If you’re planning on hosting dinner parties throughout the holidays, a Christmas serving platter is a must. You’ll find everything from classic holiday designs to elegant platters that can be used throughout the year. Most platters are large enough to hold appetizers, desserts and other snacks for guests to munch on before the main course. Some platters are also safe for the microwave, dishwasher, and even the oven.
1. Villeroy & Boch Santa’s Flight Serving Platter
The Villeroy & Boch Santa’s Flight Serving Platter has 16.5 inches of surface space. Its porcelain construction gives the platter an upscale appearance and makes it durable enough for the microwave and dishwasher. In the center you’ll find a colorful image of Santa on his reindeer, while festive holly wraps around the border. This platter comes with a gift box in case you’re scrambling to find a last-minute present.
2. Lenox Holiday Oblong Platter
This holiday platter features the distinctive Lenox Holiday pattern, which has been around for over 40 years. The simple yet elegant holly design is accented with 24 karat gold, giving it an upscale appearance for any holiday gathering. The platter measures 15.25 inches across and is backed by a replacement program for peace of mind. While it’s not microwave safe, the platter can go in the dishwasher.
3. 10 Strawberry Street Rectangular Platter
Sometimes simpler is better. If you’re looking for a platter that’s festive enough for the holidays yet can be used year-round, consider this porcelain 10 Strawberry Street Platter. The serving platter stretches 20 inches across and is oven safe up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s also safe for the microwave and dishwasher.
4. Hallmark Home Holiday Serving Platter
The Hallmark Home Holiday Serving Platter is a simple, timeless option for your holiday parties. The platter is 100 percent earthenware and is safe for the microwave and dishwasher. This serving platter measures 14 inches across and is just the right size for an assortment of appetizers, cheese and desserts.
5. Black Duck Brand Christmas Serving Trays
Divide these colorful trays up among friends and family, or keep the set for yourself. Each tray has a different design, but they all have festive colors and designs. Lipped edges keep spills to a minimum as you transport appetizers and baked goods to your guests. These trays are just the right size for holiday parties and gatherings.
6. LTD Holiday Serving Platter
Its whimsical reindeer design makes this serving platter a fun addition to any kitchen or dining area during the holidays. The platter stretches 12 inches across, which is plenty of room for appetizers, smaller desserts and more.
7. Studio Silversmith Renaissance Footed Platter
If you’re looking for a classic design that will last beyond the holidays, consider the Studio Silversmith Renaissance Footed Platter. This footed platter features an elegant leaf and vine design that’s festive for the holidays yet appropriate for year-round use. You can use the platter to serve cookies, cheese and crackers or a variety of your favorite appetizers.
8. GiftsForYouNow Engraved Christmas Serving Tray
Give this acrylic tray as a gift, or have it engraved for your own family. The tray comes with a border on all sides to keep contents from slipping and spilling. It also has handles for easier carrying. Rubber feet hold the tray steady on just about any surface.
9. Spode Christmas Tree Tray
The 11-inch Spode Christmas Tree Tray features a durable earthenware material that’s safe for the microwave and dishwasher. It’s also oven safe up to 340 degrees Fahrenheit, so that you can conveniently warm up appetizers and desserts just before serving. The tray features a classic Christmas tree design in the center.
Price: $20.18 (5 percent off MSRP)
10. Fitz and Floyd Holiday Sentiment Tray
Give this holiday tray as a gift or keep it to serve cookies and other small treats during the holidays. Its smaller size makes it ideal for providing delicious goods for guests to nibble on as they wait for the main course. This ceramic tray features a classic snowy winter scene in the center, while a red bow on top completes the look.