What you need to know about planning a Christmas getaway

Christmas is a joyous time of the year when you get to enjoy festive activities, indulge in delicious food and drink, and spend time with your loved ones. Going on a Christmas getaway can be a fantastic way to mix up holiday traditions and create a truly memorable Christmas.

With this in mind, here is everything you need to know about planning a Christmas getaway.

Choosing a festive location

Many locations offer spectacular winter scenery over the festive season. For instance, the French and Swiss alps can offer a stunning backdrop for your holiday celebrations. Many European cities also offer charming villages with plenty of Christmas markets to get you into the festive spirit. Some of the best Christmas markets can be found in Germany, Budapest, France, and Switzerland.

Most Christmas markets offer a huge variety of festive food and drinks, spectacular decorations, and plenty of fun Christmas-themed activities like ice skating and snow shows.

Booking the perfect accommodation

A villa can offer the perfect home away from home during the Christmas period. Booking a villa in a private location will allow your family to relax, disconnect, and spend lots of quality time together. With a villa, you have the option to get the whole family involved in cooking a traditional Christmas roast. Or, you can easily book a table at a nearby restaurant to enjoy a Christmas meal.

You could make your Christmas even more memorable by hiring a private catering company to come to your villa and prepare a delicious meal for your family on Christmas day.

Keep in mind that luxury villas tend to get booked up well in advance over the Christmas period. You should therefore try and make your holiday plans and book as early as possible to get access to the best choices and deals. 

Planning fun Christmas activities

There are plenty of exciting festive activities that you can enjoy on a Christmas getaway. Depending on your location, you could go sledging, visit a winter wonderland, or attend a tree lighting event. You could also go on a family walk to enjoy the beautiful winter scenery in the area, or stay in and watch Christmas films if the weather is bad. Make sure you research Christmas activities and events taking place in the location that you’re visiting.

This will help you plan a fun itinerary that will keep your whole family entertained during the festive season

Final thoughts

Christmas can be a magical time that brings people closer together. Many families have holiday traditions such as singing carols, baking Christmas treats, and attending light displays. Mixing up traditions by going on a Christmas getaway can be a great way to keep the magic of the holidays alive and make the festive season every more special.

If you’re planning a getaway this Christmas, then use some of the above tips to help you create the perfect holiday celebration. You may also find our tips on festive road trips useful too.

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