After two years of muted celebrations, holiday parties are back

Many local companies are going all-in on holiday festivities this year, for a change.

By Diti Kohli Globe Staff, Updated December 11, 2022, 6:07 p.m.

The real estate firm Redgate chose not to host a holiday celebration in 2021. But 2022 is a different story.

The Boston-based developer picked Woods Hill Pier 4, a swanky seafood restaurant located roughly where the famous Anthony’s once stood on Boston Harbor, to celebrate the season with its 55 employees and their plus-ones earlier this month. All the markers of a typical Christmastime gathering were in place: free drinks, short speeches, and sparkly shirts. Servers passed around popovers and saffron arancini. Dessert? Bite-sized beignets with chocolate sauce.

“Being able to go to a high-quality restaurant and mingle with your colleagues is something people don’t get to do every day,” said Kyle Warwick, a founding principal of Redgate. “A party is the way to demonstrate to our employees that we care, especially considering the past few years.”

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