Try These 7 Interesting Christmas Ideas for your Workplace 2024

Are you working during the Christmas holidays? Don’t worry! You can still have an amazing holiday.  You can enjoy your Christmas at the office with fun games and activities. Your colleagues are your other type of family and being with them is a great way of spending your Christmas this year.

Some great Christmas ideas, activities, games and events you can hold at the office this year includes setting up a Christmas tree, sharing gifts, create a new tradition, host a meal/party, gift your clients or do a charity event together.  

Interesting Christmas Celebration Ideas at Work this year 2024

1. Setting up the Christmas Tree Together

Christmas is not complete without a Christmas tree. Setting one up at work is one of the great ways to spend your Christmas. The fun part is that the activity is very engaging and team building for everyone involved, so ensure everyone participates. There are many options from a live tree to an aesthetic one.

Many wonder when it the right time to put up a Christmas tree at work. You can opt to put up the tree anytime from early November to early December. You can be reasonable and choose a time that is not too early or too late for setting the Christmas tree up at work.

Also choose a central place in the office, where it can easily take the central focal position. The most preferable position to put the tree is the reception area as it is displayed to everyone, even your clients.

Setting up a Christmas tree at work

2. Create Christmas Gifts for Everyone

Gifting and receiving gifts is one of the oldest Christmas traditions across the world. You can try this interesting activity at your office as it creates nice memories for your colleagues.

Allocate some budget, and secretly ask everyone what their ideal present for Christmas would be. Alternatively get ideas about the most functional gift from their hobbies. If the budget does not allow for buying of Christmas gifts, you can ask the colleagues to voluntarily bring in gifts and spend your Christmas appreciating your colleagues.

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3. Create a Workplace Christmas Tradition

Christmas is made fun and memorable by Christmas traditions. These are things you do around Christmas that makes it fun and complete, especially with your colleagues that complete Christmas. Hence creating a new Christmas tradition is a great idea and way of spending your Christmas this year, 2024.

Go for a game, event or activity, that is interesting, simple and easy for all workers to participate.  Some Christmas games and activities you can have as traditions for the workplace include;

  • Bringing Christmas cookies to the workplace
  • Christmas gift exchange
  • Christmas lunch – simple but memorable tradition
  • Creating a company year 2024 book- a fun tradition
  • Creating your clients gift box
  • Small office party
Working in the office during Christmas day

4. A Common Christmas Meal/Party

The best thing about Christmas is that it brings people together.  Even at work, you can release this Christmas magic by hosting a meal/party for everyone including the cleaners and the security guys at the gate. Sharing a common meal and drinks is one of the simplest yet most uniting way of spending Christmas at work.

You can opt to make this a tradition and additionally ask colleagues to bring in a dish from home for sharing. Alternatively you can order catering services to provide food. Another thing is instead of lunch, you can opt for a small party in the evening after the days’ work. Make the party simple , fun and fulfilling and allow everyone to participate.

5. Create Christmas Gift for Your Clients

Clients are your business’s top asset, without them you would be out of business. Even if you are spending your Christmas at work, you can still make this time fun and fulfilling and plan to give your clients Christmas gifts.

Create a Christmas gift box with a variety of items that your clients will love. A great way of choosing a Christmas gift for your client is going by basic impersonal items.

Some ideas you can include in your client’s Christmas gift box include;

  • A bottle of wine
  • A bar of chocolate- Many female clients will love this Christmas gift
  • Personalized diaries- personalized items make great gifts
  • Personalized company themed calendars-helps connect with clients
  • Wall hangings- clients will be intrigued by the thoughtfulness of this Christmas gift
  • Create a personalized gift hamper- Include items that your clients will use, maybe for their hobbies. This will show how well you know your client and they will be amazed by this gesture.

However do not go overboard on the value of the gift items.  Be guided by each client’s annual spending on you and go below that.

Ensure you have Christmas themed boxes and wrappings. In addition plan on sending to your client’s seasonal greetings and wishes. You can include a Christmas card on the gift box as well.

Give gifts to clients to celebrate Christmas

6. Do a Christmas Charity Event with Colleagues

As we celebrate Christmas with our colleagues as our family, let us not forget about those people who do not have a family anymore for one reason or the other. They could be orphaned children in a children’s home or an aged couple whose children no longer visit them. Even if you are spending your Christmas at work this year, 2024, don’t hate it yet as you can some few hours for a charity event.

Identify a case requiring charity within your business area and plan on visiting them. Do some basic shopping to take along and you can ask colleagues to bring household items they no longer use in their homestead but are still in good condition.

Charity is one of the simple but mindful ways you can celebrate Christmas in the office. If possible have your entire team at work participate in helping out in chores such as cleaning and cooking. Enjoy a meal together and you shall see how much these people enjoy and appreciate this charity gesture at Christmas.

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7. Stay Connected with your Family

Lastly do not forget about the families back at home. Even if you are spending your Christmas at work, you can still be close with your family at heart.

Take some time to create day videos of the events to share back at home to stay connected with their families.  You can also make calls and catch up with their families as well. Doing will ensure you enjoy your Christmas this year 2024 even if you spend it at work.

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