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12 Insanely Fun Holiday Party Ideas & Venues in New York City for 2023

a food set-up at a holiday party

Everyone knows that the holiday party venues New York City has simply cannot be beaten—but do you  know what other exciting event opportunities are available? In this article, we are going to look at the  holiday party ideas New York City teams just can’t seem to get enough of! 


Making the Perfect Corporate Holiday Party 

Making the perfect holiday event includes three things—food, fun, and the right people. Whether you  want to explore the many amazing holiday party restaurants New York City has to offer or the holiday  party venues NYC companies host events at every single year, we are here to help you find the perfect  way to celebrate. These events bring people together, spread holiday cheer, and give staff something to  remember! 


an ornamental snowman and christmas tree

Don’t forget to stop and admire all of the decorations



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Holiday Party Ideas & Venues Your Team Will Love

Impress your team this holiday season with these fun ways to celebrate! 


a group of people sitting at a table eating food

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  1. Walk and Eat with Sidewalk Food Tours

Sidewalk Food Tours is a company that is helping people to taste cities all around the United States.  Offering a walking tour with 5 delicious local food stops and an option to add drinks, this team helps your team to enjoy the best meals in New York City for the holiday season! 


Cooking classes for the whole group

Don’t forget to taste test along the way!


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  1. Cook a Holiday Meal with Us

Do you have a team that loves to collaborate and takes a hands-on approach to everything? We have an option that is great for you! Instead of waiting on a simple meal from caterers, challenge your team to make a meal for themselves—with guidance, of course! 


a red door dash delivery bag

Wicked fast!

  1. Order in with DoorDash for Work

Did you know that the famed delivery service DoorDash actually offers complete support for corporate meetings and events? With DoorDash for work, you and your staff can enjoy an incredible meal from a  local business without ever leading the office. Pair it with a fun activity for a little extra excitement! 


a close up of a plate with a gourmet green dessert with berrieson a table

Photo Courtesy of Lafayette NY

  1. Book a Reservation at Lafayette

This incredible French restaurant is perfect for hosting your company’s next big holiday event. Offering  delicious food with a variety of healthy and tasty options, this is one restaurant that will make your staff  feel spoiled. Sometimes, the best holiday events happen outside of the office!


a group of people ice skating at Rockefeller Center

  1. Party on the Ice at The Rink at Rockefeller

Sitting inside and enjoying a good meal is all fine and fun—but some teams prefer to get out and get  moving. This holiday season, give your staff something to remember by taking them out for a picturesque  party on the ice at Rockefeller! With this backdrop, you can get your team moving and laughing. Just  remember to bring some food and hot cocoa or coffee too! 


radio city music hall sign in neon lights

Legs for days!

  1. Enjoy the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

The holidays are known for their music, shows, and fun—and this is one event that brings it all together.  Take your staff out for an incredible and engaging night out with the classic Christmas Spectacular event  this holiday season. You can enjoy music, incredible performances, and time together. This is one event  that is guaranteed to get staff in the holiday spirit! 


SPIN event space with ping pong tables, a bar, and dimmed lights

Photo Courtesy of SPIN

  1. Make Spin the Perfect Holiday Party Backdrop

Spin is making a name with its incredible venue that is catering to everything from holiday parties to  corporate celebrations. At Spin, your team can enjoy a private event with all of the perks that any good  party should have. This venue offers food, drinks, and games for guests of all ages! 


a close up of a gold ornament on a christmas tree

Festive and fun for large groups!

  1. Throw Your Holiday Party at The Atrium

The best holiday parties all have one thing in common: an incredible venue. Gather By Bond Collective  has recently introduced The Atrium—an all-inclusive eye-catching venue that has everything that your  staff could want and more. From catering to event planning, this venue is here to make sure that you  enjoy the perfect party in a venue that is guaranteed to look amazing in photos! 


Escape room as a team bonding experience

You’ll have so much fun, you won’t want to escape!

  1. Enjoy a Holiday Party and Challenge with Mission Escape Games

Holiday parties are great. They offer food, drinks, and fun—but what if you take them one step further?  Mission Escape Games offers private corporate events and parties with the addition of their 60-minute  escape rooms. Help your team to get ready to party by getting their minds going as they challenge  themselves to work together! 


a group of people grabbing food on a table

Photo Courtesy of Kapow

10. Get in Some Holiday Team Bowling with Kapow 

Kapow is a group that loves hosting holiday events, and they are here to bring the classics to you with a  new holiday twist. This year, you can host your holiday party at a bowling lounge that offers the perfect  engaging event and backdrop for your celebrations. Great for diverse groups that want to spend more time  together, this is one simple holiday idea that is always guaranteed to be a blast! 


a food set-up at a holiday party

It’s a great canvas for your dream holiday party!

11. Have an Elegant Party at Midtown Loft and Terrace 

For groups that love an excuse to dress up and enjoy a refined evening out in the city, you simply cannot  do better than ML&T. This dedicated venue hosts everything from launches and fashion shows to 

incredible holiday events—complete with a scenic backdrop that you won’t find anywhere else. Their  rooftop terrace is perfect for a breath of fresh air while your guests enjoy dinner and drinks! 


a gold trophy

Who will take first place?

12. Have a Holiday Competition with the Ultimate Trivia Showdown 

Are you a company with competitive, high-energy people who love to have fun? This professional  entertainment service can make your holiday a ton of fun. Offering 90 full minutes of intense trivia that is  guaranteed to engage your staff, this group makes any holiday party way better! 


The holidays are a time to make happy memories with the people you care most about—including staff  and peers! This holiday season, explore the best holiday party venues NYC has to offer with the people  you spend five days a week (or more) with!