The holidays are just around the corner, and that means that offices across the Mile High City are gearing up for their annual parties and outings. Rather than the standard cocktail hour with bad wine and awkward conversations, what about trying something new this year? Here are our top picks for fun and unique office holiday party ideas in Denver.
Put Your Heads Together in this Escape Room
Nothing brings coworkers together like solving a puzzle together. This escape room offers groups the chance to work out clues and unlock codes to free themselves. Teams of up to 12 people have 60 minutes to decipher the clues to their freedom. Each room is themed from a casino-style escape room to an Egyptian tomb. Their location is right downtown making this a convenient office outing idea for downtown Denver businesses.
Have a Laugh at a Stand Up Comedy Show
This underground comedy club is a great place to see a stand-up show. Acts are offered every night and feature comics from across the country. The comedy club also offers a great food and drink menu, so coworkers can sit, eat and laugh at the same time! Located right off Larimer Square downtown, this is a great location for a drink or a full meal before or after the show.
Face Off on the Race Track
This indoor race track is the perfect place for coworkers to blow off some steam while competing against each other in a high-adrenaline activity. The course is professionally designed, and lap timing and safety gear are included. As a bonus, this location has a full bar and game room, so it’s the perfect place for a post-race hangout. As far as unique office holiday party ideas go, this is pretty highly ranked.
Taste Your Way Across the City in this Walking Food Tour
This three-hour walking history and food tour offers guests the chance to taste their way across Denver’s downtown. With six stops and a bit of history and architecture along the way, this is a great interactive activity for foodies and a unique way for coworkers to spend time together outside of the office. Private tours are available, and they can all be customized depending on your group.
Cosmic Bowl Downtown
More than just your average outdated bowling alley, Lucky Strike right off the 16th street mall offer 20,000 square feet of fun. From cosmic bowling to a full game room, craft cocktails and live DJs, this is a one-stop shop for bowling and gaming fun. They also have billiards, ping pong tables, shuffleboard and corn hole for the non-bowlers in your group.
Create DIY Crafts While Sipping Cocktails
Guests can create, drink and be merry at this unique concept located in the heart of Lodo and at the Denver Tech Center. Upstairs Circus offers guests the chance to choose from 25 different craft projects, and all of the supplies and instructions are included. Your group can sip cocktails while making everything from artisan jewelry to distressed-wood wall designs.
See if You’re Up to the Challenge in this Urban Scavenger Hunt
This is a creative and interactive option for groups wanting to get out and really explore the city. Groups are given a number of clues and challenges to perform along the way, promoting both fun and team building. It’s also a great way to learn about Denver’s downtown.
Compete in a Corporate Cook-Off
Get cooking in this hands-on corporate outing perfect for foodies and cooks. Groups will have the option to create dishes from scratch and compete against each other. After, sit down to enjoy the meal you’ve created with cocktail and beer pairings to match.
Taste the City’s Best Cocktails on this Boozy Tour
This 2.5 hours walking tour through Denver’s LoDo and Larimer Square neighborhoods will give your group a delicious taste of the best cocktails in the city. The drinks vary at each stop and are accompanied by food as you bar hop your way across downtown. Experienced guides tell fun stories and give a little Denver history along the way.
- Act Like a Kid Again at this Indoor Trampoline Park
Located in Arvada, Sky Zone is an adult playground complete with indoor trampolines, foam play zones and dodgeball games. Guests can simply play or engage in one of the many physical challenges offered. They also offer private event and party packages for groups. This is a high-energy option for groups looking for playful office holiday party ideas.
Sip And Paint in the Highlands
This is perfect for the artistic group looking for more creative office holiday party ideas. Each guest gets to create their own painted masterpiece with the help of a professional artist’s instruction at this painting studio. Classes are two hours long and hands-on, and wine and beer are available for purchase throughout the class. All canvasses, paint, brushes and easels are included in the price.
Tee It Up at this Driving Range
More than just your average driving range, Top Golf in Centennial offers players the chance to score points by hitting balls (assigned using our microchip technology) into any target. The more accurate your shot and the farther the distance, the more points you earn. This is a fun option for golfers and non-golfers alike, and the chef-driven menu offers guests lots of options for great food and drinks.
Learn to Laugh in this Improv Comedy Workshop
These private comedy improv workshops aren’t just fun, they’re a great way to promote team bonding and connection. Instructors are trained improvisers, and they’ll teach your group to communicate better in a fun, creative way. All workshops are private and custom built to match the group, making this one of our more creative office holiday party ideas. Sessions can last 2-3 hours and are held at Voodoo Comedy Playhouse.
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