It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the end of another year. For businesses in western North Carolina, in many ways, it has been a much more typical year than the past few. Still, supply chain issues, economic uncertainty, and other challenges have made it anything but normal. 

If you have been able to operate successfully here in the Asheville area, you are grateful for your team that’s made it possible to thrive in difficult times. As you reflect on all that you’re grateful for this Thanksgiving and Christmas, you may want to find ways to thank your employees and personnel. Here are a few ideas for corporate holiday party ideas for western North Carolina. 

Four Corporate Party Ideas for the Holidays Near Asheville

1) Go to An Escape Room

Sometimes, the best kind of corporate party activity is fun and team-building. An escape room can be the perfect combination of adventure and growing together. There are several escape rooms in our area from which to choose. In Black Mountain, you could start with dinner downtown and then walk on over to Black Mountain Escape.

Also, Black Mountain Adventure Zone has brand new virtual escape rooms!

2) Take a Magical Train Ride

The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is among the most magical experiences in western North Carolina any time of year. The old-timey steam engine chugs along through the beautiful Smoky Mountains from Bryson City to picturesque Fontana Lake. However, during the holidays, it transforms into THE POLAR EXPRESS™

“Set to the sounds of the motion picture soundtrack, guests on board will enjoy warm cocoa and a treat while listening and reading along with the magical story. Children’s faces show the magic of the season when the train arrives at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting.”

3) Enjoy the Asheville Food Scene

The cuisine is one element that is plentiful in our area. Some of the top dining establishments in the South are located in Asheville, Black Mountain, and the nearby communities. Whether you’re looking for a lengthy lunch or a full dinner, there are various locations where you may treat your staff. Some examples of your possibilities are:

  • Pack’s Tavern Asheville
  • Tupelo Honey Cafe Asheville
  • Luella’s Bar-B-Que Asheville
  • Buxton Hall Barbeque Asheville
  • Farm Burger Asheville
  • Blue Mountain Pizza Weaverville
  • My Father’s Pizza Black Mountain
  • Black Mountain Kitchen and Ale House

This is just a short list of the many amazing food options in our area. 

4) Sign Up For Adventure at Black Mountain Adventure Zone

Black Mountain is a charming town just fifteen minutes from Asheville. Black Mountain Adventure Zone is the premier destination in the town for a variety of fun, team-building activities. 

Laser Tag at BMAZ

Believe it or not, the invention of laser tag was inspired by Star Wars. If you haven’t played contemporary laser tag, you may not be aware of how much it has evolved and altered. Black Mountain Adventure Zone’s laser tag is more like a real-life video game. 

New LaserWar taggers have replaced the function of bulky vests. Instead, comfortable head straps are used to collect data. The days of running around with and getting tangled in long, swirling wires is behind us.

Vibrations and audible effects inform each participant of their actions. Players like seeing all of their stats displayed on the screens in our arena after the game. We can efficiently run a number of games and scenarios throughout your party to keep the fun rolling.

GellyBall at BMAZ

At Black Mountain Adventure Zone, laser tag is often the entry point for GellyBall. In case you haven’t yet experienced it, GellyBall is a relatively new, revolutionary shooting game that combines all the best parts of paintball and airsoft without the sting. 

In addition to being biodegradable, GellyBall ammo is almost entirely made up of water. It’s not toxic and won’t leave a stain. Plus, it’s a much lower impact than being hit with a paintball or airsoft bbs!

“GellyBall is totally different! It feels like getting flicked with a rubber band. That’s it. So, your kids won’t get bruised and battered playing this fun game.”

You’ll be glad you booked your GellyBall party at Black Mountain Adventure Zone!

VR Games and Escape Rooms

We are excited to announce our VR Games and Espace Rooms just before the holidays! Play one of our amazing team or battle games in virtual reality with up to 5 players at a time, or check out one of seven new virtual escape rooms.

Playtime and party packages are available now!

If you’re thanking your employees during the holidays this year, Black Mountain Adventure Zone is the perfect place for team-building and fun!

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