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Christmas and New Year

Spend New Year in the Heart of Herefordshire

Spend New Year in the Heart of Herefordshire

The Pilgrim Country House Hotel near Ross-on-Wye – owned by former England and British Lions rugby player Steve Boyle – has created a special New Year package for those who like to combine revelling with a healthy stroll in the Herefordshire countryside.

Foraging, carol singing, cookery and sheer indulgence at Pride of Britain Hotels

There is never a dull moment at any of the 49 hotels within the Pride of Britain Hotels’ consortium of luxury, independently-owned establishments. Forage for mushrooms, sing Christmas carols by candlelight, brush up on your culinary skills, or hole up in a stylish spa.

Grass is greener as Brits go Dutch to celebrate NYE

Grass is greener as Brits go Dutch to celebrate NYE

One in five Brits travelling for New Year’s Eve will party in Amsterdam, reveals research from Only-apartments, the leading enterprise specialist on the reservation of quality short-stay apartments.

Magical Christmas packages at The Raithwaite Estate in Yorkshire

Luxurious, warm and cosy surroundings coupled with a sociable and friendly atmosphere await at The Raithwaite Estate in Whitby this Christmas.

Savour the festive atmosphere and unique Christmas shopping in the Grassmarket

Savour the festive atmosphere and unique Christmas shopping in the Grassmarket

Greater Grassmarket promises to turn into a Christmas shopping mecca this winter with a range of new shops and festive Saturday markets offering seasonal treats and gifts as well as helping visitors with their Christmas food shop.

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Shakespeare’s England

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas in Shakespeare’s England with a whole host of festive activities including traditional carols, candlelit tours, craft fairs and Christmas markets, a Royal Shakespeare Company performance of Wendy & Peter Pan and the chance to see the first Shakespeare Birthplace lightshow. Shakespeare’s England has all the magical ingredients for a short break this Christmas.

Christmas and New Year cruises

Christmas and New Year cruises

P&O Cruises has availability for selected Christmas and New Year cruises. Perfect for those who dread the supermarket shop with the hoards, fear the piles of washing up or can't bear all the party planning - P&O Cruises does it all for you! With prices from £1,099pp, couples and friends can celebrate Christmas and New Year with a difference.

Enjoy a Christmas family adventure

Enjoy a Christmas family adventure

Rather than stay at home letting the double issue of the Radio Times be your Christmas guide why not head for an adventure overseas and team up with a real guide who will lead you to the trip of a lifetime?

Celebrate the 2013 festive season at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Celebrate the 2013 festive season at Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort

Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort makes the festive season truly special, with the theme of sharing the celebration spirit.

New flight connection London - Erfurt in time for Christmas markets

New flight connection London - Erfurt in time for Christmas markets

Timing could not be better: On 29 November, Germania will launch a new flight connection from London Gatwick to Erfurt in Thuringia. Luck has it that the city's Christmas market opens on 26 November which means there is no excuse now not to pencil in a festive break in the Cultural Heart of Germany.

Enjoy a spectacular festive season in Edinburgh

Enjoy a spectacular festive season in Edinburgh

Edinburgh offers the picture-perfect setting to celebrate the festive season, expect twinkling lights, mammoth Christmas trees, a superb selection of independent and high street shopping and non-stop parties including the world's biggest street party at Hogmanay.

Banish the winter blues - Christmas Markets & Northern Lights experiences

Autumn may be unseasonably mild at the moment, but we all know what’s coming. As short days, dark nights and cold conditions approach, instead of dreading it, why not embrace all that Europe has to offer at this time of year by booking an atmospheric short break?

Christmas in the New Forest

Christmas in the New Forest

Many people like the idea of going away from Christmas but assume that the prices will be through the roof; not so at Little Paddock in the New Forest where a three-night break over Christmas costs from just £46 per person per night.

Magical West Country Christmas Markets

Magical West Country Christmas Markets

Christmas in the West Country is a magical time to visit with the beautiful scenery often dusted with snow. Christmas parades and markets spring up across the region crammed with stalls selling unusual Christmas gifts, along with spectacular entertainment and a chance to sample local produce.

Take the stress out of your festive plans and enjoy Christmas or New Year in style

Gone is the glorious (and short lived) sunshine of the summer, replaced by crisp cold air and dark nights creeping in.