It’s never too early to plan office Christmas parties – in fact, you’re late!

At this time of year, nothing could be further from your mind than the festivities of Christmas. However, if it’s your responsibility to plan the office Christmas party and you want it to be as good as ever, you need to force yourself to start thinking about it – because now is most definitely the time to start making plans.

Why plan so early?

There are several pitfalls to waiting until later in the year to start planning office Christmas parties. The first is that the best venues will start to get booked up, as other local businesses try to get ahead of the game and schedule their parties in advance. It’s a race every year to book the best venues, and its one that you need to win.

A great Christmas party venue can be more difficult to find than you think. It needs to have the right capacity for the number of employees you have, it needs to have the right facilities, a fantastic reputation for food and drink and be set up for the entertainment you want. It also needs to be in a convenient location for everyone to get to, close to major cities and their transport links. Parking and accommodation can also be very useful, so that people can really enjoy themselves and have somewhere to sleep so they don’t have to drive home.

Christmas parties at Weetwood Hall

If you’re looking to plan a Christmas party in Leeds, Weetwood Hall is a hugely popular choice of venue – which is why you need to make your plans nice and early. As a party venue, Weetwood Hall has lots to offer –  great food, party suites for all size groups and a choice of entertainment options from Robbie Williams, Take That and Tina Turner tribute acts to a full-blown Motown evening with music and dancing. It also has comfortable, modern rooms for partygoers to stay in, parking and it’s situated conveniently close to Leeds city centre and all major transport links.

Let’s start planning!

You need to avoid the last-minute panic and stress involved with making plans too close to the time, and get everything in place in advance – then you can simply relax and look forward to the event.  You can start your planning by finding and securing a venue and a date. The date may depend on venue availability, but consider work schedules too – you don’t want to plan your office Christmas party just as staff need to work overtime to close a crucial deal.  You can then start to think about possible themes for the evening (other than Christmas, of course). Next comes food and drink choices, entertainment, guest lists and invites, and other practicalities like transport.

Whatever you do, don’t leave it too late to start your planning – your staff have doubtless been working very hard this year, so they deserve a fantastic Christmas party to really let their hair down!


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