Christmas and New Year holidays

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Far and away my best Christmas trip: a cottage on the Pembrokeshire coast
Going away for the festivities can raise issues from sleeping to catering to whether Santa will still find you. But get it right and it can be a yuletide miracle

Kevin Rushby

24, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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‘In Serbia, women shower men with nuts’: readers’ top Christmas traditions from their travels
Unruly Icelandic ‘lads’, mass football, kindly witches … our tipsters revel in festive legend and ritual

Guardian readers

22, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Nuremberg, Germany: great glühwein at a traditional Christmas market
Tour guide Claudia Radtke leads us around this atmospheric city, famed for its Christmas market, rich culture and centuries of history

Interview by Paul Sullivan

22, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Fancy a festive dip? The best outdoor Christmas swims in the UK
Start a new seasonal tradition by plunging into icy British waters – or cheering on those who do. Here are the best spots

Kate Rew

21, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Dreaming of a green Christmas: an eco-friendly trip in festive Strasbourg
From sustainable gifts to energy-efficient fairy lights and hotels using only local products, here’s how to have yourself an eco-friendly Christmas in France

Carolyn Boyd

16, Dec, 2022 @8:53 AM

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‘Brilliant spectacle and atmosphere’: readers’ favourite Christmas concerts
The atmosphere of Christmas is at its best accompanied by flickering candles, superb choral music, ancient buildings and the odd pub. Our tipsters know where to go. Scroll down to see the winner

Guardian readers

08, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Marston’s pubs earnings pushed to pre-pandemic levels by World Cup
The chain reported an almost doubling of revenues, but rail strikes are a concern to hospitality industry

Mark Sweney

06, Dec, 2022 @4:32 PM

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The Christmas travel gift guide: 25 brilliant presents for globe-trotters
Go vintage or sustainable with these beautiful gifts for the wanderluster in your life

Rachel Dixon

03, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Happy holly days: 10 of the best Christmas outings across the UK
Light trails, sparkly castles, pantos, vintage cinema and even a solar-powered ice rink … We pick dozens of events to get you into the spirit of Christmas

Phoebe Taplin

26, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Santa shops here: 10 of Europe’s coolest Christmas markets
Eerie caves, gorges and open-air theatres set the scene for this year’s festive shopping sprees, with plenty of ethical stocking fillers up for grabs

Michelle Tchea

23, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The big 2021 travel quiz: from Hadrian’s Wall to outer space
In what city did Bond almost come a cropper, and which country ditched the Queen? See how much you remember from the world of travel in 2021

Gavin McOwan

31, Dec, 2021 @8:00 AM

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People in the UK: how are you affected by the shortage of Covid tests?
We’re interested to hear how a lack of available lateral flow and PCR testing kits in the UK is affecting people and their plans

Guardian community team

29, Dec, 2021 @2:58 PM

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