Christmas Holidays 2019
Want to leave the grey skies behind and spend Christmas abroad this year? A lot of us would prefer to have a 2019 Christmas holiday in the sun and rightly so. Flee the bitterly cold local weather and flock to hotter destinations where you can make the most of the sandy shores and warm climate.
Whether you’re thinking about a family holiday, a short break that runs into the new year or if you’re waiting until the last minute, we have a variety of destinations perfect for a Christmas getaway.
From warm hotspots like the Caribbean to winter wonderlands like New York and Christmas market favourites like Prague. If you’re not sure where you should go during the festive period, find out where you should spend your Christmas. Great deals are easy to come by, guaranteeing you and your loved ones that all-important cheap holiday bargain in December.
Cheap Christmas Holidays
Christmas can be an expensive time of year, but with some amazing Christmas holiday deals available, money is no obstacle to treating yourself at this special time of year. With magical destinations available, from tropical escapes to snow-capped mountains, treat yourself to a Christmas break.
All Inclusive Christmas Holidays
Christmas is a wonderful time to get away, so why not treat yourself to an all inclusive resort during your holiday? Spend the sunny days by the pool, enjoy all the food and drink that's on offer and have fun with a wide range of sports and leisure activities.
Most popular December hotels
Jasmine Palace Resort
Hurghada, Red Sea
The Suites at Beverly Hills
Los Cristianos, Tenerife
Grande Real Santa Eulalia Resort
Hotel Marrakech le Sangho Privilege
Gran Hotel Bali
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Blue Sea Puerto Resort
Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife
Sol Pelicanos Ocas
Benidorm, Costa Blanca
Christmas holidays in the sun
Short haul holidays:
Escaping the winter chill sounds convincing enough, so there’s no wonder many choose to spend their Christmas holidays in the sun. For guaranteed sunshine, you can’t beat the Canary Islands (check out our Christmas Canary Islands blog). Another fantastic choice, close to home, is Malta which remains warm throughout the winter and is bursting with festive cheer. Plus, Spain is always popular during this time, especially spots like the Costa del Sol and Benidorm.
Long haul getaways:
Of course, we don’t blame you if you’re looking to escape to far flung destinations for your 2019 Christmas break. In fact, destinations in the Caribbean as well as Mexico are often popular choices. Be inspired by the Dominican Republic and Cuba or spend your Christmas on the beach in Barbados or Jamaica.
Christmas market holidays
If you’re looking for a holiday during Christmas in 2019, you can’t go wrong with a trip to one of Europe’s Christmas markets. There are plenty of destinations to choose from including Berlin, Brussels and Prague, all of which offer incredible markets and a well-matched atmosphere. So, you can easily get into the festive spirit as you whiz around ice rinks, sip on mulled wine and admire the overwhelming layers of bright lights and Christmas decoration.
Escape to Vienna where you can soak up the amazing views of the shining City Hall which serves as the city’s Christmas market backdrop.
Or perhaps Munich tickles your fancy, where you can feast on traditional German bratwurst and freshly baked gingerbread.
Finally, you might want to pick Zagreb as your chosen 2019 Christmas break destination thanks to its well-deserved title of ‘best Christmas market in Europe’ for three consecutive years.
New York Christmas holidays
If you fancy a trip further afield but want to stick to a more traditional winter climate, a New York Christmas break is for you. For some, it’s the snow and wintry conditions which will make their Christmas in 2019. So, you can’t go wrong with a quick getaway to the home of an iconic city skyline, magnificent theatres and big bright lights. Head to the Rockefeller Center where a giant Christmas tree towers over a huge ice rink, providing fun and joy for all. Your Christmas break doesn’t have to mean the end of your holiday. Why not take an extended break and bring in the New Year in New York?
Christmas shopping holidays in New York:
Christmas is the perfect time to head to the Big Apple for a shopping trip. The city is every shopper’s paradise and with the Christmas sales on during this period, there’s no better time to get a bargain. The great thing about New York is that shopping here appeals to every type of budget. From bargain to designer buys, there’s something for everyone. Head to Macy’s, one of the city’s massive department stores which spreads across 11 floors. You can pick up just about everything at Macy’s like clothes, perfume, make-up and furniture.
Christmas ski holidays
Another popular choice during Christmas is ski holidays. There’s no better way to enjoy the snow than with a pair of skis and whizzing down the slopes. With several ski resorts located in European destinations like Austria, France and Italy, it’s easy enough to find just what you’re looking for. Plus, it’s tons of fun for the whole family!
Many ski resorts enjoy apres ski activities which include lively activities after skiing all day. Find out where you should go on a ski holiday and our top 5 reasons why you should have a ski holiday this winter!