When many people think of the holiday season in the context of the workplace, the thought of holiday office parties comes to mind. While these seasonal celebrations can be fun, oftentimes they miss an opportunity for team building during a time when people are in the mood to have fun together.
You can easily squeeze in some team bonding by turning the traditional office party on its head and making it into a team outing instead. The ideas below can help you find just the right Dallas activity for your group that will channel the holiday spirit into team spirit.
As the holidays draw closer, elaborate displays of lights pop up across the metroplex for cars to drive through while passengers take in the glittering exhibits. Depending on the size of your team, you can book a holiday light tour with a shuttle or private coach service and take in the dazzling scenes at the Texas Motor Speedway, the Tour of Lights in Farmers Branch, or any number of other displays while enjoying the sights of the season.
This time of year inspires many people to give back to their communities, and doing good for others can also do good for your team. From packing and sorting items at the North Texas Food Bank to packaging school supplies for children’s organizations, a charity project allows groups to get to know each other outside of the office, improve their communication and teamwork, and get that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with helping others.
Festivals and Events
For a ready-made company outing, you can take your team to one of the many holiday-themed events in Dallas like the Fair Park Holiday Tree Lighting Festival or The 12 Days of Christmas, a walkthrough exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum that features a scavenger hunt. These kinds of outings allow your team to relax and have fun in a less structured way while promoting bonding and enjoyment of the season.
Shows and Concerts
Depending on the culture of your company, there are a wide variety of shows and concerts to take in during the holidays. The Russian Nutcracker is making its way to town, and the Dallas Symphony will play a lineup of Christmas carols if your team enjoys some culture now and then. For a more casual event, you can always go to your favorite comedy club to relax from what’s often a stressful season.
GDX Holiday Outing
Group Dynamix offers a variety of holiday outings that are designed to promote group bonding and an unforgettably fun experience for your team. Help the community through one of our Charity Event programs, take time for fun activities with holiday-themed games, or take on a challenge on our high ropes course. We offer a multitude of options to create an engaging event that will help your group celebrate the holidays while reaping all the benefits of team bonding.
Mix up your approach to holiday get-togethers this year by going out and doing something fun with your team that they will remember as unique for years to come. You’ll increase the bond each member has to their fellow team members and to your company as a whole by taking time to plan a team outing that speaks to the spirit of the holidays.
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