The holiday season is fast approaching, and one surefire way to get in the festive spirit is by attending a Christmas party. From extravagant black tie affairs to casual potlucks with friends, Christmas parties are kicking off the season in style. Here’s a look at the latest happenings and news in the world of Christmas parties this year.
To start, major cities like New York are unveiling Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bars to spread seasonal cheer. Spots like Miracle on 9th Street serve up Yuletide drinks in over-the-top holiday decor. Everything from the glassware to the garnishes evokes the magic of Christmas with gingerbread men swizzle sticks and Santa mugs aplenty. Meet friends for boozy eggnog and joyful singalongs at these pop-ups spreading holiday magic.
For a non-traditional vibe, “Christmas in July” parties are also trending. These summer soirees let partygoers indulge in wintry fun when cold weather is just a memory. Ugly sweaters, spiked cocoa, holiday tunes, and festive games liven up poolside gatherings and barbecues well before December. It’s kitschy seasonal fun perfect for the dog days of summer.
Of course virtual parties will still connect remote families and friends this season too. DIY instruction guides from Etsy and virtual cooking classes via Zoom make online gatherings special. Mailing party boxes with games, recipes, and crafts keeps video calls lively. Tech tools now make online parties highly engaging so Christmas cheer still comes through.
As the holidays approach, companies are taking note that employees yearn for group festivities and time to decompress. Incorporating activities like ornament exchanges, performances, trivia, and volunteer opportunities makes parties meaningful. Following past years of muted celebrations, Christmas 2023 parties aim to help people unleash some holiday spirit.
Whether among coworkers, family, or friends, Christmas parties look to provide joy, connection, and community this year. Charity galas, pop-up cocktail bars, virtual gatherings, office parties and more keep traditions alive. As 2023 draws to a close, expect Christmas parties to be merrier than ever.