How To Plan A Christmas Party

Christmas is just around the corner and you know what that means? It’s Christmas Party season. Companies of all sizes throw Christmas parties for their staff as a way to wind down at the end of the year and to bring everyone in the company together. Some companies opt for more sociable meals, whereas others go all out with a big party to celebrate the year. No matter what size business you are, it’s important to have one last hoorah to close the year out, so what are you waiting for? If you haven’t already then you need to get your Christmas Party booked.

At Hargate Hall, we have the perfect venue to host large Christmas parties for businesses based in the surrounding areas. So you might be wondering what you need to do to plan for a Christmas Party, well we have you covered with our handy blog. We’ll cover everything you’ll need to ensure your Christmas Party is one to remember and a great way to close out the year.

Planning A Christmas Party
Planning A Christmas Party
Planning A Christmas Party

What You Need For Christmas Parties

Christmas parties come in all shapes and sizes and over the years, we have seen every type you can think of. From sit down events in our marquee to fun and frolics in the main hall. Well to ensure the best Christmas Party possible, you will need to ensure a few things are in place first, so keep reading below.

Food and Drink

Food and drink is one of the most important things for Christmas Parties, especially the latter. Well when it comes to food, there are many different options available to choose from, whether you opt for a hot and cold buffet, or you go for a sit down meal with outdoor catering. Or you might even consider something a bit different such as hiring a pizza van or pop-up food service to cater for your Christmas Party. And lastly, the drink, well we all know everyone likes a good blow out at the Christmas Party, you you’ll need to decide whether you have a completely open bar, bottles on the table, or a standard bar with a few complimentary drinks tokens for each person.


No one want a boring Christmas Party, so entertainment is key. Every Christmas Party is going to need music, so it’s best of hiring a DJ, however you might also consider adding something such as karaoke, as that’s always a great thing to bring people together and have a laugh. But entertainment isn’t just music, you might hire someone like a magician to liven up the party, or even games tables or machines, like poker tables or racing machines. No matter what entertainment option you go for, make sure it’s something your team are going to enjoy.

The Venue

Lets not forget where you are going to host your Christmas Party, you could opt for a large private venue such as ourselves, which is perfect for larger groups. Or you might choose something for intimate like a local restaurant for a sit down meal, which is always great for smaller businesses with just a few people. In addition to this, there are options such as just going out for a drink together or even looking for dedicated Christmas Party events, where you’ll join other companies in celebrating and hire your own table. We always think Christmas Parties that are private are always the best option, as it allows people to really let down their hair.

The Extras

There’s lots of extras you could add to make your Christmas Party even more special, such as decorations, photo booths, light up dance floors and much more. You might even consider hiring a photographer or videographer to ensure every moment from the event is captured. When it comes to Christmas Parties, it’s all about standing out and ensuring your team feel valued and like you’ve gone the extra mile for them.

Book A Christmas Party at Hargate Hall

If you’re looking for somewhere in or around Buxton to host a Christmas Party, then Hargate Hall is the perfect place for you. We can cover any type of Christmas Party and we even have accommodation, should any of your team be travelling from further afield. With the choice of our main hall to choose from, or our outdoor marquee, we can help you to ensure your Christmas Party is one to remember. For more information or to discuss booking a Christmas Party with us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. One of our team is always on hand to assist.