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How To Create Christmas Event Tickets: Bring Joy to Your Guests Digitally

Yashika Tangri
November 27, 2023
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You know that Christmas is right around the corner. And it's high time that you start preparing for the celebrations. So you're probably planning on organizing a Christmas event. It could be for an informal get together with your friends and family or a formal event at the workplace.

Hence, you're looking forward to creating tickets for the same. You'd want these tickets to be secure. That means they must ensure that only the authorized guests are granted entry to the event premises.

But did you know that these tickets can also ensure a safe and contactless experience for your guests?

Sounds exciting, right? Here are the chief challenges that your Christmas event tickets must help you overcome:

First, as discussed already, they must only ensure valid guest entries.

Second, the process of ticket validation must be fast but secure. After all, you would not want the event coordinators to spend a lot of time validating each ticket manually. This would translate to long queues at the entry gate and a bad guest experience.

Third, your service provider must ensure contactless (or digital) tickets, thanks to the current pandemic.

And finally, the tool that you choose must not only be easy to use but also cost-effective.

In this article, we'll discuss how you can create safe Christmas event tickets while ensuring contactless arrangements at affordable pricing.

Keep reading to know more.

A. QR Code-based Christmas event tickets a one-stop solution

With Ticket Generator, you can create tickets that can help you address all the challenges we discussed.

To understand how it works, you can check out this video:

To make things more clear, here's how the QR Code-based tickets can help you resolve all the possible problems:

1. Seamless generation of tickets

Seamless generation of tickets

Since you'll have many guests attending your event, you'll need multiple tickets. Hence, you need a tool that allows you to create the tickets in bulk.

Now you may wonder what if I need to add each guest's name and seat number to the ticket. How will that be possible for bulk operations?

Don't worry,  christmas ticketing solution such as Ticket Generator help you do that easily. You can create multiple tickets in bulk while adding unique information to each one of them.

2. Get event registrations

Get event registrations

Every event needs guest registrations. And it's even better if your service provider helps you get these registrations while helping you automatically generate tickets against each one of them.

And to do it, the event registration feature comes in handy.

With it, you can create a mobile landing page with a registration form. You can share the link to this form with your audience. You can even choose if you'd want the registrations to be approved automatically or manually.

Once a registration is approved, the guest receives the ticket in her email. This translates to saved time, effort, and money. A Christmas ticketing system can simplify this process with an event registration feature.

3. Event ticket validation

You have probably seen the ticket validation process at various events. The guests usually arrive with a copy of the ticket. These tickets are then validated by the coordinators.

Here, they either manually verify the attendant details with their database or they use a dedicated set-up to do the job.

But it comes with a problem this traditional way of manually validating tickets is a tedious process. And if you get a set-up for ticket validation at the event venue, it would incur additional costs.

However, a Christmas ticketing solution like Ticket Generator, can make the entire validation process simple, contactless, and economical. All you need to do is to generate the tickets, distribute them to your guests digitally, and validate them at the venue.

Tickets generated will have a unique QR Code. Your event coordinators only need to install the Ticket Validator app on their smartphones to validate tickets. They can then scan the QR Code with their smartphone to see if the ticket is valid, invalid, or duplicate. Here's how it looks:

Ticket Validation

4. Event ticket distribution

Ever since the pandemic, people prefer contactless arrangements. Thus, you must offer them the same. And to do it, you can start with avoiding paper-based tickets. Consider sending tickets digitally the Christmas ticketing software supports emailing or texting tickets to guests.

It could be via email, SMS, or both of them. Guests can show these digital tickets at the entry gate, get them validated, and enter the venue. Hence, no need for you to get them to get the tickets printed.

5. Queue management

Long queues are always hectic. And with the pandemic, ensuring social distancing and avoiding queues is a must.

Our Christmas ticketing system offers QR Code-based tickets, well-known for their fast scanning abilities. This reduces validation time to 2-3 seconds per coordinator per ticket, minimizing queues and ensuring a safer, better experience for guests.

6. Preventing unauthorized entries

Trespassers are a concern for any event organizer. They do not only mean a lack of security but the loss of business too.

But with QR Code-based tickets, this issue no longer remains a problem. These tickets cannot be duplicated because each QR Code has a unique ID. When scanned, the event coordinator can see this ID along with a prompt status showing if it's a valid, invalid, or duplicate ticket.

