Why do we have Christmas parties?

Known as the greatest free light show in the world, the iconic Blackpool Illuminations have just been lit up for the 2023 season, which can only mean one thing: we’re on the countdown to Christmas.

Why do we have Christmas parties?

The festive season is a time for celebration, reflection, and appreciation. It is also an opportunity for businesses to show their employees how much they value their hard work and dedication throughout the year. One way to do this is by hosting a corporate Christmas party.

Julie Vincent, Head of MeetBlackpool discusses the benefits of hosting a corporate Christmas party and why to consider the seaside town this festive season.

Escape from the Daily Grind: Work can fall into a monotonous and draining pattern, where deadlines and meetings take centre stage in employees’ work lives. A change of scenery and the opportunity to have fun with their coworkers can help employees relax and boost morale amongst teams – and where better to have fun than Blackpool?

Enhanced Teamwork and Productivity: Christmas parties can act as catalysts for improved teamwork. Interactions in a relaxed setting can promote better collaboration, creativity, and overall team dynamics. Strengthening these bonds can lead to increased productivity and innovation throughout the year. 

Recognition and Appreciation: The festive season is an opportunity to focus on the year past and give thanks to employees for their hard work. Recognition can significantly boost job satisfaction and loyalty, fostering a positive and supportive work environment where employees are motivated and appreciated. 

Networking Opportunities: Whilst no-one wants to talk business at a Christmas party, there is an opportunity for colleagues from different departments or branches to connect in a relaxed environment. Encouraging employees to engage with their colleagues can tap into the collective knowledge and expertise of the workforce, driving growth and success.

Employee Engagement and Wellbeing: Engaged employees are more likely to be loyal and committed to their organisation and by hosting a Christmas party companies can in return demonstrate their commitment to creating a positive work environment. When employees feel valued and appreciated, they are inclined to go the extra mile by contributing to productivity and overall business success.

What’s on in Blackpool this Christmas

Christmas party nights

Why not treat your employees to a themed Christmas party night at one of the town’s fabulous venues?

At Winter Gardens Blackpool, join the One Night Only Christmas Party, where guests can indulge in a three-course meal and enjoy an evening of music with artists covering Motown, Pop and Soul music. For larger companies – we would recommend The Empress Ballroom, Spanish Hall or Circle Level of the new state-of-the-art Blackpool Conference and Exhibition Centre to host your very own festive soiree.

Over at Blackpool Pleasure Beach you can be transported to the bright lights of Las Vegas for a dinner show experience featuring a cast of incredibly talented performers. Guests can choose to watch the show with a glass of bubbles or a site down three-course meal.

For those wanting to hit the dance floor why not head to The Village Hotel or The Imperial Hotel for one of their Christmas parties? At The Village you can expect a winter wonderland for its Let It Snow themed parties, which promise a festive feast and plenty of music to get the whole team dancing.

The Imperial Hotel has several music-themed party nights for guests to choose from whether you’re looking for old school classics, indie or current hits there is something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a lavish space to host your Christmas party, look no further than the iconic Blackpool Tower Ballroom. The famous space can seat up to 600 for a gala dinner and has a standing capacity of up to 3,000.

The Blackpool Illuminations

Why not take a private tour of the iconic Blackpool Illuminations with Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours? Take your seat on either the HMS Blackpool, the Western Train and Trawler or a double deck heritage tram and enjoy a one-hour trip along the Promenade and take in the sights of the six miles of twinkling lights and artwork.

The Christmas Village

Each year Blackpool hosts its very own Christmas Village on the Tower Festival Headland, located opposite The Blackpool Tower. The Christmas Village features a free-to-use skating rink, festive light installations and projection shows, themed log cabins, artificial snowfalls and attractions.