Tiv Taam Christmas (Photo: Asaf Lev)
December is undoubtedly a special month of its kind, all over the world and also here in Israel.
The year is coming to an end, the New Year is upon us and the Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year celebrations are just around the corner.
Preparations for this festive period begin long before;
Colorful decorations are hung from all sides, a magical atmosphere reigns in the air and the sale season officially opens.
Even in food chains all over the world, the celebrations start already at the beginning of December, when the branches become a real attraction, with special decorations, festive surprises, tastings, worthwhile promotions and an extraordinary shopping experience, which characterizes this time of the year.
So it's true, in almost every food chain in the world today, in one way or another, the festive month of December is celebrated, but there are some that do it in a truly festive way.
We gathered 5 special food chains from all over the world that took the celebrations one step further (spoiler: one of them is Israeli).
Aurorama can no longer wait
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The Philippine food chain Ororama, which started its journey in the city of Cagayan de Oro and currently operates three branches in the country, can no longer wait for the Christmas celebrations.
Already many months ago, the network launched a festive campaign on social networks, in which surfers were invited to take part in various activities to win prizes - puzzles and crosswords, games related to Christmas and more, with every day the network publishes a different sale.
In addition to the big campaign on social networks, Aurorama already had time to decorate the three branches, and adapt them to the magical holiday atmosphere - fir trees were placed on all sides, special lighting was hung, huge Santa dolls are waiting for customers and it seems that is not all;
According to the company's website, in the week before Christmas, more surprises are expected at the branches, including special performances by local singers, activities for children and wine tastings.
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Flora, Mykonos, Greece (Flora)
The Greek island of Mykonos is considered one of the most prestigious islands in the world.
Some of the most luxurious hotels are located on its territory, on every corner you can find prestigious designer stores and a large part of the most glittering celebrity parties are held there.
But besides luxury stores and breathtaking hotels, the food chains on the island also exude luxury.
Such is the Flora chain - an extraordinary food chain, whose visit to one of its branches is much more than an ordinary shopping experience.
In the chain's branches scattered on the island, apart from luxury premium products that cannot be found elsewhere, they usually change the design once every few months, as they did in the last few days in preparation for the Christmas celebrations.
Spectacular decorations were hung in the three branches on the island - from luxurious chandeliers, through huge fir trees to giant Santa Claus dolls.
In the coming weeks and until Christmas, starting in the evening, the branches of the Flora chain will become a real party: a local DJ (dressed in Santa clothes, of course) will play in each of the branches while festive cocktails are served to customers.
Hanochrismas Tiv Taam (Photo: Public Relations)
Tiv Taam, Israel
The festive December is also noted for taste, but unlike the other chains mentioned in this list, in the case of the Israeli chain, it is not just about the Christmas celebrations.
This month, in addition to Christmas, Israel also celebrates Hanukkah and Novigod, and on the occasion of the festive month they launched a festive campaign - Hanochrismas, which will include special surprises with an international flavor with a wide range of special offers, accessories, gifts and unique champagnes.
As part of Hanochrismas, the chain's branches will be decorated with decorations that characterize the two holidays - menorahs and donuts alongside Santa Claus, fir trees, Pantone cakes, bonnets, socks for gifts to hang on the tree and more, alongside special wines from around the world and unique products that cannot be found elsewhere.
Foodland Christmas Market
Foodland, Granada (Foodland Supermarkets)
In the Caribbean Sea, not far from Trinidad and Tobago, is Grenada - the smallest independent country in the western half of the planet.
At the local food chain Foodland, Christmas is celebrated throughout the month of December, with a wide variety of activities for the whole family.
About a month before Christmas, the chain's branches organized a lunch for customers, which included delicacies from the local cuisine.
On the chain's social networks, a recipe for a holiday-related dish is uploaded almost every day, and in the week before Christmas, the branches will hold activities for children, such as face painting, various performances, and of course hundreds of sales on various products.
In addition, during the month, a "Christmas market" will be held outside the chain's branches, which will include food stalls with delicacies from the local cuisine, live music and more.
Dozens of promotions are also promised on the network, which will culminate in the week of Christmas.
The American Macy's chain (Photo: ShutterStock)
Macy's, United States (Macy's)
Most of the food chains in the United States celebrate Christmas, of course, but with all due respect, Macy's, the popular American chain of stores that was founded back in 1858, took the issue a few steps further, and starting in November, the entire eighth floor of the famous branch in Herald Square in New York will change its face and become a kind of wonderland, full of twinkling lights, festive games, sledding, special workshops, exhibitions and more, alongside worthwhile promotions.
At Macy's, they also thought about those who could not come to visit Santa in person and launched a special website - Santaland at Home - an interactive celebration for children, which includes fun games (like a snowball fight), funny videos, recipes, various instructional videos and even a virtual and especially lovable Santa Claus .