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Take advantage our best seasonal offers this Christmas. Book your Christmas getaway with us and save on Christmas breaks and holidays. Why not try something different? Leave the cold behind this winter and head off to the Canary Islands, Caribbean, Mexico, Thailand and many more. We have exclusive luxury hotels for both short and long haul; making your Christmas wish list come true!
When you decide to fly can make a big difference to how much you pay. Some holiday-goers arrange to travel on Christmas Day expecting it to be a bargain, only to find it's not. The Friday before Christmas Day is another day to avoid as it's usually very busy, and the same is true of 16th December, even though this year it's on a generally quiet day of the week, Monday.
That said, the 23rd December is usually affordable, and 28th to 31st December is also a good time to fly. Many destinations get ready for Christmas as early as 25th November, so you can potentially save on Christmas holiday deals by taking your vacation early. Think of it as a way to recharge your batteries before the family obligations of the Yuletide season, plus it's an opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping and pick up some unique gifts to go around the Christmas tree.
It's also important to consider where you're going too. For example, Bulgaria can be more affordable than some other ski holiday destinations, and the Canary Islands and Costa del Sol are more of an entry-level option for a winter beach holiday than Thailand. If you're keen to holiday in the sun on a budget, prices tend to drop as the Advent period approaches, so it's well worth holding off and seeing what lastminute.com has to offer
People love to escape from the cold and damp of Britain in December to the bracing blue skies and pure powdery snow of the Swiss Alps. Head to top resorts like St Moritz and Davos for cosy chalet-style living, llively apres-ski parties and stupendous scenery. Or try Alp d'Huez and Val Thorens in the French Alps, which offer hundreds of miles of pristine slopes more than 6000 feet above sea level. Plus look out also for ski vacations in the Spanish Pyrenees, Austria, Italy and Andorra.
Fascinating at any time of year, historic European cities like Prague, Vienna and Budapest pull out all the stops for the Advent season with Christmas markets featuring quaint street stalls, live performances and entrancing fairy lights. It's an opportunity to load up on stocking fillers, eat and drink toothsome seasonal fare and soak in an authentic Yuletide atmosphere.
Then for a complete antidote to winter blues, picture Christmas at the poolside in Thailand. Who needs turkey and tinsel when you can chill out and replenish your body with cocktails, spa treatments, yoga sessions, Asian fusion cuisine and strolls along the beach? Alternatively, there are value options like Lanzarote and Tenerife, with watersports, year round sunshine and spicy Spanish cooking.
Now for a fun Yuletide outing for the kids, how about Christmas in the Big Apple? Whether it's ice skating in Central park, taking in a Broadway show or shopping for the latest must-have toys on 5th Avenue, New York is packed with magical seasonal delights to enthral children of all ages. Look out also for stays in Paris, Barcelona and Rome among the great value Christmas city breaks from lastminute.com