The Christmas break is one of the most popular in the travel calendar and many of the best places book up pretty quickly so it’s good to be organised.
Whether you're simply fed up with the cold, grey weather of
December and in need of some winter sun or want to ring in the New
Year in serious style en famille, we've got some great ideas up our
While Christmas is famously proclaimed as The Most Wonderful
Time of the Year, it is also one of the busiest, with presents to
be bought, food to be cooked, guests to be entertained and parties
to attend. So why not swap all of that for a vacation in the sun or
snow as a family, where your biggest worry will be what to choose
from the breakfast buffet.
Here at Original Travel we think there is no better way to spend
quality time as a family than by going on vacation together, so
with this in mind, celebrating Christmas on vacation as a family
seems like a no-brainer. Perhaps even rent a private villa or lodge
somewhere and bring the grandparents to make it an even
bigger family affair.
If you want to guarantee yourself a white Christmas, head to
Swedish or Finnish Lapland, where you can meet Father Christmas
himself; or swap snow for sun and white-sand beaches in the
Maldives or Thailand. Christmas is also a great time of year for a
safari, which can be perfectly combined with some beach time on
the Indian Ocean coast. Our experts know all the best
family-friendly places to stay over Christmas and New Year, and
with a fair few years of family vacation experience up our sleeves,
we really do know what we're talking about.