Romantic Christmas holidays for couples


Christmas is the perfect time for a romantic holiday when you can treat your loved one to a festive getaway or simply escape the UK winter to spend some quality time alone.

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Whether you'd like a traditional Christmas break with all the trimmings or an unusual escape in the sun, we've got Christmas for couples covered.

Those looking for an alternative holiday can discover winter in Southern California, when Santa Monica and Newport Beach come alive with a Christmas boat parade, an ice skating rink and outdoor shopping in cute boutiques.

For a low-key escape to get away from it all and experience utter seclusion, look no further than Finnish Lapland and a treehouse hotel offering breathtaking views and clear winter skies. If a Christmas cruise floats your boat, head for the Rhine to take in the Christmas market of Cologne and sample wonderful German food.

See our pick of the best places for a romantic holiday this Christmas.