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Seasonal celebrations start here

25th September 2012

Grand UK Holidays is offering a range of Turkey & Tinsel breaks, Festive House Parties and trips to UK and European Christmas markets in the run-up to Christmas.

And for the Christmas and New Year period, there are dozens of options across the UK, but the most popular hotels sell out fast, so the operator advises customers to book sooner rather than later to ensure the holiday they want.


Harold Burke, sales director, said: “For many of our customers, the excitement of Christmas is often about the build-up. They look forward to treating themselves to a seasonal escape combining Christmas shopping with sightseeing – and plenty of fun with like-minded folk.

“With local pick-ups and drop-offs our coach trips take the strain out of shopping and mean holidaymakers can relax and enjoy festive food and entertainment – and even have a tipple or two as someone else is taking care of the driving!”


Turkey & Tinsel holidays offer the chance to celebrate Christmas and New Year early, all parcelled up into five days of seasonal food, entertainment and three enjoyable excursions.

Monday is ‘Christmas Eve’ with a welcome reception, then Tuesday is ‘Christmas Day’,  with a full traditional ‘Christmas’ dinner, a visit from Santa and a night of festive entertainment.

Wednesday is Boxing Day with more festive entertainment, then Thursday is ‘New Year’s Eve’ with a special New Year dinner and dancing.

Destinations available include Bournemouth, Bridlington, Eastbourne, Ilfracombe, Kendal, Isle of Wight, Skegness and Torquay.

Departure dates are available from 19 November to 10 December, with prices from £199pp.


Grand UK also offers a range of Festive House Parties at nine hotels in its sister chain, Grand UK Hotels.

Departing on 10 December and 17 December, these five-day seasonal breaks cost just £189pp, and include sightseeing excursions, entertainment every evening and festive food.

The hotels are in Barry, Bridlington, Kendal, Llandrindod Wells, Llandudno, Sandown, Skegness, Torquay and Weston-super-Mare.


To stock up on gifts, a trip to a Christmas market in the UK or Europe offers the chance to enjoy the magical atmosphere while browsing among the stalls.

Trips to Continental Christmas markets start from £249pp for four days, while the UK choices start at £185pp for four days.


For bookings call 01603 619933 or see

To check out the festive range, click here.

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