It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and traditionally, the busiest.  December has all the key traits to warrant an end of year break down – fitting a year’s worth of shopping, socialising and dining in to a mere 30 days while holding down your daily life activities.  It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.  But prepare it well and it will be a whirlwind month of precious moments spent with loved ones.  In hospitality, December is our mothership, it’s the month we talk about all year around and the season we love the most.  It’s all about the buzz and with 4 venues to fill with festive cheer, there’s plenty of preparations in perfecting the big month at Eclectic.  Here are our top tips…

It’s never too soon

When it comes to December, there’s no such thing as too early.  Starting Christmas shopping in August?  Sure!  Making table reservations in September?  An absolute must!  It gets bigger and bigger every year and it pays off to keep up with the pace so you don’t miss out on anything special.  Manchester Christmas markets launch in November to make sure we get a head start on the yuletide joy, and let’s face it, why wouldn’t we want to soak up the festive feelings for as long as possible!

Every detail counts

From the smell of freshly baked hotel cookies to the twinkling fairy lights everywhere you turn, it’s the littlest of touches that make the season so special.  So let this seep through to your personal life too and keep the Christmas spirit alive in every aspect of your day.  Get yourself a festive candle, don your Christmas jumper and turn that playlist with all the Christmas classics right up so you can really immerse yourself in the warm December feeling.  To that infamous question “do you feel Christmassy yet?”  your answer will be “YES!”

Experience December

Do more this festive season and get the most out of your social calendar, afternoon tea your way through the month to catch up with loved ones – a themed festive menu will get the stomachs gurgling and the hustling atmosphere will enhance your experience!  Gather friends and family to enjoy Sunday sessions with Santa, traditional roasts, laughter and gifts for the little ones.  Turn your Christmas shopping trip in to a city break with an overnight stay in a city centre hotel.  Kicked off with Black Friday, December can be filled with deals and offers to make sure the purse strings spread wide enough to capture a month filled with festive activities!  Any and all excuses to make this a jam-packed month should be taken in full force, make memories that you can look back at in January to keep those blues at bay. 

There are plenty of ways to make sure your time is spent well and filled with festive cheer this Christmas.

Look forward to seeing you all 

Team Eclectic x