Due to the closure of venues and attractions during the COVID 19 response, all upcoming public performances are currently canceled. We hope to have the opportunity to reschedule some of these dates for later in 2020.
**3/17/20 COVID-19 UPDATE: April performances at Hersheypark have been canceled due to the closure of Hersheypark .
Magician / Comedian, Chris Linn, will be performing a limited run of shows at Hersheypark Amusement Park in Hershey, PA in April 2020. Performance dates are April: 4-5, 10-12, and 18-19.
The performances are part of Hersheypark’s popular “Springtime in the Park” event.
There will be two performances daily in the Chevrolet Music Box Theater. Seating is general admission and the shows are included with admission to Hersheypark.
Finding the perfect after-dinner entertainment for a company holiday party in Southern California can be difficult. There are literally thousands of entertainer of options available in the Showbiz Capital of the World, but only a handful are truly appropriate for a corporate setting. Luckily, clean comedian/ magician Chris Linn is one of them!
Chris entertains at over a hundred corporate events, and dozens of holiday parties annually. His unique blend of comedy and magic keeps audiences laughing and engaged. His understanding of what is appropriate entertainment for a company event in 2018 keeps clients out of trouble with the HR department!
Holiday party entertainment highlights
45-minute National Headline Entertainment By “America’s Magical Funnyman”, Chris Linn.
Your guests may have seen Chris on TV, on a cruise ship, or at one of America’s top resorts. This guy gets around. Why is it a 45-minute show? 45-minutes is about the perfect length for a company holiday party show. It means your holiday party entertainer does not monopolize the entire evening and guests still have plenty of time to eat, drink, be merry and socialize.
A Show Your Guests Will Love
What is not to love about a show that packed with clean (appropriate in front of your boss) comedy, amazing (talk about it around the water cooler the next day) magic, and an energetic (is this guy the poster boy for Red Bull) entertainer. Chris’ show has plenty of variety to keep your audience engaged.
Lots Of Audience Participation
Chris knows how to get even the most reserved audiences involved and make your guests the stars of the show. Chris’ comedy is never about embarrassing or insulting an audience member, so guests quickly become at ease with Chris’ friendly performing style.
Easy Entertainment Planning
We get it. There is a lot of time, stress, and planning that goes into putting together a great company holiday party. That is why we work hard to make the entertainment booking process easy – from the first contact with our office to Chris’ final bow at your event.
Simple Pricing – No Agency or Online Booking Fees
Chris’ current pricing for his headline corporate holiday party performance this December is $2750. For California events, there are no additional travel costs or fees. We take care of Chris’ transportation, hotel accommodations, and per diem expenses. By booking directly through Chris’ management company, you avoid additional fees often charged by agencies and online entertainer referral sites.
Dates are already booking up quickly for December 2019 and on into early January 2020. To quickly see if your date might still be available, you can check Chris’ current schedule. He already has company year-end parties scheduled in Anaheim, Santa Barbara, San Diego, as well as Michigan, Massachusetts, Arizona, Illinois and more. We would love to be able to include your event in Chris’ schedule this year.
Let’s Get Started On Making Your California Company Holiday Party Awesome
Contact Chris’ booking office for more information, an update on available dates in Southern and Northern California, or to request a link to an online preview video.
Chris Linn will be returning to Hersheypark in Hershey, PA for 2 shows on September 29, 2019.
This additional date follows Chris’ 13 performances at the park during the 2019 “Springtime in the Park” event.
Performances will be in the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre. Show admission is included with your Hersheypark ticket. Seating is general admission.
Bad news employee party planners. Most of your coworkers don’t want to attend your company holiday party. A Glassdoor survey found that a mere 5% of employees view a corporate party as a benefit. In fact, a majority of employees (59% according to a planyourmeetings.com survey) look for a way to get out of going to their office holiday party. Yes, many of your employees will view going to their annual holiday party with about as much excitement and enthusiasm as an annual visit to the dentist.
So what is a party planner to do to eliminate the “well…I guess I am going to have to go” reception that the invite to the holiday party is sure to create? How can you build a little office buzz about this year’s party? The answer might be simply to cross out the “holiday party formula” that your planning committee has been using for years and simply try something different. It is easy to fall into the “this is what we always do” trap of event planning. A little “outside the box” planning in this year’s party may be all you need to make your party something employees will look forward to.
Eliminate the “Office” in Office Party
When we book Chris Linn for company holiday party entertainment, we are always amazed at how many company parties are held at the company’s headquarters. It doesn’t matter how nicely you decorate the building, how well you cater, or what fun activities you have planned. If you have to go back to work for any reason, it is always a bit of a bummer.