Hence, it secures your event from the trespassers.

B. Best practices to ensure

Any event can face adverse situations such as stampedes and mayhem. And as an organizer, you must be prepared to avoid these. Hence, you must follow these best practices imbued with a Christmas ticketing solution:

1. Undergo a risk assessment

First, you need to understand and be aware of all the risks involving your event. For example, be extra cautious and take tight security measures if you are inviting a VIP or a celebrity to your event. 

Leverage a reliable Christmas ticketing software to keep track of your invitees. The same also applies if your venue is close to a risk-prone area.

Such risk assessment will help you know the prominent threats facing your event. And lead you to take appropriate event security measures.

2. Have an estimate of the number of guests

The second is to estimate how many people are expected to turn up at your event. Using a Christmas ticketing system can help you make appropriate preparations regarding social distancing norms.

This can help you make appropriate preparations regarding social distancing norms. 

Moreover, with this data, you can take suitable crowd control measures. This will ensure your guests' safety and a better experience.

3. Form multiple emergency exit points

You need to ensure that your emergency exit points are clearly visible at all times. This way, your guests will know where they need to head on to during an emergency.

It will help streamline the crowd and reduce the likelihood of crowd crush or stampede.
Follow these best practices to keep your crowd under control.

Now you know how you can make your event better, let's see how you can create tickets for your Christmas event.

C. Generate Christmas event tickets

As mentioned above, any online professional ticket generator service or a Christmas ticketing solution can help you create Christmas event tickets.

Using Ticket Generator, here's how you can do it in a few simple steps:

1. Generate tickets for your guests

a. Head to Ticket Generator and sign up

Once you have signed up, you'll get ten credits for free. These credits help you create tickets. Also, only one credit is required to create one ticket

b. Now, click on Create New Event option.

c. Add event-related information such as event name, date, description, venue, and time. Once you're done, click on Create.

Design tickets

After creating the event, you will be prompted to create the tickets. You can either upload your own design or choose from a selection of pre-designed templates. Ticket Generator also allows you to build your own tickets from scratch.

Upload Own Design: With this option, you may design your ticket using your own ready-made design template.This option allows you to superimpose the QR code and unique ID on the ticket.Furthermore, by clicking the Add button, you can enter variable information (which will be unique to each ticket). It could be the guest's name, row, or seat number.Here's an example of a ticket generated using a ready-made template:

Edit Design: Use the Ticket Generator's standard design to produce tickets from scratch. It allows you to add a logo, modify the backdrop color, or upload a background image to your ticket.

Choose from templates: If you don't want to create the entire ticket but still want to give it a nice appearance, this is the choice for you. To access this functionality, simply click the Choose from Templates option.

Once clicked, you will be presented with a selection of pre-designed templates from which to choose. To select a template, click the Select Template button just below the chosen template, and your ticket, complete with all of the information, will be converted into a designer ticket.

Once you've decided on the design, click on Preview to see how your ticket looks.

Delivery method

d. Now, click on Done. Here, you'll be asked to specify the Delivery method. That means you can choose the distribution of your tickets to the guests

Here are the four options you'll be asked to choose from:

i. Generate Form Link: Here, you can design and share a mobile landing page to get event registrations. This includes adding images, event description, details, filling the form fields, and customizing the button text

ii. Generate and Download: This option allows you to generate and download the tickets in a printable format (PDF)

iii. Generate and Send: In this option, you will further see three options to choose from:

a. Send tickets by email only: Here, you can email the tickets (up to 1,000) to the guests. To do it, you can upload the file containing the emails in a CSV, XLS, or XLSX file. Or you can manually type the emails in the given fields

b. Send tickets by SMS only: This option allows you to send tickets to your guests via SMS (up to 1,000 phone numbers)

c. Send tickets by both email and SMS: In this option, you can send tickets both by SMS and email to your guests

iv. Generate via API: Here, the Ticket Generator API can be integrated with your own registration system. Once done, you can generate tickets programmatically in real-time

In case you want to know more information about it, you can refer to this detailed guide on Ticket Generator API.

e. Once you specify all the details, click on Generate

That's it. All the Christmas event tickets will be generated and you'll be notified via email.

