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5 Awesome Christmas getaways for couples (that are super romantic!)

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5 Awesome Christmas getaways for couples (that are super romantic!)

Do you fancy a change next Christmas or looking for a little inspiration for a winter holiday with your love? Well, look no further friends!

Whether you’re searching for the perfect winter wonderland, an awesome city break, the best Christmas markets or a bit of winter sunshine – I and Jet2 Holidays have got you covered for Christmas!

Here are five awesome Christmas getaways for couples that will not only get you into the Christmas spirit but are super romantic!


1) Lapland: Best winter wonderland

When you think of an idyllic Christmas, images of a snow-covered winter wonderland comes to mind, right? Kind of like Narnia but without the witches?

Well, is there anything more romantic than spending Christmas snuggled up by a fire drinking hot toddies and watching the snow fall outside your window? That’s a trick question. Of course there isn’t.

With all the hope in the world a white Christmas just isn’t going to happen at home in the UK, so why not take a romantic winter getaway to escape and experience one?

Lapland in Finland is well-known for its beautiful snow-topped wilderness and cool natural phenomenas like the Midnight Sun and Northern lights. But most importantly is home to the real Father Christmas!

Huskies pulling a sled in a snowy Lapland

Not only is Lapland super romantic but there’s plenty to do in this sub-artic winter wonderland. You can make friends with the region’s cutest residents by going on a husky or reindeer sleigh safari, go ice swimming to burn those hot toddies off, go snow-shoeing in the national parks, take a snowmobile driving adventure or simply relax in one of the many hot saunas.

Top this off with a few nights under the stars watching the Northern lights dance across the sky from the comfort of your very own glass igloo or tree house – and you have all your romantic bases covered!

Whatever floats your romantic boat – Lapland is the perfect excuse to turn off your phone, get into nature and experience one of the best Christmas getaways for couples you’ll find.

I for one have had Lapland on my bucket list for-everrr! And 2022 is definitely going to be the year that I make it happen. I hope you do too 😉

Person watching the Northern lights in Lapland from a cute hut

2) Malta: Best winter sunshine

Don’t fancy a white Christmas next year? Why not take a sunny winter break for Christmas instead?

As much as we love the thought of experiencing a winter wonderland for Christmas, many of us would rather escape the cold in search of some sun, sea and sand which won’t break the bank and is close to home.

If this sounds more up your street, Malta is the Christmas destination for you!

Famous for its beautiful UNESCO World Heritage sites such as the City of Vallentta and Meglithic Temples as well as gorgeous sandy beaches and Italian-inspired food, Malta is packed with romantic spots and things to do.

The Azure Window in Malta

Not only is it an awesome sunny Christmas getaway for couples, Malta really gets into the Christmas spirit!

With lots of local Christmas fairs, festivals, markets and performances as well as Malta’s Republic Day celebrations on 13th December and the Malta International Christmas Choir Festival.

There’s also ship wrecks, caves and crystal-clear lagoons to explore which will make for romantic days out for the more adventure-loving couples.

Boats in Malta harbour with the city in the foreground

3) New York: Best city break

It’s a firm favourite amongst travellers and one of my all-time favourite cities too. But it’s also one of the most romantic cities on Earth at Christmas!

If you’ve ever watched Home Alone 2, you’ll understand why New York could not be left off this list of awesome Christmas getaways for couples!

From Rockefeller Center at the heart of the city’s Christmas traditions to ice skating in Central Park and seasonal window displays down the famed Fifth Avenue – New York is the ideal city break for Christmas lovers.

Christmas tree and decorations at Rockefeller Center in New York

Expect countless Christmas markets, renditions of the nutcracker, wintery villages and twinkling Christmas lights galore that make this city extra romantic at Christmas.

To see the city in all its festive glory, I highly recommend getting a 360 view from Top of Rock!

An added bonus for vegan travellers is that New York is one of the best cities in the world for vegan food and was even ranked third on the HappyCow’s app of ‘Top 10 Vegan Cities in the World’.

It’s a global leader in the vegan movement so vegan travellers can rest assure that they can dive right into the Christmas celebrations without fear of missing out on all the festive food!

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People ice skating in New York's Central Park surrounded by skyscrapers

4) Berlin: Best Christmas markets

Is there anything more quintessentially festive than a Christmas market? And where better to have a romantic Christmas getaway than to where Christmas markets originated…Germany!

But why Berlin specifically? Well friends, I’ve been on many weekend breaks in Europe over the years but Berlin is without a doubt one of my favourites! It’s steeped in history and is Germany’s most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse city.

Not to mention Berlin’s Christmas markets are legendary. The city regularly graces the lists of top 10 European Christmas markets and this year even made it to number 3 on the Times ‘Best Christmas markets in Europe for 2021’ list!

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin at dusk with a Christmas tree and lights twinkling

Berlin offers a real modern take on the traditional Christmas market with over 80 Christmas markets across the city centre selling a range of festive gifts, ornaments and souvenirs as well as serving local delicacies (even for vegans!) such as currywurst, gingerbread and glühwein.

In Potsdamer Platz, you’ll also find lots of cool winter sports to take part in such as tobogganing (sledding), curling and ice skating.

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Berlin Christmas markets from overhead at night

5) French Alps: Best ski break

The French Alps are famous for being one of the most romantic ski destinations in the world – especially the beautiful Savoie region of France!

Chambery in particular is fantastic for skiing and snow boarding and known for its winter sports, quaint towns and skiing heavyweights, Chamonix and Courchevel.

With its stunning snow capped mountains, horse-drawn carriage rides, candle-lit dinners in rustic alpine lodges and spectacular fireworks displays, the French Alps is brimming with Christmas cheer and romance!

Couple with their arms around each other looking out whilst skiing over the french alps covered in snow

For couples looking for more of an active winter break there is also ice skating, dog sledding and snowshoeing.

But whatever you decide to do on your Christmas getaway to the French Alps, don’t forget to visit Father Christmas and his elves at the Grotto.

It’s well worth checking if you’re on the naughty or nice list, just in case! 😉

Santa waving sat down in his grotto

What do you think are the best Christmas getaways for couples? What have been some of your favourite getaways? Let me know me know below! 😊

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Jet2 Holidays but as always all opinions are my own and I would only recommend services and products I would use myself and know you’ll love.

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Hi, I’m Mel! The adventure-seeking vegan travel blogger behind Footsteps on the Globe. On this blog you'll find my latest adventures, travel inspiration as well as tips and tricks on how to be vegan around the world. You don’t have to give up being vegan to follow your travel dreams and I’m here to show you how!