That same banquet hall you use year after year may need a break too. If your party has become so predictable that the banquet manager “pencils you in” for next year as you are wrapping up this year’s party, it may be time for a location change-up.
There are so many amazing “non-traditional” venues that can provide a welcome change of scenery for your event. You may be surprised at how many places have the ability to host company events. Check out your local museums, zoo, botanical garden, vineyard, sightseeing boat or amusement center (come on, you are never too old for a friendly game of laser tag or mini golf with colleagues).
If you still prefer a banquet hall, remember there is probably more than one that is within a reasonable drive for your guests.
Switch Up the Food
A four-course meal just isn’t for everyone. Many people don’t want to sit down to a fancy dinner with coworkers and their plus ones. This year you could add a little fun and flavor to the night with a gourmet food truck. You can choose one truck that offers a variety of menu items to please the crowd or try bringing in multiple trucks. (Don’t forget the cupcake truck!)
Maybe a daytime event would appeal to your employees more than a dinner. Hosting a brunch event would surely be a way to mix things up this December. It may give your budget a boost too, as many venues charge less to host a brunch or luncheon event.
Unique Holiday Party Entertainment
Give your employees something to do at the party. Socializing and mingling are not always on everyone’s list of fun things to do – especially if it with coworkers that they see every day. Scheduling engaging entertainment during the event is a good way to let everyone relax and have fun together, without the pressures of small talk. Bringing in an entertainer from out of town is a good way to make sure the show will be fresh and exciting for everyone. Entertainment that is engaging and has some degree of participation will help draw your guests into the show.
- “Clean” Comedians – Many company event planners shutter at the thought of hiring a comedian. Their thoughts immediately turn to typical comedy club comedians with acts filled with profanity-laced routines about sex, drugs, and religion. It’s an HR nightmare waiting to happen. There are plenty of entertainers who specialize in comedy for corporate audiences. They know how to get audiences laughing with humor that is still appropriate for a work sponsored event.
- Mentalists – A mentalist is a unique alternative to a magician. Mentalism performers specialize in entertainment that focuses on physical and psychological phenomena. A good mentalism performer can captivate even the toughest skeptic in your office.
- Viral YouTube Stars – You know that video of that amazing speed painter…contorsionist…juggler…beatboxer….guy in a balloon that your friend shared with you on Facebook last week? There is a good chance that they are available for private bookings. Hiring an act who’s video has been shared and talked about among coworkers is a guaranteed way to create anticipation for your party.
Escape The Ordinary
Looking for a company holiday party idea that gets everyone involved? Try an escape room. They are the latest craze and employees will have a blast as they work together – and compete against others to make their way out of the room in time. Many escape room locations have the ability to host both small and large groups. Quest Factory in LA hosts four rooms, including the largest escape room in the city. Start your party this way to give company staff something to talk and laugh about during the meal that follows.
You just got the attention of every parent in your office when you advertise “free babysitting” for your event. Afterall, when you invite an employee with young kids to come to your event, you have now given them the job of finding childcare for their kids for the night. If they are lucky enough to be able to arrange a babysitter, they will be paying $60+ for the night. Your employees are now paying to come to an event that is supposed to be about employee appreciation.
Truly make the event a worry-free experience for your employees by providing child care in a special “kids room” at your venue. Care.com and other childcare freelance sites are a good place to find professionals to supervise the room. You can keep the young guests entertained with movies, games, entertainment, and special a special “kids only” menu. Parents will truly appreciate the opportunity to not have to worry about a babysitter.
Company event planning is not always easy. If you are going to commit time to plan your next party, why not try to make it an event your office will (honestly) look forward to attending.
The Chris Linn Show will the headline entertainment at Hersheypark’s “Springtime in the Park” event. The limited 3-week engagement will feature performances on Saturdays and Sundays March 30 – April 15, 2018. There will also be Friday performances on March 30th.
Show times are 1:30 and 3:30 daily at the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre. General admission seating. Doors open 30 minutes before show time. Performances at the Chevrolet Music Box Theatre are included in the admission to Hersheypark.
For more information about the “Springtime in the Park” event, please visit: http://www.hersheypark.com/seasons/springtime.php
Tis the season to give fun gifts…and get something awesome for yourself too!
The Chris Linn holiday merch sale is going on now! Get a funny shirt for only $8.00 or get the “Shenanigans with Chris Linn” DVD for just $6.00 and learn something cool to amazing, amuse and annoy your friends at your next holiday party.
Plus, we will ship your order for free in the US (because we are nice!)..and only $2.50 anywhere else (which we still feel is pretty nice).
Domestic orders placed before 12/10 will arrive before Christmas. International orders should be placed before 12/5 for Christmas delivery.
Sale ends 12/10. Shop the online store.