How to Throw a Christmas Party in Toronto

As the days get shorter, it’s time to start thinking about company holiday parties and year-end events. It’s never too early to start planning and Toronto is brimming with exciting options. Whether you’re looking to host your party at an event space in the downtown core, in one of Toronto’s trendy neighbourhoods, or at a stunning private home, there’s sure to be a perfect setting for your Christmas soiree.

If you’re a foodie, it might be fun to create a station with different cuisines for your guests to sample. For example, a bespoke sushi rolling station with freshly prepared rolls and nigiri would make a beautiful statement on any buffet table and be a hit with your sushi lovers. A charcuterie or a cheese plate are also a popular choice. These spreads are easy to serve in individual servings or in small plates and can be easily tailored for any dietary restrictions.

Another great way to energize your crowd is to have a live band play at the party. A rock and roll band can break down the age barriers of millennials and seniors, getting everyone up dancing with their favourite tunes. If you prefer a more subdued atmosphere, a jazz band can add an element of sophistication to your party.

One of the most popular events Christmas party Toronto during the holidays is the One of a Kind Winter Show, held at the Metro Convention Centre from November 30 to December 2. It’s the largest holiday shopping pop-up in Canada and you’ll find thousands of vendors selling apparel, ceramics, jewellery, candles, home decor, art, furniture, personal care, and more.

Located at the Fairmont Royal York, The Thirsty Elf is like sitting inside of a Christmas present. This kitchy bar is loaded with festive decor from floor to ceiling and has a variety of Christmas cocktails that will keep even the scrooges feeling jolly.

Project Gigglewater goes all out for the holidays at their cocktail bars in both the uptown and downtown locations. This year, they’ve transformed their spaces into a winter wonderland and have a whole menu of festive drinks, including the Merry Margherita, Santa’s Little Helper, Nice and Naughty shots, and mulled wine.

There’s also a wide selection of non-alcoholic drinks for your guests who don’t drink alcohol. The bar is open until Boxing Day and the staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have.

The newest pop-up to join the seasonal festivities is Tinseltown, a festive speakeasy that’s open until December 24. This holiday cocktail bar has all the trimmings, including a stuffed bear that hugs you for photos, plus a menu of 10 different Christmas cocktails. It’s the perfect place to wind down after a long day of holiday shopping in Toronto. The staff are friendly and helpful, and they’ll be more than happy to accommodate your party’s dietary restrictions. This is the perfect option for a small group of friends or colleagues who want to celebrate Christmas in style.

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