How to bring the Christmas vibe at work?

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Published on 21/11/2022, by Maelle Pinto


There is nothing more magical than Christmas: Christmas markets, mulled wine, decorations, giant trees, Christmas music... Whether it's with family, friends or at work, as the holidays approach, trying to create a Christmas atmosphere is the best way to share and chill out while becoming a child again. Today, we give you some ideas for a good Christmas atmosphere in your office.

Deck the halls 🎄

The holiday season would not exist without Christmas decorations. Start by decorating your offices with the help of your team or, even secretly, just to make a nice surprise to your employees.

If you are not a big fan of surprises, you can also plan a Christmas tree decorating workshop for a moment of sharing and fun.

Secret Santa 🎅

The Ultimate Christmas Draw: Secret Santa! The best tradition to please everyone at an affordable price! You could provide various themes, a well-defined maximum budget and a festive gift-giving session (around a meal, a breakfast, a snack or even at a big holiday party for example).

Be creative with different themes: objects of a defined color, objects that start with the same letter, objects related to movies, decoration, music, travel, adventures, aperitifs or even DIY...

Our tip: set the draw at least three weeks before the gift-giving day, to allow your employees more time to find the best gifts.

If you don't have any idea for your secret santa, check out our article Secret Santa at the office: our best gift ideas.

Christmas countdown 📅

Another magical tradition: the advent calendar. And believe us, it will delight young and old alike. So, do not hesitate to perpetuate this tradition within your company, it will awaken your employees child’s soul!

To do so, you have two options:

  • Either, creating a big, shared calendar with lots of surprises. Each morning, discover together what’s hidden in the boxes and share the gifts within your team!
  • Or, you offer a calendar to each member of your company. A simple chocolate calendar will do the job, but again, feel free to be more creative!

Best Christmas sweater contest 🏆

We love them as much as we hate them, yet every year they get more and more popular. Trade your shirt for your best Christmas jumper and vote for the one that makes your eyes sparkle the most!

Our tip: the kitschiest your sweater is, the better! 😉

Wine and hot chestnut tasting 🍷

Plan a walk to the Christmas market. It is the perfect opportunity to soak up the magic of Christmas or even enjoy a good mulled wine while tasting delicious culinary specialties.

Try the Christmas markets of Luxembourg, which take place on Place d'Armes, Place de la Constitution and Place de Paris.

Let's eat! 🍴

Before the holiday season, gather all your employees around a good Christmas meal.

If you have room in your offices, spend a nice moment around a home-made meal! You can ask everyone to cook and bring a Christmas specialty or even one from a country they cherish. Otherwise, a reservation in a good restaurant will also be very nice!

This would make a great opportunity to exchange your Secret Santa gifts and wear your best Christmas sweaters. Do not forget to take some pictures for memories!

Surprise basket 🎁

Finally, to reward your team for their hard work during the year, prepare surprise baskets for each of them : chocolates, gift cards, leisure, relaxation, clothes or even goodies...

That concludes you Christmas elf training... 

Last and most important piece of advice: BE CREATIVE!

What other ideas has your company already implemented to celebrate Christmas?

Happy holiday season to you all! ❄️

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