Planning the ultimate Christmas party

Planning the ultimate Christmas party

Level up your festive fun

It’s that time of year when we all start looking forward to summer fun, celebrations, and of course, the all-important Christmas party. Are you still trying to decide what to do this year? Consider that the more engaging and fun you can make your office Christmas party, the better set your team will be for the coming year. According to Employsure, employees who had a great time at the company Christmas party were 96% less likely to resign the following year. Social events are a great way of building healthy workplace cultures – and highly engaged teams have been shown to achieve a 20%increase in sales, according to a Gallup study. It’s also a great opportunity to look back at the year that was, celebrate milestones and achievements, and give your team a positive close to the year, especially if there were challenges along the way. 

While there’s nothing wrong with the tried and tested festivities – think office Secret Santa followed by drinks at the usual hangout – here are some more memorable options for celebrating the end of the year and levelling up your Christmas party. Whether it’s for your organisation or a group of friends and whānau, these activities will add fresh excitement to your festive plans.


Charter a luxury sailing catamaran

Immerse yourself in the Kiwi holiday spirit with a delightful Christmas party aboard the luxurious sailing catamaran Tiua, Taupō Sailing Adventure’s newest vessel. Cruising the stunning waters of Great Lake Taupō, Tiua seamlessly weaves its authentic character with contemporary comfort, providing a cozy setting for your festive fun.

Revel in the welcoming saloon, sheltered cockpit, and two softly illuminated cabins graced by New Zealand timber. This 53-foot sailing treasure guarantees an unforgettable Christmas venue, complemented by a roomy main cockpit table ideal for hosting a close-knit gathering. And to make your celebration even more special, their dedicated crew will work tirelessly to ensure your experience is one to be remembered. Book for private groups of up to 50 people, with full bar, catering, barbecue, or fishing charters available to add on request.

LTSA New boat

Rev up your engines

Host your Christmas party with a high-tempo twist at Taupō International Motorsport Park. Nestled in the heart of the North Island, this venue boasts thrilling motorsport surrounds, guaranteed to make your day. Raise your team’s adrenaline with thrilling Go Kart races on the newly redeveloped 400m outdoor track in their new 200cc Rimo karts, capable of reaching speeds up to 50km/hr.

There’s plenty of carparking, and the venue is capable of hosting groups of all sizes. Upgrade your party with a Go Kart combo package – add on options include lake cruises and clay bird shooting with Top Cat Charters, or mini golf followed with a Christmas buffet at Mavericks Gastropub.

Taupo Go Karts aerial shot

Channel your inner child

With ten epic attractions under one roof, booking your Christmas party at Motion Entertainment in Rotorua will give everyone something to enjoy. Ideal for family gatherings as well as corporate groups looking for some competitive fun, Motion Entertainment has dedicated function room hire with seating up to 150 people. With sound-proofed, state-of-the-art conference rooms that can be configured in multiple ways, plus breakout rooms and team building activities, it’s got everything you need to make your Christmas event a success.

For the fun part of the day, challenge your friends to a game of laser tag, take a spin on the XD Dark Ride, or let loose on the trampolines. And of course, no Christmas party is complete without a few rounds of bowling. Motion Entertainment Rotorua can also cater your event, so you can relax and enjoy the festivities without having to worry about a thing.

Motion Entertainment Activity

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