Corpoprate Christmas Party Entertainment

Our Top Five Corporate End of Year Entertainment Ideas

Our Top Five Entertainment Recommendations for your End of Year Corporate Christmas Party

It’s Christmas time again… Well, time to plan ahead for Christmas anyway, and you’re in charge of booking entertainment that will end a year at work, bring about a world of fun, and say thank you to your staff and colleagues… 

So where do you begin?

The first thing to consider is your venue. Is your office Christmas party to be held in your office, or are you holding a gala event in a ballroom?

Harbour cruises are another popular option for end of year corporate events, so which sort of entertainment will suit the mood, and also be conducive to your event venue?
 

We thought we would take a moment to list a few of our most popular event entertainment options and list a few suggestions within each category.

 

Performance Platform: Stage or cleared performance space area

Timing:
* Seated (gala style) events: After-dinner entertainment (Between mains & dessert or after dessert)
* Events with no meal service: After speeches (if speeches are occurring)

Why:

At the end of a year, as the festive season is in full swing, everyone just wants to have a laugh
and feel good, and few shows will have your audiences in stitches like a quality comedy
stage hypnosis show.

It is understandable from years gone past with certain hypnotists performing skits that are
embarrassing or humiliating. 

Therefore, you may take a step back from comedy hypnosis shows from fear (& rightly so) of volunteers being humiliated and your event turning into a disaster.

Corporate Event Hypnotists - Squeaky Clean, Professional Shows

 

Fortunately, not all hypnotists are like this. The turn of the millennia saw changes in how popular hypnotists operated on stage. 

With a new generation came better ethics, more highly trained hypnotists, and shows that focused on making those volunteers feel like rock stars.

Don’t get us wrong, there are still plenty of those hideously creepy hypnotists out there, but there are also astounding entertainers.

On the East Coast of Australia, we have the comedy stage hypnosis show Mind Games by the “Mind Guy” Phoenix. 

This show is about as corporate clean and friendly as you could possibly get. 

Hailing from a background in mentalism and toying with human behaviour and entertainment psychology, Phoenix’s show will have your audiences rolling in the aisles wishing they had come up on stage, all while those on stage are having the time of their lives.

Part of the art of stage hypnosis is being able to fill the seats on stage by instilling confidence in a crowd. Phoenix is an expert at this, ensuring your Christmas party will be extremely memorable for the right reasons!

Matt Hale is our hypnotist on the West Coast of Australia in Perth. Matt, much like Phoenix, focuses on a feel-good experience and handles his audience of volunteers with care.

Matt is one of the busiest hypnotists on the fringe festival circuit in Perth and is a crowd favourite with his comedy hypnosis shows.

Both of these hypnotists come highly recommended and have received glowing reviews from our corporate clients.

Performance Platform: Stage or cleared performance space area

Timing:
* Seated (gala style) events: After-dinner entertainment (Between mains & dessert or after dessert)
* Events with no meal service: After speeches (if speeches are occurring)

Why:

As there is only one company offering corporate game shows, this is quite a direct one. Game Shows Australia holds the performance rights to their classic game show formats, and boy do our clients LOVE them!

Aside from simply being so much fun, the game shows are able to include a number of company or theme-specific questions. 

As a result, this means that you can have questions pertaining to the festive season, or you can have questions about your co-workers or even humorous events that have occurred in the workplace throughout the year giving you the ultimate customised show.

The fact that the show is comprised of your colleagues, your audience will instantly be engaged and focused on the show, eagerly awaiting what comes next.

The ability to divide an entire crowd into teams not only engages everyone but is a fantastic and indirect team-building tool.

You really do feel as though everyone has been included, and so will your audience. One of our clients even booked the game show for six years running!

These shows are filled with fun questions, quirky audio clips, and professional hosts to guide your end of year event to success.


Performance Platform:
Feature Shows: Stage or cleared performance space area
Roving: From cocktail style events to private residences – Anywhere!

Timing:
* Seated (gala style) events: After-dinner entertainment (Between mains & dessert or after dessert)
* Events with no meal service: After speeches for feature show, or upon arrival for roving shows

Why:

We couldn’t have this page without featuring our beloved magicians, illusionists, and mentalists as they are more often than not, the chosen entertainers for corporate Christmas parties and end of year events!

Versatility here is key. You will note that the venues of which they can perform are quite vast. 

In saying this, we recommend this quick definition of the difference between illusionists, magicians, and mentalists to save you time when choosing.

Some of these entertainers offer both roving and feature show packages, meaning that for gala style end of year dinners, you can entertain your guests upon arrival with roving magic as an ice-breaker, and then dazzle them with the feature show after the mains.

This is a great way to stick with that theme and have your audience familiarised with the entertainer before they even walk on stage, which builds rapport and allows for a free flow of entertainment.

These entertainers are also quite versatile in where they can perform.

Obviously, there are a vast array of these entertainers, and choosing the right one is paramount to the success of your end of year event.

We are always happy to recommend the best and most suitable magicians, mentalists, or illusionists for your festive season event.


Performance Platform:
Feature Shows: Stage or cleared performance space area

Timing
:
* Seated (gala style) events: After-dinner entertainment
* Events with no meal service: As suits your preference

Why:

We probably don’t have to go into too much detail here, but a good band is worth mentioning. Nothing tops off an event more than having a band play live while your guests dance the evening away.

Once the meals, speeches, feature shows, and proceedings are complete, your guests just want to let their hair down and cut loose.

We have some fantastic corporate event bands who are experts in their field, ready to get your audience on the dance floor.

Perhaps the mood calls for a more low key band playing in the background, or perhaps you want the classics played loud and proud. Either way, we have an assortment of brilliant corporate bands on offer.

Performance Platform:
Feature Shows: Stage or cleared performance space area
Roving: From cocktail style events to private residences – Anywhere!

Timing:
* Seated (gala style) events: Post dessert/speeches
* Events with no meal service: As you desire.

Why:

DJ’s also don’t need too much of a mention here as they are quite self-explanatory, but seem to be a constant in the world of end of year functions or corporate Christmas party entertainment.

Of course, DJ’s are also a more affordable option than having a band play at your event and are therefore perfect for smaller events as well as larger ones.

Contact us for a quote on local DJ’s who can see your guests party into the night.

And don’t forget side-show style entertainment throughout the evening such as photo booths, virtual reality arenas, and casino-style gaming tables, which will all serve to bring your event to life!

Contact us today to discuss your event or to learn more about any of these Sydney-based amazing corporate entertainment packages