December in Britain may be a dark, dank month but the twinkly lights of Christmas and the general good cheer does much to alleviate the mood, at least for lovers of the season of goodwill. For those who hate the onset of festivities with the ever-present Slade provided by the retailers, the decorations and the carol singers, the gift shopping and the work's party, December is definitely the time to book a holiday. This particular group are looking for a place to get away from it all and to find a retreat in the sun. So where to go? If you enjoy a temperate climate, the Canary Islands will suffice with temperatures in the low to mid-twenties. Dubai and Egypt are also very pleasant but if you are looking for hot sunshine a long haul flight is necessary. Travel either east or west and you'll find some wonderful spots. December is great time for a beach holiday on the west coast of Thailand or Malaysia, or to find a romantic hideaway in Bali. The weather in Kenya and in South Africa is ideal in December, both for safaris and relaxing by the coast. Travel to the west for the Americas and the Caribbean. Here you can have beach holidays as well as ski holidays as the snows have arrived in the north and in Canada and the season has begun. You won't be able to hide from Christmas altogether, but you may at least escape from Slade.
Those who love December, Santa Claus, the crib and carols, the turkey and trimmings, may decide that a short break or holiday will increase their pleasure. For this group, there are numerous possibilities. Christmas markets are increasing in demand and are found in several European towns and cities. Generally located in charming squares and selling traditional handcrafted goods, they really do put you in the mood and also help with gift ideas. Many regional airports offer day trips to Lapland which is an unforgettable experience for children. Even those who question the veracity of the bearded visitor on December 24th will enjoy the trip.
December is the beginning of the ski season and many families chose an active break over the Christmas period. Although not the cheapest time to go, Cheeky Trip's search engine will find you the ski holiday that offers the best value. Whatever type of holiday you choose, be it sun, ski or city break, we'll lead you to the cheapest option. Simply put in your point of departure, your dates and destination and in a matter of seconds, we'll find you the best price. Since offers change daily, to avoid disappointment, book today.