The Top Winter Breaks by

Nov 18, 2013, 13:59 ET from

NOTTINGHAM, England, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With the hustle and bustle of Christmas sometimes it is nice to escape before, after or even for Christmas Day. take a look at the top places to go on holiday during the Winter period.

There are various types of holidays that are available during Christmastime depending  on personal choices, including a secluded cottage break, city break or packing your larger suitcases and heading abroad.


Low lighting, log fires and beautiful wooden beams all signify a traditional Christmas and that is what makes cottage holidays perfect at this time of year. If you're after a quiet family retreat then a cottage is perfect; there is also the bonus that you can take the whole family with you if you wanted as some sleep up to 12 people. They are also scattered up and down the country with stunning cottages located in Norfolk, Gloucestershire, Northumberland, Yorkshire and so on, so you can have your ideal Christmas wherever you want!


Christmas brings out the best in cities. With decorations hanging from the top of the high street to the bottom, teamed with authentic Christmas markets and carollers, they do tend to have a magical atmosphere. Although cities will be bursting at this time of year, they are ideal for people who want to get into the festive spirit and keep busy by taking a walk through snowy parks, ice skating in the outdoors or enjoying the brightly lit streets and festive food!


Skiing is the typical Winter/Christmas getaway. Layer up, head on the slopes and take in the gorgeous snowy scenery, as well as ending your day snuggled up in the Après-Ski, it will literally be a Winter Wonderland and you are guaranteed to get a festive feeling! Some Christmas Ski holidays also offer Christmas decorations in your chalet, Christmas dinner and an array of festive treats.

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If being cold really isn't for you, or you aren't a massive Christmas fan then jet-setting somewhere warm and sunny is probably more suited to you. Destinations like Egypt, Gran Canaria and Lanzarote all offer Winter sun, as well as the obvious places like Mexico, Florida and The Caribbean, and last minute holiday sites have plenty of great deals on too. Whether you envisage Christmas morning on a beach sipping a cocktail or a hot haven before or after the stress of Christmas, venturing further afield this Winter could make the Christmas you have always dreamed of.

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