Preparing for the Christmas Buzz
We can already hear the bells and smell the turkey cooking, as Christmas is around the corner and coming quicker by the day. If you can’t feel the festive cheer in the air, then you need to check yourself; the public is ready for Christmas and ready to start celebrating it too. As a venue owner, you need to make sure you are prepared for the Christmas buzz and have everything from entertainment to menus sorted well in advance.
Read on for our top tips and ideas on how you can prepare for the festive period ahead so you can make the most out of the increased business. We want to see our customers excel during the holidays, and having a perfect entertainment machine to help is a massive plus for any venue.
Prepare Your Christmas Menu
When we think about Christmas, we think about the family time, the presents and the food! Christmas Day is the best Sunday Roast of the year, and we can never have too much of it. We need to prepare our stomachs in advance and eat as many roasts as possible in the run-up to the big day. Or at least that’s what we tell ourselves.
On a serious note, as a venue owner, you need to make sure that you have the perfect Christmas menu prepared in advance. You need special meals, themed-drinks and December dates when you will serve your Christmas feasts. Take time to sit down and plan all of this, so you know exactly how much you need to order, so you don’t overbuy products.
Make Your Christmas Hours Clear
If you want your customers to know when they can come to your venue over the Christmas period, then you need to make sure your Christmas hours are clear. Confusion can lead to patrons going elsewhere because they don’t know whether or not you will be open for business.
Post your Christmas opening hours a few weeks in advance on your social media pages, website and physically put them up inside the venue. This will help drill these dates and times into your customer’s heads, so they don’t forget them. Doing this will mean you won’t miss out on regulars or new customers, filling your venue this festive period and helping to boost your revenue.
Decorate Your Venue
If you want to have cheery customers packing your venue, then you need to make sure it looks festive enough. We’re talking sparkly red and green banners and decorations across the ceiling, a fully decked-out Christmas tree in the middle of the room and crackers at the tables. Either stick with a specific style or go full-out Christmas cliche and make the whole of your venue as festive as possible.
Having the right atmosphere will make your patrons more happy and jolly this time of year. This makes them more likely to visit during the week and spend their cash on your drinks and food. With a Christmassy venue, they will want to spend more time at your place than somewhere that isn’t getting into the festive mood.
Have the Best Entertainment
Christmas is a time for fun and laughter, and nothing can entice this more than a fantastic form of entertainment in your venue. At Amusement Leisure, we have a range of entertainment machines for you to rent or profit-share. Our digital jukeboxes can provide music for your patrons, where they can pick and choose what they want to listen to – Christmas music on all night long if they wish.
We even have slot machines and pool tables to keep your patrons playing and drinking all through the festive period. They are great ways to make some extra cash in your venue and are an attraction for new customers. Our pool tables are now the first in the North West to offer dual-pay with a contactless option. This means that your millennial customers who don’t carry cash can play on the pool table by paying with their debit card.
Check out our website today to learn more about the various machines that we have on offer to rent for your venue. By choosing the right entertainment systems, you can keep customers happy all through the festive period and even make them regulars in the new year.