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3 Great Reasons to Host Your 2021 Holiday Party With metroConnections


November 16, 2021 // Insights

When you start to weigh the dizzying number of details that go into hosting a holiday party during COVID-19, it’s easy to see why many companies might be tempted to skip and focus on next year. However, it doesn’t have to take a miracle to save your company’s holiday party this year–just place a call to metroConnections! We’ve got three great reasons to host your holiday party with us in the form of three styles of events, each suited to different distancing preferences: Virtual Social Solutions, Creative Custom Experiences, and In-Person Holiday Gatherings.

Virtual Social Solutions

Fully-virtual holiday parties are perfect for companies whose employees are predominantly working remotely, or who would prefer that their annual party be as socially distanced as possible. metroConnections can create a huge variety of fun and engaging experiences that your staff can enjoy from the comfort of their own homes or workspaces.

“Our virtual holiday parties go beyond a basic video chat,” explains metroConnections Sales Manager Kendra Kruse, “We can create memorable experiences with unique interactions that employees can share with their entire family.”

Holiday Party Ideas:

  • Holiday mailers with gifts and a note from your company’s CEO thanking employees.
  • Holiday-themed group games like Trivia or Bingo.
  • Team-building activities like a virtual holiday escape room.
  • Virtual holiday food cooking classes taught by professional chefs, virtual cocktail classes, wine tastings, or beer samplers.

Creative Custom Experiences

For companies that want to get their employees out of the house but still want to ensure a degree of social distancing, metroConnections offers a myriad of fun Creative Custom Experiences. These events balance the excitement and connection of an in-person experience while still ensuring maximum safety and peace of mind for your employees.

“Socially-distanced events are a great way to get some much-needed face-to-face connection without compromising on safety,” says Kruse, “For one of our clients, we’re hosting a North Pole Holiday Drive-Through event with festive lights, food stops, photo opportunities, and more.”

Holiday Party Ideas:

  • Driving or walking tour through a closed-course full of festive holiday lights.
  • Drive-in movie theater showing classic holiday films.
  • Socially-distanced outdoor bonfire party.
  • Mini-parties in heated igloo-styled pods for small groups.

In-Person Holiday Gatherings

For companies who are comfortable returning to full in-person interactions, metroConnections can lean on our years of experience hosting events for industry-leading clients to create an unforgettable holiday party for your team. Even though these events will be held in-person, metroConnections will make sure to interface with your HR team to make sure that your party complies with internal safety standards.

“Many of our clients are excited to return to fully in-person holiday parties this year, and we can make sure that those events are entertaining and intimate while still making sure employees feel safe,” explains Kruse.

Holiday Party Ideas:

  • Catered holiday dinner parties at exclusive and desirable venues
  • Large-scale outdoor “Winter Wonderland” party with festive lights, food trucks and sleigh rides
  • Holiday themed events with live music, interactive games, and entertainment. 
  • Holiday giveback with a team-building component.