10 signs you should probably just give in and start thinking about Christmas - and why you should have your company's party at The Lightbox this year!

1) It’s probably still warm enough to wear sandals, but you’re layering up the cosy knitwear. Is it too soon for a novelty jumper?

2) You want an excuse to start playing Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ on loop.

3) You’re dangerously close to making a Pinterest board of Christmas craft projects. Soon, no surface in your house will be safe from glitter.

4) The minute August ended, you started making lists of potential Christmas gifts for anyone lucky enough to know you.

5) You’re thinking isn’t it about time the town Christmas lights went up already?

6) You’re questioning when it’s reasonable to start watching Christmas movies.

7) You can’t take your eyes off the growing selection of deli cheeses at your local supermarket. You start to wonder if a cheese platter can count as a meal.

8) You’ve been plotting since last Christmas who you want to get for your office Secret Santa this year (and who to swap with if you don't get them).

9) The Lightbox Festive Fun event on 24 November is etched in your calendar (free entry to the exhibitions, and festive jam jar light making!).

10) You want to make sure your work Christmas party venue is somewhere that reflects how awesome your team is – and you know how early the good venues get booked up!

Christmas Party Venue Hire Packages at The Lightbox

If you fancy having your company's Christmas party in a beautifully designed, RIBA Award winning building (who would say no?), we've got good news! Whether you choose to utilise our galleries or spacious café or Ambassador Room, our team will work with you every step to make sure it's the perfect party. We've got a variety of customisable Christmas venue hire options available:

Christmas Canapé Evening Reception:
• Glass of Prosecco upon arrival
• Minimum of 5 canapés per person
• Christmas decorations
• Venue hire and staffing costs from 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Prices per person start from £24.00. Minimum guests 25 people.

Christmas Buffet:
• Two course buffet
• Christmas dressed tables
• Bottle of red and white wine per table of 6
• Mince pies, tea and coffee
• Venue hire and staffing costs from 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Prices per person start at £42.00. Minimum guests 20 people.

To find out more or to make a booking please contact Hayley Weeks at [email protected] or call 01483 737809.

Images: The Lightbox (c) Elizabeth Ransom, Oli Loughran.