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How To Survive Your Christmas Works Party

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Your office Christmas Party is the time to let your hair down and celebrate the end of a busy year with your friends and colleagues. 
But here are a few top tips to help you relish the night instead of regretting the night!!!

1) Eat a big lunch - There is nothing worse than drinking on
an empty stomach so be sure to pig out all day if you can
and if the party offers food..... take it!

2) If you feel yourself starting to get drunk, STOP, 
have a breather or a glass of water - It isn’t a race and 
you will be more likely to remember the brilliant night 
you had the following morning.  Also makes the hangover 
a lot easier if you are one of the unlucky ones who must 
work the following day. 

3) Now when to go home - starting to feel the effects of 
the alcohol a little bit too much. It’s time to go home. 
Make sure you have a safe way of getting home whether it 
be by bus, taxi or a designated driver/friend or family 
member who is happy to pick you up. 

4) Mingle – Use this opportunity to chat with those who do 
not work in your department or to network and make a good 
impression to those in a higher position.

5) Hit the dance floor - it will keep your mind off drinking 
alcohol and eating too much food and will show your work 
colleagues what a laugh you can be

6) Dress to impress – Whether you are out to dress to impress, 
have a little fun with some costumes or just fancy a 
smart-casual affair all are very welcomed at Christmas parties

What’s happening in Bournemouth this Christmas
So, the Christmas Tree Wonderland opened last weekend and already
 so many people have descended upon Bournemouth to bask in the delights of the entertainment and food the town has to offer.

There is plenty to explore around Christmas Tree Wonderland
 including the Ice Rink with its Moguls Bar where you can 
show off your dancing on ice skills or Bambi on ice for the
 not so steady! There’s the Alpine Christmas Market complete
 with lots of tasty treats for all to indulge in including 
Yorkshire pudding wraps (whoever came up with this idea was
 a genius), Churros, Hog Roasts, Baked Camembert and more… 
And if that’s not enough, how about a Christmas tipple in the 
Alpine Lodge Bar…. Choose from a selection of mulled beverages
 including mulled wine, cider or a personal favourite, the 
mulled toffee apple and rum.

There is also an array of illuminated wonders to guide you through Bournemouth including the tree of light, the Warsaw Tree and 
the stunning steams of light coming from the rockery and 
smugglers cove.

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If that’s not enough, there is also an array of events happening over the festive months including:
Christmas Tree Wonderland Light and Audio Show: every half an hour between 4pm and 9pm from 16th November until 2nd January
Santa’s Grotto is open in Beales on Old Christchurch Road from 10am until 8pm. Its only £9 per child and bookings can be made online, just click here
Fireworks – Thursday 19th December at 9:30pm from Bournemouth Pier
Living Advent Calendar: Family Activities and street entertainment from 3:30pm – 5:30pm each day
Victorian Christmas in Westover Road very Saturday from 30th Nov to 21st December. Themed entertainment includes living statues, Victorian characters and more
Check out the Christmas Tree Wonderland website for more details:

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What’s happening at the Riviera this Christmas

Our Christmas Party 2019 brochure is now available by clicking here!
Looking to book your office Christmas party 2019 in Bournemouth
 or Poole?

What better place to celebrate the end of a busy year with your friends or colleagues than at The Riviera Hotel Bournemouth.

We offer one of the best and most popular Christmas Party 2019
 deals in Bournemouth and we are passionate about making your
 event a success! 

Christmas Party Nights with DJ until 1am from just £22 per 
person to include:

3 course meal with coffee and mints

Half a bottle of wine per person

Table novelties and decorations

Free party place & free overnight stay with breakfast for any 
organiser booking at least 40 guests.

Happy Hour including 2-4-1 cocktails

10% discount on pre-ordered wine

Pre-paid drinks vouchers available for £3.75 per voucher

Designated driver drinks free!

Our Christmas Party Nights are hugely popular- whether you want an exclusive bash with your own theme or a shared event in one of our transformed party venues – let us do the hard work for you!

Click here for the Cunarder Christmas Party Menu or here for the Mauretania Christmas Party Menu.

Christmas Party Riviera Hotel Bournemouth 

Christmas Party Lunches available throughout December from just £18.50pp. Check out the menu here.

Special Bedroom Rates for all Christmas Parties at the Riviera in Bournemouth. Save on taxis and stay the night from just £23pppn!

Accommodation rate Sunday to Thursday £29pppn B&B or £23pppn room only. Friday and Saturday £38pppn B&B or £33pppn room only. Prices based on 2 people sharing. Single supplement applies.

Unable to celebrate your Christmas party in December? Not a problem! Here at The Riviera we can provide amazing Christmas Parties in January!

To book your Christmas party in Bournemouth or for more information call the Events Team on 01202 763653 or e-mail

Christmas Afternoon Tea at the Riviera Hotel Bournemouth

Available Monday-Thursday 3-6pm

A Festive selection of sandwiches and cakes served with freshly brewed tea or coffee only £9.95pp or (as its Christmas) £14.95pp to include Mulled Wine

Min 8 people. Must be pre-booked. To book call our sales team on 01202 763653