December has arrived and with it comes Christmas dinners, engagements and celebrations. Perhaps now you are deciding where to organize your company dinner and what menu to choose. But why not move past the traditional meals that everyone knows and expects, in favor of something completely different and unforgettable? Keep reading to discover the best events you can organize for your company at Christmas!
Today, more and more companies are partaking in Christmas or “Holiday” celebrations. The objective is to take advantage of these company gatherings, where merriment and good vibes naturally abound, and use them to motivate teamwork between employees with different activities. So far this has proven popular and successful. As a result, a new trend of Team Building Christmas Activities has become increasingly sought after by companies. Therefore, we want to present a series of creative ideas so that you can organize the most original and impactful events this Christmas!
First of all, it is important to remember that these activities should increase the spirit of teamwork, and encourage collaboration between all workers. These kinds of events are usually best carried out outside of the work environment because you want to offer activities very different from what workers usually do. This is easiest done in wide open spaces that allow workers to be totally active and mobile, or locations specific to the activity being offered.
But let’s get to the point! Below we detail five ways you can create a unique and creative team building event to convey enthusiasm and desire to continue growing together:
1) Crafty Christmas Tower
Christmas greeting cards, tree ornaments, candle holders, tinsel, garlands, ribbons and boxes … everything and anything Christmas-related can be used to build the tallest and most festive structure of all! Team members will use everything at their disposal to build their Crafty Christmas Tower, and the last and tallest one standing wins! Employees will need their imagination, patience and wit to win this challenge! Choose this activity to encourage the creativity of your workers.
2) Build a Sled for Santa Claus
Once all the participants have been divided into two different groups, each group must create a sled with common materials such as paper, cardboard or plastic. The team that manages to deliver the most gifts with their sled will win!
3) Christmas Matching Workshop
This activity is based on a curious combination of flavors and textures you can choose from numerous options of cocktails and tapas to create your perfect match. If you organize it by groups you will not only promote the imagination of the assistants but also teamwork.
4) Christmas Escape Room
In this case the employees will not have to save themselves, they will have to save Christmas! Try with your team an escape challenge in which, the elves have decided to ruin Christmas by hiding the keys to Santa’s sleigh, so that he can not distribute the gifts! Each team will need a special plan to find a way out of this scenario and save Christmas!
5) Christmas theater
Let your employees become actors for a day. It is a fun and different activity that will improve interpersonal relationships, as well as communication and group cohesion. You just have to decide a theme, assign the characters, choose a wardrobe and begin to improvise!
If after these ideas you still prefer the traditional dinner, try adding something special to liven up the evening! You could take the opportunity to recognize the contributions of your employees and convey your gratitude them by awarding prizes. Hire a crazy Santa Claus to liven up your cocktail hour, opt for a live music performance or monologue session.
And for our final piece of advice … don’t wait another minute! Although it seems soon, the longer you wait, the more likely it will be for your guests to have already made plans and have more limited availability in their agendas. In addition, event spaces are in tremendous demand and within a few days it can be especially difficult to book a spot for the place you really like!!