Almost half (49%) of Brits who celebrate Christmas would consider eating out on Christmas Day, according to new research from Barclaycard.
To avoid the hassle and stress of cooking at home, they would be willing to spend up to £45 per head dining at a restaurant.
The main reasons for this were to avoid the washing up and the heat of the kitchen, at 64% and 63% respectively.
Millennials that are playing host at home this year are expected to spend over 50% more than what their parents might spend on entertaining this festive season. Such behaviour could well be similar when dining out.
“Over the past 18 months we’ve seen a trend for consumers to splash out on experiences, or times that are memorable for everyone involved,” says Barclaycard managing director Paul Lockstone. “It seems millennials have really taken this to heart, extending their spending habits to the holiday season.”