‘Tis the season to be merry. And October means it’s time to get planning your corporate end-of-year wrap celebrations.

For those tasked with it, the job of planning can be anything but merry. Your goal: create the ultimate work Xmas function. Your reality: you’re time-poor and hungry for good ideas.

Fear not – the Blues Train has you sorted.

An Xmas party ticket with the itinerary already built-in.

The Blues Train experience not only triumphs in terms of entertainment and rollicking good fun, but it’s also a dream for corporate function planners. Why? Because your night’s itinerary and the menu is already planned.

We take care of the details; you get your team here and home again afterwards. Sorted. No need to deal with caterers, equipment hirers, promoters or venue operators. No fussing about liquor licences, quibbling over what’s included or worrying about who’s doing what.

Your itinerary is pre-planned and looks a lot like this.

work xmas function itinerary planned

Arrive by 6.15pm sharp.

Whether you ferry cruise into Queenscliff across the bay from Sorrento, bus it into town on a coach or mini-bus charter, or carpool in private cars, we ask you to arrive by 6.15pm sharp.

There’s plenty of time to grab first drinks at our platform pop-up bar, to mingle and snap a selfie with our historic steam train.

We’ve already allocated your starting carriage, where you get to settle in before dinner call.

A buffet of dinner delights.

Our team will let you know when dinner’s ready. When you feast your eyes on our summer-menu buffet spread, you know you’re in for a treat. Our food-loving caterers craft it with passion and hungry train-going groups in mind.

Everyone’s taste buds will find old favourites and new flavours like slow-cooked Angus beef, oven-baked mustard chicken breast and jacket potatoes. Discover more about our caterers and our latest menu.

It’s a crowd-pleaser full of amazing fresh food and tastiness no one expects to see on a railway platform. Diet requirements catered for, of course.

By 8pm, your work Xmas function is on the move.

All aboard for the best live blues show in town. Make that four live blues shows. Your group will get to experience four fabulous blues-loving artists, including solo musicians, wicked duos and awesome bands. We hand-pick the line-up for each journey, aiming for a unique mix of styles and talent each time.

Four carriages, four acts.

At each of three stops (twice at Suma Park, once at Drysdale), your group gets to enjoy an interval, make their way to the next carriage, find a new seat and discover a new music experience.

And, each time, our little pop-up bar magically pops up on the platform with icy cold drinks. Add a coffee van, snack bar and toilet stops and you’ve got everyone’s good times covered.

Roll back into Queenscliff by 11.30pm

By now, your Xmas celebration has peaked. It hit its stride over two hours ago and no one’s looked back since.

You arrive back at Queenscliff a lively bunch, filled with laughter and already raving about how great it’s been.

Some will have danced their hearts out. Others have discovered blues music for the first time. And others found they had the music in them all along.

The party may be over but everyone’s found their groove.

And the consensus is clear: The Blues Train puts on the ultimate work Xmas function. Can we do it again next year?

To discover how easy it is to make your unique work Xmas function happen on the Blues Train, download our Blues Train Group Booking Guide.