Book Your 2024 Virtual Christmas Party

We Offer Virtual Christmas Parties for Teams and Companies across the UK, Europe and Beyond.

Book a highly interactive virtual Christmas party. There is zero risk of the event getting cancelled; choose from professionally organised activities.

Available on all major video conferencing software including Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and Zoom, we'll deliver a virtual Xmas party that your employees deserve. An online Christmas party may seem a little stressful to organise at first, but with the help of Funktion Events, you can easily create fun memories for your staff.

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Virtual: Race Night

  • Amazing racing software
  • Place bets, train horses
  • Live host / bookie
  • Brilliant graphics & commentary
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Musical Bingo

  • Super fun event
  • Interactive live DJ host
  • Non-stop music hits
  • Professional setup
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Chocolate Making

  • Make chocolate truffles
  • Chocolate boxes delivered to everyone
  • Interactive chocolatier
  • Christmas festive options
Rating 4.9 of 5

Murder on the Slopes

  • Winter-themed mystery
  • Interactive crime scene
  • Timed investigation
  • Great for big groups
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Festive Social

  • Fun Christmas themed trivia
  • Photo & video challenges
  • Involves singing & laughter
  • Great end of year party
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Christmas Decoration Making

  • Festive keepsake!
  • Quality craft kits sent out
  • Experienced workshop host
  • Flexible set up for you
Rating 4.8 of 5

The Virtual Social

  • Up to 8 games
  • Energetic event host
  • Friendly competition
  • Seasonal questions
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Spy School

  • Espionage style challenge
  • Develop spy skills
  • Cryptic codes, lip-reading
  • Head spy host
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Escape Rooms

  • Amazing storylines
  • Tap and Reveal technology
  • Cryptic clues, puzzles & challenges
  • Interactive fun host
Rating 4.9 of 5

Virtual: Beat the Screen

  • Ideal for active teams
  • 3 fun interactive rounds
  • Physical challenges
  • Professionally hosted
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Team Quiz

  • Professional online team quiz
  • Fun, competitive, interactive
  • Quick fire question rounds
  • Variety of pub trivia games
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Wreath Making Class

  • 2 wreath crafting classes
  • Material kits posted
  • Fully remote host
  • Includes faux foliage & ribbon
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Trivia Challenge - Festive Edition

  • 12 Christmas-themed rounds
  • Festive knowledge fun
  • 45 mins duration
  • Guided by a merry host

Virtual: Murder Mystery

  • CSI meets Virtual Cluedo
  • Thrilling storyline
  • Solve the crime, catch the killer
  • Clues, witnesses, explore
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Festive Escape Room

  • Escape Room: Christmas Edition
  • Can Santa escape in time
  • Festive clues, puzzles & challenges
  • Interactive fun host

Virtual: Cocktail Making

  • Highly interactive class
  • Cocktail boxes delivered to your door
  • Alcohol & ingredients included
  • Professional mixologist
Rating 5.0 of 5

Virtual: Christmas Cracker Making

  • Create 6 Christmas crackers
  • Material kits posted to all
  • Various colour themes
  • Paper hats, jokes, snaps
Rating 4.7 of 5

Virtual: Scavenger Hunt - Festive Edition

  • 3 Christmas-themed rounds
  • Photo & video challenges
  • Quick fire trivia fun
  • Guided by a remote host

Virtual: Around the World

  • Global themed challenges
  • Huge variety of tasks
  • Visit over 22 countries online
  • Festive edition available
Rating 4.9 of 5

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What is a Virtual Christmas Party?

Christmas parties over video conferencing software have become increasingly popular during the festive season, replacing traditional face-to-face parties. Using platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet to run the Christmas event, by playing exciting festive games. It gives companies the opportunity to do something fun and engaging to thank their employees for their hard work throughout the year. A virtual Christmas party is the perfect solution to include all your staff by celebrating altogether whilst in the comfort of your own home.

A growing number of companies are choosing to celebrate the festive season with a virtual Christmas party, given its numerous advantages. The rise in remote working over recent years means many businesses have team members scattered worldwide, making traditional in-person Christmas gatherings challenging. However, you don't have to be a global team to enjoy a virtual Christmas party. This innovative and engaging format is perfect for groups of all sizes, including those that work in a hybrid model.

So, if you're stuck for ideas for your virtual Christmas party, you've come to the right place!

What Are the Benefits of Having an Online Christmas Party in 2024?

