13 Festive Christmas Brunch Ideas

Looking to start a new and festive holiday tradition? How about gathering your loved ones for a delectable Christmas brunch service? With our list of entertaining activities, you’ll have perfectly festive Christmas brunch ideas to get the party started this year.

One of the first considerations when throwing an epic holiday brunch is the location. Luckily, Peerspace has your back there, too! As the largest online marketplace for peer-to-peer venue rentals, we have thousands of spaces available to you in cities across the globe that you can rent by the hour. And oh yes, this includes countless brunch-worthy spaces! Restaurants and cafes that can host your event in their off-hours, gorgeous homes with gourmet kitchens, and lux event spaces with private rooms are just the tip of the iceberg.

Check out Peerspace and see what we have available near you! All hosts are locals who love sharing their unique, thoughtfully curated spaces. If you need catering services or entertainment, be sure to reach out to them before your event to see if they can help.

The following list of Christmas brunch ideas will provide you with everything you need for your holiday event. And each idea includes details sbout a real Peerspace venue that you can book today, just so you know what’s out there. You can choose your favorite Christmas brunch idea from the list below, or you can use them as inspiration for something entirely new. Let’s get started!

1. Book a festive Peerspace venue

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Peerspace offers incredible venues for your get-together ideas. Book your desired venue for this year’s Christmas brunch party. Just select the city in which you want to host your party and the date, and you will be thrilled to see a list of venues available for your Christmas brunch ideas.

And if you need catering services or a music system for rent, remember that your venue’s helpful host may offer services or suggestions. For instance, this chic and elegant Parisian event space in Burbank (pictured above) is not only a beautiful setting for Christmas brunch, but the host also offers you catering options, decor, and even a mimosa bar!

2. Red and green breakfast salad brunch

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Are you trying to get through an afternoon of putting together Christmas gifts? A nutritious salad can do the trick. Try making this quinoa salad, which is competing for a place at your Christmas brunch table since it has both red and green vegetables, such as cucumber, avocado, and tomatoes.

You can also make it more breakfast-appropriate by topping it with a sunnyside-up egg or a vegan-friendly Just egg. Why not host your event in this Bonita, CA modern farmhouse event space? It can make a gorgeous backdrop for your delectable salad. Plus, the host can provide any vendor services you may need!

3. Open house

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If traditional parties and sit-down meals aren’t your things, consider hosting a Christmas open house. It offers neighbors and loved ones the opportunity to stop over and socialize without the burden of a fixed schedule or the bother of a large dinner to prepare.

To host an open house, inform guests that you will be ready for company on a certain afternoon or evening in advance. Then prepare a variety of delectable cold appetizers and nibbles. You can also hold this in your front or backyard if that makes you more comfortable. Listen to your favorite Christmas music and spend time with the people you care about.

One of the best venues to host your Christmas brunch open house has to be this luxurious rooftop loft on 5th Avenue in NYC. You can see the gorgeous rooftop pictured above, while within the spacious loft is a catering kitchen for you to craft and serve your brunch bites. Plus, the host provides drink packages, all the better to make your guests feel welcomed.

4. Retro Christmas cocktails

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Something about the festive season makes us nostalgic for anything vintage and homey. Hosting a vintage Christmas cocktail brunch party is a great way to embrace that mood. Make use of those old-fashioned glasses to offer eggnog, brandy slushies, and other throwback drinks this Christmas. Combine them with some vintage-style foods to create a nostalgic atmosphere.

You can also opt to book a venue like this retro Art Deco diner in Brighton, England. This amazing space provides you with vintage decor and brunch eats by way of its on-site catering. Sounds fab to us!

5. Christmas around the world

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You can celebrate Christmas using traditions from all over the world to enhance your brunch celebration. This tour of Christmas cookies is a great place to begin, but don’t forget to include dishes representing your heritage and travel destinations that you enjoy. For example, you might want to prepare a few of these recipes to pay homage to Italy’s Feast of the Seven Fishes, make traditional Mexican tamales, or serve traditional German glühwein wine, to celebrate the Christmas holidays.

