Christmas Night Out Ideas: Best party ideas for December

Christmas Night Out Ideas: Best party ideas for December

Ladies, there’s nothing more boring than staying in during the festive season… especially  at this time of the year when the world is filled with twinkling lights, Santa hats and bright white skies.

Don’t get me wrong, snuggling around the fire watching your favourite movie with a hot chocolate is inviting, but when you’ve seen Home Alone 100 times, you want to spend Christmas doing something different this year.

So throw out your ugly sweater that you’ve been wearing to the office party for the past five years, and have some fun with our Christmas night out ideas. If you’re someone who has to force themselves to get the tree from the attic and doesn’t start shopping until December 20, we can help inject some spirit your way with the following ideas…

Active Christmas party: Santa Run to start your Christmas celebrations 

Santa Dash

At this time of the year, you can’t afford to take life too seriously – which is why you need to get out the house and buy a Santa suit for the Santa Dash.

Every year, thousands of people from around the country participate in this charity event, with friends and family. You don’t have to be the fittest and it’s not to be taken seriously (I mean you’ll be wearing a Santa costume, how serious can it be?!) So munch on those mince pies without feeling guilty, and encourage the girls to tag along too.

Check out the Santa Dash website for a list of when and where it’s in your area.

Christmas Party on a budget: Cocktail Masterclass at Home

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Most of us moan and groan about Christmas because we’re expected to magically get hundreds, if not thousands, of pounds from nowhere to enjoy the season. But, you don’t have to watch an expensive show, or book a table at the most lavish restaurant to have a good time.

Start your Christmas ladies night with affordable cocktail masterclass from MCM; packages start at £25 per head and are inclusive of a 90-minute long party at your house. This includes your own personal bartender who will bring everything from ingredients, glasses and equipment to serve you tasty cocktails.

You’ll then get the chance to get hands on with making your own cocktails with prizes and fun games all a part of the experience.

Sing along Christmas party: Christmas songs karaoke

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You can’t go wrong with a bit of Christmas singing and even if you sound like a cat when you sing Mariah’s ‘All I want for Christmas’… it’s fun to do.

Lucky Voice is a chain of karaoke clubs with Christmas karaoke nights at one of their venues, or you can bring the party to your house with their karaoke system that connects to your computer. Just make sure the neighbours are out first!

Tipsy Christmas Night out: Christmas costume pub crawl

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Nothing screams ‘I’m in the Christmas spirit’ like dressing up as an elf or Santa does, plus a cocktail in your hand. Christmas costumes have evolved over the years and many people even make their own crazy version of Father Christmas.

Spend the night drinking your favourite pub’s dry with your favourite people. You have our permission! Just remember to drink responsibly or Santa won’t bring you anything nice.

Dancing Christmas Party: Great time of the year to learn salsa!

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Switch off the TV, put down your cuppa and slip off your slippers. It’s time to get up and learn salsa. Most of us don’t like the gym, so the thought of a Christmas-pudding beer belly is a preferred thought.

If you’ve never tried salsa, it’s a must! You can burn up to 500 calories an hour and have fun with it too. Salsa Tropical have plenty of venues and courses around the country for you to party with your coworkers or friends. Get up off of the couch and have a great night!

Gambling Christmas Night Out: Casino night

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Every year we moan about not having enough money or plans for Christmas. So why not enjoy the best of both worlds with a Christmas casino night out? Enjoy a lively, interactive night like no other.

Party in style and even earn yourself a win with blackjack, slot machines, roulette and more. There’s no time like the present to start having fun. Spend a night in a beautifully decorated room with entertainment that’ll get everyone smiling and laughing.

Cosy Christmas party: Christmas movie watching marathon

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Staying in is the new going out. If you feel deflated after the Santa Run stay in with your girls, then watch some of your favourite Christmas movies. Crack open a bottle of wine and turn on the Christmas tree lights for a magical night in. Perfect for nights when you can’t be bothered doing your makeup.

Afterwards, you can keep yourselves entertained with Christmas party games. Get everyone involved and bring out your inner-child. The sillier the better!

The 25th of December only comes around once a year, so don’t let it go to waste. Start getting in the spirit early this year and don’t let the stress of work or home life get in the way. It’s the one time of the year that we’re allowed to have fun and be happy without needing a reason.

Spend more time with loved ones and promise yourself a great run up to December.