What Are the Benefits of Having an Online Christmas Party?

If you’re unsure whether to keep your Xmas festivities online this year, see our list of a few main reasons why an online Christmas party will benefit your entire workforce this holiday season!

1. Cost-Effective

It’s a given that hosting a Virtual Christmas Party won’t damage your end-of-year budget as much as an extravagant office event. It's the perfect way to celebrate during the festivities by rewarding your staff in a cost-effective way. You don’t need to hire a venue, food or drink... and of course, we'll provide fun and enthusiastic hosts who will do everything for you!

Without needing to pay for employee transport or accommodation for the Christmas party, you could also have a bit left over in the budget to treat everyone to a Christmas hamper!

2. Interactive and Engaging

Being able to choose from pre-planned and carefully choreographed activities and games allows online events fun and fully interactive, especially when trying to encourage a little holiday spirit! We offer many ideas that cement different ways to get your colleagues involved, including points-based quizzes, tangible kits and events that get you up from your screen-facing seat.

3. Flexibility

Our clients love the fact that they can book anytime, anywhere and for any group size. The festive fun doesn't have to occur on a Friday or Saturday evening; it can take place anytime to suit your business and employees.

4. Safety First

Health concerns, including mental health, can often mean that significant social events can be inviting and intimidating for some employees. An online Christmas virtual party means everyone can feel safe while getting stuck into some end-of-year shenanigans.

5. Inclusive for All

Not only are virtual Christmas parties often safer, but they can also include many remote workers and overseas employees. If you have offices worldwide, bringing everyone together via our virtual Christmas activities is a fantastic way to celebrate the end of the year.

6. Boost Morale

Of course, Christmas is a time to reflect on the year passed and reward your workforce for all their hard work throughout. Organising an online Christmas party is a sure way to boost morale and prepare for what the next year will bring.

7. Better for the Environment

With less travelling for event staff and employees, a business can dramatically cut its carbon impact by having a Christmas party over Zoom instead of hiring a venue for an in-person event.

8 Top Virtual Christmas Party Ideas

1. Virtual Festive Social

Get stuck into some festive trivia and a host of unique photo & video challenges with this fun and competitive experience.

2. Virtual Horse Racing

Flirt with lady luck and find your fortune with Virtual Horse Racing - Check the odds, read the tips and put down your bets!

3. Virtual Chocolate Making

With this mouth-watering event, learn how to hand-craft your sweet treats with help from an expert chocolatier.

4. Virtual Musical Bingo

Non-stop interaction with a chatty host. Warm-up music quiz, then eyes down for musical bingo. Mark off songs instead of numbers.

5. Virtual Murder Mystery

Bring out your inner Sherlock Holmes and uncover clues, analyse suspects and bring the perpetrator to justice in this thrilling virtual event.

6. Virtual Escape Rooms

Use your collaboration and problem-solving skills to find clues, crack codes, and unravel riddles to escape before time runs out!

7. Virtual Wreath Making

Receive quality wreath kits at your location, join a video call with an experienced workshop leader, and create a bespoke wreath.

8. Virtual Around the World

Visit 22 countries, solve challenges, earn Travel Credits, and crack clues to advance. Be crowned champions by traveling the farthest from Argentina to New Zealand.

Virtual Christmas Party Ideas

How to have a Virtual Christmas Party 

If you're wondering how to host a virtual Christmas party, they are often presented on video conferencing platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams. They offer a unique way for people to come together and celebrate the holiday season, no matter where they are in the world.

The party usually begins with an invitation sent out to all participants with the date, time, and link to join the virtual gathering. These invitations often include details about any theme or Christmas virtual team activities planned for the event.

Once everyone logs in at the scheduled time, the host or organiser can kick off the festivities. This could start with a welcome speech or toast, followed by introductions if necessary.

Activities are crucial to any party, and virtual Christmas parties are no exception. These can range from holiday-themed games and quizzes to online gift exchanges or virtual carol singing. Some companies bring experts to lead wine tastings, chocolate making classes, or wreath workshops. Interactive activities like these keep everyone entertained and encourage team bonding.

Throughout the event, keeping the atmosphere light and festive is essential. Background Christmas music, virtual backgrounds, and holiday-themed video filters can all add to the fun.

Remember, the goal of a virtual Christmas party is to celebrate together, spread holiday cheer, and strengthen bonds among team members, all from the comfort of each participant's own home. With careful planning and creativity, a virtual Christmas party can be as fun and memorable as an in-person event.

