Holidays in December

Are you looking for some winter sun? The UK weather in December isn’t exactly ideal for sunbathing! With the Expedia Where to Go destination planner you can find the best locations for winter sun across the world in just a few clicks. Of course, many people love the magical Christmas atmosphere of northern Europe and can’t wait to wrap up warm and take a winter walk around a top city. We’ll help you find the best value city breaks in December for you and your family.

If you have never taken a holiday in December, it can be a welcome change from the UK during the festive season. Swapping the ice and snow for sunny beaches and cocktails can feel extremely luxurious. This is the time of year when people love to be with their families and there are many winter deals for groups who want to head to popular holiday destinations. Depending on whether you want to travel short or long haul, we have a variety of locations to suit any budget.

Different types of holidays in December

There’s no doubt about it, a week of winter sun is a great way to banish the winter blues. If you want summer sunshine, you may have to travel quite a long distance – but for many this is a small sacrifice to pay. Having Christmas Dinner on a beachfront in Barbados, or bringing in the New Year in Thailand are experiences that you will never forget.

Cities all over the world put on amazing events and activities at Christmastime – consequently city breaks are very popular at this time of year. European cities like Edinburgh and Berlin have incredible Christmas markets and funfairs that will keep you entertained for hours. Sip on mulled wine or hot chocolate and soak in the atmosphere. If you have time before the 25th you could even get your Christmas shopping done!

Spending Christmas with loved ones is top of most people’s wishlist in December. And what better way to get together than on a fantastic holiday. If you prefer to stay in the UK for Christmas, why not book a luxury hotel break together in London, Edinburgh or Manchester? Long haul holidays to sunnier climes can be something that families look forward to all year – destinations like Dubai, Sydney and Saudi Arabia can give Christmas an exotic twist.

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Where to go on holiday in December

Enjoy a memorable and magical family holiday in December at Disneyland® Paris. Little kids and big kids alike will love meeting their favourite Disney characters and going on some thrilling rides. If it’s a family holiday in the sun that you’re looking for then you can fly to Tenerife in just a few hours. The Canary Islands have long been a much loved family holiday destination offering pleasant year-round temperatures, a wealth of activities - like snorkelling, diving and water parks - and a relaxing atmosphere.
We have lots of great deals on short haul city breaks to a host of European cities. Book flights to Rome and you will be able to visit the Vatican City at one of the most important times in the Christian calendar. Vienna is another beautiful city whichever time of year you decide to travel; its grand boulevards are particularly stunning in December, illuminated by Christmas lights. Looking for a completely different kind of city break this December? Why not book a trip to Las Vegas to go ice skating at the Cosmopolitan, see exciting Christmas shows and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Sin City?The Where to Go destination planner recommends long haul and short haul beach holidays, depending on your preferences. From Malta to Mauritius, you’ll find a beach on which you can relax and take it easy.
Start searching for holidays in December with Expedia. Finding out where to go at this festive time of year has never been so simple!