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The Work Christmas Party: Top 5 Planning Tips

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The year is passing by quicker than we can say Michael Bublé! It’s time to start mulling over work Christmas party ideas! Planning the biggest event in the work calendar can be a stressful time; making sure everyone is fed, watered, and entertained on a tight budget can be tough. With so much to consider it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller details. That’s why we’ve created a list of our top 5 work Christmas party planning tips to help you get the bauble rolling.



1. The Venue

Finding the perfect Christmas party venue is first on your list. You need to make sure the venue ticks all your boxes and will deliver the all-important festive sparkle – an absolute must for you and your guests!


Here are some things to consider when choosing your venue:

  • Location – is the venue easy to reach via public transport and taxis?
  • Accessibility – is the venue suited to all attendee’s needs?
  • Size – does the venue have sufficient capacity to comfortably accommodate your party?


Owlerton Greyhound Stadium Sheffield ticks all of these boxes and has been one of Sheffield and South Yorkshire’s favourite night out venues since opening its doors back in 1929. Coined as the most ‘liked’ greyhound venue in the country, the stadium is home to some of the most prestigious competitions in the greyhound calendar and hosts busy race nights throughout the week.


Beyond regular race nights, Owlerton Stadium is also a popular Christmas party venue in Sheffield. Delicious food, thrilling racing action, transport links to the city centre, and plenty of on-site parking have put the venue on the top of many Sheffield businesses work Christmas party lists.







2. Catering

The festive season is the time for good food! The one time of the year when diets go out the window and the guilt goes with it. The Christmas period is a time to celebrate and eat delicious food with your nearest and dearest. Your work party should be filled with mouth-watering festive food with all the trimmings. Finding a Christmas party venue that caters for everyone is enough to fizzle away all your festive spirit. Owlerton Stadium has a fantastic, diverse menu that caters for all (even the fussy ones).


Christmas party catering options:


Make your work Christmas party one for your team to really let their hair down! Check out our festive menus available this December:





The Work Christmas Party: Top 5 Planning Tips - Owlerton Stadium


3. Drinks

Christmas is the time to get merry. What better way to raise a toast with your team than with drinks on the company! The question that usually makes its way round the office as soon as the work Christmas party invites are sent out, ‘will there be a free bar?’ Night out beverages can substantially eat away at the budget; you need to find a Christmas party venue that offers drinks packages! Allow colleagues to enjoy a drink courtesy of the company without the Christmas party kitty dwindling.


Take the stress out of organising the work party by pre-ordering a selection of drinks buckets for your team. Select from:

  • Bucket of 10 beers
  • Bucket of 10 alcopops
  • Bucket of 10 fruit ciders
  • Prosecco 5 bottle package
  • Wine 5 and 10 bottle packages

And a wide selection of soft drinks and spirits are available from all three of Owlerton Stadiums’ bars.





The Work Christmas Party: Top 5 Planning Tips - Owlerton Stadium


4. Entertainment

Keeping your colleagues entertained at the work Christmas party can be difficult, especially if there is a varied age range within the team. You are always going to face the task of pleasing everyone. Christmas party games are great for friendship groups with similar interests but if motivating your colleagues to participate in a festive game sounds about as fun as getting coal for Christmas, you might want to choose a venue with ready-made entertainment.


Find a venue that allows people to make the most of the annual festive knees-up. Owlerton Stadium hosts thrilling racing action three nights a week for guests to enjoy cross venue facilities. Choose how you enjoy a night of racing: a stylish restaurant setting, one of three bar areas with trackside access, or go VIP in a Hospitality Box. There really is something for everyone at Yorkshire’s premier racetrack. Check out festive race nights available to book at Owlerton Stadium with DJ and late bar every Friday and Saturday from 2nd December.





5. Carry on the Party 

Nothing dampens everyone’s spirits quite like the party ending! For those who want to carry on and party into the night, it can be a panic to decide where to head to next. For the party organiser, getting to the next night out destination can often feel like an exercise in reindeer herding for beginners.


Fear not, Owlerton Stadium is located in the heart of Sheffield’s iconic entertainment district. Situated next door but one, is Napoleons Casino Sheffield, the place to go for traditional gaming in a stylish setting. When the evening is drawing to a close, head on over to make the most of Napoleons Sheffield late-night bar. Alternatively, if you are ready to call it a night make use of our fantastic local transport links and head home.


Looking for the best Christmas party venue in Sheffield? Owlerton Stadium is ready to make this December one to remember. We know how to throw a party! Are you ready to push the button on this year’s work Christmas party?






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