5 Christmas work event ideas for your team

Published 7 November 2023 | 3 min read

Same old office party won't cut it

Christmas is just around the corner, and you're probably looking for fresh and exciting ideas to celebrate with your team. The pressure's on to plan a memorable event that brings everyone together, but the same old office party ideas don't quite cut it, and you're eager to break the mold this year. Your team deserves an event that reflects the laid-back, friendly Kiwi culture while celebrating the spirit of the season.

It's not easy to balance fun and relaxation while still ensuring everyone has a great time. But fear not, these five event ideas have been tried and tested, ensuring that even if things don't go according to plan, your team will still have a blast.

Here are five Christmas work event ideas that your team will love:

 1. Lawn bowls and garden bar

Dress up all in white, bring out your competitive spirit, and enjoy a game of bowls. Afterwards, head to a garden bar for fantastic food and cold drinks.

We recommend checking out Kaiser Brew Garden, one of Ōtautahi Christchurch's best garden bars.

2. Learn to surf, day at the beach and woodfire pizzas

When the sun is shining, there's no better place than the beach.

Start the day with a learn-to-surf lesson and then hit the waves. Afterwards, treat your team to some mouthwatering real fruit ice-creams. Finish the day at one of the beachfront restaurants for woodfire pizzas and refreshing drinks.

For teams in Ōtautahi Christchurch, we recommend checking out SurfCoach which has great surf experiences.

3. Wine tour and gourmet lunch

Savour the flavours of New Zealand with a wine tour and gourmet lunch. Spend the day exploring the beauty of the local vineyards, enjoying wine tastings, and relishing a delicious gourmet meal. This laid-back and enjoyable event is sure to please wine lovers and foodies alike.

For wine tours in Christchurch, take a look at the Waipara Wine Trail with Leisure Tours.

4. Disc golf, food platter picnic and games

Looking for a cost-effective yet memorable option?

Arrange a round of disc golf, keep scores, and offer a prize for the winner. Assemble a scrumptious picnic with food, drinks, and quirky games. 

Jellie Park in Ōtautahi Christchurch boasts a beautiful pond and gardens for a delightful experience.

5. Cocktail making masterclass and fancy dress dinner

For teams in Ōtautahi Christchurch, take your team to OGB for a memorable cocktail-making masterclass!

They even offer non-alcoholic options for those who prefer them. After the class, everyone can show off their newfound skills at a fancy dress dinner, ensuring a night of great fun and laughter.

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