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Office Christmas Party Ideas in Scotland

Traditional and Unusual Christmas Party Ideas

Looking for an amazing venue for your office Christmas party in Scotland? We’ve got your annual festive shindig all wrapped up! So, take a look at these traditional and unusual Christmas party ideas for some inspiration and make this year a year to remember!

Private Christmas Party

People in party clothes celebrating ChristmasFirstly, let’s look at the traditional private office party. Perhaps you are looking for somewhere small or intimate where you and your colleagues can get together and have a laugh. Do you want to find a stunning local venue and hire a whole function room just for your party? This is ideal for large companies that want to treat their employees with a lavish night out.

Ideas: The Corinthian Club (Glasgow), The Caves (Edinburgh), The Beach Ballroom (Aberdeen).

Festive Party Lunches and Nights

Group of people celebrating Christmas with Champagne and sparklersMany venues in Scotland offer festive parties, which usually include a meal, drink and entertainment. It might be a DJ to help get you rocking out, or even an Elvis impersonator! If you are from a small company, you can book one or more tables at a much bigger party, joining with other groups. This means that even if there are only a few of you, you can all be part of a huge night out!

Ideas: The Kingsmills Hotel (Inverness), Apex Hotels (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee), Hallmark Hotels (Aberdeen and Glasgow).

Murder Mystery Night

Four ladies wearing masks at a Murder Mystery PartyPlan a dinner with a difference, as you try to work out whodunnit between courses. These murder mystery event companies offer a choice of venues around Scotland and will tailor an event just for you. This really is an unusual work Christmas party idea!

Ideas: Blue Murder Events (based in Cupar), Deadly Acts (based in Glasgow).

Cocktail Masterclass

People clinking cocktails together at a partyGet behind the bar and shake up some amazing cocktails to share with your friends and colleagues. With the guidance of a professional mixologist, you’re sure to come up with something special.

Ideas: All Bar One (Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen), Revolution (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen).

Escape Rooms

Hands on dials to solve an Escape Rooms puzzleFind out if your team has what it takes to solve the puzzle and get out in time. Escape Rooms are becoming extremely popular across Scotland, with lots of different games and themes to choose from.

Ideas: Locked In (Edinburgh), The Locked Door Escape Games (Aberdeen), Lock Down (Inverness).

Karaoke Night

Woman with microphone singing karaoke and pointing at cameraIf you and your colleagues love a sing-a-long, a private karaoke night could be the perfect Christmas party for you! With your own sound-proof karaoke booth and also waiter service for drinks and snacks, you can sing the night away.

Ideas: SuperCube (Edinburgh and Glasgow), Hummingbird Glitter Room (Glasgow), Sing City (Aberdeen)

Comedy Night

Bright neon lights reading Comedy Show against brick wallWe all love a laugh, so why not book some tickets for a comedy show? Some of the UK’s best comedians have toured these Scottish comedy clubs. And most clubs put on special festive shows, perfect for a work Christmas night out.

Ideas: The Stand (Edinburgh & Glasgow), The Teuchters (Inverness), Breakneck Comedy (Aberdeen)

Spa Day and Afternoon Tea

Three ladies with face masks on taking a selfieFinally, if you’d rather celebrate with a relaxing day of pampering, get your work pals together for some R&R. Several venues in Scotland offer spa and afternoon tea packages, which make great unusual Christmas party ideas.

Ideas: The Balmoral (Edinburgh). Savannah Beauty Centre (Glasgow), Kingsmills Hotel & Spa (Inverness)

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