Nic Young
30 August 2017 00:00


As August draws to a close, our clients often ask us how early they should start booking their Christmas parties. Is now too early?

Not in the slightest – in fact, we always recommend the earlier the better! After 40 years of hosting festive events we hope you take our word for it when we say it plans to pay ahead. So, if you are in charge of planning your company or team’s Christmas party here are out top five tips for why you should book your festive celebrations now:

1. You’re more likely to be able to secure the venue of your choice

Booking early gives you the widest variety of venue options. You could hire your own venue or book a joiner party, start looking early and the possibilities are endless!

2. You will be able to book your ideal date

Top Tip: If your budget is tight consider a midweek joiner party as these are often more cost effective than a Friday or Saturday night

3. You will be able to secure overnight accommodation

We know hotels get extremely busy at Christmas with people leaving the car at home or at the office so they can let their hair down with colleagues, so it pays to book accommodation early as you are more likely to get the best rate and availability.

4. It gives you plenty of time to plan your event

From the guest list, theming and invitations through to the decorations themselves, booking several months in advance gives you time to consider the details that can really make the event wow your party guests.

5. Relax!

Come November, as others struggle to find a venue, you can rest and relax knowing everything is sorted for your festive event.

Get ahead of the rush by booking the ultimate Christmas party experience at one of our NEC Group venues; the NEC, ICC or Vox. Whether you’re looking for a space to hold a private event or join one of our festive party nights, we have your Christmas covered.

Joiner Parties:


Join the party at the Alpine Ball this Christmas at ICC Birmingham. The ultimate après-ski experience, with spectacular Alpine themed entertainment, delicious food and an incredible party vibe!

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Join the intoxicating energy of ‘New York’ as Manhattan comes to the NEC – from the bright lights of Broadway to the fun and fast paced Times Square night life and breath-taking entertainment. Be part of it this Christmas!

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Hold your own Christmas party:

If you don’t fancy joining a party, why not book your own private Christmas get together. Our venues have spaces and catering for any size festivities.

Take our venue finder quiz to find the perfect Christmas venue for you.

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