Company Christmas Party at The O2

The O2 venue was transformed into a winter wonderland for 3000 people with a huge marquee, classic fairground, live music, and more. There was roller-skating, chillout lounges, and even a photo studio with props galore. It wasn’t easy, but our Christmas party planners pulled it off with style and the guests left feeling jolly and bright!

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There’s no better way to reward and celebrate everybody’s hard work at the end of the year than by having a festive do to mark the holiday season.  But getting 3,000 employees together for an annual corporate Christmas party is no mean feat. Nevertheless, G&D set out to do just that for one very happy client. Given the size of the guest list, we needed to secure a venue before we did anything else. And a big one at that. One that would cater to a variety of requirements and personalities.


How We Delivered


The iconic O2 was most definitely big enough. It was well-situated, and it offered us plenty of space to get creative. Working with “Building Six”, a club within the dome, as well as the undeveloped space next to it, we erected a large marquee. This marquee was big enough to be separated into sections for all 3,000 people; cloakrooms, kitchens, food service areas, multiple bars. You name it. We dressed the marquee with lighting, snowflakes, disco balls and immense flower arrangements on plinths. The venue looked absolutely stunning.


But that wasn’t all. On the other side of the marquee, we put together a full-sized classic fairground — complete with a Big Wheel, Waltzers and Bumper Cars. It was truly, truly amazing.


If you were looking to dance, you simply needed to turn to the three-storey club. Featuring live bands, DJs and a wide range of other stage and floor entertainment, blowing off steam at the end of the year was never so much fun.

Food and drink were available on each floor, as well as a variety of fairground sideshows to keep up the fairground theme: hook-a-ducks, coconut shies. Over and beyond that, there was roller skating for the nostalgia, low-key chillout lounges to rest your weary dancing feet, a photo studio with props galore, circus performers. There was something for everyone. Entertainment and enjoyment in every possible space.


Working with a venue as famous as the O2 came with lots of red tape and security. In fact, some of the biggest challenges in putting this event together came before the event itself — namely a lot of prior planning and weighty risk assessments. In addition, organising the sheer volume of suppliers’ access for the three-day setup and subsequent de-rig with O2 security was a big challenge too. Particularly with the O2 being a public space. But while it was challenging, it was extremely exciting. The event went off without a hitch, much to the delight of our client. And thousands of colleagues left for the holidays feeling merry and bright.

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