With Christmas 2020 being one lots of us would rather forget, Christmas 2021 is set to be bigger, brighter and better than ever—we’re leaving festive lockdown firmly in the past, and the nation is now ready to make up for lost time. And that means that the hospitality industry needs to plan and prepare for a season of festive socialising. Whether it’s couples cosying up for mulled wine by the fire in the pub after a winter walk, friends and families getting together for Christmas lunches, or groups of colleagues hitting the drinks and the dance floor at the work Christmas do, this festive season is going to be about getting out and celebrating Christmas like never before. And we haven’t even got started on New Year’s Eve… But don’t worry, we’ve rounded up five essential outdoor considerations to make sure your customers’ Christmas get-togethers and parties go with a bang this year. Your Christmas 2021 checklist Make sure you’ve got these five elements covered to maximise your outdoor drinking and dining space—and your profits. Shelter Parasols aren’t just for shade on sunny days, they’re also essential for the colder climate, so that your customers can stay sheltered if the wind picks up or the UK drizzle takes hold. Our range of business parasols help you optimise your outdoor space by creating a place that people can enjoy, whatever the weather. If you want to go really hardcore against the elements, check out our range of wind-rated parasols—because a bit of wind or rain isn’t going to get in the way of anyone’s Christmas 2021! But the Café Series Cube is your real hero product. It has side walls and windows, keeping your customers cosy, and giving added privacy to Christmas get-togethers. Heat The dark nights and possible snow may enhance the Christmassy atmosphere, but no one enjoys drinking beer or eating dinner in the actual cold. It’s why heating is essential if you want to keep your customers comfortable and the punters ordering drinks if they’re sitting outside this festive season. Our Nova Parasol with Heat and Light has you sorted. It’s heavy-duty, and the heat and light elements are fully integrated, meaning no cables are visible, so your outside area is extended, your customers are warm, and it looks chic and stylish, too. Light While the Nova Parasol with Heat and Light is a top option for your main drinking and dining zone, there may be trickier areas to light if it’s not possible to hook up to the mains. The LED Rechargeable Parasol Light is what you need. It requires no power, it hooks onto any parasol, and once fully charged the light lasts up to eight hours—or 16 hours on half power. It’s also perfect for parasols being used temporarily for parties or one-off events. So, if you, say, have a mulled wine station or you’re serving up festive street food in your beer garden, these lights easily clip on to the frame for as long as you need. Style It’s party season, so it’s not just your Christmas tree that needs to be dressed to the nines, your outside space needs to look sparkly and sophisticated, too… Meet the Heatdome, your sleek and sophisticated outdoor heat and light solution. It’s ultra-modern and stylish, making it the perfect option for any luxury venue this Christmas, and the ceramic heating elements mean it uses five times less energy than a standard gas-fuelled patio heater. It’s a win-win. Branding Don’t forget to make sure your outdoor space is properly personalised—you don’t want it to look just like the venue next door. Our custom printing service means you can get your logo, company info, and anything else you like printed on your shelters and parasols, so that your outdoor space is completely unique. It also means that passing potential customers will be drawn to your venue, and your brand will be visible in all the photos people snap of their Christmas get-togethers. For bonus points, print your social media handles onto your parasols, so that people snap, upload and tag—spreading the world of your awesome venue this festive season. Check out our range of shelter, heating and lighting solutions and get your outdoor space set for Christmas 2021 today.