Why You Should Hire a Christmas Party Magician

We haven’t had time yet to pack away our bikinis and BBQs from the summer, but it’s already time to start thinking about the office Christmas party.

Did I just hear a collective sigh?

That could be because of the large number of lacklustre roast turkey dinners you’ve pushed around the plate, drunk colleagues you’ve ushered into taxis by 10 pm and abysmal cabaret singers you’ve heard destroying White Christmas.

When it comes to different Christmas party ideas, it can be hard to know what sorts of things will suit everyone, whilst at the same time keeping the mood festive and not breaking the bank. Christmas work party activities sometimes get a bad name, and in my opinion, rightly deserved if you’ve ever had to sit through a half-hearted murder mystery night courtesy of the local am-dram group, or, heaven forbid, karaoke.

Office Christmas parties don’t have to be like this! Although I can’t stop Simon from accounts downing a bottle of Archers and doing the Macarena, I can suggest Christmas party entertainment that’ll leave your guests in awe rather than disappointment. Something engaging for all, something fun, something truly magical.

birmingham close up magician ed sumner performing to two guests
Performing as a Close up Magician in Birmingham

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Have you thought about hiring magician for your Christmas Party?

If you’re sick of the same old Christmas party entertainment, a close-up magician could be just the thing to bring a bit of sparkle to your festive event. A great magician will captivate your guests and have them talking about what they’ve seen long after the hangovers have faded away.

First and foremost, hiring a Christmas party magician can take an awful lot of pressure off the party organiser. You want to ensure that everyone has a good time, and enlisting top-quality entertainment is definitely a big tick in that box. No more running around being the host to everyone. You can relax and enjoy the event just as much as everyone else.

I may be biased, but I also think that magic is the perfect icebreaker to get people laughing and having a great time. It’s difficult to just be a silent observer with close up magic - guests always want to share theories on how they think an illusion was performed (spoiler: it’s magic). Nothing cuts through an awkward silence as effectively as a group of people trying to explain the unexplainable.

I’d like to introduce your guests to all-new tricks that they’ve never seen before, rather than rolling out the old familiar ones that they’ve clapped politely at a dozen times before. Not all Christmas party magicians are created equal, but I deliver an eye-popping array of never before seen illusions. Guests will also be invited to take part in the show, making the experience even more memorable. You are part of the show!

There are thousands of clips of close-up magicians on Tiktok and Youtube (why not check out one of my clips below!) but none of them compares with the unadulterated joy of seeing magic happen right in front of your eyes. Not to mention the squeals, gasps and laughter of your colleagues who can’t figure out what they just saw either! The awe, shock, disbelief and joy can be happening right at your table. Or on a stage, as my magic performances can be curated to fit your plans for the evening.

If you’re not 100% sure about the running order of the night just yet, I can help you to plan the most suitable magical moments for your event. Some people like a close-up magician to wander around during the drinks reception, mingling with the guests and performing for small groups. It’s a great way to bring people together at the beginning of the night, particularly if they don’t know each other well.

Alternatively, a magic show is an exciting way to fill the lull that inevitably happens between the festive meal and the evening celebrations. A skilled entertainer can float seamlessly between the tables, taking the pressure off the event staff and keeping the celebratory mood going.

Read more FAQs on how to incorporate a magician into your event here.

Why am I the best magician for your Christmas party?

My name’s Ed Sumner and I’ve been performing magic for over 20 years. I’m an industry expert and a Member of the Magic Circle, with a passion for sharing the impossible with my audiences.

Each year I perform at roughly 30 Christmas parties across the UK. These often range from small intimate parties for families or small work teams to large corporate events for companies such as JCB, Selfridges, Sainsbury's, Fujifilm, and also military events for the RAF and Army.

Let’s start a conversation about making sure this year you put on your best Christmas party to date.

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Sue Phelan
Sue Phelan
Ed was absolutely phenomenal at my friend's 50th birthday! Fantastic magician x
Michelle Talbot
Michelle Talbot
Very, very impressive 😁
Amanda Bryant
Amanda Bryant
He was very professional before the event and everyone was thoroughly entertained by his close magic and the larger scale audience participation tricks.
Rach Ryan
Rach Ryan
We invited Ed to join us at our wedding reception to entertain our guests during / after the meal. Lots of guests were chatting about his tricks the next day. We loved the one he did for us and have absolutely no idea how he managed it! Ed is relaxed but professional, friendly and fun. Thank you for sprinkling some magic on our day Rach & Mick
Laura Darrant
Laura Darrant
Super personable and an amazing magician. Book him for your works events.
kerry smith
kerry smith
Ed was fabulous, what a fantastic magic show this was the perfect entertainment for my 50th Birthday and left us scratching our heads on how he did some of the tricks as we couldn’t work it out, and we were really impressed, and still talking about it later into the night and after my birthday too. I would definitely recommend and book Ed again and he was very professional, fabulous magic tricks and great communication and early to the event to prepare. I won’t mention what tricks he did as I won’t spoil the surprise but we all loved it. Thanks Ed 🤩🥰👍
Fern Dennis
Fern Dennis
I saw Ed last weekend he was booked for a family wedding. Nearly a week later and I’m still speechless, he was amazing best magician I’ve ever seen! He caters to all age groups, so entertaining.
Le pe
Le pe
Excellent entertainment
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Really friendly magician 👍🏾

YOUR INCREDIBLE EVENT IS
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1. CONNECT

It's easy to get in touch with me, either:

email ↓

ed@edsumner.com

call ↓

07792 129 828

or fill in an enquiry form.

2. DISCUSS

During a short phone or video call, we'll talk about your event and your initial ideas. Don't worry, if you're not sure. I've helped to plan many events so I can advise on the best use of magic and other events entertainment.

3. AGREE

Once all the details are agreed, I'll send you a booking confirmation and ask you to make the first payment which confirms your date in my calendar. Then it's time to start looking forward to your big event.

4. ENJOY

I'll check in with you in the week before your event, and on the day of the event. All you need to do now is enjoy the magic, mind reading and conversational comedy.