Virtual Christmas celebrations

Words by Quintessentially

11 December 2020


Don't let festive celebrations suffer because of social distancing measures or other restrictions – here is a fun list of virtual activities and party ideas for the family or workplace.

As in-person parties aren’t possible for most of us this year, we’ve compiled some solutions so celebrations can continue. We’ve become well-versed in Zoom and maximising our time at home – add the below elements to those newfound realities, and you’ll have a full-on party, for you, your workmates, or a group. Happy Christmas!

Food & Drink

Virtual masterclasses with famous chefs

We're happy to offer private and intimate masterclasses with some of our fantastic chef and restaurant partners, including Michelin-starred Marcus Wareing, Paul Ainsworth, Andrew Wong, and personalities such as Richard Corrigan and Adam Handling.

Food kits with virtual cook-a-long

Deliver food kits to each guest of your Christmas party in advance, then enjoy a virtual cook-a-long with everyone on Zoom. The Ambassador General Store, which delivers DIY boxes from Gymkhana, Trishna and Brigadiers is a fun option, as is Mac & Wild or festive buns from BAO.

Virtual spirit tasting with Hedonism

Embark on one of two spirit tastings that explore production, style, brands and trends. Agave Adventure uncovers the unique qualities of mezcal and tequila while Rum Romance tastes and defines specifics of rum, which is tipped to be the next big spirit.

Virtual tasting with The Macallan

Keeper of the Quaich David Sinclair can host a virtual tasting, leading participants through the notes with his expert palate. We can organise tasting kits and bespoke sessions to accommodate any party.

Cocktail masterclass with William Grant & Sons in benefit of The Felix Project

William Grant & Sons, owner of brands such as Hendrick's, The Balvenie and Glenfiddich, are offering members virtual tastings with a Brand Ambassador for their company parties if they donate to The Felix Project.

Virtual baking with Lola's Cupcakes

In celebration of the return of The Great British Bake Off, why not try your hand at recreating Lola's iconic buttercream cupcakes during a private virtual class – you could even make it a competition with a prize awarded for the winning festive bake.

Bespoke celebration with Jimmy Garcia

Beloved catering company Jimmy Garcia has been organising exclusive celebrations for members throughout the year, from cocktail making classes to picnics to barbecues.

Virtual chocolate tasting with Rococo Chocolates

Enjoy a virtual chocolate tasting with master chocolatiers Rococo Chocolates – you will be sent a hamper in advance, big enough for two or perfect for one – then be lead through the tasting by an expert, revealing the history and methodology of their delicious chocolate.



Virtual comedy hour

Make everyone laugh – this raucous evening will be hosted by Matt Lucas with stand-up by Geoff Norcott, Rachel Parris and Ellie Taylor.

Virtual DJ set

Enhance your online Christmas party with a virtual set from an international DJ, choosing from the star-studded NGE Talent roster.

Virtual private gig

Experience a virtual concert by a favourite band or artist – from the comfort of home. Subject to availability and talent access.

Meet your idols

Personalise your holiday with a Zoom call or pre-recorded video message from one of your favourite celebrities or artists. Subject to availability and talent access.

Bingo night

Television personality Rylan Clark-Neal can host a virtual bingo night, lending a bit of pizazz and hilarity to the classic game.

Sports quiz

For the sports fans, enjoy a customised sports-themed virtual quiz with the ultimate host Jeff Stelling.



Motivational talk

Treat your team to an inspirational talk by a successful business leader, such as Peter Jones, Alexandra Shulman, Mary Portas and Rachel Botsman.

Stay strong

A virtual conversation with the likes of Dame Kelly Holmes, Ant Middleton or Tom Daley can motivate and encourage.


Fearne Cotton can host a wellbeing-focussed 'Happy Place' presentation, followed by a Q&A, treating attendees to a private version of her award-winning podcast.

Spiritual sessions, meditation and sound healing

Experience destiny sessions, guided meditations, sound healing or a psychic session with meditation guru Elizabeth Martin.

Photography masterclass with Leica

Enjoy bespoke one-to-one virtual sessions with Leica Akademie expert, Robin Sinha, covering any topic you wish. Learn the basics or focus on street photography – either way, guests will be inspired to get creative.



Christmas wreath making workshop with Larry Walshe

Send guests a beautiful hamper of fresh flowers and foliage, then celebrity florist Larry Walshe will lead a private masterclass to construct a festive wreath. All florals and materials, including floristry scissors, will be included.

Escape room

MI5 needs your help – one of the best field agents is dangerously behind enemy lines, and you need to achieve their escape. Solve clues, find hidden artefacts, crack codes and hack into robotic technology to complete the mission!

Pub quiz

An interactive, virtual iteration of the beloved pub quiz; in teams, guests will be tested with traditional trivia, music rounds, generation game-style rounds or questions specifically tailored to your company.

Games show mash-up

This winner of a party is a mash-up of four classic game shows, combined to create the ultimate virtual team contest where stakes are high, and the competition is optimal.

Race night

Bring the electrifying atmosphere of the races into guests' homes. Virtual betting syndicates will aim to win by accumulating the largest pot of cash from a variety of disciplines including horse races, ferret races and space-hopper racing. Guests can be sent a bespoke racing post, race card and betting pack in advance.

Adventure race

Fast-paced, interactive and creative, this will have guests in total hysterics. Each round consists of quick-fire challenges to test various skills including speed, strength, intellect, coordination and teamwork. Guests will compete to be crowned the ultimate champions.

Code quest

In virtual teams, guests will visit interactive worlds whilst racing against the clock to complete a series of challenges. Options include a mini escape room, a mental challenge with memory tests and robot drones that utilise intelligence and communication skills.

Diamond heist

Tasked with recovering the stolen diamonds of Hatton Gardens, virtual teams scavenge London to recover the treasure. This unique experience blends an interactive world and the reality of our physical living spaces for a fun challenge.

If you'd like to arrange any of the above activities, please contact your lifestyle manager.

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