At the Harvard Art Museums you can host your holiday party inside the newly renovated Calderwood Courtyard. With stunning artwork displayed around you and endless space for a seated dinner or a cocktail reception with a lounge vibe, the courtyard is a perfect fit for larger companies. If you’re hoping to enrich your guests’ experience, you may also arrange for the museums’ galleries to remain open. Speak with your event planner and be reassured that this experience will make your corporate party a topic all the way through to the summer picnic! Enjoy a few other sparkling ideas to elevate your holiday party below and browse through one of our favorite parties from last year.


Elevate your Dining
Spruce up your menu with twists on seasonal favorites like Butternut Squash Risotto Stacks with Sage and Roasted Garlic Aioli or treat your team to a holiday feast with a Carving Station complete with Honey Ham and a mashed potato bar. Don’t forget to include plenty of vegetarian friendly passed appetizers!

Deck out your Decor
Go beyond garlands and tree lights, with a winter wonderland! Brilliant blues, shimmering crystal, and snowy white come together to create a whimsical wintery backdrop for your evening.

Give a Warm Welcome
Set the tone for your event once guests arrive with a signature cocktail and passed glasses of sparkling wine. Plus, by hosting your party at a new venue, co-workers who may not have previously met can connect over a shared new experience.

Savor your Sweet Tooth
Pair those sugar cookies and gingerbread cupcakes with fun dessert holiday stations! Try an adult hot chocolate bar complete with flavored whipped creams, peppermint sticks, and other candy add-ins.

Tap into Tech
A Twitter wall, photobooth, or an event hashtag for Instagram are easy ways to incorporate simple tech into your event while creating memorabilia for the night. Encourage the conversation with creatively displayed signs throughout your venue.


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