Well if we can’t have a white Christmas, who’s up for a sun-filled Christmas? Jet-set to the beach for a Christmas sun holiday this year. Thinking you’ve cut it a bit fine? Not a bit! We’ve got festive deals that’ll have you lounging in the sun come Christmas time.
Benidorm and the Costa del Sol at Christmas enjoy around six hours of sunshine a day, and the resorts are as lively as you like. Santa even makes a trip along the promenade on Christmas morning! For even more guaranteed sunshine, Tenerife sees average temperatures of 17°C, and puts on Christmas Eve parties and festive light displays that’ll make you forget all about the chill at home.
Beach bucks fizz on Christmas morning? Oh go on then…
Is there anything more festive than a Christmas city break? Escape the UK’s last-minute shopping madness and head to a vibrant city for the big day. Amsterdam is brilliant at Christmas. Think festive lights twinkling on the canals, and crisp Christmas-morning bike rides.
Or how about Paris? The city of love is one of the most beautiful at Christmas. Department stores battle to have the most brilliant window displays, while huge Christmas trees deck the streets. If you’re a fan of seafood, Paris is the place to be. Over Christmas, Paris guzzles oysters and lobster like they’re going out of fashion. Délicieux!
Speaking of delicious food, Barcelona’s Christmas food markets are unlike any other. Charcuteries with wafer-thin jamón, local cheeses to sample, and festive drinks at every turn. Where do we sign up? For a Christmas city break with a more traditional chill, catch the short flight to Edinburgh. This Gothic city adorns itself with pretty lights, and a huge Christmas market filled with trinkets and warm cinnamon-based treats.
Snow junkies rejoice – the snow dump this season has gone on and on. Book a Christmas ski holiday and you’re set to enjoy crisp snow and beautiful pistes. Ski holidays over Christmas have their own special vibe, with some light skiing in the morning followed by a boozy lunch, and probably too much cheese.We’ve got Christmas ski deals to Andorra and resorts all over the French Alps this year. Head to the glamour and glitz of Chamonix, or family-friendly Les Deux Alpes. From cosy log chalets with log burners and an excessive number of fair isle blankets, to modern hotels with outdoor hot tubs and their own DJs, take to the mountain this Christmas and enjoy après like no other.