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And The Number 1 Christmas Holiday Destination Is…

If you want to combat the Christmas blues with a holiday abroad look no further… Our recent Facebook poll counts down the top 5 destinations to jet off to this festive season.

In 5th Place…

Benidorm

A firm favourite with the British tourist, Benidorm attracts crowd’s year on year thanks to the short flight time, long beaches and plentiful bars! The main hotels now stay open all year with some offering free board upgrades to entice you in! Shops, bars and restaurants are all competing for your custom so bargains are to be had with many offering pints of lager for just 1 Euro! Whilst the temperatures might not be sweltering in the winter months you can usually guarantee it will be warmer than home. Couple the mild winter with the promise of a traditional Christmas dinner its easy to see why Benidorm made our Top 5 Best Destinations for a Christmas Holiday poll!

In 4th Places…

Canary Islands

In less than 5 hours on a plane you can experience the tropical climate of the Canary Islands year round. Christmas day temperatures can reach as much as twenty degrees with few clouds in the sky. The Canary Islands offer a cheap getaway during the winter with plenty of accommodation to choose from! All inclusive hotels to self catering apartments can be found to suit any budget and each Island offers something for everyone! Voted as the 4th Best Destination for a Christmas Holiday, why not swap your turkey dinner and glass of port for a swig of sangria over a plate of paella this December!

In 3rd Place…

New York

The iconic skyline of New York is featured in some of the great Christmas films ever made so it makes sense that The Big Apple has been voted the 3rd Best Destination for a Christmas Holiday. Ice-skating under the towering Christmas tree outside the Rockafella Centre, shopping in all the big names with the chimes of Christmas bells in the background and washing the day down with a huge mug of eggnog is what makes Christmas in New York extra special! The city that never sleeps embraces the Christmas spirit like no other with decorations hanging from every hook you will be merry right through to New Years!

In 2nd Place…

Goa

Swap the sub zero temperatures of Blighty for the heat of India and head to Goa for Christmas! Voted the second best destination for a Christmas holiday, Goa offers its visitors a chance to enjoy pulling their crackers on golden beaches in forty degree heat! Pack a high sunscreen and experience hilltop parties and authentic curries during the festive period! The tinsel decorated beach shacks will twinkle under the sunshine while the classic Christmas jingles are played all hours! Guaranteed to make Christmas a scorcher!

And the Number 1 Destination for Christmas Holidays is…

Lapland

It comes as little surprise that Lapland has been voted the number 1 best Christmas holiday destination! Home to the big man himself, the festive season starts here! You can stay just for the day or you can opt for a longer break and enjoy a choice of cosy log cabins, hotels and apartments. Take a husky ride through the snow, or enjoy a reindeer sleigh ride. Listen to the Arctic stories and meet Santa himself whilst in Lapland. You can learn to ski or just soak up the festive atmosphere with a large hot chocolate next to a cosy fire.

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