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14 Dec 2018

#EOTWellbeing: The Importance of celebration

Parties offer employees a way to relax, socialise and celebrate the year’s achievements, as well as provide the opportunity to unwind with colleagues.

A Christmas party doesn’t have to break the bank, but provide the opportunity to mingle with colleagues and be something that all the team will enjoy – the value of the party is so much more than a celebration.

In December’s #EOTWellbeing, we’re focusing on all hard working members of staff. After all, you deserve a party too.

Top reasons to organise a Christmas party

  • Thank you

First and foremost, a Christmas party is the perfect platform in which to thank your staff by recognising their hard work, and the achievements they have accomplished over the year. Rewarding staff, particularly at year's end, helps keep them focused and positive; something that's important for a fast growing business looking to build a positive workplace culture.

  • Reflective of company culture

Culture is not something that happens overnight, it’s something that is earned. Happy staff make for productive staff and are the key to creating a positive work atmosphere. It’s a chance to emphasise to your colleagues the team spirit and what your company stands for.

It’s also important to bear in mind that the party should reflect your company culture. Whether you’re a large, small, informal or formal business, your events team will be able to help you with the finer details to make sure your event is a success

  • Team building and bonding

Have you recently hired some new team members? A Christmas party is a great way for everyone to get to know each other in a more informal setting. It will allow for better communication within your workforce.

  • Motivation

Giving colleagues the opportunity to relax and have some fun is a great motivator for the year to come. It allows your workforce to feel at ease and relax without pressure, and will ultimately result in a happier team.

  • Keep staff informed

Combine your Christmas party with an annual conference to keep your staff informed. It’s a great way to engage your staff about company details, such as the year’s achievements, financials and any new changes to the structure, before unwinding at the party in the evening.

If you’re still looking for a reason to celebrate, then look no further.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and parties allow your team to let their hair down. The annual Christmas party is a way of thanking your employees for all the hard work and effort they have put in over the past year, and makes them feel valued.

If you're interested in joining us for Christmas 2019 at one of our amazing shared party nights or wish to host a private party here at Emirates Old Trafford, then please register for further info:

If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with our Events Team on 0161 282 4020 or email