The holiday season officially arrives at Starbucks on November 6th.
Starting Friday, the coffeehouse chain will serve drinks in four new holiday cups with designs that combine the brand’s iconic elements with themes and colors of Christmas. Emblazoned on two of the cups, “Carry the Merry” is the theme for the café’s 2020 holiday cup designs, which feature ribbon, dot, and sparkle motifs.
“Our thought behind the cups this year was about people carrying them out in the world as messengers of joy,” said Jeff Wilkson, creative director for Starbucks, in a statement. “In a way that message deepened as we got further and further into this year. We want to be that beacon for people, a brief moment that they can look forward to.”
To mark the start of the holiday season, Starbucks is giving a free reusable red holiday cup to customers that will order handcrafted holiday beverage at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. on November 6th. The cup offer is available for orders that will be picked up in stores and through Starbucks Delivers, while supplies last.
Starbucks has also announced its 2020 holiday menu, and it includes returning seasonal favorites like Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulee Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, and Eggnog Latte. Starbucks Christmas Blend Whole Bean Coffee is also coming back this year, along with Starbucks Christmas Blend Espresso Roast, Starbucks Holiday Blend, and Starbucks Reserve Christmas 2020 in select stores.
Completing Starbucks’ 2020 holiday offerings are festive food items, including the new Cranberry Orange Scone, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Sugar Plum Cheese Danish, Snowman Cookie, and Snowman Cake Pop.