Christmas Abroad: Where to go

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Who says you can't spend Christmas on the beach?

Bicester Village

What could be better than Christmas, we hear you say? How about throwing a little getaway into the mix? That’s right. Let’s get honest with ourselves – no matter how much mulled wine is consumed, combined with the day-to-day duties of life, the festive period can be overwhelming at best and down-right stressful at worst. Call us crazy, but we’re just not feeling those last-minute deadlines and late nights at the office come December. Wouldn’t it be nice to get away from it all and actually enjoy the festive period for once?

Whether you’re in search of sun or looking for a guaranteed white Christmas, we’ve got your destination Christmas covered.

1.

SOAK UP THE SUN: TULUM

Does breakfast followed by the beach sound like your kind of Christmas? Then Tulum is the place for you. With hurricane season over and temperatures yet to hit sweltering, it’s the ideal time to discover all the boho beach town has to offer. Explore the unforgettable Mayan ruins, soak up street art in the centre or simply kick back with a cocktail on the beautiful white sandy beach. We’d add a dip in a crystal-clear cenote to our Christmas Day menu and swap Boxing Day board games with distant relatives for a party on the beach any day. Where do we sign up?

MCM  Zipped wallet from Bicester Village
MCM
£385 £110
Zipped wallet

2.

A WHITE CHRISTMAS: ST MORITZ

Panoramic piste views, gourmet cuisine and an old-school, chalet-chic vibe – for a stunning white Christmas, St Moritz is your go-to. Whether you’re skiing, snowboarding or even trying out a ride on a dog sled, there are plenty of reasons to get out in the snow. And after an energetic day on the piste, why not relax with a warm cup of glühwein and a hearty helping of cheese fondue in one of the town’s exceptional restaurants? After all that fresh alpine air, you’ll certainly feel refreshed and ready to welcome in 2018.

N.Peal Spiced wine Gauzy scoop neck sweater from Bicester Village
£159 £99
Gauzy scoop neck sweater

3.

ROMANTIC CITY BREAK: NEW YORK

Have your very own fairy tale in New York. A city for fashion lovers and unbelievable skyline views, the Big Apple is the place to lose yourself this Christmas. Perfect for a romantic break, a getaway with the girls or a family catch-up, be swept away by the dazzling Christmas lights of Fifth Avenue, where luxury shopping and celebrity spotting go hand in hand, and don’t forget to stop by the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Style seekers will love the Christmas vintage fair at Chelsea Market, while catching a Christmas show on Broadway is a no-brainer.

Ugg Black Winson boots from Bicester Village
UGG
£100
Winson boots

4.

THE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS: MARRAKECH

Far removed from a traditional Christmas at home, why not rent a riad for your nearest and dearest in Marrakech? You’ll be surprised how far your money will stretch here and the sun shines even in December! Whether your vibe is relaxing with a hammam spa, picking out presents in the famous souks or strolling through the magical YSL gardens, there’s just so much to see and do in Marrakech at your own pace. Beats the usual falling asleep on the sofa after a big dinner.

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