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Tips and Ideas for a Company Christmas Party in New York City

Aunt Jakes Pasta Class

The holidays are fast approaching and it is never too early to start planning. So are you planning a holiday event or a Christmas party in New York City? Then you are in the right place! Here are some tips and ideas for planning the perfect holiday outing or for planning a company Christmas party in New York City.

Start with Good Food

Pio Pio Arroz con Mariscos and Signature Chicken

A good company Christmas party has to start with good food so choosing a top notch restaurant is very important. You will also need a restaurant that has a diverse selection of options so that there is something for everyone. One restaurant we recommend is Aunt Jake’s (151 Mulberry St). They have a yummy selection of fresh pastas and Italian classics. Pio Pio (604 Tenth Ave & Other Locations) is another good option.

A Food Tour of Little Italy & Chinatown

Ahoy New York Food Tours Nom Wah Tasting

You can throw in some fun things to do such as team building activities! One great option is our walking food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown. Little Italy and Chinatown are especially festive during the holidays. We can accommodate large groups, customize a private tour and help plan your event to make it truly special. Also check out our A Taste of Mulberry Street tour which is a two hour progressive Italian meal with three sit- down tastings in Little Italy and Nolita (psstt… this tour includes delicious wines!).

Cooking Classes

Aunt Jakes Pasta Class

Another good idea for a memorable holiday outing and a good team building exercise are cooking classes. Some options include making fresh pasta at Aunt Jake’s, the pizza school at Keste (66 Gold St) and cupcake classes at Butter Lane Cupcakes (123 E 7th St).

A Trip to the Movie Theater

iPic Theaters

P.C.: yelp, Colleen D.

The Christmas and Thanksgiving season is the time for movie blockbusters and a trip to the movie theater is a fun thing to do and it is easy to plan. If you have a large enough group, you can even look into renting out a theater.

Secret Santa and Unique Gifts

Roni Sue Chocolate Covered Bacon

Finally participating in a Secret Santa gift exchange is probably the best way and most fun way to open gifts! It is probably a good idea to have a spending limit and to encourage creativity. We suggest that you give a unique gift for everyone to take home. Some ideas include chocolate covered bacon from Roni-Sue’s Chocolates and a donation to a charitable cause under their name.

The best holiday outings combine a bunch of these ideas. A walking food tour and then a movie? Cooking classes and then dinner? Sounds like a ton of fun!