It may only be July, and the height of Summer (well technically, it may not feel like it) but in the events industry Christmas is only around the corner. If you haven't secured a venue or thought about what you would like to do yet then it's time to start planning. As well as the traditional Christmas Party with a sit down dinner and a spot of dancing here are a few of our recommendations.

Christmas Country Pursuits

Christmas Country Pursuits

What better way to build up some company Christmas spirit and an appetite for a Christmas Feast than by getting outside in the fresh air for some Country Pursuits. Activities include Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Crossbow, Falconry and Gun Dog Handling. Follow with a spicy glass of mulled wine or a warming mug of hot apple cider for the perfect Christmas Event!

Christmas Themed Treasure Hunt

Christmas Themed Treasure Hunt

If you are looking to incorporate a little team building/bonding into a Christmas event then a Christmas themed treasure hunt is a good option. We run a range of treasure hunts, for example the Da Vinci Code Quest and Black Cab Challenge, but can also write bespoke treasure hunts in most locations for any occasion. If you don't have a venue in mind then please do ask!

Christmas Drink Tasting/Quiz

Christmas Drink Tasting/Quiz

Everyone has heard of the British & American Christmas favourites, Mulled Wine and Egg Nog but there are a host of other delicious festive drinks out there that many people won't have heard of. Test your staff's knowledge on world wide winter drinks with a quiz. Christmas Drink Tastings/Quizzes are great as pre Christmas dinner/lunch activities.

Whisky Tastings & Cigar Rolling

Whisky Tastings & Cigar Rolling

For those looking for something to do before their Christmas Party, a Glenfiddich Whisky Tasting or Cigar Rolling Experience are a superb idea. Both activities are unique, interesting and good fun! Sessions can be relaxed and informal or more structured for those who have a full programme.

Christmas Truffle Making

Christmas Truffle Making

Chocolate Making (or Chocolate Apprentice for team building) is one of our most popular events and even more so at Christmas. Guests can learn how to make gorgeous Christmas truffles and chocolates with our qualified chocolatier. Guests will be amazed at the quality of chocolates that they will be making and with beautiful presentation boxes, they also make a lovely Christmas gifts.

Christmas Decoration/Wreath Workshop

Christmas Decoration/Wreath Workshop

Get your staff in the Christmas spirt and challenge their creativity by holding a luxury Christmas workshop. Guests will learn how to make delux Christmas wreaths and tree decorations which will be treasured throughout the festive period. During the course of the session there is the option to enjoy some hot spiced apple drink or mulled wine for an extra Christmassy feel.

Hold Your Party in a Tipi!

If your company is hosting an outdoor Christmas Party this year, rather than looking at a traditional marquee we would recommend creating a stunning winter environment with tipis. Beautiful and unique, the tipis that we use can endure the worst of British weather and can be made toasty warm with cosy open fires and sheep skin rugs. Tipis can cater for 50 or 500 so suit parties of most sizes.

For more Christmas event ideas ring EMG on 01590 670 999 or email ask@emg.co.uk.