The special return of Christmas celebrations at Fabamaq
Fabamaq’s Christmas Party of 2021 was special. After a break from our physical celebrations, we finally gathered our Gamers again to celebrate together in a safe atmosphere. From the traditional Christmas sweater contest to the closing of the dance hall, there was a lot of sharing and great moments to keep from a special event. Let’s remember it step by step!
The Christmas Party day began as any other regular work day in the office or at home. In the morning, two health professionals tested all the Gamers that wanted to do their Covid test at Fabamaq. Everything was running smoothly, and then a big announcement came before lunchtime with a special gift: Fabamaq distributed for the first time an annual performance bonus and put a different gift in the shoes of its Gamers with a global value of around 500.000 euros. It was the perfect warm-up for a night of joy and celebration.
At the end of the workday, all the roads took the Gamers to Casa do Ribeirinho in Matosinhos. There, the Covid tests continued for the ones that skipped the session at Fabamaq while the tested Gamers enjoyed a welcome drink. Without any cases to report, the party moved forward with the traditional Christmas sweater contest.
It was time to evaluate the Christmas outfits of our Gamers and decide who would take the 2021 edition of this prestigious competition. After intense rounds of applause and several wows from the audience, the decision was ready. André Proença got the desired basket with his complete characterization for the Christmas season.
Three, two, one, cheeeese! We had the feasible photo of our Gamers on the stairs of Casa do Ribeirinho (it's getting hard to gather such a big community in the same picture as we are more than 200 Gamers already). Dinner started, and the toasts and smiles dictated the rhythm. Meanwhile, the queue was getting bigger to get that memorable picture with the teammates at the event's photo booth. The atmosphere was changing as the big moment of the evening was getting closer.
After more than one month of surprises, secret messages and post-its on the desktop, it was time to expose the Secret Santa friends of this Christmas. The gift exchange brought surprises and big smiles, creating the perfect environment for the dance floor opening. And there, there were no rules! Between karaoke, bold moves and big hits, the Gamers left everything on the floor in several hours of dancing that closed a memorable day in the history of our company.
Better than reading it is watching it. That’s the reason why we close this blog post sharing a video that sums up this special day for the whole Fabamaq community.