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Christmas and New Year

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.

Ring in the New Year at Cadbury House

Ring in the New Year at Cadbury House

This year DoubleTree by Hilton, Cadbury House is pulling out all the stops for a glistening festive season which will culminate in a special evening designed to ring in the New Year in style.

Chester is in the market for love this Christmas

Chester is in the market for love this Christmas

Chester is gearing up for festive romance this December as the city's Christmas Market is tipped to be the best location to organise a date during the festive season.

Clifton on Ice opens in style

Clifton on Ice opens in style

From a derelict building site to an alpine ski lodge and real ice rink the transformation was breathtaking and one which has really impressed and surprised local traders.

Welcome in 2015 with a New Year getaway in South Devon

Welcome in 2015 with a New Year getaway in South Devon

Whether you are looking for a luxury lodge, a cosy cottage or an award-winning apartment, Coast & Country Cottages have a fabulous range of self-catering properties, perfect for a getaway in South Devon this New Year.

Italy's most unusual Christmas market

Italy's most unusual Christmas market

The city of Genoa on the Italian Riviera has one of Italy's most unusual Christmas markets. Held throughout December in the historic centre, the annual Genoa Christmas market is completely themed on the medieval era.

Plymouth celebrates the festive season with Christmas events across the city

Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is celebrating the onset of the festive season with the return of the Christmas markets to the city centre and Royal William Yard as well as family-friendly attractions and events from Santa’s Grotto to the Snow Globe.