaurants for three incredible dishes (and optional beverage pairings) for a progressive meal tour that will truly please your colleagues. In between each restaurant, be led by your guide through the neighborhood hearing about its history and culture. Plus, a sprinkling of delightful holiday treats, games, and stories. Click here to sign up for the Fa La La La Tour for this year’s holiday party. 

Why we chose this as one of our San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas: Break from the typical mold and get your team an experience where they’ll learn about San Francisco, its history, and most importantly, its food.

Holiday Yacht Tour Around the Bay


Imagine a gorgeous holiday party taking place on a yacht that sails you and your colleagues around the bay. What a great idea for a holiday party! Take advantage of this great idea and organize a yacht tour with Empress Events in San Francisco. Your team will be whisked off on a beautiful boat ride with epic views of one of the most beautiful places in the world. Plus, Empress Events not only provides the yacht tour, but helps you with your event planning, food, service, cocktail and bar service, and more. Click here to visit Empress Events and learn more about their special events. 

Why we chose this as one of our San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas: Empress Events makes this planning virtually hands off for you as they provide an all inclusive yacht and party experience. 


Hands-On Festive Feast


This holiday party is one of our favorites. Avital Tour’s Hands-On Festive Feast allows your team to not only taste some amazing food and drinks, but also make some themselves! First, you’ll be welcomed with a special cocktail and light snack. Then, with the help of a veteran host and expert bartender, your team will learn about and then make a cocktail and a specialty dish. Lastly, you’ll be fed some amazing main dishes and a special holiday dessert. This two and a half hour, all inclusive event, hosted by Avital Tours, will wow your team to no end. Click here to learn more about giving your team this hands-on festive feast!

Why we chose this as one of our San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas: This event can be hosted in the FiDi as well as the Mission and shows your team that you’ll pull out all the stops for an epic holiday party.


Self Guided Holiday Lights Tour


Do you remember driving in your car as a kid and lighting up at the sight of house after house of lighted houses for the holidays? If you want a more low key holiday party for your team you can choose to walk around an iconic neighborhood in San Francisco known for having beautiful holiday lights. Click here to read about some of the best neighborhoods to see the most ornate and exorbitant holiday lights in SF. Map out a route and print it out for everyone to make it more of a polished experience. Join together at a local watering hole or restaurant afterwards for snacks and drinks to finish off the evening. Bonus points if you all wear ugly holiday sweaters to really show the festive spirit! 

Why we chose this as one of our San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas: This is a low maintenance excursion with wondrous sights.


Holiday Happy Hour with a Merry Mixologist


Gather your team to learn about the art of mixology, and eat some amazing snacks. The Avital Tours Holiday Happy Hour event is an amazing choice for your San Francisco corporate holiday party. Your team will meet at a restaurant either in the Financial District or the Mission District and be welcomed by an experienced host that will show them the art of cocktail making. They’ll make one stirred and one shaken cocktail while snacking on hearty snacks provided by the restaurant. Don’t miss this great opportunity to show your team your holiday party skills – they’re gonna love it! 

Why we chose this as one of our San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas: This event is great if you only have an hour and a half, yet still packs a punch!


A Holiday Party at Union Square’s Ice Skating Rink


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What screams the holidays more than an outdoor ice skating rink? To answer this rhetorical question is – nothing! San Francisco’s Union Square hosts an ice skating rink every holiday season. And, amazingly, they’re available to rent out for private events. Lace up your skates, put on your scarf, get on that ice, and organize a holiday party your team will never forget. Click here to learn more about having a corporate holiday party at San Francisco’s Union Square’s ice skating rink. 

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Why we chose this as one of our San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas: This is a quintessential holiday excursion that you can share with your team with great photo ops.


Edible Architecture Party


We’re sure you’ve heard of gingerbread houses, but what about a charcuterie chalet or a veggie villa? This edible architecture package lets your team create savory holiday houses anywhere you choose – so this is great for teams that are in office, at a separate event space, or celebrating remotely. Create cute little cottages made from crackers, cheeses, dried fruits, and more. You can choose to provide a classic kit or upgrade to a deluxe kit that includes tools and a special drink to sip on during the event. Click here to sign your team up for this delectable holiday party.

Why we chose this as one of our San Francisco corporate holiday party ideas: At the office, at an event space, or virtually at home, this is a flexible option with fun (and tasty) take home creations!

That’s it for this list! We hope you found an idea for your corporate holiday party that works for you and your team. Now get out there and get your ugly sweater on! It’s time to party.

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