Christmas and New Year
On Thursday 15th November, Innsbruck, the capital of Tirol, unveiled one of the most magical Christmas Markets in Europe with a spectacular new attraction.
Little Paddock in the New Forest still has availability this Christmas in its popular and extremely unusual, Christmas-tree-shaped lodges.
How does Christmas or New Year in a cosy, beautifully-furnished log cabin with a wood burning stove and panoramic views of the depths of the surrounding forest sound?
Brits are looking ahead and planning on how to make the most of the Christmas period, according to car hire comparison site Carhiremarket.com, which has seen a recent surge in car hire bookings for December.
Denmark's crisp Christmas air is illuminated by thousands of white lights when the many traditional Christmas markets open their doors to a new season of yuletide festivities all over the country.
Wrapping up in winter woollies and skating off across a glittering open-air ice-rink in the hand of a loved one is arguably the most quintessential Christmas experience in New York.
The island of Lanzarote with its warm climate and sandy beaches is ideal for a Christmas escape to the sun, suggests Vintage Travel, which features a selection of individual, hand-picked houses with private pools on the island.
With the nights drawing-in and the first signs of frost beginning to appear, York is beginning to prepare for its winter festival season, with a wide-ranging programme of events setting the city up to rival other traditionally popular winter break destinations across the UK and beyond.
Emotions will be running high after the family get-together on Christmas Day and there may be a tinge of excitement for the arrival of 2013 . . . but what to do for Twixmas, that lull period in the run-up to midnight on New Year’s Eve?
Whilst Cornwall may be renowned for its beaches and coastline, its Cathedral City of Truro (the only city in the county) is also a wonderful destination for a short UK Festive getaway.
Christmas traditions are cherished by the people all over Italy. Christmas markets in Italy (often known as Mercatino di Natale) are incredibly popular with locals and tourists alike.
North Jutland, Denmark's most northerly region, known for its wonderful natural light - said to lift the spirits and awaken the senses - is lavishly illuminated at this time of year by thousands upon thousands of bright, festive lights strung through villages and towns in celebration of Christmas.
Swap mince pies and Christmas pudding for 'panettone' and other Sicilian Christmas delicacies and enjoy mild temperatures and a house-party style atmosphere on a Christmas or New Year break in Sicily.
Irish Ferries Holidays has a self-drive Dublin break from just £183 per person (saving £42 per person) for any three nights’ bed and breakfast, before 23 December, at the Sandymount Hotel, a perfect base from which to visit the city’s Christmas Markets.
Here’s an overview of inspirational new holiday ideas and travel news - from a festivity-filled break in Gothenburg to new walking trips in Dalsland’s lake district, hotel openings and plans to expand the famous Shellfish Journey.
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