Have yourself a merry little Christmas and a happy New Year with a holiday at this magical time of year. From unforgettable Christmas holidays spent in the bright lights of New York City to celebrating into the New Year with a Scottish Hogmanay party. Settle down by the roaring log fire after a heart-warming Christmas lunch or toast the New Year with a wonderful fireworks display. Here we have chosen our top places for an unforgettable winter wonderland holiday to make your festivities truly magical. These award-winning resorts all put on a memorable experience for their guests each year, so you know you’re in good hands.
Next week we’re spending Christmas on the beach and seeing in the New Year with the sun shining on our faces so stay tuned for the best places for some Festive Sun.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year to join the festivities in glittering New York City! Christmas favourites Elf, When Harry Met Sally and Home Alone 2 featured in this winter wonderland which will soon have you gliding around the Rockefeller Centre ice-rink. Saunter along the dazzling Festive 5th Avenue, mimic Tom Hank’s boogie on New York’s Giant Keyboard and search for a stocking filler at Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s.
You’re invited to the biggest New Years Eve party in the world! Join thousands running in Central Parks famed Midnight Run or Cruise the Hudson River from a stylish 1920’s boat and toast the Statue of Liberty along the way. The ultimate party in town however, is the Ball Drop in Times Square! Over 1 million guests, a ton of confetti and the greatest countdown in the world feature, so are you ready? 3, 2, 1…
Welcome to The Manhattan Club a mere 10-minute walk from Times Square’s celebrations. This RCI Gold Crown Resort is in a prime location with the Carnegie Hall and Central Park a stones throw away! Regarded as a Premier Resort by Interval International too The Manhattan Club features a private club lounge for owners to sip on chilled evening drinks amidst the New York Skyline. A fitness centre is available if a run through Central Park isn’t enough whilst the business centre keeps you in touch with work should you want too.
An elegant Studio is yours to own every year at The Manhattan Club between the 27th of December to 3rd of January for just £12,500, placing you at the heart of the festivities. Offering superb views into New York City this stylish apartment is classically designed and furnished with a convenient kitchenette and comfortable lounge whilst its marble bath is ultimately relaxing.
Seasons greetings at this jolly time of year. The Kingdom of Fife welcomes you to visit Santa in his Grotto, listen to the angelic carollers singing in the moonlight and warm up with a mug of mulled wine. Pull on those winter mittens and tuck into a mince pie as you share some Christmas cheer during your time in Eastern Scotland. The festive markets of Kirkcaldy and Carnaby glow under the fairy lights above and are perfect for finding a last-minute stocking filler. Bring the family along to the Fife Nativity Play and wrap up warm for this annual outdoor tradition.
The ideal festive getaway is found at the RCI Gold Crown Kilconquhar Estate and Country Club which really throws itself into the spirit of the season. Begin with a festive family movie night with your fellow guests after a hearty meal and don’t forget to hang up your stockings for the big day. “Twas the night before Christmas” and Kilconquhar continue the traditions on Christmas eve with mince pies and carol singing in the White Cockade Bistro as you eagerly await Santa Claus and his reindeer. Christmas Day means presents around the tree and the resort provides you with a gift of their own offering mouth-watering turkey and Yule log in the 16th Century Lindsay Room. Walk off your lunch within the 130 acres of highland beauty before returning to continue the celebrations. More dining delights are afforded on Boxing Day before the resort plays host to party games for all to enjoy as you look forward to the New Year.
Celebrate Christmas in style at this well-appointed 3 Bedroom villa available every Christmas between 23rd and 30th of December for just £4,000. The kids will be happily playing so you can rest easy on Boxing Day and soak in your private jacuzzi before sipping on some mulled wine on the private patio revelling in the magnificent surrounding landscape.
Kick off the New Year’s Eve celebrations with a fashionable holiday in Hampshire where the champagne flutes clink and the parties continue well past midnight! Southampton and Portsmouth city centres come alive with revellers and the skies above glisten with fireworks. The rural New Forest National Park enjoys its own parties with black tie dinners, sparklers & confetti everywhere and memories to last a lifetime!
