Yes, I know it’s the middle of August! But sun or no sun, it always makes sense to plan ahead when you’ve got your heart set on a special getaway – especially if you want to find the best deals and secure your place on magical Christmas breaks.
So if you’re the kind of person who loves to track down the best bargains, you’ll be very happy to hear about our fantastic deals on festive trips abroad to visit famous European Christmas markets, the perfect places to soak up the yuletide atmosphere and find unique gifts for your loved ones.
If you thought the Christmas magic went away once you hit adulthood, you’ll be sure to change your tune when walking along the snow-covered cobbles of historic market squares in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other countries on the continent. Not only will you find more stalls than you can shake a candy cane at, selling everything from mulled wine to local delicacies – Belgian chocolate anyone? – but more often than not, the streets will also be decked with traditional fairground rides and other entertainment, to make sure all the family is having a magical time.
You don’t have to head overseas to track down the season of goodwill, of course – not when we’ve also got great deals on hotels near Christmas markets in the UK. If you book now, you can also arrange your stay in a popular hotel on the big night itself, and trust me when I say the best rooms go fast!
Even if you want to spend Christmas Day at home with all the family, there’s no need to miss out on the offers – we’ve also got plenty of New Year breaks that could be just the thing if you want to see in 2011 in style.