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Abby McEleney
25th October 2023

It’s time to celebrate! Christmas is around the corner, and whether you’re a jolly Yuletide elf or a grumbling Grinch who ducks out of the office secret Santa, we all like to blow-off steam at Christmas time. If you’re looking for inspirational ideas to host your Christmas party dos, Kent has several festive grottos to suit your party needs, for you and all your employees! Feeling cheap and cheerful? Something fun and festive? Or maybe you’re going for the classic black-tie- optional vibe, Kent can accommodate your work-team’s every need. From spaces for private party hire, three-course lunches, to mince pies around the campfire. There’s something for everyone to celebrate.

Christmas Dinner

Yummy Christmas Dinner

Snowing in Swale

Let it snow in Swale and experience Macknade’s marvellous food hall full of magical treats and sustainable foods for a festal three-course meal, and private party hire. Or celebrate in the Cave Hotel & Golf Resort with a traditional three-course turkey dinner and enjoy their in-house DJ playlist for entertainment.

Ashford Advent

Celebrate your festive feasting at The Farriers Arms for tasty tidings with a glass of bubbles. Wanting more for your Christmas party than the traditional private room hire? Ashford can bring you new and inspired ways to celebrate. Pick a cuisine and Kent Cookery School will guide you through a team-building experience, cooking your own personalised feast before enjoying it as a team. On the naughty list this year? Hire out a cellar room for drinks at the Gusbourne wine estate or enjoy a three-course lunch after walking around the vineyards in the crisp winter air.

Ashford Outlet at Christmas

Ashford at Christmas

Canterbury Cathedral at Christmas

Christmas at Canterbury Cathedral

Canterbury Carol

Come down to Canterbury for your company’s Christmas do and you’ll have so many festive options to choose from. Book a private room to party at the universities in Canterbury, spending the night at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge for your black-tie party theme. Looking for luxury? How about dinner and drinks at Socialite’s rooftop bar? Or why not dance the night away at Fenwick’s private room hire? Admire Abode’s Christmas special meal or the Falstaff’s festive food for fabulous, tasty dining.

Whitstable Wonderland

Wander around Whitstable’s wonderful seaside town before a warm welcome awaits at Whitstable Castle with a glass of mulled wine to start your festive buffet, next to a roaring log fire. Enjoy a three-course meal of seasonal local produce at the Marine Hotel, or feast like kings in Herne Bay at King’s Hall with a range of exciting entertainment.

Whitstable Wonderland

Christmas by the Sea

Christmas party drinks

Merry Medway

Rock around the Christmas tree after enjoying a festive three-course meal, and dance to Bridgewood Manor’s resident DJ amid decorations galore.

Thanet Tidings

Head to Thanet for tasty treats and seaside tidings. Enjoy a specially prepared selection of delicious banquet food at St Augustine’s or head over to Broadstairs for Yarrow Hotel’s delicious Christmas fayre lunch menu. Immerse your team in worlds unknown and escape your way back in time for Christmas at The Escapement immersive theatre.

A toast to Christmas Dinner

Celebrate with a Christmas Dinner

Christmas Tree Wonderland

Twinkle in Tunbridge Wells

Head towards Tunbridge Wells, and enjoy a fairytale walk through Wonderland at Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest. Walk hot-chocolate in-hand through a woodland of Christmas trees lit up with bright twinkly lights.

Holly-Jolly Hythe 

Take your colleagues on an outside adventure into the cheery country park and embark on team-building activities with mince pies around a campfire and enjoy a Kentish buffet lunch at Brock Hill Country Park in Hythe.

Christmas around a campfire

Holiday Inn, Dover

Christmas Cocktails

Dive into Dover

Dover’s Christmas lantern display is something to dive into Dover for, and there are plenty of party places to head to afterward for a festive toast. Celebrate Christmas with a festive three-course meal at the Holiday Inn or settle in for a night of dancing at the Dover Marina Hotel with their DJ in the Winston Suite. The Lodge at Prince’s Golf Club and The Bell in Sandwich are great places to have in mind for joyous Christmas bookings. The Dog in Wingham is another treat to consider for your merry meal. Looking for more than lantern displays to light up your Christmas party? The Lamp Room at Betteshanger Country Park is ideal for special celebrations and sparkly Christmas decorations.