At the end of every year is a cause to celebrate! Company holiday parties and happy hours, Christmas get-together's and NYE. When planning an annual event, it can feel repetitive doing the same dinner or happy hour at the same place year after year.
Here, our creative team has curated a list of unique holiday party ideas that are affordable and fun, to add a new twist to your holiday traditions this year. We hope you enjoy! Have something else find in mind this year? Share your ideas with us!
Unique Holiday Party Ideas in St. Louis
Winter-themed Cooking Class
Celebrate the holiday season and brush up on your kitchen skills with a hands-on cooking class. The Kitchen Conservatory offers a wide variety of cooking classes in Clayton, MO. Classes fill up quickly, so be sure to check out the schedule here. In December, find classes ranging in festive themes from Gingerbread House for Adults, Christmas Cooke Cutter Couture, or Girls' Night Out: Jingle Belles! For a private or large group event, you can visit their website for information on custom cooking classes.
Tour of Holiday Light Displays
Our personal favorite, because we get to come along! St. Louis is home to some seriously epic outdoor holiday light displays. Why not make an experience out of seeing them? Prices start at only $11.42 per person to be driven with door-to-door service around to some of St. Louis' most iconic Christmas light displays, including:
Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
Wild Lights at Saint Louis Zoo
Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch
Candy Cane Lane in South St. Louis
Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden
Santa's Magical Kingdom at Jellystone Park
Celebration of Lights in O'Fallon, MO
Christmas Wonderland in Alton, MO
Christmas Traditions in St. Charles, MO
Way of Lights at Our Lady of the Snows
Bring along your own ingredients for a hot cocoa and Christmas cookie bar in the party bus of motor coach of your choice, play Holiday songs while on the road, and dress up in your holiday best to add a festive touch to your party pictures!
Friendsgiving Night In
Sometimes you need a reason to get together with close friends and family. Host a fun feast at your home, with a creative menu featuring warming, comfort foods perfect for cold temperatures. You can screen a holiday classic movie, host a DIY-craft night, or host an easy-to-put-together wine or beer tasting! Add a festive holiday touch by pairing drinks with holiday cookies or candies.
Sound like too much work? We hear you. Skip all of the hassle of hosting and instead invite your group out for a fun night on the town! Stop in your favorite St. Louis craft brewery, shop local at a local boutique and cruise by some of the beautiful Christmas lights on display in St. Louis!
New Year's Eve on the Town
New Year's Eve falls on a Monday this year. Why not take advantage of mid-week pricing on chauffeured services! Ring in the new year in style with a restaurant, bar, then NYE fireworks watching stop, all while enjoying door-to-door drop-off (it gets COLD on New Year's Eve!) and a professional, sober driver provided by BEST.
No matter what your holiday party plans are this year, make sure your guests get around town safely. With our sister company St. Louis County & Yellow Taxi, we're offering both economy and luxury options to offer your guests a safe ride home following a company holiday party or big, corporate soiree.