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15:35  08 november  2019
15:35  08 november  2019 Source:   prima.co.uk

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© MistikaS - Getty Images The best Christmas holiday destinations in the UK and abroad, from Nothing gets us into a festive mood quite like a trip to one of the world's best Christmas holiday At Christmas , there's a lovely market selling unique gifts that you can browse before stopping for some

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Nothing gets us into a festive mood quite like a trip to one of the world's best Christmas holiday destinations.

From picturesque snowy scenes in winter wonderlands to cosy evenings by the fire at historic hotels, Christmas really is the most wonderful time of year – and the perfect chance to escape for a seasonal break.

Whether we're soaking up the yuletide cheer in the UK with a trip to Bath Christmas Market or hopping over to Europe to take in the breathtaking views of Lake Bled, the best Christmas holiday destinations offer everything we love about the festive month.

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If you're looking to celebrate the season with a short break, either in a cold weather location or somewhere sunny yet festive, our guide to the top Christmas holiday destinations will help you choose the right place for you.

Here are some of the best places to visit for a Christmas holiday in 2019.

1.Bath

With its twinkling lights and array of Christmas events, the UK is a terrific place to spend the run-up to the big day. Head for the cobbled streets of Bath, where the lovely Bath Christmas Market awaits.

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Here, you can shop for festive gifts, feast on bratwurst and gingerbread and get your skates on at the ice rink. This November, you can combine your visit with a stay at the cosy Country Living Lansdown Grove Hotel and gin or wine tasting with TV wine buff Susy Atkins. FIND OUT MORE

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2.Lake Bled

You'll be hard-pressed to find a more picture-perfect setting for a magical Christmas holiday than this Slovenian beauty spot. Surrounded by mountains blanketed by snow, Lake Bled is arguably most beautiful at this time of year, when you can take in its natural views while enjoying fun, festive goings on.

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There's an ice rink with views, a Christmas market, nativity scenes in Bled Castle and plenty of opportunities for winter strolls. Try Titan Travel's Christmas in Lake Bled holiday, which will take you to Ljubljana for Christmas Eve, before spending the day itself in Bled. FIND OUT MORE

3.Cotswolds

For another attractive UK destination at Christmas, look no further than the dreamy Cotswolds, where you can really get away from it all. Castle Combe, often referred to as the 'prettiest village in England' offers all the chocolate box cottages and cosy pubs surrounded by beautiful woodland.

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At Christmas, there's a lovely market selling unique gifts that you can browse before stopping for some good pub grub. You'll find great deals on Cotswolds hotels, often five-star stays for up to 60 per cent off, on Secret Escapes. FIND OUT MORE

4.Swedish Lapland

This winter wonderland feels Christmassy all throughout the cold weather months and offers a super snowy getaway. One for those who like to get active in their Christmas holiday destination, Swedish Lapland offers snowmobiling, husky sledding, snowshoeing and Northern Lights hunts.

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Check into the Icehotel for a truly unique winter experience. You'll sleep on an ice bed covered in reindeer skin to keep you warm and can spend the day exploring the marvellous Arctic landscapes. FIND OUT MORE

5.Algarve

For a festive holiday in the sun that won't take you too far from home, Portugal's Algarve is a great place for mild weather and good value.

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Albufeira, Praia da Rocha, Vilamoura and Lagos are where you'll find the palm trees sparkling with Christmas lights and events for everyone to enjoy. You can expect street parties, Father Christmas parades and concerts, too. Book an Airbnb to have a place all to yourself in the Algarve. FIND OUT MORE

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6.Banff

For a quintessential Christmas experience with pine trees covered in snow, the town's high street twinkling with colourful lights and a lake freezing over for skating on a natural ice rink, head for breathtaking Banff in Canada. There's a Santa Claus Parade and Christmas market in November, plus an array of festive goings on at Banff Gondola in December.

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Nearby Lake Louise is the place to get out and about to take in the fresh air on a snowy walk or by ice skating, and you'll find fantastic slopes for skiing. You'll find the top hotels in Banff for Christmas on Booking.com. FIND OUT MORE Alternatively, Inghams has ski holidays to Banff in December. FIND OUT MORE

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