Our Top Christmas Break Inspiration

It’s never too early to plan your Christmas fun! Actually, this is the best time of year to get a great deal on Christmas Travel plans.

Festive & Yours

From shopping extravaganzas to charming markets and winter sun getaways, there are so many ways to make the Christmas season special – or to escape the fuss! Our travel experts have assembled a handy list of our tips and inspiration.

Shop til You Drop in NYC

New York is amazing any time of year because it’s packed with things to do. And you’d be hard pressed to find a better destination for a shopping break this Christmas season. Whichever one of the city’s famous boroughs you decide to stay in, there’s sure to be loads of great shopping hotspots nearby. From smaller shops stocked with local curiosities, to bargain prices on well-known labels and iconic big name brands, you can really shop till you drop here. You have to check out some of the city’s world-famous stores like Bloomingdales, Barneys, Macys and Tiffanys.

Visit Magical Lapland

The magic of Lapland enchants people of all ages, from kids to adults. Paying a visit to Lapland is a great way to throw yourself into the Christmas spirit and make all sorts of amazing memories that will never fade. This is a standout option for a Winter Break. There’s so much to see and do. Witness the natural wonders of the Northern Lights, go for a sleigh-bell ride through the mystical landscape. Meet Santa and Rudolph too, an unmissable part of any Lapland adventure. A real bucket list destination.

Have Fun in Orlando

Orlando is one of our most popular destinations, especially for families. It’s a great place to visit no matter the time of year thanks to its warm, balmy weather year-round. Everyone loves its major movie-themed parks.  It’s the home of Mickey Mouse with Walt Disney World Resort, and it’s also got Universal Orlando Resort that’s just as full of entertainment options.

Soak up the Sun in the Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are well known for their beautiful beaches, rugged volcanic landscape and wide range of activities suitable for all types of holidays. And they’re also popular for Winter getaways – that’s because they enjoy great weather all year-round so you’re almost guaranteed that coveted winter sun. Flights from Dublin to the Canary Islands are just a few hours, and unlike many popular holiday destinations, its resorts generally stay open all year. And if you go off-peak, you’ll have more of the beach to yourself!

Go to a Christmas Market

Europe is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to enchanting Christmas Markets. They’re ideal for soaking up the holiday cheer and getting in the spirit. Why not take a mini-break to one of them in the run-up to the day? There are so many to choose from, including the many markets in London, the famous markets in magical Hamburg, historic Rome, Prague, Vienna, Berlin and more.

See a full list here.

Do New Year’s Eve in New York or Las Vegas

Ring in the New Year in style by taking a trip to one of our most popular US cities! New York and Las Vegas are two of our standout NYE destinations.

New York is best known for its iconic Times Square blowout – but you can avoid hours-long queues by attending another of the countless events like concerts, firework shows and parties all over the city. We’ve got some great deals on flights + hotels too!

Las Vegas is an amazing place to get your New Year off to the right start. How about fireworks on the Strip? Make sure to get there early! There’s also plenty of parties, shows and NYE extravaganzas to choose from.

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