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Lap up the fun this Christmas with First Choice

1st October 2010 Print

It might seem a long way away, but Christmas just isn't Christmas without Santa, snowflakes and sleigh bells!

And with just under three months to go until the big day, now is the perfect time to get into the festive spirit by booking a magical holiday to Lapland with First Choice. This winter, First Choice has Lapland holidays to suit everybody, ranging from day trips and three or four night stays, to seven night New Year's Eve holidays.

With fairy-tale landscapes, amazing Christmas attractions and magic in the air, it's little surprise that Father Christmas chose the snowy wilderness of Lapland to be his home! But with so much to see and do, it's not all about the big man. You can hitch a ride with a husky, visit the Ice Hotel set in First Choice's exclusive Snow Village, speed on a snowmobile, enrol at Elf school, sleigh with Rudolf, and if you're really lucky, catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis - the spectacular Northern Lights. That's before you indulge in some snowman building and mammoth snowball fights! There really is nowhere better to be during December, courtesy of First Choice.

Whistle-stop Day Trips

For those interested in going for the day, First Choice has two fun-filled trips to choose from. Santa's Secret Grotto Day Trip in Rovaniemi operates from 10 UK departure airports and the Search for Santa Day Trip in Kittila departs from six UK airports, so you never have too far to travel to start your adventure. Both trips include all of your snow gear, plus entry to the parks, lunch, snacks and activities.

First Choice offers the Search for Santa and Santa's Secret Grotto day trips to Lapland from £369 per person, departing on the 4th December 2010 from Bristol to Kittila.

Mini-break with your little helpers

Those looking for a longer adventure can opt for a Classic Lapland or Lapland Explorer three or four night stay, with a choice of 15 properties across four resorts including Levi, Yllas, Pallas, and Rovaniemi, departing from five UK airports. Each trip includes detailed itineraries to keep you busy, including free tasters on snowmobiles and husky and reindeer rides, plus an activity morning and gala dinner which Santa will join. The Winter Wonderland Hotel and Log Cabins in Rovaniemi is exclusive to First Choice and comes complete with 'Santa Stars' entertainment with plenty of activities on offer to keep everyone smiling.

First Choice offers three night holidays in Lapland staying at the 3 Snowflake Plus Winter Wonderland Hotel on a half board basis from £589 per adult and from £499 per child, departing from London Gatwick on 12th December 2010.

New Year Spectacular

And finally, there's the option of spending a magical New Year's Eve with a super seven night stay. Enjoy a wide range of activities before celebrating on New Year's Eve with a festive gala dinner and a glass of bubbly, followed by a starlit firework display. On the first day of the New Year, visit the Snow Village, where you explore the amazing Ice Hotel and admire the chilled surroundings of the incredible Ice Bar and Ice Chapel. Other activities include husky dog sledging, snowmobiling and meeting Santa and his elves. You can stay at First Choice's Hotel Snow Princess which comes with a Santa Academy that offers free childcare to the over threes. What could be more perfect than bringing in the New Year with the ones you love in your own winter wonderland?

First Choice offers seven night holidays in Lapland staying full board at the 3 Snowflake Hotel Snow Princess, which is exclusive to First Choice, from £1056 per adult and from £780 per child, departing from Manchester on the 26th December 2010.

All holidays are subject to availability and booking terms and conditions. Prices include return flights, in-resort transfers and all taxes and surcharges.

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