Good to go: new year skiing, Budapest, Greece

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Slope into 2012

Dreaming of a white Christmas? Who cares when you've booked to see in the new year on the slopes. Thomson has a week-long ski break, departing on 31 December, just in time to celebrate in scenic style at the resort of Passo Tonale, in Italy's Dolomites. The deal includes Thomson flights from Gatwick or Bristol to Turin, with transfers and half-board at the Grand Hotel Paradiso for £745 per person.

Best of Budapest

The allure of the Hungarian capital is bolstered by the annual Autumn Festival, which offers cultural events across Budapest between 7-16 October. EasyJet Holidays will fly you out from Gatwick on 14 October with three nights' B&B at the centrally located Danubius Flamenco hotel for £228 per person, putting you at the heart of the action in time for the final weekend.

Turn up the heat in Greece

Late season sun awaits on the second largest Ionian island, Corfu, which enjoys reliably warm weather at this time of year. Sunvil has a two-week stay at the self-catering Anthi Apartments on the west coast, near the small village of Agios Gordis (pictured) and only 15km from the cafes and cultural highlights of Corfu Town, for £327 per person. The deal includes Tor Air flights departing Gatwick on 17 October and transfers.