By the time you’ve spent a few years working in various companies, you’ll know the standard Christmas work party itinerary. It’s often a mix of drinks, great food, perhaps a band or DJ, and then (a few too many) drinks again before home time.

Everyone there will likely have a fabulous time, but there are always ways to amp up your Christmas work function and take it to the next level!

Here are four venues that don’t just host Christmas work functions, but keep you and your company busy and entertained with activities at the same time.

Christmas Comedy Cruise

Take the team out for a dinner and drinks Christmas celebration they won’t forget anytime soon with a cruise and comedy package on the Sydney Harbour.

These cruises run at lunch and dinner times, last for 3.5 hours each and offer a delicious three-course meal with drinks (soft drinks and alcoholic drinks included), stunning views of our iconic harbour, and a night of giggles from renowned comedians.

A comedic magician will be on board to add to the laughter and a live band comes on after the comedians so everyone can get up and put their dancing shoes to work for the rest of the night.

Victors Food

Part team-building activity, part learning experience, part delicious meal, and 100% fun, an evening (or breakfast or lunch) at a Victors Food Christmas cooking party makes for a unique and fantastic corporate event.

Rather than sit around and watch the chef make a meal, your employees will get their hands in and make their own. When you book the event, we can even talk about spinning the event with a theme, or simply teaching everyone how to make some tasty traditional Christmas fare.

Sydney Treasure Hunt

Get outside and make the most of the beautiful Sydney weather through the summer months with a Christmas work function that hits the spot. Or at least, hits the X that marks the spot.

A treasure hunt can be an extremely fun event for everyone to work together in a non-stressful environment, and when the hunt is situated around either the historic and gorgeous Rocks or stunning Harbour area, you’ll get a hefty dollop of sightseeing along the way.

At the end of the hunt, your teams will meet in a pub or restaurant for a celebratory meal together and a chance to share stories and enjoy the bragging rights that come with a win.

The Escape Hunt

For a hunt of a different kind, take a look at the options at The Escape Hunt in Sydney for your Christmas work function.

This activity is based on the ‘escape the room’ challenges that have become so popular over the last few years, so it’s a great event that many of your employees may not have already tried. There are six different rooms at this Sydney venue, each with its own theme and storyline. Your team will have 60 minutes to work together to solve the clues and ‘escape’ – before enjoying drinks and nibblies in your own private space.