THIS past Christmas may have been a write-off, but those who plan ahead can bag a bargain now on a festive break or a trip to meet Santa for the 2021 festive season.
Right now there are discounted holidays to Lapland and Finland, as well as property rentals across the UK up for grabs, with prices starting from £4pp a night.
Rentals in the UK range from cosy cottages to lakehouses, holiday chalets and even farms, in locations like Norfolk, Ireland, Devon and the Isle of Wight.
The cheapest deal is a seven-night stay starting December 25 in a cottage in County Clare, Ireland, for £4pp a night.
Some of the best deals in the UK are:
- 4-night stay starting December 23 in a Mariner's Cottage in Nefyn, Wales – £12.75pp per night – book now
- 7-night stay starting December 25 in a Coastal Cottage in County Clare, Ireland – £4pp per night – book now
- 7-night stay at a Holiday Chalet in Mundesley, Norfolk – £16pp per night – book now
- 7-night stay starting December 23 at Lake House Farm in Great Torrington, Devon – £11pp per night – book now
- 4-night stay starting December 23 in a Premium Cottage at The Lakes Rookley in Rookley Village, Isle of Wight – £23.50pp per night – book now
- 4-night stay starting December 23 in a Log Cabin at Manleigh Park in Combe Martin, North Devon – £14pp per night – book now
- 4-night stay starting December 24 in a Barn Conversion in Barnaway, Devon – £40pp per night – book now
Those wanting to head away from the UK and over to a winter wonderland in Lapland should check out the range of discounted Finland holidays.
There are one day Lapland trips that include everything from husky rides and snowmobiling to meeting Santa and going for a ride on his reindeer-drawn sleigh.
Alternatively, you can book a hotel or apartment in Finland and spend Christmas hitting the slopes. Many of the holidays can be booked with no deposit.
Some of the best deals to Lapland and Finland are:
- 1-day Lapland Santa Experience on December 17 with return flights from Belfast International Airport – £512.10 for adults, £449.10 for kids – find here
- 4-night holiday at the Levi Panorama Hotel in Levi, Lapland, departing December 1 from Edinburgh Airport, returning December 5 – £196pp a night – book here
- 4-night holiday at the Lapland Hotel Saaga in Yllas, Lapland, departing December 1 from Edinburgh Airport, returning December 5 – £199pp a night – book here
- 4-night holiday at the Lapland Hotel Sirkantähti in Levi, Lapland, departing December 1 from Edinburgh Airport, returning December 5 – £203pp a night – book here
- 7-night stay at Ylläs Saaga Apartments Finland, departing London Gatwick November 28, returning December 5 – £34pp a night, base – find here
- Search For Santa Day Trip on December 4 with return flights from Glasgow Airport – £592pp – find here
Though it's not possible to travel abroad at the moment due to the UK lockdown banning all non-essential travel, you can get a holiday planned for later in the year.
The most popular destinations on Brits wishlist this year include Majorca, Costa Blanca and Dalaman, which have all seen a surge in bookings.
There are a number of other travel sales currently running.
Sandals have up to 45% off far flung holiday destinations and Virgin Atlantic have up to 30% off flights to Orlando, Las Vegas and the Caribbean.
The easyJet sale has up to £300 off holidays and 40 per cent off flights and Jet2's sale includes £100 off holidays and 10 per cent off flights.
Newmarket Holidays have 15% off 2021 coach trip breaks and there are lots of cheap all inclusive holidays for summer 2021- and all have free child places.
If you fancy staying in the UK, holiday parks are also offering huge bargains – some of which start from £3pp a night.
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