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27 Jun 2019

Top tips for your next Christmas party

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but how can you make sure that your office Christmas party is a night to remember?

Here at Emirates Old Trafford, we have an expert in-house Events Team to help make sure your party is a true festive delight, whether it’s an intimate gathering for 20 or an extravagant party night for over 1,000 guests.

In this month's blog, we round up the top things to consider when organising your Christmas party. 

Choose a theme

Theming is one of the most important aspects when planning a Christmas party, and you need to decide on a theme sooner rather than later, as this can impact the venue you choose.

Perhaps you are after a complete winter wonderland, with snow tipped ferns, magical reindeers pulling a sleigh and even Santa’s grotto where you can take photos of the evening and capture your memories.

Or, why not plan a masquerade ball where your guests have to dress up to the nines and get the office into the Christmas spirit? Think harlequin patterns, theatre masks and all things decadent. And, for the menu? A finger buffet or street food platter, combined with unique cocktails will create a party night to remember.

At Emirates Old Trafford, we offer a blank canvas of space, so you can put your mark on your next event. Whether you’re after The Point for a large celebration of up to 1,200 guests or a smaller suite for a more intimate gathering, our rooms are completely customisable so you can make your Christmas party unique. After some inspiration of how you can transform one of our suites? Discover how Fairhome Group used our traditional Members’ Suite for their Christmas party.

Check back next month where we detail the top themes for 2019 that will really bring your Christmas ideas to life.

Plan your menu

The quality of the food and drink served at your Christmas party is always a talking point. At Emirates Old Trafford, we pride ourselves on serving the quality food using seasonal ingredients which will create a lasting memory with your guests.

Experience Christmas without boundaries and let your imagination take the reins as we work with you to create a menu that encapsulates your brand.

Work with our Head Chef to create a delicious menu that is tailored to your company and taste, using locally sourced ingredients. We can help you create an indulgent, three course dinner or more informal, bowl food platters, that suit your theme and evening celebrations.

Dress to impress

Christmas is the perfect excuse to get your glad rags on – get your best party dress and put your dancing shoes on, so you and your guests can spend an evening immersed in a magical place full of festive delights.

Whether it’s one of our shared party nights or a bespoke private party, make sure you dress to impress and wow your team!

Book your accommodation early

It’s easy to forget about booking accommodation when the Christmas excitement takes hold, but hotels get booked up fast, so make it a priority on your to-do list.

Take advantage of our four star on-site Hilton Garden Inn and forget about the taxi home. Enjoy a bottle of bubbly in your room or relax at the hotel bar before you head to your suite and dance the night away. Worried about spoiling that dress or tux if the British weather is unpredictable? You don’t even have to step outside, as our bridge links connect to the Pavilion and The Point.

The party doesn’t have to stop there, as you can head back to the residents bar and enjoy a tipple or two before settling down for the evening in our comfy beds. And, for the morning after, enjoy a fresh, cooked to order breakfast or one of our famous waffles.

If you’re interested in booking accommodation, our Reservations Manager, Alexis Yaghil, would love to hear from you. Email for further information.


If you’re interested in booking a private or shared party night, download the brochure today or speak to our Christmas Co-Ordinator on 0161 282 4020 for further details.