Christmas Holidays on a Budget

Looking for the ultimate Christmas present? Then why not go away this festive season?

Most people tend to stay wrapped up inside during December, but sometimes a trip abroad before or after the big day can really banish the winter blues.

For the best Cheap Christmas Holidays, why not check out Europe’s Christmas markets? Originating in Germany and dating back to the middle-ages, these traditional markets are filled with stalls selling handmade gifts, and delicious treats like mulled wine, hot roasted chestnuts and German gingerbread. It’s the perfect chance to do a spot of Christmas shopping and get into the festive spirit.

Today Christmas Markets are held all over Europe, from the famous markets in Berlin to newer events in Riga, Latvia and even in London. Some markets go beyond simple stalls, with huge Christmas trees, carol singers, and loads of fun events going on for the kids, from sleigh rides to nativity plays.

And jetting off at Christmas isn’t as pricey as you think, with many hostels in some of these market destinations providing cheap accommodation and their own ‘Christmas gifts’. Not just for home-sick backpackers, some of the more upmarket ‘boutique’ hostels also have private rooms for couples and larger ensuite rooms for families.

HostelBookers are offering a series of exclusive Christmas offers for their customers this December. Some of their best hostels in London, Berlin and Prague are putting on a range of Christmas events in December, from parties on Christmas Eve to free Christmas Dinners for all guests.

All these destinations have festive goings on - Berlin and Prague host several traditional Christmas markets in the city center. London gets its yule on with the Christmas lights on Oxford street, ‘Winter Wonderland’ at Hyde Park, Ice Skating at Somerset House, and a range of markets across the city, from a German style market on the Southbank to offbeat craft markets in East London. So book a London, Prague or Berlin hostel now, and you’re in for some cool Christmas gifts this winter.

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