Christmas Parties in Reading 2023

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How Early Should I Book My Reading Christmas Party?

It’s a good idea to book your Reading Christmas party ahead of time to make sure that you get your preferred date and time secured. A lot of companies start their Christmas party search around March while others like to get summer out of the way first. The choice is yours but beware that demand for these kinds of events can be high.

What Are The Main Tourist Attractions in Reading?

There’s plenty to see and do in Reading. Visit the Reading Museum, Forbury Gardens, Palmer Park, Basildon Park, Abbey Ruins, Reading Minster and the Riverside Museum at Blake’s Lock. You’ve got the fun of a big town while being more peaceful than a bustling city.

Do Reading Hotels Have Parking Spaces?

Complementary or chargeable onsite parking is available at a lot of town centre hotels but it’s worth reserving early as it’s usually on a first come, first served basis. The town centre also boasts plenty of car parks at the following locations:

Reading Civic B – 12 Castle Street, Reading RG1 2LQ. Phone: 0118 321 7744. Open 24 hours.

Reading Borough Council Broad Street Mall – 16 Broad Street, Reading RG1 7QE. Phone: 0118 937 3767. Open 24 hours.

Riverside Car Park – The Oracle, Reading RG1 2AG. Phone: 0118 965 9000. Open 24 hours.

Reading Station Car Park – 37-43 Blagrave Street, Reading RG1 1PZ. Phone: 0345 222 4224. Open 24 hours.

How Many Train Stations Are There In Reading?

Reading is served well by trains with Reading Station in the town centre and Reading West (not surprisingly) to the West of the town centre.

What Time Do Clubs Normally Shut In Reading?

Central Reading is jam-packed with late night watering holes, pubs, bars and nightclubs that’ll keep you entertained until the early hours. There are plenty of clubs that close around 3am, giving you loads of time to let your hair down on that dancefloor after your Christmas party has finished.

How Do I Book My Reading Christmas Party?

Booking your Christmas party is easy with Fizzbox. The whole process takes place online so you don’t have to waste your time making and waiting for phone calls. Just enter your group size, preferred date and time then whizz off the enquiry to the experience provider. They’ll get back to you to let you know their availability, answer any questions and get you booked in at your own convenience.

What Are The Main Themes For A Reading Christmas Party?

There are more themes for Christmas parties in Reading than you can shake a stick at! The most popular themes include Gatsby, New York, Hollywood, James Bond, Winter wonderland, murder mystery, comedy and traditional Christmas.

What Type Of Food Options Are Available For Reading Christmas Parties?

Menus for Christmas meals vary from traditional to modern, English to international and everything in between. As you’d expect, you’re likely to see a lot of roast dinners with all the trimmings, mince pies, Christmas puddings and other treats we all love to munch on in December. Vegetarian, vegan, dairy free and gluten free options are readily available, just be sure to mention your dietary requirements to the experience provider when you place your enquiry.

Do You Normally Get A DJ Or Entertainment With A Reading Office Party?

What’s included in your party depends on which experience you choose. Some Christmas parties include DJs and live entertainment in a dazzling party atmosphere but others offer a more laid-back experience where you can sit back, relax and chat with your friends, family or workmates. Browse our listings now and see what takes your fancy.

I Haven’t Got A Huge Budget, What Do I Pick For My Reading Christmas Party?

We totally understand that Christmas is a time where we spend a lot of money so whether you’re looking to splash out on your Christmas bash or do something more conservative to meet a budget, we’re here to help you with a range of fun experiences and parties. You can order each of our listings pages by price to put the most affordable options at the top which should help.

What Day Of The Week Works Best For A Reading Christmas Party?

The day you have your Reading Christmas do on is totally up to you. All we will say is that it’s a good idea to be organised and get your event booked in early as demand can get very high for these activities and parties. The most popular days of the week tend to be Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

What Is The Dress Code For A Christmas Party In Reading?

You’ve decorated your home, you’ve decorated the tree, now it’s time to decorate yourself by dressing to impress! Most Christmas parties in Reading have a ‘dress to impress’ dress code or smart casual but some offer a more relaxed dress code. When you place your enquiry with the experience provider, ask them what the dress code is for your party or activity, and they’ll give you all the information you need.

Where Are The Taxi Ranks in Reading?

If you’re after a taxi after you’ve partied the night away, you’ll find a range of companies in the town that’ll take you wherever you want to go. Here’s a quick rundown:

Reading Station Taxis – Station Approach, Reading, RG1 1LZ. Phone: 0118 907 6509.

UK Taxis – Davidson House, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EU. Phone: 07395 540886.

AAA Cars – Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 1SB. Phone: 0118 950 4030.

Green Metro Cars – Dec House, 145 Cardiff Road, Reading, RG1 8JF. Phone: 0118 966 6658

Christmas Parties in Reading

Despite being one of the largest urban areas in the country, Reading isn’t officially a city. But that doesn’t stop it from having the character of a city and boasting an incredible range of fantastic venues that are just perfect for celebrating the festive season! If you’re after a shared party, we’re certain that you’ll find something perfect for your group right here. We only list the best venues, so you’ll know that you’ll be in capable hands when it comes to enquiring and booking your Reading Christmas Party with one of our trusted venues.

Although many people that find their perfect Christmas party in Reading are from a company or corporate background, there’s also plenty of other groups who aren’t! We have many groups of friends, members of a club or organisations who enjoy our Christmas party nights – from traditional celebrations to fully themed party spectaculars and suites at boutique hotel venues, there really is something for everyone here in Reading.

Reading Shared Christmas Parties

Shared parties are great for the Christmas season because they do the most festive thing of all: bring people together! Your venue space will be attended by various groups, which creates a buzzing and lively atmosphere, where everyone can let their hair down at the end of the year!

The low minimum numbers required to attend a shared party night, means that those smaller to medium sized groups with fewer numbers won’t have to miss out on all the fun of a larger party, or exceed their budget!

Office Christmas Parties in Reading

It’s time to get out of the office and have some fun! Your team works so hard all year round, so why not treat them to a fabulous Christmas party in Reading to thank them for their hard work, loyalty and dedication? It’ll give them a chance to let their hair down outside the office and to get to know each other better in a social setting.

Why not take a browse of our shared Christmas party nights in Reading and see what takes your fancy? Alternatively, if you’re looking for more Christmas inspiration this festive season, you'll love our Christmas party ideas page.

How to Enquire

Ready to send an enquiry through about a shared Christmas party night in Reading? Great! All you need to do is complete the enquiry form on the page of your chosen party package and click send. That’s it! Your details will then be sent straight to the venue, who will be in touch with you to discuss availability and your party requirements further via the Fizzbox messaging platform.

Make sure to check out our virtual Christmas parties for a huge range of activities that take place remotely, online via video chat. These include, but aren’t limited to, murder mysteries, cooking classes, cocktail making, gameshows, quizzes, bingo, caricature workshops and many more.

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