Christmas in the United Kingdom is a big deal. We enjoy Christmas markets, festive festivals, and a seemingly endless supply of food and drink. It’s lucky for our waistlines that this holly-day comes but once a year!
But once all the decorations have been packed up and this year’s haul of presents are safely stowed away, the end-of-holiday hole is quickly filled with some post-Christmas January sales. As we head online and to the high street to make good on retailers’ January sales promises, it’s important to remember that booking Christmas in January pays off too.
Toasting the Bells in Edinburgh
Over winter, Edinburgh’s beautiful Princes Street is transformed into a labyrinth of markets, festivals, and family festivities. And while Christmas in Edinburgh is big, nothing compares to Hogmanay. From a torchlight procession down ancient cobbled streets, to one of the largest street parties in the world, there’s a reason this three-day New Year’s festival is on every travellers bucket list.
Tickets sell out fast. Thousands of people from around the world flock to Scotland’s vibrant capital each year to toast the bells and welcome in the New Year. And while you can always count on a few Christmas, Twixmas and Hogmanay deals leading up to December, accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh at a reasonable price is hard to come by. Booking early in January is a clever way to ensure you get the best rates. It also means you’ve got a visit to Edinburgh to look forward to all year!
Getting Jolly in London
Not to be outdone by their northern counterparts, Christmas in London is every bit as magical. Every year, one of the busiest cities in the world ditches the hustle and bustle of business as usual. In its place comes a Christmas season like no other. From outdoor ice rinks and London’s iconic Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. From dazzling lights to endless Christmas fairs and century-old traditions. Christmas in London always leaves everyone hungry for more.
So if you’re looking to stay in the UK next December, booking Christmas in January makes sense. It is the best way to ensure you get a great hotel deal. Enjoy your festive festivities!