Best City Breaks for Christmas

New York

There is nothing quite as magical as Christmas in New York City. During the holiday season, New York’s biggest and best attractions transform into festive winter wonderlands. The city streets are decked in twinkling lights, snowflake ornaments and lots of tinsel, there is never a dull moment. The city has been the feature and backdrop of many Christmas films, so you are sure to feel like you are the star of a movie at some point during your stay.

Be sure to visit the Wollman Ice Rink that as a spectacular view of the skyline to enjoy whilst you skate. Opened in 1949, the rink offers ice hockey, a skate school and skate rentals so all you need to do is wrap up warm and turn up. The rink also started in the popular Christmas film, Home Alone 2.



What is the first thing you think about when it comes to Christmas? Food. Christmas marks a time of extremely unnecessary indulgence. And the best place to find the best Christmas cuisines is the Christmas markets. Nothing gets you into the festive spirit more than the hustle and bustle and delicious smells of the markets. Manchester is home to one of the biggest Christmas markets in the UK packed with weird and wonderful treats and delicious foods.

If you are looking for somewhere that is perfect for a Christmas night out then there are many Christmas party venues manchester and restaurants that run alongside the Christmas markets where you can joy a festive cocktails Manchester or two. Make sure you visit the quirky bars and cafes in the Northern Quarter and enjoy singing along to live music.



A great place to visit during December is Dublin where Christmas spirits are high, and drinks keep flowing. For something a little more sophisticated than your typical Irish pub, then take a trip to the national concert hall where you can enjoy the sounds of a Christmas coir and watch other favourites perform. If it’s the pubs you fancy, then head to one of Dublin’s many bars where you can enjoy live music performances of the locals.



Enjoy an enchanted winter in Brussels where you can watch the city’s countless illuminations that light up even the darkest of nights. The city is also home to a giant Christmas Tree and the winter wonders Ferris wheel that takes centre place at the markets.



There is no better way of getting into the holiday spirit than visiting Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. This magical kingdom is bursting with festive fun such as fairground rides, an ice rink, Santa Land and extensive Christmas markets. The wonderland also has live music and comedy shows to enjoy with a drink.

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