The Certificate of Excellence 2014 Rhinefield House offers a truly elegant location to round off your year within the beautiful New Forest National Park. Relax around the roaring log fires of Rhinefield House or take a stroll into the New Forest and explore the nearby Jurassic Coastline. Treat yourself to an ESPA treatment and have a dip in the heated indoor swimming pool to relax yourself ready for the spoils of the night ahead. Slip into your Ball Gown and button up that Tuxedo to celebrate the end of the year in style with a succulent gala dinner at the 2 AA Rosette Awarded Armada Restaurant. Count down to midnight with after dinner drinks and dance your way into the small hours of the New Year, trying not to break those resolutions!
See in the New Year from within this elegant 2 Bedroom apartment furnished to reflect the original design of 1887. The fully-fitted kitchen is ideal for self-catering whilst the comfortable lounge area is great for a relaxing afternoon before the spoils of the party ahead. This opportune week during the New Year’s Eve Celebrations is available for as little as £995!
“Tis the season to be jolly” and the Lake District National Park provides a stunning backdrop to your festive celebrations. Snow-topped peaks and icy waters give a natural twist to the usual Christmas markets and fairy lights of the city. Take a more traditional approach to the merry season and walk to St John’s Church, lying isolated in a glacial valley for a special Christmas Day service. What better way to stretch off after a delicious Christmas lunch than with a walk around the 3,500km of peaceful lakes and trails of the Lake District. Celebrate New Year with a firework display in Ambleside or start off your newly made resolutions with a walk or cycle into the vast Lake District National Park.
Experience the seasonal atmosphere of this Interval International Premier Resort in the heart of the Lake District where the Christmas spirit is in full flow. Wake on Christmas morning to stockings laden with exciting gifts and the hope that snow has fallen on the 35-acre grounds of Langdale. Indulge in traditional turkey and Christmas Puddings at Purdeys and Wainwright’s Lakeland Pub or see in the New Year with some seasonal punch at the recently refurbished Hobson’s Bar. Treat yourself to a soothing Spa treatment over the festive period, open on December 25th too, where relaxing massages are a welcome sight after the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping or New Years Eve celebrations. Count down to twelve with Langdale’s festivities at the Terrace where canapés are served to keep you partying long into the night.
Commencing on the 23rd of December is this Christmas Week which is available for £13,500 within the comfort of this luxurious 2 Bedroom Scandinavian Lodge creating the perfect setting for those Christmas memories. If New Year is more your forte then this 1 Bedroom during New Year’s Eve Week is yours for 7 nights every year from the 30th December providing a comfortable holiday for you to see in another year for just £7,500.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Come and celebrate the festivities with all the family on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond and have a happy Hogmanay in the heart of Scotland. Experience the Farmers Market in Balloch or pick up a last-minute present or two at the indoor Flea Market in Alexandria. The Scots are renowned for their New Years parties with most lasting days so if you want to see the New Year in with bagpipes in your ears and fireworks shooting off over the Loch you’re come to the right place.
Spending all year being good has earned you a place on the “nice” list at the RCI Gold Crown resort of Cameron House. Arriving on Christmas Eve you are greeted by the pipes as the younger guests join “Mrs Claus” for “The Night Before Christmas” tale whilst the adults can settle down by the roaring fire with a mulled wine tipple. Indulge in a Christmas Day Feast the following day with turkey and all the trimmings, and Father Christmas himself even arrives as a special guest for all the kids. Boxing Day brings a magical family treasure hunt to the Loch for all to get involved in whilst the evening brings a slower pace of whiskey by the open fire.
A traditional highland piper sounds the start of your Hogmanay where whiskey tasting and dancing lessons are given to all new arrivals. Party your way to the New Year with a choice of celebrations from “Gathering of the Clans” to a “Hogmanay Hoolie” or the more lively “Boat House Party”. So whether you have the kids in tow and want to celebrate together or are looking to dance into the wee hours with friends you have plenty of choice at Cameron House!
If you’re looking for a bonnie way to spend Christmas each year then this well-appointed 1 Bedroom apartment is available for just £6,000! Alternatively, Hogmany is a special time of year in Scotland and this 2 bedroom unit (SOLD) can be yours for just £10,500 so you can enjoy the ultimate celebrations every year!