And many of your competitors are thinking about publicising their seasonal offerings. It’s time to make sure that you are actively planning for Christmas.

Have you started thinking about publicity yet?

It is time to start telling everyone about what you are doing. Make sure you have a flyer that you give to everyone at the end of their visit to your venue. You should also consider posters on your walls, tent cards on your tables and signage at the entrance and exit of your venue.

What about the Christmas menu?

As soon as you have planned what you will be serving December, have your menus printed. It is worth printing more than normal. This means that you can give copies to people who are thinking about booking to inspire them. You could also consider creating pocket size menus to make it easy for people to take one away.

Plan your tableware sooner rather than later

Personalised or branded crackers make a great addition to a table in December. By creating your own you can include your own gift. Alternatively, you can use them for sweets at the end of a meal. However, stocks of crackers can be limited. It is best to start thinking about ordering these now. While you are at it, think about getting your Christmas placemats and drinks coasters ordered as well.

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