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Festivus for the Rest of Us – Christmas Networking Lunch

December 10 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


A Christmas Networking Celebration for Scotland’s Creative Self-employed, Sole Traders, Portfolio Careerists & Freelancers

A recent study found that 80% of freelancers will not be attending their client’s Christmas party this year! If you’re in that 80% stop wallowing and come join us for a brilliant afternoon of Christmas shenanigans and networking with fellow creative entrepreneurs.

Join the Creative Entrepreneurs’ Club for our first annual Festivus for the Rest of Us Christmas lunch – A networking party for those creative entrepreneurs going it alone or working in small teams to come together and celebrate all they’ve achieved this year with a group of like-minded peers, whilst networking for new opportunities (making it a tax-deductible occasion!)

Guests can expect all the usual Christmas company lunch fun including a glass of fizz upon arrival, followed by a scrumptious 2-course lunch at BAAD’s A’Challtainn, as well as, Secret Santa gift-giving, valuable prizes, structured, stress-free networking and even a wee photo op with Santa Clause himself!

If you’re a sole trader, portfolio careerists, freelancer, a self-employed person or part of a small team and you fancy meeting a bunch of interesting people, potential customers or possible collaborators from across the creative industries for a fun-filled holiday lunch, pop along!


Your scrumptious 2 course Christmas lunch includes:

A glass of fizz upon arrival

Chose from our meat or vegan main course options:

  • Free-range turkey / sage & onion stuffing / salt baked parsnips / creamed sprouts / pancetta / chestnut
  • Torched leeks / curried carrot mash / za’atar / pickled chillies / coriander

And enjoy a decadent dessert of Chocolate crèmeux / roasted coffee ice cream / candied hazelnut / salted caramel


12:30 Check-in and enjoy a glass of fizz while you find your seat (next to someone especially selected for you to network with!)

13:00 Main Course served (traditional turkey dinner or vegan selection)

13:30 Secret Santa networking session (exchange your conversation-starting £7 gift!)

14:00 Dessert served (Don’t be shy, dig in!)

14:30 Prize filled crackers opened

15:00 Visit from Santa photo opportunity and networking continues

16:00 Carriages

Additional Info

  • Guests are kindly asked to bring a conversation-worthy Secret Santa gift valued at no more than £7.
  • The dress code is holiday finery or whatever makes you feel white-hot!
  • Remember to bring business cards and elbows ready to rub, this is a business event after all!


Don’t Book Your Christmas Lunch Until You Read This!


56 available
Networking Party£33.00


December 10
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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A’Challtainn Fish Restaurant and Bar
54 Calton Entry
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G40 2SB United Kingdom
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