The Christmas holidays are some 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 bad old British weather
and in need of winter sun or wanting 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 holiday 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 holiday together, so with
this in mind, celebrating Christmas on holiday 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
family safari holiday, 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 holiday experience up our
sleeves, we really do know what we're talking about.
If you're planning a Christmas family holiday with young
children then much-loved children's party people Sharky &
George, who we've joined forces with, will put together a
carefully selected goodie bag kitted with bits and bobs to keep
them entertained throughout the trip.