From New York to Berlin: The most popular holiday destinations for winter and Christmas

Whether it's winter sun on the beach or frosted lakes and a Christmas market, this list won't leave you missing summer

The clocks have gone back, there’s a chill in the air, and mulled wine is staging its inevitable return. For many, the festive season is the best part of the year, a time for holiday cheer and Christmas fun, with parties and gatherings aplenty.

But for those looking to get away from all that, TripAdvisor has released its top travel trends for the winter holiday season.

The travel website, which allows users to post their own reviews, presented UK users’ favourite international destinations for the winter months. The list was compiled using the most searched for destinations for trips dated between 1st December 2014 and 28th February 2015.

City breaks proved particularly popular, with New York and Paris topping the list, though there were plenty who preferred the prospect of some much-missed sun.

 

For those opting for a staycation, the website has also revealed the most popular destinations in Britain. London, Edinburgh, and York make up the top three, while only three southern cities making the top ten – London, Brighton and Bath.

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