Last-minute Christmas holiday deals

December has arrived, so you might think it’s too late to get away for Christmas, but in fact, there’s a whole host of last-minute holiday deals on offer.

Take advantage of the competitive prices and book one now. Whether you want a quiet staycation or a break in the sun, there’s something available for you.

Christmas in Thailand – TUI

If you love the thought of spending Christmas Day relaxing on the beach, then check out TUI’s last-minute deals to Krabi. This area of Thailand is renowned for its stunning bays, limestone peaks and lively night markets.

TUI is offering hundreds of pounds off on seven-night all-inclusive breaks to Thailand – check out the packages leaving from Manchester and London Gatwick.

A Trip to Tenerife – Holiday Hypermarket

Holiday Hypermarket offers some of the best last-minute holiday deals on the market, including discounted breaks to the Canary Islands – one of the closest destinations to the UK for winter sun.

You can enjoy a seven-night all-inclusive holiday in Tenerife for less than £300pp. Sun yourself by the hotel pool, explore the island’s black-sand beaches or visit the picturesque capital of Santa Cruz.

The Christmas Market in Tallinn – Holiday Pirates

If you’re looking for a festive holiday, a trip to snowy Tallinn is hard to beat. Estonia’s gorgeous capital offers one of Europe’s best Christmas markets, where snow-covered wooden huts sell mulled wine and festive treats.

Tallinn was voted a best-value destination for 2018 by Lonely Planet, and you’ll find food, drinks and transport at budget prices. Holiday Pirates lists some of the best flight and hotel deals to Tallinn.

A fun-filled staycation – Center Parcs

Centre Parcs has locations across the UK. Each Centre Parcs is surrounded by nature and offers hundreds of indoor and outdoor activities, restaurants, spas and a Subtropical Swimming Paradise, which you can enjoy whatever the weather.

Centre Parcs offers good-value winter and Christmas deals on accommodation on their website. We recommend a trip to Longleat Forest, where you can enjoy a self-catering stay in a cosy log cabin with a wood stove.

Sun yourself at Cape Verde – First Choice

Africa’s Cape Verde islands have beaches to rival the Caribbean, but they’re located much closer to the UK, with a flight time of around six hours. This makes them a popular winter sun destination, and there are lots of great last-minute deals on offer.

Many companies offer all-inclusive deals to Cape Verde for budget prices. First Choice has a seven-night all-inclusive trip to Boa Vista for just under £700pp. You’ll be staying in a luxury hotel with a huge pool, swim-up bar and an enviable beachfront location.

Visit Santa in Lapland – Santa Claus Trips

What could be more Christmassy than taking your kids to visit Santa Claus in his grotto? It’s so close to Christmas that prices to Lapland have shot up, but specialist agency Santa Claus Trips are still offering free child places on selected all-inclusive breaks.

Its three-night break includes flights, accommodation and a personalised visit to Santa. Winter-fun activities, such as reindeer sleigh rides, snowmobile adventures and husky-dog experiences are also part of the package. Thermal suits and boots are included so you don’t have to worry about buying expensive winter clothes, either.

Christmas Fantasy Breaks – Butlin’s

Most people equate Butlin’s with sunny summer holidays in the UK, but it also runs Christmas breaks, with plenty of activities bound to put you in a celebratory mood. Visit Santa’s grotto, watch a festive show, or enjoy some Christmassy arts and crafts.

Your stay at a Butlin’s Resort in Minehead, Bognor Regis or Skegness, for as low as £40pp per night. Food isn’t included, but there is a selection of dining plans available to buy.

 Budget-friendly Caribbean break – Holiday Discount Centre

 If you’ve always wanted to visit the Caribbean and thought you could never afford it, this is the deal for you. Grab a last-minute all-inclusive deal to Cuba from Holiday Discount Centre for £571pp. You’ll be staying at a beachfront hotel with a stunning pool, kids’ club and colourful Cuban decor. For an additional cost the hotel offers car and motorbike hire, so once you’ve had your fill of sunning yourself, mojito in hand, you can get out and explore the island.

This diverse list shows that there are still lots of last-minute deals on offer. Remember to book up soon while there’s still availability!