As July brings blue skies and sunshine, Christmas feels like a long way off. But planning ahead is the best way to make sure your COVID-safe Christmas party 2020 will be unforgettable. 2020 has been full of surprises and challenges so far, which means getting together with colleagues and friends to celebrate in December will be even more special.
So how can you make sure your office Christmas party will be a success and delight your guests? With an exceptional event location that transports your guests somewhere magical and unexpected.
Here we share some of our top picks from eventsofa. These unique COVID-safe Christmas party locations not only offer space for a beautiful evening together. They also offer clever ways to respect minimum distance rules and keep safe.
A note on party planning and COVID-19
Both we and our trusted space providers are committed to providing safe event locations for your 2020 office Christmas party.
The situation around coronavirus has been unpredictable but we are confident about Christmas parties in November and December. We are just as confident that our event locations can offer flexible, personalised solutions that comply with health and safety regulations, including minimum distancing.
Still unsure? Another simple solution could be to postpone your office party until January. Most space providers will be happy to accommodate. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to reach out and talk to us about your concerns.
Schmelzwerk in the Sarotti-Höfen, Berlin
First on our list is Schmelzwerk, an event location that brings together history, elegance and fine dining for an unbeatable Christmas celebration.
Located in the heart of the famous Sarotti Höfen in Kreuzberg, the building complex once housed a full-scale chocolate factory for Berlin-based chocolate manufacturers, Sarotti. The building’s facade has protected status, while the interiors have been transformed into a truly sumptuous event location.
Schmelzwerk offers wonderful packages for your office Christmas party. Begin the evening in the glittering Innenhof, decorated with lights and Christmas ornaments, and enjoy an aperitif inside an authentic alpine cabin. Here, the feeling of being in a winter wonderland will fill you with warmth and cosiness.
Then move into the renowned Festsaal for a range of eating options, from festive buffet to fine dining menu. Here, surrounded by the unique work of contemporary artist Stefan Szczesny, along with traces of the former chocolate factory, you and your guess can enjoy the culinary creations of top chef, Markus Hebricht.
The dazzling interior can be set up with different seating and table options, allowing for flexibility if coronavirus restrictions are in place. Once the meal is over, the space is also available as a dancefloor.
Also available are unique extras, such as personalised chocolate name tags for each guest to take home, and shared experiences such as a chocolate workshop or baking delicious Vanillekipferl.
Christmas highlights at a glance:
- High-class food and drinks
- Modern and sophisticated interior
- Optional extras, like chocolate workshop
- 199 people (normal seating); Festsaal – 155 m2
OPEN.9 Golf Eichenried
Next, we travel south for an authentic Christmas experience that brings together warm Bavarian hospitality and delicious food, with a chance for outdoor winter fun.
If you’d like guests to get together outside, a few rounds of golf on a winter-themed Golfplatz is a fun solution that will raise a smile. OPEN.9 is an event location that sparkles with winter magic, inside and out, for an unusual COVID-safe Christmas party.
At OPEN.9, you can start with an aperitif at the snowbar or try a fragrant, warming mug of mulled wine. Then go inside the authentic alpine hut for a personalised evening of mouth-watering food options. Whether your guests desire an elegant buffet, a hearty fondue, or full-scale gala dinner, the expert catering team will bring to the table a festive treat for your tastebuds. Let the traditional, cosy atmosphere fill the room and bring everyone together.
You can also surprise your guests with an unusual activity: night-time golf. Here, with charming outdoor lighting and golf balls which also light up, you and your guests can enjoy a fun and relaxing outdoor activity. Wrap up warm and enjoy some light-hearted competition under the stars.
The golf area and restaurant are open for all kinds of office Christmas celebrations, from fun and sporty, to professional and elegant. Different packages and offerings are available, inside or outside – but all are certain to leave your guests feeling warm with Christmas feelings.
Christmas highlights at a glance:
- Outdoor entertainment, for everyone to take part
- Warm, welcoming traditional interior
- Quiet countryside location for extra winter magic
- Delicious food offerings
Finally, we return to the Hauptstadt for another world-beating event location, available for you to book for your 2020 COVID-safe Christmas party in Berlin!
Built on the grandest scale, the Olympiastadion Berlin is famous as a location for global sporting events (including the final of the 2006 World Cup). Bring your guests here for a festive celebration like no other!
Different rooms and packages are available, to fit all kinds of special event and bring together your friends and colleagues.
You can have a high-class dining experience, with astonishing views over the interior of the stadium itself. Or mix up your event by planning a party over many different levels – the Olympiastadion offers event space over 4 different levels connected by breath-taking central atrium and staircase.
This could be the perfect way to ensure all guests have enough space to circulate and explore the different offerings of this unique Christmas party location.
You can also impress your guests with a one-hour tour of the historic stadium itself, guided by a member of the team. Then get hands-on in a slick and modern kitchen, with the „Cooking Club by Olympiastadion Berlin“ package. The room is set up with all you will need to make your own culinary creation with the guidance of an expert chef.
A selection of eating options are available for you and your guests, and special measures will be in place, including customised hygiene plan, tables set up for distancing, and service with staggered entry to limit crowding. This all means you can get into the festive spirit and enjoy your 2020 work Christmas party.
Christmas highlights at a glance:
- Unique and world-famous location
- Flexible use of interior space, including multi-storey atrium
- High-class food options for all kinds of event
- Extras including guided tour and cooking class
So don’t just let your imagination wander – start planning your 2020 Christmas work event now! Every year, our favourite locations, big and small, book up fast for the festive season. Options will be limited by the end of summer, so book early to avoid disappointment.
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