7 Holiday Office Party Ideas That Aren’t Zoom

November 26, 2021

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you participated in a holiday Zoom party over the past year or so. While Zoom has its perks, it’s hard to replicate the office party atmosphere through a virtual screen. Luckily for us, holiday parties appear to be returning, with new opportunities to get together and celebrate. For teams on the larger side, sometimes dinner at a restaurant is out of the question. If you’re looking for a fun holiday party idea that does not involve a zoom screen, check out these seven unique ideas:

Vancouver Island:

Butchart Gardens:

A Christmas classic, Butchart Gardens brings the magic of Christmas to life. For both locals and tourists, the gardens are an excellent way to ring in the festive feeling and share some cheer. Each year celebrates the twelve days of Christmas with ample light displays and colourful scenes. If you’re looking for a more active gathering, you can lace up your ice skates and enjoy the outdoor ice rink. This spot is a great way to enjoy your coworkers, the holidays, and the beautiful Victoria winter.

Ghosts of Christmas Past Walking Tour

What are the holidays without a friendly spirit? Make sure the team bundles up for this historic walking tour through the haunted streets of downtown Victoria! The walk takes roughly 90-minutes to complete and incorporates a variety of historic events. From Christmas-eve murderers to the “white-lady” of Bastion Square, there is something for everyone to learn on this haunted tour. Hot chocolate or apple cider is strongly recommended.

The Okanagan:

Kelowna Winter Street Market:

Take your team to this annual event and enjoy the festive atmosphere! Transforming Water Street into a winter wonderland, the Winter Street Market makes a great spot to celebrate as a team. Get into the holiday spirit with local artists, festive eats, and of course – a visit from Santa! The best part about the market is that it’s incredibly kid friendly, making it fun for the whole family and introducing them to the rest of your team!

Vancouver/Fraser Valley:


Let’s take a walk. Get the team together and enjoy a 1km walk through the winter wonderland at Lumagica. A fantastical light display designed to capture the Christmas magic for all ages. Featuring a delicious food menu, unique sights, and lots of holiday spirit, Lumagica is the perfect gettogether for any team. Lumagica is a new addition to Surrey’s collection of light displays and events.

The Da Vinci Experience:

Not everyone celebrates the holidays, but everyone appreciates a fun immersive experience. Take the team back in time with a visit to The Da Vinci Experience. Brought to life through a combination of audio, visual, and sensory technology, the Da Vinci Experience is an immersive storytelling narrative that shares the life, work, and history of Leonardo Da Vinci. The wide-open exhibit is a great place to mingle with the team and enjoy learning about the world-famous artists. 

Lonsdale Quay Ice Rink 

Who does not love skating during the holidays? The Lonsdale Quay has a beautiful rink, right in the heart of North Vancouver. Resting among shops, restaurants, and the seaside views, the Londsdale Quay Icerink is the perfect place to stop, skate, and celebrate.

Visit Fort Langley

Step inside your favourite Hallmark movie with a group visit to Fort Langley! Decorated to impress, Fort Langley is the perfect place to gather and spread cheer with your colleagues. Wander the decorated streets, share some cider, and be merry with your team!