Whether you’re ready for it or not, the end of Halloween signals the beginning of the festive period.

Shops remove their pumpkins for tinsel, the radio stations queue Mariah Carey at least five times a day and as the memes go, Michael Bublé will be well on his way to defrosting.

And nothing is more indicative of the Christmas period than the red Starbucks cup. The pumpkin spice latte departs and is replaced with cinnamon and gingerbread festive flavours, giving us those warm, sweet flavours you crave at Christmas time.

So how much longer do we have to wait for the symbolic Starbucks red cup and the Christmas menu?

Not long at all, as Starbucks has revealed its Christmas menu which will be available from Thursday, November 4.

And that’s not all, along with our favourite festive classics the chain will be bringing out two new Christmas beverages.

What is on the Starbucks Christmas menu this year?

For fans of the classics, don’t fret, the usual Toffee Nut Latte, Gingerbread Latte and Eggnog Latte will still be on the menu.

And if you’re not willing to give up your iced coffees just yet, you can choose to have them cold!

Also on the menu this year are two brand new drinks: a Caramel Waffle Latte, with warming winter waffle sauce and a stroopwafel flavoured Caramel Waffle crunch and caramel whipped cream topping, and a Fudge Brownie Hot Chocolate with mocha whipped cream, mocha drizzle and a fudge sprinkle topping.

The Northern Echo: Colour changing reusable cup (Starbucks)Colour changing reusable cup (Starbucks)

The Christmas menu is available to enjoy from all Starbucks stores and Drive Thrus across the UK.

Starbucks is also bringing back the festive reusable colour-changing cup. When filled with your hot beverage of choice, the cup changes from holly green to berry red.

Customers who bring their own reusable cup to store will receive 25p off their beverage.

The Starbucks Christmas menu will be available in stores on Thursday, November 4 for a limited time only.