Christmas Party ideas for a memorable work do - Viaduct Harbour

Christmas Party ideas for a memorable work do

It’s hard to fathom that it’s almost Christmas party season. If you’ve been tasked with organising the work Christmas do, it’s not too late! Here are 8 Christmas party ideas at Viaduct Harbour to round off 2020 in style.

Get your team together for a fun sailing race around the inner harbour as part of the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron Rum Race. No experience necessary, this 2-3 hour charter departs at 3pm and docks at 6pm, just in time for post-race tipples and nibbles at any of Viaduct Harbour’s establishments.

A guaranteed good time for employees and employers alike who are after a fun-filled and unique experience. Holey Moley’s 27 holes will keep you on your toes while the bar provides much-needed hydration in the form of craft beers and golf-themed cocktails. When the rounds are complete, the karaoke room will keep your team going till the wee hours.

Tucked away behind Saint Alice is Little Alice, the little sister of the popular sun-soaked bar and eatery. Your team can enjoy all that Saint Alice has to offer including their full catering menu or regular menu for groups of up to 60 people. A private sound system and projector is at your disposal to reflect on the year’s successes plus the private bar fully-stocked with craft and premium beers, fine wine, cider, and curated cocktails, expertly crafted by your own bar staff.

Treat your staff to a relaxed afternoon out at Dr Rudi’s Rooftop Brewing Co. Viaduct Harbour’s original rooftop provides two excellent spaces for a laid-back end-of-year function. The covered outdoor area overlooking the water has plenty of bar leaners and is a relaxing and intimate space for small teams to enjoy on a sunny summer’s day. For those looking for a bit more action, The Lanes space provides a fun and engaging space with free use of their two ten-pin bowling lanes.

Equal parts elegant and casual, with set menus available for groups up to 100 people, or free reign of the extensive seasonal menu in their dedicated indoor bar area, Oyster & Chop provides an intimate dining experience to treat your team to some of the best seafood and steak available.

An iconic Viaduct Harbour destination, SOUL Bar and Bistro can plan a function to suit any Christmas party vibe with its enviable sun-soaked terrace and expansive cocktail list. Whether you have a small or large team, SOUL can accomodate up to 85 people for lunch or dinner. Let the team take the hard work out of ordering with their set menus and customisable beverages to ensure your espresso martinis and ice cold savs are ready when you arrive. For a less-formal option, a canapé and cocktail option could be on the cards in either the private dining area or bar area.

Offer your team a change of perspective with a dinner cruise on board Explore. Enjoy canapes and a welcome drink as you depart the dock for the open water. There is plenty of opportunity to participate in sailing, capture the perfect shot or just sit back and enjoy the sights.
Dinner is served above deck as you take in the sea air or optional dining below deck in the well-appointed cabin.

If you’re after a unique an equally awe-inspiring day out on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, a whale and dolphin safari is the way to go. Learn about our beautiful marine life, join in with interactive research activities and become one with the wildlife aboard this 4.5 hour cruise. Upon disembarking at Viaduct Harbour, why make a day of it at one of the above Viaduct Harbour establishments offering Christmas function options.