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Christmas and New Year

Traditional candlelit Christmas set to transform Holkham Hall

Traditional candlelit Christmas set to transform Holkham Hall

One of Norfolk's finest country houses will be hosting some traditional Christmas celebrations during December with a feast of seasonal entertainment planned, packed with festive spirit for everyone to enjoy.

Christmas walking breaks in the UK

Christmas walking breaks in the UK

Celebrate the festive season with fabulous food, lots of entertainment and great walks - ideal for walking off those Christmas excesses - on a Christmas UK getaway with HF Holidays.

Make your festive dreams come true this Christmas at Close House Hotel

Make your festive dreams come true this Christmas at Close House Hotel

Close House is a luxurious hotel located just 20 minutes from Newcastle in the heart of the Northumberland countryside.

Have yourself a merry little Christmas at Gleneagles

Have yourself a merry little Christmas at Gleneagles

This Christmas, treat yourself to a magical break at The Gleneagles Hotel in Perthshire, Scotland.From 24 – 26 December, book a special three night break, and receive a complimentary night on a bed and breakfast basis (23 or 27 December) to extend your stay.

A fairytale of Dewsall Court, Herefordshire

A fairytale of Dewsall Court, Herefordshire

Rejoice together in quintessentially British style this festive season at lavish countryside celebration house Dewsall Court in Herefordshire.

UK city with 1,000-year-old market to have its first Christmas one

UK city with 1,000-year-old market to have its first Christmas one

The 24-day event will take place around the magnificent 11th-century St Albans Cathedral and in the Vintry Gardens.

Christmas hotel breaks in three of the most beautiful corners of Britain

Christmas hotel breaks in three of the most beautiful corners of Britain

There are still plenty of “rooms at the inn” for a hotel break over Christmas for couples or families in three of the finest quality independently-owned hotels in England.

Hogmanay and haggis hunting at Stonefield Castle

Hogmanay and haggis hunting at Stonefield Castle

Overlooking the picturesque waters of Loch Fyne, Stonefield Castle is the epitome of Scottish elegance.

Festive fun in Bristol - Stay at The Bristol Hotel

Festive fun in Bristol - Stay at The Bristol Hotel

Bristol always pulls out all the stops to attract visitors over the festive period and this year's no exception, making it a perfect pre-Christmas weekend break destination, particularly as it's easily accessible from every corner of the country, either by road, rail or flight.

London's top destination for Chinese New Year 2013

London's top destination for Chinese New Year 2013

A perennial Chinese New Year favourite for Londoners, this year an overnight stay at Dorchester Collection’s iconic British hotel, The Dorchester, will secure a guaranteed dinner reservation at China Tang at The Dorchester.

‘Silver travellers’ enjoy festive cheer at Christmas markets

‘Silver travellers’ enjoy festive cheer at Christmas markets

Christmas markets, whether experienced at home or abroad, have never been more popular.

Spend New Year in Looe, Cornwall

Spend New Year in Looe, Cornwall

Nothing beats going away with a group of friends or another family (or two!) for New Year and Looe & Polperro Holidays still has plenty of choice for those who have yet to book including.

Celebrate New Year in Michelin starred style in Italy

Celebrate New Year in Michelin starred style in Italy

Lefay Resort & Spa, overlooking Italy's Lake Garda will be celebrating the start of 2013 in style with a gala dinner cooked by one of Italy's top chefs.

It's a Costa del Christmas - Spain top destination for Christmas Week

Brits fleeing the UK for the Christmas holidays are opting for a festive fiesta over the traditional white Christmas, swapping mulled wine for sangria and Christmas pud for paella in the Costas.

Festive frolics with Amari Christmas packages

With December upon us and Christmas festivities in full swing, why not escape it all and experience a Christmas with a difference.