Best Places To Spend Christmas Abroad

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  • Best Places To Spend Christmas Abroad

    Christmas is a magical time of year, but in Ireland the weather can leave a lot to be desired. If you’re looking to enjoy a warmer and more relaxing Christmas this year, why not treat the family to a holiday?

    Here, we’ll reveal some of the best places to spend Christmas abroad.

    Gran Canaria

    Gran Canaria is a popular tourist destination in the summer, but did you know it can be great for Christmas too? You might just be surprised by how much effort is made here to celebrate the festive season.

    You can almost always expect the weather on Christmas Day to be sunny here. You’ll also find Christmas tends to run for longer in Gran Canaria, with festivities lasting through until January 6th. You’ll also find many pubs offer traditional Christmas dinners too, so you don’t have to miss out while you’re away. 

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    Another destination to consider for Christmas is Lanzarote. It celebrates in much the same way as Gran Canaria, and best of all, there’s no time difference. So you’ll still be able to send timely Christmas messages back home. 

    You can expect it to get quite busy here during the festive season, so it’s best to book as early as possible. The weather should remain in the low to mid 20’s in the day during Christmas time. You can take part in the Santa Parade, and witness lots of nativity displays throughout the island. 

    Browse our collection of Lanzarote holidays today.


    Tenerife is a great alternative destination to head to at Christmas. Benefitting from warm sunny weather, you can escape the cold while still participating in the festivities of the season.

    You’ll find traditional Christmas concerts, beautiful nativity scenes and traditional Christmas dinner is served in the pubs across the island. You can have the usual traditional Christmas if you want to, or you can follow the local customs.

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    Dominican Republic

    If you’d prefer to venture further away this Christmas, why not consider the Dominican Republic? Here you’ll get to bask in temperatures of around 29°C, with around eight hours of sun each day. 

    While mostly known for its laidback pace of life, this Caribbean destination also offers a range of adrenaline-filled activities. Have a different type of Christmas by taking a safari ride or going whale-spotting. 

    If you do want to partake in Christmas festivities, you’ll find the locals take this holiday season very seriously. Celebrations run from October all the way through to January. Alongside tasty local festive delicacies, you’ll get to watch some spectacular fireworks displays. 

    Browse our Dominican Republic holidays today. 

Author: Angela