Corporate Christmas Party Ideas in Christchurch

Christmas party and end of year celebrations are just around the corner, why not round off the year in style with these corporate Christmas party ideas that go beyond the ordinary for an exciting end of year function.

Making time and effort to celebrate a hard year’s work goes a long way to showing your staff and colleagues that they are valued and appreciated. Christmas parties are more than just a fun day out, they are a way of forming strong bonds between team members and encouraging teamwork. Whether the event is lower in budget or more of a high-end event, recognising staff achievements and the contributions they have brought to your business throughout the year never goes unnoticed. The Christmas party, in whatever form they may take, is a reward for a year of hard work and at the end of the day, who doesn’t want to let their hair down and enjoy a bit of social time away from the office?

We have listed a few of our favourite options for your corporate Christmas party below along with a selection of Christchurch’s newest and most exciting venues that we love working with. If you’re looking for something out of the box, let us help you! Collective Concepts are event experts – planning epic parties is our thing.


Plan at custom Christmas Party with Collective Concepts

If you’ve started thinking about your workplace Christmas party, and it all seems a touch overwhelming, why not leave it to the professionals? A Collective Concepts custom designed, full-service Pop up Party is the perfect place to start. We come to the location of your choice – home, office or venue, set up and style your celebration, provide you and your guests with mouth watering refreshments and seamless service for the duration of your event. Once your celebration is over, we take everything away so you don’t have to worry about a thing. Our parties are perfect for end of year office celebrations: leave the hard work to us so all you have to do is enjoy the party!

If you are interested in planning a custom Christmas party with us, click here to book a complimentary consultation!

Versatile Venues

Bring in a Collective Concepts Pop-Up Party or let your creativity shine and create an epic experience for your staff. These venues are perfect for entertainment extravaganza’s, full degustations, classy networking events and cocktail parties – you are only limited by your imagination!

The Britten Stables

If you’re after a stunning historic venue that is centrally located to Christchurch, look no further than The Britten Stables. This gorgeous venue offers purpose built indoor and outdoor luxury spaces to suit groups of up to 70. Choose from casual or seated catering options that suit all dietary requirements. The Britten Stables offers a truly unique, luxurious experience, a must for the lavish minded.

Milton Street Substation

Originally built in 1928 and recently renovated, Milton Street Substation is a versatile venue with high ceilings, faux living walls and trendy red brick walls. Described as a one-of-a-kind venue, boasting character and beauty with an industrial chic edge.  Large open spaces including a balcony and private courtyard have the ability to be transformed to your particular tastes.

Horotane Lodge

One of our venue partners, Horotane Lodge is a luxury 6-bedroom home, tucked away in Horotane Valley at the foot of Christchurch’s Port Hills, 15 mins from the city and 30 min from Christchurch International Airport. This gorgeous architecturally designed venue is perfect for marquees and summer garden parties. The bedrooms are available for your exclusive use along with multiple living spaces and a stunning heated swimming pool – perfect for including families in your end of year celebrations.

These are just a few of the stunning venues that Christchurch has to offer. Check out our list of more venues that we think you will love!

Ultimate City Experiences

Christchurch offers many urban activities and experiences that will make your end of year celebrations unforgettable.

Waka on Avon

Now is the perfect time to get out and about in our beautiful city, Ōtautahi Christchurch, and immerse yourself in the local culture with Waka on Avon. While celebrating the end of the year with your team, you will experience a completely new way to learn about our 180 year history and enjoy a well-designed cultural experience.

Waka on Avon is an excellent team building experience as your team must work together to paddle a hand-crafted waka down the Ōtākaro Avon River, while you learn about the importance of the waka to Māori culture. Your team will hear stories of the earliest European settlers and Canterbury’s Ngāi Tahu iwi and come away with a wealth of new knowledge while taking in one of Ōtautahi Christchurch’s newest experiences.

Collective Concepts can even help you organise delectable treats to enjoy after your trip with custom catering options available to suit your party.

Walking Cocktail Tour

How does an exciting take on a conventional Christmas party sound? Introducing the Collective Concepts Walking Cocktail Tour. Think of it as a twist on a traditional wine or beer tasting – let us plan a tour of a selection of the best cocktail bars in the Christchurch CBD, where you will meet the mixologists and be treated to a custom designed progressive menu while we lead you and your staff on an incredible, one of a kind experience that will have your staff talking well into the New Year! Perfect for an afternoon or evening get together.

Velocity Karts

Located in the Bexley Reserve, on Pages Road, is Velocity Karts. Velocity Karts offers blokarts, electric drift trikes and even human foosball for an exhilarating family-friendly day out.

The blokart land yachts are suitable for ages 7+, making it the perfect option if your Christmas party will include employees families. Blokarts are easy to learn, safe and a heap of fun! This is an all inclusive activity that everybody can join in on. Velocity Karts says that even reluctant participants have thoroughly enjoyed their blokart experience. If you’re feeling confident, races can also be arranged for a bit of friendly competition!

Alongside blokarts, Velocity Karts also has a fleet of electric drift trikes! Suitable for ages 12+, let your team slide around on the smooth circular track to perfect their drift.

For some hilarious entertainment, Human Foosball is a must try. It’s just like the normal version – except your team will act as the players! Guaranteed to end in laughter, this will bring out the competitive streak in everyone.

Collective Concepts can help you organise refreshments to keep your team energised as you enjoy a fun-filled day out with Velocity Karts.



If you need some help from the professionals to put together an epic Christmas party for your team, click here to book a complimentary consultation and learn how we can assist with your planning!

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