Reasons to Go!
Christmas and New Year breaks in the Channel Islands
Fancy a festive escape with all the trimmings? Swap the traditions of turkey, carol singing and the Queen’s speech and celebrate the yuletide with a festive getaway to the Channel Islands.
Whilst many are telling bad cracker jokes and indulging in mince pies and brandy butter, you could be enjoying the enviable year-round weather, good living and fine food of Jersey and Guernsey. With direct flights from Southampton, you can experience Christmas or New Year the island way - full of colour and atmosphere, festive continental culture, roaring fires in cosy inns and the fabulous coastal walks. If you are after a stress-free family Christmas away from home or wish to head off for some winter walks to welcome in the New Year, it’ll be a festive season like no other.
Something a little different…
Christmas Day Swim? Yes you read it right! There are numerous festive dips organised for the brave on Christmas Day. Take the plunge and you’ll be rewarded with a warming mulled wine and mince pie in return.
Tempted? Check out where they are being held:
New Year’s Break?
If it’s a New Year Break you are considering then there is certainly something for everyone. From black-tie banquets to impressive fire work displays; live music in the capital’s bars or enjoy a sumptuous romantic dinner for two in one of the many award winning restaurants, the Channel Islands offer it all. Be sure to book any restaurants in advance to avoid disappointment!
Christmas Markets Sparkly fairy lights adorn the pretty wooden chalets of the Christmas markets in St Helier, Jersey and St Peter Port, Guernsey. Unique Christmas gifts, decorations and locally produced festive fare can be found. Santa’s Grotto Despite being away from home, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Santa’s Grotto.
Find out where you can find him: