Christmas at Octopus Group

We love Christmas here at Octopus Group, from the warm, fragrant taste of mulled wine to the sparkly lights of the Christmas tree. Celebrations started from 30th November (hush now, it’s not too early), with festivities continuing weekly throughout the month of December. Here’s how it all went down:

30th November – Group Trip to Winter Wonderland

In true OG style, we kicked off the Christmas season with an office visit to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Following our monthly company meeting – in which we celebrate our super stars of the month, promotions and great work – we all finished up at 4:00pm and headed for the magical Narnia of Christmas know as Winter Wonderland, for an evening filled with mulled wine, beer and friendly banter.

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1st December – Christmas Tree Decorating

While Christmas tunes from the likes of Mariah Carey and Paul McCartney blared through the office, a team of Octopedes turned the office into a sparkling festive haven by decorating the tree and office with tinsel and lights.

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1st December – Gift-giving to Great Ormond Street Hospital

Instead of our usual Secret Santa, this year we decided to donate Christmas gifts to the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Presents including Lego, board games, arts and crafts kits and more were gathered up from beneath the tree and given the kids on Great Ormond Street.

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6th December – Christmas Feast

We’re a hungry bunch and boy, do we know how to put on a good spread. Each pod of desks was tasked with bringing some food, and at 12:30pm we all descended on the kitchen to enjoy an epic feast of cheese, breads, cold and hot meats, mince pies and chip, to name but a few. There were even crackers to be pulled.

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8th December – Mulled Wine O’Clock

In true Yuletide sprit, our usual Friday beer o’clock was celebrated with mulled mine and a whole lot of mice pies.

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14th December – Christmas Jumper Day

In order to raise money for Save the Children, we all turned up to work wearing our most festive Christmas jumpers.

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14th December – Our Christmas Party

The main event. If there’s one thing we like to do here at OG, it’s throw a massive party. The office closed at 4:30pm, and we all got glitzed and glammed up for an evening of bad dancing, show-stopping cocktails and an overload of food.

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We’ve celebrated hard and really embraced the Christmas spirit. Now, as we wind down before the office closes on 22nd December for the main festive period, we hope everyone has a VERY Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!