Complete Christmas: A BREAK WITH TRADITION.ARCTIC ICECAPADES
A six-day trip to Lapland Lapland (lăp`lănd'), Finn. Lappi, Nor. Lapland, Swed. Lappland, vast region of N Europe, largely within the Arctic Circle. to find Santa costs pounds 1,100 per adult and pounds 900 per child - so you may need to start saving now for next year for this treat.
For real arctic experiences - including a search for the Northern Lights - try www.discover-the-world.co.uk which focuses on Iceland.
EXOTIC AND WARM
If you crave sunshine, log on to www. thomson-holidays.co.uk where Egypt and the Red Sea for seven nights is pounds 525pp leaving from Birmingham. A little closer to home, a week in Cyprus with www.teletextholidays.co.uk costs from pounds 109. Large groups should look at www.capristlucia.com where the Villa Capri in the Caribbean, which sleeps 20, costs pounds 1,000 a night.
CLOSE TO HOME
Check out www.nationaltrust.org.uk and www.english-country-cottages.co.uk At www.ghotw.com - Great Hotels of the World - we found the Rocco Forte Sir Rocco Forte (born 18 January 1945) is a British hotelier born in Bournemouth.
He went to Downside School in England as a child and went on to read modern languages at Oxford University. He is the son of Lord Forte from whom he took over as CEO of the Forte Group in 1992. Balmoral Hotel The Balmoral Hotel is a luxury five star hotel and landmark in Edinburgh, Scotland. History
Originally opened in 1902 it was designed by architect W. Hamilton Beattie and was known as the North British Hotel in Edinburgh from pounds 130 a night - perfect for Hogmanay.
www.expedia.co.uk has a Christmas offers list where you'll find seven nights in Fuerteventura from pounds 283. www.lastminute.com has trips to Egypt's Red Sea from pounds 299 or New Year in Barcelona from pounds 349 pp. Finally, www.easyjet.com offers Amsterdam for pounds 17.99.