TOP FAMILY CHRISTMAS BREAKS IN 2019

By Stephanie Rumalay

The festive season of Christmas is all about spending quality time with the family and the perfect way to celebrate the season is to whisk them off to a holiday whether in the sun or someplace where snow is fun.

 

1. SICILY, ITALY

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Con la sua sabbia bianca e fine, e un mare trasparente che richiama i Caraibi, è la spiaggia più amata dalla gente del posto, vivace e molto frequentata sia di giorno che di notte durante la stagione estiva, ma affascinante allo stesso modo per una passeggiata nei più tranquilli mesi invernali. With fine white sand, and a transparent sea recalling the Caribbean, this is the beach best loved by the locals, lively and much frequented by day and night in the summer season, but equally charming for a walk in the quieter winter months. www.charmingsicily.com Photo by @flavia.dir #ig_visitsicily#visitsicilyinfo#assessoratoturismoregionesiciliana#palermo#mondello#sea# #holidayinsicily#nostalgia #panoramisiciliani#italiait#IlikeItaly#sicilia#sicily#italia#italy

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If you fancy going somewhere with less crowds and with bright skies are guaranteed, Sicily is for you and the family. Go back in time as you stroll down the streets of baroque towns and experience traditional Italian Christmas in a milder weather!

 

2. PARIS, FRANCE

Every child would love to spend Christmas in the happiest place on earth. So why not surprise the kids and bring them to Disneyland Paris where the fun never stops? Disneyland Paris will be more enchanting this year as it is their 25th anniversary!

 

3. DUBAI, UAE

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You can never have enough winter in #Dubai 📷:@_farismm

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Dubai is one of the perfect winter sun destinations. You can catch up some of the rays in Dubai and lounge around Jumeirah Beach. Kids will be glad to know that Dubai is the home of the world’s largest theme park IMG Worlds of Adventure and also if you want to cool down from the Middle Eastern sun, head over to Ski Dubai where you can ski indoors!

 

4. ZAGREB, CROATIA

Zagreb has been voted as Europe’s best Christmas Market for the past two years and this city will definitely take the Grinch out of anyone in the family. Enjoy the Croatian festive spirit and atmosphere with loved ones and get to see locals light up lanterns and send it to the sky to celebrate the festive season.

 

5. CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN

The Canary Islands is no surprise for making it on the list. Lanzarote, Tenerife, Fuerteventura and other Canary Islands are always a favourite among Irish travellers and we do not blame them! Escape the harsh winter and top up your tan in the Canaries!

 

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