Guests arriving at the basement of Holborn's Victoria House for 2019 Christmas parties will be transported to an Après-Ski Lodge. Normally a white-washed blank canvas, party planners Awesome Events have really gone to town with the decorations. The group organises both shared and exclusive themed Christmas parties here, with everything from food, drink and entertainment included.
Start the evening off with a sparkling welcome reception in the Northern Lights bar – yes, northern light effects are in place and there are reindeer projections as well as taxidermy bears and animal skin. To complete the experience, the scent and sounds of the alpine forests will fill your nostrils and ears before you make your way into the dining area.
Guests have the option of going for a three-course sit-down meal or to have bowl food. No matter what you end up going for, it will all happen in a mountain hideaway of gingham-draped tables, timber-panelled walls and stag heads. Traditional chalet exteriors line the walls and you will instantly feel like you’re entering an authentic alpine hunting lodge. It looks perfectly festive too, with pine cones, boughs of holly and bells.
The party really begins when live music from the Lodge band and a subsequent disco commences. This will continue all the way until midnight. As well as food and a prosecco reception, packages include a cash bar with drinks tokens or unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks. On top of this, there are alpine arcade games, a photo booth, a chocolate fountain and a 'rodeo reindeer' ride.
For the full shebang, upgrades such as single-spirit and mixer drinks and a Vodka Luge are available for an additional cost. Full event management is included as standard, leaving you to sit back and just enjoy the evening. The Lodge theming and production is also taken care of, in additional to a complimentary cloakroom.