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Choosing a winter holiday destination can be difficult, do you embrace the Christmas spirit and opt for somewhere snowy and magical, do you escape the cold and find a beautiful beach to lounge on, or do you stay active and head for the slopes?
To help you decide where to holiday this winter, here are our top 10 favourite winter holiday destinations;
Anyone who wants to do something truly memorable this winter should travel to Finland. September to March is roughly the peak of the Northern Lights cycle, an absolutely stunning natural display . Why not head to Lapland for a true Christmas experience, visit Santa’s grotto, see real reindeer and have a husky sleigh ride.
For winter sun, you cannot beat the beautiful Canary Islands. If you day dream about escaping the cold and rainy weather, and jetting off to a sun-drenched beach to relax and unwind, then start planning your break to the Canaries.
If you want a winter break which offers something for everyone, then Germany is the destination for you. You could indulge in the history, architecture and culture of the country, by visiting museums or going for stunning walks, or just go skiing. However, the real highlight is the annual Frankfurt Christmas Market, which is not to be missed. You can indulge your Christmas spirit wondering around the beautiful stalls and browsing hand crafted gifts whilst carolers serenade you!
For a great winter sports break, Switzerland is the place to be. The opportunities to ski, snowboard, ice skate and much more, are endless. You can choose from a range of amazing romantic, family or night life orientated resorts, visit a Christmas market or go for some awe inspiring walks.
To really treat the kids this winter, you should head to Disney Land or Universal Studios in Florida. You can enjoy the beautiful weather while they enjoy the amazing rides and attractions. Plus, the New Year celebrations are absolutely breath taking and not to be missed.
If you want to enjoy your Christmas shopping this year, Ireland is the place to go. You can shop till you drop with your friends in Dublin, stay in a great hotel and have a fantastic night out. Or you could go into the country side with your partner or family for beautiful views and country walks.
For a snowy wonderland of pure white snow and beautiful blue skies, Canada is definitely the place for an active winter holiday. You could stay in a ski resort with roaring fires or do something different and stay in an ice hotel. Whether you want to participate in winter sports, go in search of wildlife or simply enjoy the snow, you will definitely enjoy Canada.
New York is usually on most people’s ‘must visit’ lists, so why not do it this winter? New York is beautiful in the winter; you can wrap up warm and do some exploring and shopping, then head to Broadway and a great cocktail bar for the evening.
For a winter break a little closer to home, opt for Scotland. You could attend some winter festivals, go for fantastic walks in the countryside, or visit a beautiful castle.
France is the perfect destination for anyone eager to explore. If you want fashion, romance, food, art, winter sports, music, night life, architecture, culture, history, shopping (to name just a few!) you could book a weekend in Paris or a week in the South of France.
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