It’s official, Christmas is well and truly around the corner. But, although you might not have bought your advent calendar just yet, getting your Christmas corporate event planning done should be at the top of your list. Christmas parties are the best social events of the year. However, with 89% of businesses in the UK seeking online alternatives last year, it seems more important than ever to host the ultimate face-to-face festive celebration for your business for Christmas 2021.
With most restrictions lifted here in the UK, December will provide one of the first opportunities in a while for your business to celebrate in style. But, in case you needed some more persuasion to stay away from the Zoom Christmas party this year, here are some facts about in-person events:
- 68% of B2B marketers use in-person events to support lead generation (AdStage)
- Almost 70% of event marketers find it more difficult to keep attendees engaged during virtual event sessions (Bizzabo)
- 80% of virtual event attendees in 2020 said that they were eager to return to live events within the next 12 months.
- 55% of respondents in a survey believed that virtual events should not last more than 30 minutes (Martech)
Planning A Christmas Corporate Event
Even pre-pandemic, securing the right venue for a corporate Christmas event could be challenging. But, the demand for venues and event companies this year is set to be more competitive than ever. So where do you start?
Space, Space, Space!
Although most attendees are likely to be double-vaccinated, we have all been living in social-distancing times for the past 18 months. So, it’s important to bear in mind that limited space in your venue may put people off wanting to attend. Many people will still want to do as much as they can to keep the risk factor low. In addition, the government does expect the public to be doing this too when possible. A spacious venue allows people to get up close and personal with fellow attendees when they want to. But, it also gives them the opportunity to socially distance themselves should they feel more comfortable doing so.
Corporate events can easily become “too corporate” at times. However, for Christmas events in particular, it’s important you keep the fun and festive atmosphere. A great way to break the ice and soften the mood of your event is to put on some fantastic entertainment that everyone can enjoy. It also gives everyone something to talk about, which is a good way to encourage people to mingle with those they may not have spoken to before.
Consider Corporate Event Managers
Businesses are expected to keep events COVID-safe. But combining this with trying to make your event fun, unforgettable, and the perfect environment to celebrate properly in-person, planning your Christmas corporate event can soon become tricky. So why not enlist the help of a company that can do it all for you?
Here at AWD, we can have as much or as little involvement in your event as you like. But, we’ll always make sure that the result of our corporate event planning services is a remarkable experience that your guests won’t be forgetting in a hurry.
We can take the stress off your shoulders, take care of all of the official bits, and even get you access to the best prices for some brilliant venues. This means you can focus on all the other parts of the event that need covering as well – such as guest lists. Together, we can collaborate and make ideas come to life this Christmas.
Let’s Plan Your Event
For more information on Christmas corporate event planning, visit our website today. Or call 0333 355 6947 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.
If you have found this blog helpful, you may wish to read our previous blog: Keeping Your Events Safe From COVID-19.