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Christmas Party Entertainment Ideas

Christmas Party Entertainment Ideas

Last Updated: 25th April 2024

November ends, and before you can say mulled wine it’s party season. The tree is up, the tinsel’s out – now you just need the perfect Christmas party entertainment to complete the celebrations. Here to make sure you don’t get snowed under with options, we’ve compiled a list of amazing Christmas party entertainment ideas. Here are some fantastic Christmas party entertainment ideas to get everyone in the yuletide spirit.

A Jazz Band

Think of Christmas music, and you might think of reverberating sax, blasting horns, Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Capture this bombastic sound with a seasonal jazz band of your own. Both thrilling and nostalgic, there’s a reason jazz bands are a festive hallmark.

Jazz also works perfectly as serene background music if your do is a more relaxed affair – giving you scope to cover all bases.

A Violinist/String Quartet

A string quartet might not be the first entertainment idea you think of for a party, but bear with us. Jaw-dropping covers of the biggest pop songs have been taking the internet by storm, with both electric and acoustic strings reshaping the originals to stunning effect. Bowl guests over with this innovative party entertainment.

But if traditional is more your thing, nothing says traditional festivities like a soloist or quartet’s rendition of the Christmas classics. The delicate sound will also lend a sophisticated feel to the evening.

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A Pop & Rock Band

Thaw any reservations with a spectacular pop and rock band. Think soaring vocals, floor-shaking percussion, mind-blowing guitar riffs and a hard-hitting horn section. With their high-energy renditions of Christmas party classics from Wham, Slade, The Pogues, and everything in between, there won’t be an occupied chair in sight.

Polished, glamorous, and charismatic, a pop & rock band is a safe bet when it comes to filling the dance floor.

A Folk Band

Bringing you whimsical music for the most whimsical time of the year, a folk band will add charm and warmth to your yuletide celebrations. Whether they perform festive throwbacks or modern-day chart-toppers, a folk band’s uplifting style works perfectly for the season.

You could even have your band roam amongst the crowd for an immersive, interactive experience.

A Pianist

What says Christmas like the delicate peals of ‘We Wish You A Merry Christmas’ or ‘Jingle Bells’? If your party aspires towards relaxed and elegant rather than wine stains and confetti, a skilled pianist could be the perfect fit.

Why not decorate the piano with ribbons and ivy for an arrestingly festive look?

A Tribute Act

They say it’s not Christmas until Michael Bublé sings, and by ‘they’ we mean ‘we’. Get the closest thing to the king of Christmas music with a Michael Bublé tribute act.

Born to Bublé is a crooner through and through and delivers a mind-blowing, impressive show full of our favourite Bublé hits, plus an incredible range of Christmas show-stoppers and Rat Pack classics.


A DJ for a party might not be a revolutionary idea, but it’s worth keeping in mind regardless. No performer has so many songs at their disposal, with many DJs having thousands of songs at their fingertips. That means you can move straight from Mariah Carey to The Pogues if need be.

But why not give this classic Christmas entertainment a twist by opting for a combined DJ and live musician act? Delivering a collaborative set, these impressive acts are unforgettably unique.

A Soul, Funk & Motown Band

Dripping in glamour, a soul, funk & Motown band will rouse even the most lethargic guests. With their smooth, full-bodied vocals and sensational instrumentation, you’ll give your Christmas party an effortlessly slick feel.

Soulful covers of Christmas classics are also more popular than ever – making for the perfect accompaniment to the more laid-back, chilled-out moments.

A Latin/Gypsy Jazz Band

It’s not conventional Christmas themed entertainment, but why not add a Latin flair to your December party? With the benefit of the unexpected, this bouncy music will rouse guests out of a Bailey’s-induced stupor.

With gentle, easy numbers as well as high-energy tracks, these versatile bands make for fabulous party entertainment whatever the season.

Choices, choices – they’re the hardest part of planning a party, but we hope our Christmas party entertainment ideas have narrowed things down! To explore even more Christmas party bands, check out our selection of the Top Christmas Party Bands For Hire.

And if you’re struggling to get the Christmas party entertainment sorted, don’t forget that we’re here to help!




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