Office Holiday Parties

The pandemic means office Christmas parties are going to be very different this year. One option employers have for throwing a digital gathering comes from PayPal. The company is hosting a 29-hour virtual party where employees can drop in whenever they want. The schedule is broken up into eight different “destinations” during which site leaders from across the world are responsible for arranging virtual entertainment during their designated time. The event is called “All Together Gathering: A PayPal December to Remember,” and planning for it began back in April.

But some companies are simply paying for their employees to order dinner, while others are hosting a Secret Santa gift exchange that mails gifts directly to co-workers’ homes. Other companies are sending DIY cocktail kits out to workers, and others are hosting virtual trivia games that allow employees to win prizes.  (CNN)