8 Entertainment ideas for your Christmas party
If you’re looking for entertainment ideas for your Christmas party, you’ll want to check out the excellent selection of live bands we have available.
Here are some ideas for musical entertainment at your drinks reception, followed by ideas for Christmas party bands.
Remember that all our groups are available together as part of an entertainment package – providing first class live music from the beginning of your event to the end, at fantastic value.
Ideas for your Christmas drinks reception
If you want music for your Christmas drinks reception, one of our smaller groups is perfect. All these bands can include some (tasteful) Christmas numbers as part of their set list, and are all suitable for background music during the drinks reception or dinner.
A luxurious jazz band: The Hollywood Jazz Band
If you’re going for a glamorous, luxurious feel for your Christmas party our Hollywood Jazz Band is perfect.
Dressed in stylish attire, the band performs hits from the golden era of stage and screen – with tunes from the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Peggy Lee, Doris Day and many more.
The band is a glamorous focal point for your drinks reception, but doesn’t play so loudly that your guests aren’t able to talk with other.
A vintage, 1920s jazz band: The Lady Gatsby Band
Our Lady Gatsby Jazz Band is great for 1920s themed events. It’s fun and quirky, and can perform vintage covers of pop songs in the style of Postmodern Jukebox.
A unique jazz band, it provides fantastic entertainment for your Christmas party and is a great accompaniment to your drinks reception or party.
A sophisticated yet unobtrusive group: Down for the Count Strings
The ultimate in sophisticated yet unobtrusive entertainment for your Christmas party is Down for the Count Strings. The group is also available as a string duo or a string trio, meaning it is perfect for events which are tight on space or tight on budget.
The music will never inhibit conversation but will still delight your guests, with a great mix of pop music and Christmas tunes.
A fun roaming group: Alexander’s Dixieland Band
Alexander’s Dixieland Band are an acoustic jazz trio who perform with no amplification. They roam around your venue performing wherever your guests happen to be, making sure everyone gets to hear the band.
The repertoire list consists of trad jazz music from the 1920s, giving your event a fantastic happy vibe and putting everyone in a festive mood.
Ideas for your Christmas party
Are you looking to dance the night away to incredible live music? Our party bands are perfect for giving you a Christmas party to remember.
For your corporate party: The Motown Collective
If you need to hire a great party band, look no further than our Motown Collective. Our premier band is a stunning 13-piece ensemble dressed to impress, performing some of the best dance music of the 20th Century.
The band performs hits from Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and many more – with a good amount of more up-to-date pop from the likes of Amy Winehouse and Bruno Mars to keep your guests dancing. Many of the tunes are arranged into medleys, providing exhilerating non-stop entertainment.
It may not surprise you to know that the band can also perform some (tasteful) Christmas tunes!
If you want a Christmas party to remember, look no further!
For your Christmas wedding: The Down for the Count Swing & Soul Band
We love winter weddings and if you’re looking for a party band to finish your night off in style, the Down for the Count Swing & Soul Band is for you.
One of the most popular wedding bands in the UK, the band has a fantastic mix of music designed to get all ages on the dancefloor.
It is a flexible line-up, available as anything from a 6-piece band to a 13-piece band. Therefore we can find an option for you whatever your budget!
Described as ‘outstanding’ by Deborah Meaden (Dragon’s Den), the band has a great repertoire list and we can work with you to make the perfect playlist for your Christmas wedding.
Other unique entertainment ideas for your Christmas party
Fancy singing some carols round a piano? We did a 30 minute session of Christmas songs and carols round the piano at our band leader Mike’s wedding last December – and we loved it!
Or do you need an icebreaker to get everyone up on the dancefloor at the start of the evening? Talk to us about the great vintage dancers from the Vintage Swing Collective, who can take your guests for a fun, simple vintage dance lesson before the live band take to the stage.
Any questions about entertainment for your Christmas party?
Don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, or need some advice on the best option for you? Just email us or pick up the phone – we’re always happy to hear from you and talk about your event.
We pride ourselves on a unique, personal service and will make sure you get the perfect entertainment for your party.