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7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

7 of the ultimate places to get away from it all this Christmas

The build-up to Christmas is invariably a very hectic time. Add to that the preparations for the big day itself and it’s perhaps understandable that many people choose to go away and be well and truly pampered instead. Here we provide a round-up on 7 places – chosen primarily from a European perspective – where […]

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island’s new Executive Chef Anthony Healy is preparing a week-long culinary Christmas season celebration this year. While guests snorkel or dive the beautiful Great Barrier Reef or simply sink their feet into the island’s 24 powdery white beaches, Healy will be creating a specially designed Reveillon Christmas Eve Menu, a Christmas Day menu and a […]

The longest bar in the world... at Christmas

The longest bar in the world… at Christmas

Düsseldorf’s Altstadt (Old Town) is known as ‘the longest bar in the world’ with more than 260 bars, pubs, and restaurants in under a square mile. When more than 200 Christmas-themed huts line the streets of the Altstadt for a whole month, adding candy, crafts, mulled wine and much more, the splendour multiplies and it […]

10 places to be in France in the run-up to Christmas

10 places to be in France in the run-up to Christmas

With Christmas only just around the corner (OK, so it’s a short time off… but some of these events start quite soon!), here are 10 festive ideas to start getting you in the mood for the festive season in France. Whether you simply wish to take in the aromas of cinnamon whilst browsing the Christmas […]

The world's most expensively dressed Christmas tree

The world’s most expensively dressed Christmas tree

Each year Emirates Palace dazzles its guests and visitors and this fifth year anniversary for Emirates Palace ends on an exceptional high as the only address to celebrate in unique world record breaking style. Aiming for its second published Guinness World Record. Emirates Palace invites you to marvel at the world’s most expensively dressed Christmas tree, […]

3 alternative Christmas markets

3 alternative Christmas markets

Forget unwanted knickknacks and presents that get re-wrapped next year – this Christmas, treat yourself to a shopping trip to an alternative festive market with Black Tomato. The Road to Original Presents For the most original Christmas presents with an Arabian twist, you should fly to Damascus. Although only a small percentage of the Syrian […]

A luxury Christmas in New York City

A luxury Christmas in New York City

Christmas in New York is like Christmas in no other city in the world; the magic created here by the sights and attractions made famous to many of us by our favourite childhood Christmas movies come to life when you visit at this time of year. What better way to experience the most enchanting of […]

Enjoy a luxury Christmas break in London

Enjoy Christmas in style in London’s most iconic luxury hotels. Claridge’s, The Connaught and The Berkeley are celebrating the festive season with two-night packages featuring the finest traditional festive fare from 24th-26th December 2010 and romantic horse-drawn carriage rides through the British capital on Christmas morning – complete with hot chocolate and marshmallows! There’s lots on […]

Going Down Under: Christmas in July!

Going Down Under: Christmas in July!

If you’re in Australia and fancy a proper winter Yuletide celebration rather than the usual Christmas summer barbie, then why not enjoy Christmas in July? Visit Peppers Manor House, Southern Highlands (south of Sydney) on 3rd July 2010 for a spectacular Christmas feast. Accommodation is available, in addition to the five-course gourmet dinner at $95 […]