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Christmas and New Year

Wear your walking boots on Christmas Day

Wear your walking boots on Christmas Day

Increasingly, people are looking for alternative ways to spend Christmas Day away from the usual Turkey and stuffing, presents, TV repeats and generally gloomy UK weather.

Spend Christmas in a Wye Valley country house hotel

Spend Christmas in a Wye Valley country house hotel

It is the middle of summer but some people are already booking special Christmas breaks to the Pilgrim Country House Hotel near Ross-on-Wye in rural Herefordshire.

Healthy New Year food and fun in Northumberland for 2015

Healthy New Year food and fun in Northumberland for 2015

Each year around seven million people will make a New Year's resolution to improve an aspect of their health, with fitness commonly being a top priority.

Happy New Year... from Spain

Happy New Year... from Spain

Nearly half of Brits will spend New Year's Eve away from home this year, with 48% announcing they will be ringing in 2015 elsewhere.

Bring in the New Year in Sydney style

Bring in the New Year in Sydney style

Sydney has long been on the list for travellers across the world as the place to be to bring in the New Year and with good reason.

Last minute, purse friendly, festive accommodation in the snow

Last minute, purse friendly, festive accommodation in the snow

Celebrate the festive season in the heart of the French Alps with Basecamp’s purse friendly accommodation deals.

Royal Windsor Twixmas

Royal Windsor Twixmas

There's no need to go stir crazy between Christmas and New Year. Royal Windsor's attractions are open for winter garden walks, a sneak peak at festive Windsor Castle, calorie burning on ice or a gallery's cultural inspiration. And while you're out try a festive pint of local ale or lunch involving something other than turkey and sprouts.

San Francisco on Christmas Day

San Francisco on Christmas Day

December is a beautiful time to visit San Francisco (just don't expect to see snow on the ground).

There’s still room at the Inn: Enjoy a Michelin starred Christmas

There’s still room at the Inn: Enjoy a Michelin starred Christmas

Unlike the unfortunate events of the very first Christmas, there is still room at the Michelin-starred Tyddyn Llan ‘Restaurant with Rooms’ near Corwen in North Wales for those who have yet to book a Christmas escape.

12 Days of Christmas Trail at the Heritage Motor Centre!

12 Days of Christmas Trail at the Heritage Motor Centre!

Children can take part in the 12 Days of Christmas Trail at the Heritage Motor Centre which starts on the 12 December. Children will need to help Martin the Mechanic collect his tokens by finding the cars he has worked on in the museum in time for Christmas.

Jamaica gets 'reggae' to party as the countdown to 2015 begins

Jamaica gets 'reggae' to party as the countdown to 2015 begins

Jamaica, the Caribbean's liveliest island, is preparing to count down to 2015 with a night full of celebrations. Those lucky enough to be on the island can enjoy a host of festivities taking place to welcome the New Year in style.

Celebrate New Year in style at Cornwall's Polurrian Bay Hotel

Celebrate New Year in style at Cornwall's Polurrian Bay Hotel

With just weeks to go till the countdown to the New Year, there is still time to book a festive trip away that will please all the family – whatever their age.

Hire a Georgian country house this Christmas

Hire a Georgian country house this Christmas

Situated in Porthluney Valley, amidst the beautiful Caerhays Estate, The Vean is a 5 Star Gold awarded venue, featuring sumptuous bedrooms, ornate sitting rooms and roaring fires. It is the perfect place to relax and unwind with family and friends this Christmas.

Get the New Year off to a swinging start in Dusseldorf

Get the New Year off to a swinging start in Dusseldorf

There's always something going on in the Rhine metropolis Dusseldorf: unforgettable events on New Year's Eve, followed by major events in the new year with millions of visitors make the state capital of North Rhine-Westphalia into one of Germany's most attractive event metropolises.

Disco Fever comes to Hotel Lone with 70’s inspired New Years’ Eve package

Hotel Lone, a five-star design hotel on the beautiful Northern coast of Croatia, has launched a special package over the New Year period for guests to see in 2015 in style, when the hotel is transformed into a vibrant 70’s Disco.