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A Christmas season like no other…

Wednesday 10 November 2021

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We're thrilled to see that Covid case rates continue to fall across the UK as Winter approaches and particularly in London. So many companies are returning to live events this year that Venue Search London wanted to share their top tips, leading into to a season of successful Christmas parties! 

With case rates falling fast across the UK and London continuing to benefit from the lowest regional case rates, it’s encouraging to see so many companies booking live Christmas parties for the coming season. However, it’s not all plain sailing, so here are a few tips to ensure that your celebration is eagerly anticipated and long remembered.

Testing, testing, testing…

If you are planning a party, a simple request for every attendee to take a lateral flow test on the morning of the party is a reasonable and effective way to reduce the chance of cross infection and, more importantly, will give reassurance to all attendees that they are celebrating in a safe space. Once the lateral flow test result has been registered online, guests will receive and text and/or email that they can easily show on the door to gain entry. 

Don’t be late!

We have noticed that many of our clients are planning their events earlier in December to reduce the risk of staff missing their family celebrations. Following this policy, we suggest that our clients hold their parties before December 14th to create enough space for any self-isolation period.

Consider January

Many retail clients and others with a busy pre-Christmas season have traditionally celebrated their year in January. And in this extraordinary year, we are predicting this trend for post-season parties may hit record levels, as many companies feel it is wiser to celebrate after the Christmas and New Year break.

Mixing business with pleasure

Sticking with the January theme above, this month is often the time to present plans for the coming year and re-engage with their teams after the holiday season. With so many companies yet to reunite in person, January is a great month to stage a conference, which can easily be followed by an evening party or social event should your Christmas party have been postponed (again!)

Virtual is better than ever!

Whilst we all know that there is no replacement for live in-person celebrations, UK event companies, (including our talented colleagues at Story Events) and software platforms have developed amazing new skills and abilities that make a virtual celebration with at home food and drinks deliveries a worthy replacement for those unable to meet up before the year is out.

Need some free advice?

Please give our team of free venue finders a call on 0207 870 9305 or send us an email to and we will chat through your options for a memorable live or virtual celebration (in December or January!)