A Corporate Christmas: 4 Ways to Feel Festive at Work

December is finally here, which means it’s the most wonderful time of the year! But for businesses, it’s also the busiest time of year! For companies large and small, retail spending is up to a year-round high, and end-of-year loose ends must be tied up before holiday celebrations begin. To keep your employees feeling cheery, bright, and motivated to meet year-end goals this December, incorporate some of our favorite festive activities listed below into your office operations.

Plan a Corporate Outing

Once winter comes around, the days get shorter and the nights get longer, leaving office-workers feeling tired or groggy.  Allow your team to enjoy the sunshine while they can by planning a corporate outing on the Central Coast! With our crisp, cool California winter weather, your team will feel refreshed, re-energized and ready to take on the rest of the year’s tasks after spending some time outside the office. Plan a corporate outing at a Martin Resorts property and your entire team will enjoy spacious accommodations, complimentary WiFi for any work-related tasks, exquisite dining nearby, and exceptional views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean or beautiful wine country.

Kayak in beautiful Avila Beach during a corporate retreat at Avila Lighthouse Suites, embark on a wine tasting adventure with the Paso Robles Inn, find your bliss with oceanfront yoga at Inn at the Cove, or explore the dunes in Pismo Beach before watching the sunset at one of our oceanfront hotels: Pismo Lighthouse Suites or Shore Cliff Hotel. After a day of fun in our winter wonderland, visit a charming local Christmas event before returning to your cozy hotel accommodations.

Deck the Halls

If a corporate outing to nearby festivities isn’t possible for your office, bring the holidays to the office instead! At our corporate office and each of our Martin Resorts properties, we deck the halls with more than just boughs of holly to spread holiday cheer to all of our team members and guests. With just a few festive touches, you can light up your office physically AND mentally! Click here to read more about our favorite hotel holiday traditions.

Arrange a Gift Exchange

As it gets closer to Christmas, encourage your staff to give a little and get a little in return by organizing an office gift-exchange. Whether it’s White Elephant, Secret Santa, or Musical Gifts, seeing someone’s face light up as they open a gift is priceless. For rules to the games mentioned above, click here. Need gift ideas? Read our Central Coast Gift Guide blog for inspiration!

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Host an off-site Holiday party

This year, take your office Christmas party out of the office by booking a holiday party at a Martin Resorts venue. When you select a package from Avila Lighthouse Suites, Pismo Lighthouse Suites, or the Paso Robles Inn, all you have to do is eat, drink, and be merry while our team takes care of the rest! Your party-goers will love the grand trees, twinkling lights, and crackling fireplaces at our beautiful hotels as they enjoy a fine dining experience, with classic or premium buffet dinner or plated dinner options.