6 fool-proof ways to make sure your Xmas & NYE events slay the competition

6 fool-proof ways to make sure your Xmas & NYE events slay the competition

Lights, glamour, action: party season is officially about to peak. Which means one thing – the competition to capture the attention of enthusiastic party people is rife. From now until January 1st, a slew of festive happenings are set to fill up calendars, snowballing into one amalgamated mass of glittering, out-of-office fun. So how do you make sure your Christmas or NYE event stands out from the crowd, and doesn’t go down about as well as a bowl of soggy brussels sprouts? 

Read on for some tips and tricks that are sure to give your festive event a competition-slaying edge, and see those last-minute tickets selling out in no time.   

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Meeting Show Aloha Land – probably one of the most festive Christmas events in the world, ever

Meeting Show Aloha Land – probably one of the most festive Christmas events in the world, ever

Imagine Willy Wonka’s factory meets every festive scene from every Christmas movie ever. Then throw in adventure activities, sparkling train rides, spectacular lighting displays, and a whole lot of snow – all nestled away in a sprawling magical wonderland on the island of Hawaiʻi... 

…You’re getting close to picturing the epic Show Aloha Land. There’s more, too. Giant bubble machines, delicious food, human snow globes. The list goes on. In case you were wondering, yes, this fantastical, festive feast of Christmas fun is a huge hit. But the really crazy thing is that it only started in 2020, with the first ever event accruing $500,000 in donations and sponsorship – all of which went to good causes. 

Read on to find out how a charity drive during the pandemic snowballed into one of the most spectacular Christmas events of all time, IOCLHO (in our Christmas-loving honest opinion).

Here, we chat to one of the masterminds behind Show Aloha Land, Aryn Nakaoka, to find out what it’s all about 👇.

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Planning a small Christmas market for your local community – a quick guide

Planning a small Christmas market for your local community – a quick guide

Nothing beats the twinkly, festive feel of a Christmas market. Fairy lights sparkle and the smell of deliciously spiced mulled wine fills the air as festive-feeling folk mooch around lovely stalls of hand-crafted goods. Bliss!

Good news is – organising one for your local community doesn’t have to be as complicated as it first seems. And it can be a great way to raise your profile as an event organiser, make money for charity, or shine a spotlight on your brand.

Whatever your motivations are – this quick guide to planning a small Christmas market for your local community has you covered.

Top tip: Selling tickets online to your Christmas market can be a great, low-maintenance way to raise money for charity. You can build donations into the cost of your ticket, or enable our donation feature so attendees can donate as much or little as they want.

Let’s go 👇.

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6 festive classes & workshops you can host online (and how to run one)

6 festive classes & workshops you can host online (and how to run one)

It’s true, raucous office Christmas parties feel like a thing of the distant past – an almost impossible to imagine phenomenon that’s as hard to fathom as shaking a stranger’s hand, these days. As do casual get-togethers with friends, at least where serious Covid-19 security measures haven’t been planned out for weeks in advance. For most, the annual festivities that usually take place across December are going to look very different in 2020 – but that’s not to say fun can’t still be had. If you’re in the business of running festive events, or are just looking for a way to bring your community together this Christmas, it might well be time to embrace the virtual workshop.

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