It may seem premature to discuss Christmas plans as a heatwave hits Britain, but, with three months to go, it’s time to start planning the festivities.
As office celebrations become ever more extravagant, we’re here to offer advice for a stand-out Christmas celebration abroad. Allowing your TMC to organise an event overseas gives you access to the best deals and travel itineraries, leaving you free to focus on more pressing issues – such as choosing that Secret Santa gift.
Top three European cities for Christmas parties
With magnificent architecture and variety of hotels, restaurants and bars to suit all tastes, Barcelona is a fantastic city to visit at Christmas. From the boutique hotels of the gothic quarter to the slick modern lines along the waterfront, we’ll help you book the best festive package that Catalonia has to offer. Just a two hour hop from London Heathrow, Barcelona boasts some of Europe’s best Christmas markets. Stock up on last-minute gifts at traditional stalls or window shop on Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona’s most famous shopping street.
If you’re keen to indulge in a mellow and magical Christmas atmosphere, Paris is the place for you. Sip mulled wine with your colleagues underneath the Eiffel Tower and wander through the Christmas markets on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées before visiting a bistro to tuck into hearty French cuisine. Accessible by both air and rail, Paris is one of the most accessible destinations for Christmas celebrations abroad, with a range of airlines and rail operators offering flexible travel itineraries.
With a flight time of less than two hours from Manchester, it’s a quick hop across the North Sea to this magical winter destination. The cobbled streets of Nyhavn, the 17th century waterfront entertainment district in Copenhagen, have charmed visitors for many years and December offers a variety of treats for visitors. Throughout the month, illuminated stalls along the quay sell winter gifts, souvenirs and treats, with the gorgeous 15th century buildings acting as a dramatic back-drop. Traditional Danish Christmas drinks including “æbleskiver” and “gløgg” are served at taverns across the city, perfect for fuelling the office bar crawl.
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