Planning a Christmas party for friends or colleagues? Get these top venues on your radar, pronto
City centre nightspot Ta Bouche is a great shout if you want a festive night out, right in the thick of the city centre. The Market Passage venue has various Christmas party packages in store: book a table for any size group and get espresso martinis, pornstar martinis and mojitos for a bargain £5 all night. And book for eight or more people and you’ll each be given a free ‘gin-gle berries’ bottled cocktail to take home. Larger groups might be interested in booking the pop-up Ta Bouche Bar, which allows you to hire out half the venue, complete with your own personal bartender. Fancy something a little more immersive? Guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit is the Festive Cocktail Masterclass, which is ideal for groups and priced at £25 per head. Guided by Ta Bouche’s mixologists, you and your gang will have lots of laughs learning about, creating and trying some extra-special Christmassy tipples.
Step inside the glamorous world of the Neon Moon Burlesque and Cabaret Club for the Moonlight Speakeasy: a Prohibition-inspired pop-up Christmas and New Year’s Eve party.
“Seductive hijinks with smoking-hot burlesque and cabaret entertainment, ice-cold, artfully crafted cocktails and our ‘nip and a wink’ appetiser menu straight from 1920s New York,” is what the organisers promise at this intriguing party, which will take place at 12a Members’ Club on the Market Square. If you’re looking for a group gathering with a unique twist, this could be the one for you – get in touch with the team for details on packages.
Subterranean bar, club and restaurant La Raza ticks all the boxes for a Christmas party, offering tasty tapas, great cocktails and a lively dance floor. The Christmas party menu is available from 22 November to 24 December, with prices starting at just £16 for a two-course lunch. You’ll be greeted with a glass of fizz and treated to Spanish delicacies like cured meats and manchego, sweet potato tortilla bites, calamari, and churros and toffee dipping sauce: the perfect antidote to the turkey and stuffing overload!
Cambridge’s retro city centre nightclub Vinyl will be going all out this festive season, with private rooms and VIP experiences of all shapes and sizes available. If you want to dance the night away on a light-up dance floor under the shimmer of the disco balls, this is the place for you. The venue has dedicated party planners who can tailor a night out especially for your group depending on your requirements, leaving you free to party away to unashamedly cheesy tunes from across the decades.
One of the best-looking restaurants in the city, Six at the Varsity Hotel offers spectacular panoramic views of the city, fabulous cocktails and delicious food. It’s the perfect location for an extra-special festive shindig, whether you’re after a drinks reception and buffet or sit-down meal. Santa hats, crackers and Christmassy cheer come as standard, and the spacious restaurant can accommodate up to 140 for a seated meal.