Virtual Christmas Parties

Ideas for the Virtual Christmas Party  

You will be surprised by the number of virtual office Christmas party ideas available to you; Whether it's taking part in an excellent scavenger hunt, playing Secret Santa or playing along with your favourite game shows, there's an almost endless amount of ideas to explore.

The industry has also expanded over the last year to include events perfect for both big and small groups, allowing everyone taking part to feel welcomed and engaged.

If you get creative and put your thinking hats on, we’re sure you can create some tremendous virtual work Christmas party ideas yourselves too!

Virtual Christmas Party Entertainment

How to Plan a Virtual Christmas Party 

Tis' the season to plan a virtual work Christmas party, and we're here to help you spread the holiday spirit!  Don't let it be just another bland Teams meeting; with our fantastic planning tips and a touch of preparation, your online celebration will be unforgettable, brightening everyone's working day!

1. Choose the Date and Time

Planning a virtual Christmas party doesn't mean you have to miss out on your festive cheer! First, lock in the date and time for your virtual gathering. Make sure it's convenient for all your team members to attend and those who cannot join due to work commitments or other reasons.

2. Choose the Platform

Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype - the options are endless! Choose a platform that works best for your team and allows everyone to join. Remember features like breakout rooms, screen-sharing capabilities, and audio-visual quality.

First, you should prioritise platforms with a user-friendly interface that allows easy navigation for all participants, regardless of their technical expertise. Consider well-established platforms like Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, and Zoom, as they have user-friendly interfaces and offer a variety of features suitable for virtual gatherings.

Next, ensure the platform provides high-quality video and audio capabilities to create a more engaging and immersive experience for everyone. Since virtual Christmas parties often involve multiple participants, platforms like Zoom, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams can handle various video streams effectively, minimising lags and interruptions.

Furthermore, consider the participant limit of the chosen platform, as some may restrict the number of attendees. Microsoft Teams and Zoom, for instance, offer plans that accommodate larger groups, making them suitable for larger organisations or parties.

3. Choose the Entertainment

You can start by thinking about your budget. If you are after something fun but the budget is tight, opting for some personal touch DIY activities is the way forward. Virtual Christmas party games, homemade quizzes and singalongs fantastic choices. Designing fun quizzes with Christmas movie trivia, amusing anecdotes, or guessing carol games adds a unique touch of joy and competition to the gathering.

However, if you're eager to elevate your virtual party to an extraordinary level, consider enlisting the expertise of event companies like us. We organise and run over 5500 events annually and have designed some brilliant virtual Christmas party entertainment for remote workers. We’ll discuss what you want to achieve, advise and then plan the perfect party.

4. Create a Christmas Song Playlist

Experience the magic of togetherness this holiday season with a unique shared playlist feature. By collaborating on a playlist, you and your remote worker colleagues can enjoy your favourite Christmas songs and carols in perfect harmony, no matter the physical distance that separates you.

Here's how it works: each team member can contribute their beloved Christmas tunes to the playlist. Once the playlist is set, all team members can tune in simultaneously, listening to the same heartwarming content. The music creates a festive atmosphere, bringing everyone together and genuinely getting everyone into the holiday spirit. So, join hands (virtually!) and let the joyous sounds of Christmas music unite us all.

5. Incorporate Secret Santa

Incorporating Secret Santa into your virtual Christmas party is a delightful way to exchange gifts and spread holiday cheer among your remote group. Start by announcing the activity early and secretly using an online generator to draw names. Set a gift budget to ensure fairness and encourage participants to share wish lists or preferences.

Plan a specific time during the virtual party for the gift exchange, where everyone can unwrap their presents together. Afterwards, have fun guessing who their Secret Santa was and share heartwarming stories or thank-you messages virtually. Consider adding a twist by voting on the "Best Gift" and rewarding the winner with a small prize.

6. Play Games

Playing games at a virtual Christmas party is a fantastic business idea, bringing many benefits. First and foremost, it fosters a sense of camaraderie and team spirit among remote employees. These Christmas games act as icebreakers, encouraging interaction and bonding among team members who may miss the chance to connect regularly.

The fun and light-hearted atmosphere of games boost morale and employee engagement, making the virtual xmas party a memorable and enjoyable experience. Moreover, Christmas party games break the monotony of work routines and provide a much-needed break during the holiday season.

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