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It's time to let your hair down and have some fun with an unforgettable Reading Christmas party! 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.


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.

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!

Christmas Activities in Reading

Christmas in Reading is an absolute blast! Christmas parties here are off the charts, with scrumptious dinners that could rival Mrs Claus' cooking. But the fun doesn't stop there! Grab your pals for a festive afternoon tea, where you can nibble on gingerbread men and sip on hot cocoa. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at festive cocktail making and concoct merry mixtures that could impress even Rudolph.

And for those who love a challenge, escape rooms decked out in holiday cheer await! Plus, don't miss the epic school sports day with snowball fights and sleigh races. Christmas in Reading is a holly jolly good time!

FAQs

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

Types of Venue

When it comes to hosting an unforgettable Christmas bash in Reading, this vibrant town offers an abundance of fantastic venues that will have you rocking around the Christmas tree all night long! Let's start with the fabulous hotel function rooms. From the luxurious Malmaison to the sophisticated Crowne Plaza, these venues will transform into winter wonderlands, complete with dazzling decorations, dance floors, and all the festive trimmings. If you prefer a lively bar setting, head to the Purple Turtle or the Milk Bar, where you can raise a glass to the holiday season and dance the night away to festive beats.

And for those seeking a unique venue with a touch of charm, look no further than the Sub89 or the Olympia Ballroom. These iconic spaces will add that extra flair to your Christmas party, making it an event to remember. Whether you fancy the elegance of a hotel function room, the buzzing atmosphere of a bar, or the unique character of a special venue, Reading has it all. So, gather your loved ones, put on your party hats, and get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in style!

Types of Entertainment

You’re going to have an amazing time at your Reading Christmas party with a huge range of entertainment available that’ll have you dancing and singing all night long! Hire a sensational live band that will fill the room with infectious energy and irresistible beats. Or bring in a talented DJ who will spin all your favourite festive tunes, creating a dance floor frenzy.

And if you're up for laughter and excitement, a hilarious comedy act or a magical illusionist will keep your guests entertained and amazed. Reading's live entertainment scene is ready to make your Christmas party shine bright and create unforgettable memories. For a touch of elegance, book a mesmerising live jazz band that will set the perfect ambiance for mingling and swaying to smooth melodies. Let the festivities begin!

Dining Options

It’s time to summon all the festive food enthusiasts! When it comes to dining options for your Christmas party night out in Reading, prepare for a scrumptious extravaganza that will tickle your taste buds. Indulge in a delightful sit-down meal where you can savour exquisite seasonal dishes in an elegant setting. For a more relaxed affair, enjoy a festive buffet, offering loads of delectable delights from around the world.

If you fancy a very indulgent afternoon treat, tuck into a festive afternoon tea where you can sip on tea and nibble on delicate sandwiches and delightful pastries, all washed down with tea, coffee or even a glass of fizz. Reading's dining scene has something for every palate, ensuring a gastronomic journey that will make your Christmas party truly unforgettable.

Transport

You’ve had an epic Christmas party but now it’s time to go home or back to your hotel. But don’t worry because getting home is as easy as Rudolph guiding Santa's sleigh. Hop on the train at Reading station, where Great Western Railway and CrossCountry will whisk you away to your destination with cheer and holiday spirit. If you prefer buses, Thames Travel and Reading Buses will be your trusty companions, transporting you through the city streets.

If you're feeling fancy or your dancing shoes have worn thin, fear not! Royal Cars and 5 Star Cars will be there to provide a taxi ride home, where you can hum your favourite holiday tunes all the way. So, bid farewell to your Christmas party with a smile, for public transport in Reading will ensure a safe and festive journey back.

What's On in Reading at Christmas Time

Get ready to jingle all the way because Reading is bursting with Christmas magic that will have you rockin' around the Christmas tree with joy! This lively town knows how to celebrate the season in style, offering a sleigh-load of festive fun. Take a stroll through the Christmas markets with twinkling stalls, filled to the brim with handmade crafts, delectable treats, and unique gifts that will make Santa himself jealous! Fill your belly with roasted chestnuts and sip on spiced hot cocoa as you soak up the merry atmosphere. Reading hosts delightful festivals that will have you dancing in the snow. The Reading Winter on Ice festival brings an ice rink, snow globe photo booths, and captivating performances to the heart of the town.

And don't miss the Winter Wonderland festival, where live music, dazzling lights, and delightful entertainment will make your heart sing. There are also plenty of concerts to enjoy. From festive sing-alongs at The Hexagon to orchestral performances at Concert Hall, the sounds of Christmas will fill the air, leaving you in awe and spreading holiday cheer. Keep an eye out for events like magical light displays, Santa's grottoes, and even reindeer petting sessions. Reading truly goes above and beyond to ensure a Christmas season full of joy and wonder. It's time to create memories that will warm your heart long after the snow has melted away. Merry festivities to all!

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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