Laneway Learning

Book Your Christmas Party

Two groups enjoying Christmas parties: making Father Christmas balloon art and Bollywood dancing.
Planning a Christmas party for your office this year and want something a little bit different? We all enjoy the traditional ‘drink + eat’ Christmas parties. But this year, why not plan a fun, interactive class for all your staff?! We can organise private classes at your office or space, or if you prefer, we can host the class at Laneway Learning Central, right in the middle of the CBD.

How it all works

Our fun, casual classes are all one-off workshops geared to give you an interactive, entertaining time, which works great for all sorts of Christmas parties!

They all last for an hour and a quarter. Therefore, a typical plan for a Christmas party would be to arrive at the venue for about 30 minutes of pre-drinks and mingling, 75 minutes of your class and an extra 15-30 minutes after the workshop.

After you have confirmed the details for your event, please use the booking form below and we’ll send you an invoice for payment of the deposit. Please note we have a minimum of 10 people for private events and see all our private events terms and conditions here.

Our space

Our venue, Laneway Learning Central, is located at Level 3, Room 17, 37 Swanston St (Nicholas Building) CBD. It fits up to 30 people sat in a hands-on workshop set-up (chairs and tables) or up to 40 in a talk set-up (without tables). For dancing or movement classes, up to 20 people is best.

People at a dumpling making class and a tray of dumplings.

Food and beverages

We are happy to arrange external catering for you or you can organise it yourself.

Class suggestions and cost

Although we can create a private event from most of our classes (depending on teacher availability etc.), we have compiled some of the most popular ideas. Our venue can also be rented for extra hours at a rate of $30 per hour + GST.

Shake and dance!

A Hawaiian hula dancing class.

What could be more fun than shaking your booty with your work colleagues to let loose? Get active and have fun with a movement class from iconic dance routines to hula hooping in the sunshine.

Some of our most popular movement classes are:

  • Hawaiian hula dancing
  • Intro to South Indian Street Dancing
  • Get Your Gatsby On! Beginners Charleston
  • Hooptopia: Hula Hoop Dance for Everyone

Cost: $35 per person

Hands-on foodies

A class making fresh pasta.

Roll up your sleeves and get cooking with our food classes! Make and eat delicious dumplings, learn how to decorate cupcakes or cakes, or knead delicious fresh pasta...

Some of our most popular food classes are:

  • Fresh pasta making
  • Unicorn or dragon sugar cupcake toppers
  • Pretzel making
  • Flavour erupting arancini
  • Dumpling making

Cost: $40 per person

Foodies de luxe

Marinated cheeses

Also hands-on, these classes will see you taking home an amazing batch of your own creation, whether it's bacon or a jar of delicious marinated cheese...

Some of our most popular premium food classes are:

  • Bacon making
  • Marinated cheese: Epicurus’ delight
  • Vodka alchemy
  • Create a custom tea blend
  • Getting cosy with red wine

Cost: $48 per person

Quirky heads

People creating an improv comedy scene.

More into a fun, quirky activity to spice up your party? We have all sorts, from laughter yoga, to learning medieval sword fighting with foam swords. Perfect for a bit of de-stressing.

Some of our most popular quirky classes are:

  • Medieval sword fighting
  • Comedy improv 101
  • 3-ball juggling fun
  • Laughter zen playshop

Cost: $36 per person

Crafters and makers

A Japanese kokedama

If you'd prefer to make something in class that you can take away with you, we have lots of arts and crafts classes to please anyone. From learning macramé knots and going home with a planter, to making beautiful kokedama plant balls, which would suit any office.

Some of our most popular craft classes are:

  • Kokedamas: an old Japanese botanic art
  • Macramé planters
  • Geometric mandala drawing
  • Make your own piñata
  • Polymer clay jewellery

Cost: $46 per person

Christmas specific

People showing their balloon Santa Clauses

Would you like something specifically Christmassy? Try your hand at creating your own balloon snowman or Santa, make some Christmas decorations or get a head start on your present shopping (making) and wrapping.

Some of our most popular Christmas related classes are:

  • Balloon artistry Christmas edition
  • Origami gift wrapping
  • Making traditional shortbread
  • Christmas cupcake decorating
  • Polymer clay Christmas decorations
  • Embroidered Christmas cards

Cost: $42 per person

Book now!

Fill out this form and we will send you an invoice with the deposit and total amount for your Christmas party. Have any questions? Email us at