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Christmas party season is upon us, and we understand it can be tricky trying to think of what to do for those work parties; so to make life a little easier, we’ve rounded up just a few ideas for you!

From competitive socialising to workshops with a difference, here are a few ideas we think will make this year’s Christmas party go off with a BANG.

We’ve even compiled a festive route on our ‘Destination Digbeth’ map so you can find all our top Christmas party spots – check it out here.

Try out a workshop at Kilo Ziro (42)

A team building activity you actually want to do – Kilo Ziro is Digbeth’s zero waste cafe bar and refill taproom, but they also have a busy schedule of workshops throughout the month!

Some of their festive workshop offerings include chocolate making on Sunday 26th November, Christmas wreath making on Sunday 10th/Monday 11th and Christmas wax melts and cream tea on Sunday 17th December – book onto your favourite workshop here.

Outside Kilo Ziro
Image: Kilo Ziro

Bowl them over at Roxy Lanes (74)

Show off your competitive side at Roxy Lanes – as well as their 10 pin bowling lanes, they’ve got American pool, shuffleboard, ping pong and many more games.

They’ve also got food and drink packages available for group bookings, perfect for your festive get together – find out more here.

Bowling lanes at Roxy Lanes
Image: Roxy Lanes

Putt on a good show at Golf Fang (72)

Another Birmingham must-visit if you want to make your work do more exciting – Golf Fang isn’t your usual golf course; instead, expect 18 holes of pure entertainment, along with DJs, cocktails 

and street food!

Golf Fang caters for parties up to 400, so big and small offices alike can enjoy this sicker than yo’ average experience – check it out here.

a group of people at Golf Fang
Image: Golf Fang

Fuel your fun at Teamworks Karting (17)

Birmingham’s ONLY city centre karting circuit is right here in Digbeth, and if you’re up for racing against your colleagues, you’re in for a good time!

Also at Teamworks are racing simulators to enter the virtual world of an F1 driver, and a laser tag arena for up to 20 people!

Find out more about them here.

Enjoy the retro arcade vibes at NQ64 (30)

With “booze, beats and button bashing”, NQ64 in the Custard Factory courtyard is home to all the most famous arcade games, including Pac-Man, Guitar Hero, Mortal Kombat, Dance Dance Revolution, Time Crisis and many more – which one will you be challenging your work besties to?

NQ64 Birmingham takes walk-ins, or you can make bookings for your festive party here.

People playing games at NQ64
Image: NQ64

Get quizzical at The Old Crown (56)

Challenge your team’s general knowledge at one of The Old Crown’s regular quiz nights! Upcoming quizzes include the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary Quiz on Thursday 23rd November, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Quiz on Wednesday 29th November and their Big Fat Christmas Quiz on Wednesday 20th December.

Book your quiz tickets here.

Show your creative side with Useful Art Class

Located in the Custard Factory, Useful Art Class hosts life drawing for artists of all levels! Have fun experimenting and gaining confidence as you develop your skills, and even compare with your co-workers.

Book onto one of their December classes here.

Get baking at Big Birmingham Bakes (25)

Get your teams of 2 together and see who can create the best cakes at Big Birmingham Bakes! Their Christmas bake has been revealed as Igloo Cake, featuring four layers of cake, coated in velvety buttercream, topped with a chocolate igloo and your own fondant arctic characters.

They have 12 different stations, so you can even book the venue to host up to 24 for your work do. Book onto this experience here.

the igloo cake at the big bakes
Image: The Big Bakes

Watch live music at Dead Wax (63)

Dead Wax is Digbeth’s must-visit live music and vinyl bar, and we think it’s the perfect spot for a chill Christmas do! This December, they have a host of amazing acts including The Masses, Mimosa, The Goa Express, Luca Simian, Charm, Santu and many more.

Get your tickets for live music at Dead Wax Digbeth here.

Laugh the night away with Under The Rainbow Comedy at Rainbow Pub (61)

Digbeth’s brand new and inclusive comedy night is the perfect place to go with your co-workers this Christmas, featuring the very best local comedians ranging from headline acts to total newcomers.

Their next two shows are on Thursday 7th December and Wednesday 20th December – tickets are available here (just pay what you feel!)

Where are you having your work do in Digbeth? And for more inspiration this Christmas Party season in Birmingham, follow us @InDigbeth on social media.