Starbucks’ holiday cups are back.

Here’s what to expect from Starbucks this holiday season

The international coffee shop begins holiday season Nov. 7

It’s not really the holidays until Starbucks reveals its annual cup designs. On Thursday, the coffee juggernaut will release its coveted cup designs and other holiday treats.

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Starting Nov. 7, Starbucks will begin serving hot beverages in a variety of designs including the longtime favorite design of the red cup with the signature logo, polka dots and one with the word “merry” wrapped around it. Each cup design has a unifying green stripe that appears like a ribbon.

Photo: Via Starbucks

But the much-anticipated cups are just the beginning. Here’s what else to expect this holiday season at Starbucks.

Thursday Starbucks freebie

On Thursday, Starbucks will celebrate the kickoff of the season by giving everyone who orders a holiday beverage of any size a free limited-edition reusable red cup, while supplies last. That offer is available in the U.S. and Canada.

Starbucks holiday beverages

With all the mania over the cups, one might forget that Starbucks is, in fact, a coffee spot. For the holidays, stores across the country will bring holiday cheer with their signature seasonal beverages. Beginning Thursday, customers can order the Peppermint Mocha, Toasted White Chocolate Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte and Eggnog Latte. Each can be served as hot, iced and Frappuccino-blended. 

Hack: If you want to cut down on some of the seasonal sweetness, you can ask to order any of these beverages with less pumps of syrup.

Starbucks holiday gifts + food

Photo: Via Starbucks

The grounded or whole beans packs of the Christmas Blend, first scooped in 1984, will be offered as a personal gift or one that could be the perfect stocking stuffer for the java lover in your life. It is a holiday tradition known for its full-bodied flavor that complements nearly everything on your holiday table. Here’s a collection of other holiday gift ideas from Starbucks

Starbucks visitors can also simply take a bite out of the holidays with some of the treats offered only this season, including Holiday Turkey & Stuffing Panini, Cranberry Bliss Bar, Sugar Plum Danish, Snowman Cookie, Gingerbread Loaf, Peppermint Brownie Cake Pop and Snowman Cake Pop.

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