London at Christmas

5 Christmas Getaway Ideas This Winter

The Magic of Lapland

If there’s ever a time to curl up in a cosy cabin covered in real life snowflakes, it’s at Christmas.

Embrace the magical wilderness of snow-laden Swedish Lapland whilst staying at two of the most exclusive retreats in the region, thanks to ‘The Ultimate Swedish Lapland’ itinerary from Scott Dunn.

The adventure begins hidden away deep in the forest of Gunnarsbyn at one of Arctic Retreat’s traditional log cabins. There will be plenty of opportunities for thrill-seekers to enjoy snowy activities such as husky sledding and snowmobiling.

The next stop is the stunning Arctic Bath Hotel, a unique concept of a floating hotel, surrounded by water that freezes in the winter.

It’s the ideal place to admire the dancing flares of the Northern Lights. Relax in the sauna, indulge in a spa treatment and venture into the forest with a private guide where you’ll spot wild moose and reindeer.


Big city life in London

From the dapper doormen serving mince pies and mulled wine, to the warm welcome in the Club Lounge, you’re made to feel right at home for a weekend of festivities in the capital, if you make Langham London your temporary home.

Providing an expert, personalised service for over 150 years, this landmark hotel is as luxe as it gets – and oozes British charm and sophistication.

A plush Marylebone pad just moments from the buzz of Christmas shopping on Oxford and Regent Street. After hitting the shops, retreat back to the hotel’s Chuan Body + Soul Spa, a hidden gem tucked away beneath the rush of the city.


Chalet chic in France

Make the French Alps your home from home this winter, where you can unwind and ski in equal measure.

Armancette Hôtel is a family-owned gem in the remote town of Saint-Nicholas Veroce. With three standalone chalets available for private hire, we can’t think of a better base for an off-the-beaten track winter escape in the lesser known ski region of Evasian Mont-Blanc.

When not skiing, spend your days relaxing and unwinding in the hotel’s impressive spa, tasting the finest French wines and discovering the truly breathtaking surroundings through a range of activities including snowshoeing and helicopter rides.


Berlin’s buzzy markets

Book a short break at the Waldorf Astoria for a beautiful winter getaway in Berlin.

You can expect a warm, Waldorf welcome in this perfectly-placed hotel close to the cosmopolitan shops, theatres and restaurants of the German capital.

The Bröhan Museum Market is a must for treats and trinkets made by Berlin locals, and the Weihnachtsrodeo is the place to be if you want to eat, drink and be merry.

For those iconic festive city shots, visit the Alexanderplatz Funfair, where you’ll find a Christmassy carousel, a ferris wheel and more.

A perfect winter getaway for families with little ones.


Fairytale of New York

The Big Apple is a city that sparkles day and night throughout the holiday season, and we’ve got you covered when it comes to uncovering an authentic Christmas in New York City.

Whether you’re heading here for the ultimate festive shopping experience, exploring the merry markets or hitting up the latest Broadway shows, expect the magic of the winter season to follow you everywhere you turn.

Make the uber chic and sustainable 1 Hotel Central Park your base, and you’re in the perfect position to see the city sparkle with season’s greetings.

Check out Macy’s Christmas displays, glide around the Rockefeller Ice Rink and pick up a cup of roasted chestnuts as you stroll along Central Park’s frosty paths.

Our favourite way to kick off the festivities in the city that never sleeps is bagging tickets to see the Radio City Rockettes. There’s no place quite like it at Christmas time.


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