Is it trendy to have your Christmas Party in January? - Gibson Hall

Is it trendy to have your Christmas Party in January?

Finding that perfect date to host the company Christmas gathering can be a stressful time, when you have been tasked to look after everyone’s individual wants and desires, for the perfect Christmas party. 

How do you establish a theme?  Who will be able to come? What is the best date to choose to ensure everyone can be there and no one is left out?  There are so many questions and if you are not planning well in advance to cover all the elements of the perfect event, you could find that the venues of choice are fully booked, your preferred caterers are unable to look after your evening or your guests are unable to attend, due to hectic schedules.  If you are in the hospitality industry or in the services, you find you are looking after everyone else’s seasonal festivities and unable to set a date before the 25th December due to high demand.

The work schedules can be exceptionally busy for frontline teams, busy A & E departments, Police, Fire and Ambulance services, hotels, restaurants, pubs and hospitality services who are all working long hours to ensure everyone is celebrating in style.

When do they get a chance to enjoy themselves, spend time with colleagues and have an opportunity to party the night away?  So, the challenge is on to find that perfect venue that will set the atmosphere, provide the tree and theme the venue, as if partying in December.

Gibson Hall will ensure your Christmas party has all the trimmings that are required, whatever time of the year, as we have our professional team of experts to deliver the perfect atmosphere and detail for your event.  DJs, dance floors, turkey and Christmas pudding can be served in January to ensure the fun has not been missed out on and if you are the type to wish that it was Christmas every day, we are definitely up for that challenge!

So, why not party in January?

Here are 6 reasons why partying in January is trendy:

  1. Kick-off the year to a good start:  It’s a great opportunity to get the teams together for some team building and energise everyone to focus on the strategies for the year ahead.  Organise a kick-off conference and a dinner with a themed Christmas party for the evening; that way great memories will be made, friendships secured and it’s a fun way to brighten the cold evenings.
  1. Time and choice:  With very hectic schedules over the Christmas period, some peoples’ diaries do not grant them time to enjoy with friends and colleagues.  That quick restaurant lunch or pub meal to fit in around everyone else’s diaries may not be as appealing and attended as a must do, to show you care, rather than what you really want to do is relax and have quality time to enjoy the company.  Choice of venues is far more varied and the costs offer real value for money.
  1. Budget:  With venues not being stretched to capacity in January or February, this is a good time to secure that amazing rate and upgrade the party to have the live band or some extra drinks and cocktails included.  With the savings made you can provide the Christmas pressies or raffle that you were unable to get organised in the busy run-up to Christmas.
  1. Turkey or not:  If the thought of another turkey dinner does not appeal then get a bespoke dinner arranged for your event.  Chefs love the challenge of crafting new and exciting dishes, so put them to the test.  Something completely different.  An outside function with tenting and heating, unusual themes to create, establish that wow and create the memories that will last.  The venues with space and outside areas really can host a theme to the most amazing winter wonderlands.
  1. Beat the January blues:  The most depressing date of the year is supposed to be January 18th.  The history of Blue Monday can be traced back to 2005 when Cliff Arnall released a press release that stated January 18th was the most depressing day of the year and that this is calculated by several factors such as weather, debt and motivational levels.  Therefore, overcome this with a party to remember and bypass the January sales and invest in quality time with your colleagues.
  1. Fun and laughter:  Did you know that laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, therefore improving your resistance to disease? Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. So, a fun event will help fight those winter germs and put a smile on everyone’s faces.

Organise an event in January and you will have far more flexibility, more pennies in your budget and you will find many venues, especially Gibson Hall, will be delighted to look at the more unusual to ensure you have a memorable event.

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