More and more, people are looking to spend a great time and have an unforgettable experience, and in holidays these become a must-have. As a result, the hospitality industry is seeing an increasing movement of dinners, festive moments, and friends’ small reunions throughout all December.
So, be certain that you prepare your business because when it comes to Christmas in restaurants and bars, communication is key!
The first step is to promote like a pro and reach your audience, keeping things warming up through time. A good social media plan and in-place communication are essential to reach success. You can use poster displays, letter boards and chalkboards indoors and outdoors to promote events and promotions, write inspiring quotes and invite customers to also be part of the family.
Besides communication tools, your place needs to be prompt up with the Christmas Spirit. Here are some tips that are essential:
- Christmas decorations are visible to customers as they enter the restaurant or bar
If you're looking to attract customers and get them in the Christmas spirit, make sure your restaurant or bar is decorated for the holidays. This will put customers in a good mood as they enter, and they'll be more likely to stay and order something. Plus, it'll make your business look more festive and inviting.
- Put on some festive music to help set the mood
As well as decoration, the background music is important to attract customers and they feel welcome and comfortable. Even more when the music brings back happy memories and feeling as Christmas normally do.
- Your staff should wear festive clothing and wish customers Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
It is important to make sure your staff embrace a festive mood during the holidays. Wearing Christmas clothing or accessories will give more strength to magical storytelling and a warm and cheerful welcome making customers smile and feel like belong.
- Offer Christmas-themed food and drinks
Prepare this seasonal Menu with traditional consumed on Christmas.
For starters you can add gingerbread and for the main course the roast turkey. And for desserts you will not have difficulty choosing between so many delicious options.
Hot chocolate and the mulled vine can be added to customers’ choices.
- Promote Christmas events and contests
A great way to get customers engaged is to invite them to join Christmas events and contests. People will love to share their presence on social media and show the great moment they spend with you.
Imagine how a Christmas sweater party or a Gingerbread house decoration contest will be fun.
By following these tips, you can ensure that your business is filled with Magical Christmas spirit. From decoration and music to food and events, you will find what is more suitable for you and your type of customers.