Yahoo had its holiday party inside its offices, and it was the opposite of last year’s lavish extravaganza

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer
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Yahoo’s year-end holiday party was once a big, flashy event – last year’s Roaring ’20s-themed party cost millions of dollars.

But this year, Yahoo made it decidedly low-key, instead hosting the event at its offices in New York and Sunnyvale, California. (Last year’s was at Pier 48 in San Francisco.)

The event, aptly called “Ultimate House Party,” turned Yahoo’s office space into a giant party venue featuring an open bar, a dance floor, and lots of good food, based on the photos on this Flickr page created by Yahoo.

The toned-down atmosphere seems particularly appropriate given the difficult situation Yahoo’s currently in.

Despite agreeing to sell itself to Verizon in July, Yahoo has been awash in bad news over the past few months, including a massive hack that’s considered to be the biggest in history. Now Verizon is even reported to be reconsidering the $4.8 billion it agreed to pay for Yahoo.

Still, Yahoo employees seem to be dealing with the external turmoil pretty well. We’ve rounded up some pictures from Yahoo’s “Ultimate House Party” so you can see what it was like.


This year’s holiday party was called the “Ultimate House Party.”


The decorations were nothing like last year’s party (seen below), which featured roulette tables and aerial flappers pouring drinks.

And the best hair at the Yahoo Christmas party goes to… This incredible woman

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This year, guests had to find merriment in the reproduction of brick house facade.

Holiday HOUSE PARTY at work today! Amazing work @delaneyjen and team!

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Still, things were cute and colorful.


With lots of Christmas decorations.


And a nice little Christmas tree.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas #yahooholidayparty

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People seemed to really like this tub filled with Champagne bottles.


But the Champagne didn’t last too long.

champagne papí. #hoo #happyholidays ????????????

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It went pretty fast.

Happiness is a bathtub of champagne ???? #yahooholidayparty ????: @hittheroad_jaxx

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There was still plenty of booze to go around.

Holiday Party

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Cotton candy, anyone?

Cotton candy, anyone? ????

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was there, too.


Everyone wanted to take a picture with her.

Yayyy ???????? yet again with Yahoo CEO Marissa ???? #yahooyearendparty2016 #yahoo #yep2016 #yep #inspiration

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Some people went straight to the dance floor.


There was a photo booth, too.

Yearly dose of Yahoo photo booth… You’re welcome. #yahooholidayparty #omahayahoo

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So people could take group photos.


Some of our former Business Insider colleagues who are now at Yahoo Finance also took advantage of the photo booth.

Refugee All Stars

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The toned-down manner of its holiday party shows Yahoo has turned things around this year.


While it may not have been as fancy as last year’s, the party was still a great event.