Are You Planning a Virtual Christmas Party?
You know that you want to host a Christmas party in 2021, but a live, in-person get-together is off the table. Maybe you manage a remote team and flying everybody to a central location isn’t feasible. Maybe you’re worried about COVID-19 and want to keep social distancing.
Whatever you’re reasoning, we’re here to tell you that a virtual Christmas party is a great idea! You just have to host it right, which means booking quality entertainment.
In this article, we share seven entertainment ideas you should consider booking for your virtual Christmas party in 2021. Let’s take a look!
7 Entertainment Ideas For Your Virtual Christmas Party
Entertainment will make or break your virtual Christmas party. To make sure you get it right, book one of the following seven entertainment types for your online shindig.
1. Virtual Trivia
Virtual trivia has exploded in popularity over the past 18 months. Why? Because it’s super fun and does a great job of engaging audiences—even when they’re in different locations.
The best part is, most virtual trivia hosts offer holiday-themed trivia nights. Answer questions about your favorite Christmas songs and movies, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Reindeer, New Year’s Eve, and a whole lot more.
If you’re ready to book a trivia experience for your virtual Christmas party, consider working with Trivia With Budds, Rob Ferre Game Shows, or Virtual Trivia With Tony.
2. Virtual Comedy
It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, comedy is always a great option. So why not book a talented comic for your virtual Christmas party in 2021?
There are plenty of options available to you:
- Celebrity Comedians: You could book a comedian that everybody’s heard of. Some of the top options include Jay Leno, Seth Meyers, and Jim Gaffigan.
- Clean Comedians: You could play it safe and book a comedian who won’t tell off-color jokes. Some of the top options include Andy Hendrickson and Dwayne Perkins.
- Improv Comedians: Go crazy and book an improv comedian to entertain your crowd. Some of the top options include Colin and Brad and Fish Sticks Improv.
Whichever option you choose, rest assured that your audience will be laughing the whole night through. They’ll probably be talking about the jokes for weeks afterward, too. Win!
3. Virtual Magic Shows
Nobody can wow a crowd like a magician or mentalist. If you’re looking to add an element of awe to your virtual Christmas party, this kind of entertainer is a fantastic option.
For example, you could book Ben Seidman, a world-renowned magician who has appeared on TV, has his own Netflix show coming out sometime soon, and has performed for mega brands like Facebook, American Express, and Taco Bell.
Then there’s Colin Cloud. Known as the real life Sherlock Holmes, Colin will read your audience member’s minds. It’s a show you have to see to believe!
4. Virtual Dueling Pianos
Dueling pianos performances are always fun. But you can’t host a virtual version of this event, can you? Actually, yes, you totally can. Jeff & Rhiannon do it all the time.
These incredibly talented musicians will play music, take audience song requests, and get your whole group singing together—even though they’ll probably be located thousands of miles apart. It’s a really fun experience that your guests won’t soon forget.
Maybe that’s why they’ve been booked by massive corporations like Motorola.
5. Virtual Escape Rooms
Have you ever been to an escape room? Then you know how incredibly fun they can be! Virtual escape rooms are similar. But instead of getting locked in a physical room, participants are locked in a digital space and have to solve puzzles to get out.
This entertainment idea is especially great for corporate holiday parties because it forces participants to work together and improve their teamwork skills.
Choose from a range of escape games, each with a different theme. Some of your options include CSI, The Exit Files, and Late For the Holidays. We recommend the last one because it’s holiday themed and will be an awesome addition to your virtual Christmas party.
6. Virtual Culinary Experiences
The holiday season is a time for family, thoughtful gift giving, and delicious food. So, to make sure your virtual Christmas party is as amazing as it can be, book a virtual culinary experience for your guests. Some of the best options include chocolate tasting and mixology.
- Virtual Chocolate Tasting: Hosted by Celebrity Chocolatier & Chef Paul Joachim, this culinary experience will teach your guests how to make luxurious chocolate treats. (Participants will receive a kit with ingredients and recipes before the event starts.)
- Virtual Mixology Classes: Turn your virtual Christmas party into happy hour with a virtual mixology class. Your guests will learn how to craft delicious adult beverages from the comfort of their own kitchens. Yes, please! (Participants are required to pick up their own ingredients, but a shopping list will be provided.)
7. Virtual Paint Parties
Finally, we have virtual paint parties.
Join a professional artist as she guides you and your guests through an engaging painting class. By the end, you’ll have a masterpiece you can hang on your wall!
And don’t worry. You won’t have to send your virtual Christmas party guests canvases, paint brushes, and other materials. Paint kits will be shipped to each participant before your event starts, which means you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the festivities.
Plan the Best Virtual Christmas Party
It’s been a crazy year. End it the right way with an exciting virtual Christmas party. Just make sure you book the perfect entertainer for your online get-together.
Not sure who you’d like to work with or how to get in touch with them? Give us a call. We have 30+ years of experience in the events industry and can book any of the acts / entertainment options above at the lowest possible rates. Looking forward to working with you!