2. Solo tickets for contingencies

Ticket Generator can efficiently manage your event's contingencies, making it an optimal Christmas ticketing solution.  It is useful in two ways:

a. Having unplanned guests

It's common to have unexpected guests arrive at your event. A dependable Christmas ticketing system can help you manage these situations without stressing about generating an entire batch of tickets again. Easily create additional Christmas event tickets. Here's the simple process:

i. Login to Ticket Generator

ii. From the dashboard, click on the event for which you want to create these tickets.

iii. Now, click on Guest Tickets tab.

iv. Here, click on New Ticket(s) drop-down and select the Single Ticket option select the delivery method Download Ticket and Send Ticket as per your choice.

Download Ticket: This option allows you to generate and download the ticket.

Send Ticket: This option helps you send the ticket to the guest via email ID or phone number.

vi. Once selected, click Generate & Download (in case of Download Ticket) or click Generate & Send (in case of Send Ticket)

That's it. A new single ticket will be generated.

b. Resending the tickets

It can be a challenging moment when guests have not received their tickets. At such times, it is crucial to resend the event tickets. Seamless management of these scenarios is a testament to the strength of effective Christmas ticketing software. Let this not be a hiccup in your event; Ticket Generator is here to help:

i. Login to Ticket Generator

ii. From the dashboard, click on the event for which you want to resend the tickets.

iii. Now, click on Guest Tickets tab.

iv. Click on Resend Ticket.

v. Now, you'll have to specify your preferred mode of searching for the guest's ticket. You can use the ticket ID to do it. Alternatively, you can also use the guest's email address or phone number which you entered while creating the tickets

vi. Once you've entered these details, click Search. Now, you will see the ticket details

vii. Click on View and you'll be asked to specify the guest's email ID or phone number. After submitting these details, click Resend

Note that you'll not be charged extra for resending the tickets.

Now, let's move ahead to detail how you can validate these tickets.

D. Validation of tickets

As an event organizer, your responsibility includes validating tickets to filter valid, duplicate, or invalid entries. The Christmas ticketing system you select needs to address this efficiently. Ticket Generator embraces this challenge by allowing you to add coordinators authorized to validate the tickets.

Here's how to do it:

1. From the dashboard, go to the Manage Event section

Manage event

2. Select the required event and click on three horizontal dots under the More option

3. Once you have done it, click on three horizontal dots under the More option followed by clicking on Add/Edit Coordinator

Here, you just have to specify the email address of each coordinator. Once done, these coordinators will receive an email invitation. Using this, they can log in to the Ticket Validator app on their phones

4. To do it, they can install the app on their smartphones via Google Play Store or App Store

5. Now, log in and they can then select the event for which they need to validate tickets for

6. At last, click on Scan QR Code and get started with validating the tickets

E. Event analytics

Event analytics tells you about your event performance. And Ticket Generator helps you monitor the same. To view event analytics on the Ticket Generator, follow these simple steps:

a. From the Ticket Generator dashboard, go to Manage Events.

b. On the page that loads, click on the event you want to track the attendance data for.

c. Next, click on Analytics section

d. Now, you will see various details such as attendance percentage, Event Status, and when the event ends. But the list doesn't end here. Here is all the data you will get via Ticket Generator:

  • Attendance by time period
  • Tickets validated per coordinator
  • Used, new, expired, and invalid tickets
  • Duplicate and re-entry allowed counts

You can also download the entire analytics in PDF or XLSX format. In addition to this, you can also download specific analytical data for each section by clicking on the Download CSV icon.

That's it. That is all you need to know about Christmas event tickets. 

Ticket Generator truly is an easy, quick, and comprehensive Christmas ticketing solution. Now, you can confidently plan for your Christmas event, keeping contingencies in check, and induce success.

You now go-ahead to plan well for your Christmas event and make it a success.

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Yashika Tangri

Yashika Tangri is an amazing marketing manager who operates from Trycon Technology's Noida office. Her name signifies success and fame, and she has certainly lived up to these expectations.

At work, Yashika is a highly efficient digital marketing organizer and a source of inspiration to her colleagues with her positive demeanor and professional work ethics. Despite being a lifelong student of science, Yashika decided to pursue a career in marketing in 2018.

After work hours, Yashika enjoys creating new playlists on Spotify, and she is an avid reader who finds solace in escaping reality through the pages of mythology books.