I’m sat here, the hottest day of the year(/ever), with fans a-blowing and iced drinks a-flowing…but like make of us in events, turning my attention to the Christmas party season ahead, in a mission to make this year’s festive entertainment the best yet!
When it comes to organising a Christmas event, expectations are high, with the entertainment often being the most memorable factor of a party. An act has the ability to make or break the night, so let’s look at some trusted, warm and cosy, feel-good entertainment ideas to create the festive buzz; be it for a Christmas light switch-on, work’s party, a seasonal Retail promotion or just to spread some yuletide cheer with friends and family.
FESTIVE VINTAGE VIBES
Go on, admit it, as soon as you hear a classic Christmas tune, your heart lifts with festive cheer. Music is the key to creating that vibe, and with an energetic, all singing and dancing vintage act like the Santa Babies you have a feast for the eyes and ears, not to mention plenty of interaction to get the kids and adults alike bopping along!
SANTA CLAUS’ BROTHER IS COMING TO TOWN
And he’s a busy man in the run-up to the Big Day, so we have called upon his younger brother, Charlie, to come out to play. This cheeky, charming Victorian fellow on his steam-driven Christmas Tree Tricycle brightens up the street, filling the air with snow bubbles and lights up the sky with Christmas tunes and music-activated Christmas songs… He’ll check who’s been naughty or nice, with quizzes and prices to hand out.
(HOP)STEP INTO CHRISTMAS WITH DANCERS
From a classic fairytale Nutcracker ballerina en pointe, to a break-dancing Bad-A Santa crew busting some wicked moves to draw a crowd. Character dancers can create a buzz, either with a fully choreographed stage routine, or a more relaxed improvised show in and amongst the crowd.
Even the Scroogest of Scrooges can’t help but feel the love for a Dickensian classical carol singing group. Creating instant atmosphere to lift every listener’s heart, with the nostalgic sounds of Victorian England and dressed top to toe in period attire, guests are sure to leave full of festive cheer…
JAZZ IT UP
Ideal for areas where space or a PA system is a challenge, our Jazz Street Santas will add an acoustic air of festive oom-pah-pah! Able to roam around engaging with the crowd (there’s no escape from the festivities!). These guys offer the option of adding some cheeky elves to the line-up, ready to dance along and hand out promotional material.
GET THE PARTY STARTED
Looking for a larger line-up to get your guests truly in the festive spirit? MIB travels the world every December in search of Christmas parties to entertain! Whether you’re looking for a night of festive favourites or to mix it in with some party classics, these guys and gals have got a repertoire as long as Santa’s arm!
DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS?
For an angelic addition to your Christmas decoration, how about a heavenly body suited and booted, and adorned with pure white paint; immaculately turned out and ready to perform as a stand-alone statue or to hand out presents to well-behaved girls and boys.
SAY ‘CHRISTMAS CAMEMBERT’!
Festive jumpers, Santa outfits, that little black dress you’ve been waiting all year to wear… All perfect excuses to take advantage of the photo opportunities with a Magic Mirror! Props a-plenty and the option to take home a memento of the night (for those that won’t be able to remember the next morning!).
FESTIVE FILM SCREENING
Whether It’s a Wonderful Life or the Muppet Christmas Carol, everyone has a favourite (or two) Christmas film that you wait all year to see. Bring in the popcorn and candy, stock up on blankets and bean bags… Or even go all out and hire in hot tubs for pure decadence… and settle down for a perfect yuletide yarn.
Revolving around the guests’ requests, these pianists play, sing and entertain the crowds to an energetic sing-a-long, with everyone’s favourite Christmas tunes. With the latest keyboards and grand piano shells, they can give a full band sound with a sleek classic look, making it a party never to forget!
TOP TIP: While booking live entertainment, check what the price includes as many acts can provide additional, earlier background sets, lighting or disco music throughout the evening as part of the price, or for a small additional extra, which will save you paying for separate suppliers and acts.
We are here to save you time, money and any headache with booking entertainment for your event. So call us now for a chat about what you’re looking to create, and how much you’d like to spend, and leave us to put a free proposal together for you!
Lots of Love,
Ellevate Entertainment is a small agent with big hearts, passionate about working with clients who are looking for high quality, live acts with the wow factor. We only recommend acts we know and trust to be outstanding, and the season is fast approaching, so to ensure you get all you want for Christmas with regards to entertainment, get in touch with us now to check availability. Click here to contact us!
Photo Credit: Toby Merritt Photography