Don’t feel like cooking yourself? Then high-tail it to a Peerspace venue, like this Parisian cafe in Pasadena. You and your guests will enjoy the French-inspired surroundings as well as the menu exquise!

6. White Christmas brunch

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White Christmas brunch is the perfect reason to go all-out with an exquisite color scheme (and maybe a screening of a holiday film classic in the background)? To create a white Christmas brunch, choose food, drinks, and decor that seem to be frosted with snow. These snow-dusted treats are an excellent starting point — and you may want to end with an enticing White Russian.

Need an amazing and on-theme space? Then check out this all-white luxury event space in Smyrna, GA. It is a beautiful blank slate that provides a full kitchen and bar packages!

7. Secret Santa exchange

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Whether it’s called Secret Santa, White Elephant, or Yankee Swap, a gift exchange among friends is always entertaining over the holidays, regardless of the event. Be the talk of the swap by uniquely presenting your exchange. These easy Christmas finger snacks will make everyone happy — no matter what ridiculous present they get — so that they can enjoy themselves.

8. Holiday brunch

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December calendars may soon become overflowing with activities between Christmas cocktail parties, visits to relatives, and preparing your own house for visitors. Instead of adding one more evening event to your schedule, why not host a non-specific holiday brunch instead? Don’t forget to get out your festive table linens, prepare a few festive brunch dishes, and even consider serving a specialty drink like a cranberry mimosa to complement the occasion.

If you’re in or near New York City, consider hosting at this private townhouse in Bushwick. You not only get access to the gorgeous interior complete with a chef’s kitchen, but you can serve brunch on the rooftop that has a space heater, string lights, and family-style dining table!

9. Cookie exchange

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A cookie exchange is among the innovative Christmas brunch ideas. When you get together with friends and relatives, you may enjoy a wide range of delicious cookies and make new ones. Ask guests to bring a few dozen of their favorite cookies to share if they participate in a cookie exchange.

After that, give everyone a festive Christmas tin to take their treats home with them. Stick to appetizers and small nibbles during the party so that you have plenty of space to taste all of the cookies and treats.

10. Gingerbread village

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Let your friends and family members showcase their artistic abilities by hosting a gingerbread home decorating Christmas brunch party. Create a competition and award prizes in various categories if you want to go the extra mile.  Don’t forget to have food and beverages available to keep everyone energized during the program.

11. Candyland

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Who doesn’t like a good piece of candy? Decorations should be candy-themed, with plenty of candy-colored stripes and swirls throughout. Place candy canes at each table and large cut-out cupcakes around the walls to create a festive atmosphere. Then there’s nothing better than a candy buffet or a cupcake decorating station to round off the Christmas party.

If you need a candy-themed space to host, consider this Los Angeles creative loft space. It is utterly dripping in colorful candy appeal and also offers you access to a kitchen.

12. Country Christmas

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If overly formal, overly fancy Christmas brunch ideas aren’t your style, consider experimenting with a different theme, such as a country Christmas. This warm and inviting Christmas party theme is perfect for those who like wearing flannel shirts and listening to traditional Christmas music while sitting around a fire.

If you want to organize one of these gatherings, prepare some hearty farmhouse-style meals and keep people occupied by stringing popcorn together. You can also book a Peerspace venue, like this country farmhouse on the outskirts of Houston, that offers you buffet catering, a s’mores bar, and other tempting add-on services!

13. Craft party

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Handcrafted presents are very popular among people who create (and receive) them. This winter, get your friends together to create some seasonal crafts. Make a few easy crafts, such as these decorations made from last year’s Christmas cards, and serve lots of snacks to keep everyone entertained while the glue dries.

Christmas brunch ideas come to life with Peerspace

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We hope this list of festive Christmas brunch ideas has inspired you to start a whole new holiday tradition with your friends and family. And remember, the perfect party starts with the perfect venue! Browse all the festive and sweet brunch venues Peerspace has available near you.

You can filter the results by features like indoor/outdoor space, firepits, pools, number of guests, etc. The platform is ultra-user-friendly (not to mention fun!), with listings equipped with high-def photos, detailed descriptions, and past renter reviews.

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