Christmas across the UK is a joyous time of year. There’s no denying that the holiday season can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be! In order to ensure that your hospitality venue is beautiful and festive this Christmas, there are many things you’ll need to do from finding the perfect tree for your space to playing Christmas music throughout the day. It’s important to plan out each step in advance in order to make sure all of your guests will be smiling when they walk through the door- or should we say ‘decking’ (heh) their halls? Let’s get started!

Find the right tree for your hospitality venue

Finding the right tree for your hospitality venue might sound like a time-consuming task, but it’s not as hard as you might think! You’ll want to find a tree that will fit well in your space and look good with the lighting and décor. The best thing to do is take a trip to a local home store or grocers – they usually have lots of beautiful trees. You can also opt to buy an artificial tree that you can fluff up and choose from a variety of pre-lit decorations. The tree often is the main picture point for your customers to snap and share on their socials, so make sure it is show-stopping!

Choose the perfect lights and décor to make your space festive

The best way to get the perfect lights and décor is to talk to your staff members to see what they think will look best! You can also do some online research to find pictures of the best-decorated trees. Once you have an idea in mind, ask your family or friends too so you can sprinkle a bit of tradition on your restaurant or bar’s decorations. There are also many Christmas light installation companies that offer services so you don’t have to put in all the effort yourself! It’s important for your venue space to be eye-catching so customers will want to come back this season and beyond.

Play Christmas music throughout the day, and serve up some delicious Christmas specials like mince pies

Speaking of your guests, they will most likely be able to pick up on holiday spirit by listening to some of their favourite Christmas tunes throughout the day. Once you’ve found the perfect tree, make sure to keep it topped with a star treetop! You might also want to serve some delicious Christmas specials – mince pies are always a popular choice during this time of year. Make sure that you have plenty on hand so that you don’t disappoint any hungry clients with a sweet tooth!

Plan out each step in advance to ensure success!

Planning out each step in advance is important to ensure success. The first step is to make a list of tasks and assign a time frame for each of them. This will help you stay on top of things and ensure that your holiday decor is well-coordinated. It is also important to plan your operational strategy around Christmas, as an influx in bookings and busier peak teams mean more pressure on staff. ROUND offers an end-to-end in-venue app that allows you to take mobile orders and payments, allowing staff to spend more time focusing on the delivery of food and drink orders.

The holidays should be a joyous time of year, but it can also be stressful. There are many things you’ll need to do in order to ensure that your hospitality venue is beautiful and festive this Christmas season. If all these tasks sound daunting and you want help enacting them, let us know! We’d love to help lift some pressure around short-staffing and influx of demand over Christmas by using ROUND – completely free to set up with no monthly fees.

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