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8 Entertainment Ideas For Your Work Christmas Party

If you’re organising a private or corporate event for Christmas or New Year, you’ll want it to have a real wow factor for your guests. One of the ways of making an event memorable is to book some great entertainment. Of course, what you can hire will depend mostly on your budget, but if you put enough thought into what will go down well with your audience, even a modest budget will pay dividends. You might also be interested in another blog I wrote earlier this year with tips on how to make your corporate event a success.

And if you’re still stuck for ideas, don’t worry, here are my top 8 entertainment ideas to get you started:

1) A Magician

I would say that of course, but in my experience magic really is the best way of bringing people together at corporate events and work parties. Whether you want me to break the ice at your drinks reception, entertain hungry diners with close up table magic or provide a cabaret at the end of the evening, as an experienced professional magician, I can turn a party into a truly magical event! 

When I’m asked to do table magic at meals, I’ll liaise with the waiting staff to find out the order the tables will be served, then generally, I’ll start doing magic on the last few tables to keep hungry diners entertained and distracted whilst the first tables are being served. I can then move on to the first tables after people have finished eating and their plates have been cleared away.

I’ve also been asked to do magic workshops at team building events. They’re a lot of fun and you’d be surprised by how many magic techniques can be translated into the business world.


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2) Live Music

There are literally thousands of singers and musicians covering all genres who are available for hire. You can pick and choose any style you want, from string quartets to heavy metal and everything in between.  With large corporate events and work parties, you’re going to have people with all sorts of musical tastes, so make sure you choose a band with a big repertoire and a good enough understanding of corporate audiences to ensure your evening has something for everyone.

3) Circus Acts

You can hire everyone from fire-eaters to acrobats and aerialists to contortionists – hire one performer or a selection of acts to create a jaw-dropping evening’s entertainment.

fire eating circus


4) Fireworks

If your budget is bigger than most, there’s nothing like a good firework display to get people talking. And it won’t just be the people at your party, it’ll be the whole neighbourhood!

5) Murder Mystery

Get your guests to channel their inner Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple by turning the event into a murder mystery. Rather than just drinking and chatting, it’ll give everyone a chance to get into the swing of things as they try to work out whodunnit.

6) Stand-Up Comedian

You could hire a stand-up comedian to entertain everyone with their stand-up routine and entertain your guests with laughter at some point throughout the evening. You find a lot of well known stand-up comedians doing corporate parties in addition to their other commitments.

stand up comedian


7) Walkabout Entertainers

There’s a huge range of performers who’ll entertain small groups of guests as they walk around the room – from comedy security guards, caricaturists and singing waiters, to stilt walkers and zombies. And, of course, magicians!

8) Casino Night

If you want to have all the fun of the casino without the risk of losing your shirt, hire a party casino company to provide the games and the chips to play with. A fun casino is just that – for the fun of it – there’s no money involved, so you don’t need a licence. The only winner will be the person holding the most chips at the end of the night.


If you are still considering what entertainment is best for your work Christmas party or corporate event, then get in touch today directly with me for some free advice! Not only have I been a professional magician for over 15 years working in the entertainment industry, but I have grown a superb network of multi-talented performers, therefore I can provide your event with any style of performer you desire.

Take a look at my gallery and videos to see for yourself what kind of tricks I perform and how delighted guests are when I perform them. It doesn’t matter if you’re planning a work Christmas party, a corporate event or planning to celebrate the New Year in style, I will entertain your guests with my hugely popular close-up magic! 


Christopher Whitelock
24 Oct 2019

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